Friday, October 30, 2009

Valithria Dreamwalker

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Icecrown Citadel.

Blizzard did PTR testing for Valithria Dreamwalker today. It looks like a hilariously awesome fight. Here is MMO-Champion's post discussing her.

Valithria is a friendly green dragon captured by the Scourge. She starts at 50% and must be healed to 100%. Meanwhile, waves of Scourge are attacking, and must be held off by the rest of the raid.

This sounds like quite an interesting fight, and I am greatly looking forward to it.

It will be interesting to see what classes evolve to be the chosen healers for it. The easy assumption is to say Paladins, but there is a Druid build which can pump out more single-target HPS (single-target only, Beacon doesn't work with Valithria). Even Priests and Shamans can do large amounts of single-target HPS if they put their minds to it.

7 comments:

Jong said...

This is brilliant. I can't wait for it.

Josh said...

This piques my interest.

It don't matter which class you put on it, as long as you have enough of a balance between healing the dragon and healing the tanks that are picking up the Scourge.

HP said...

I saw an achieve for this, to finish the fight BEFORE 31 min! Healing marathon!

Rohan said...

Nah, that's just a placeholder value. People are reporting that the fight seems to have roughly an 8-10 min soft enrage (you get swarmed by adds).

Kevin said...

I can only say "Thank you Blizzard". New game mechanics ftw, I can't wait to try this fight out.

Healers will have to decide if burning their mana then calling out for an innervate is worth the time spent not healing the tanks. Dps will have the choice of helping the healers with the dragon, or to clear off the adds.

As to who the chosen healers for this fight will be? My guess is druids. Lots of druids and/or shamans (innervates + Mana tides)

Another choice raid's will have would be to dual spec a couple dps (to have 7-8 healers) and make the fight go faster. I'm wondering if it's possible to get 2/3 tanks, and 8/22 healers for this fight. (mmmm dual spec ftw)

Anonymous said...

The mobs will probably destroy 3 tanks if left alone for long enough..but why not 8 tanks and 17 healers? :P

Matthew said...

so can we Paladins use Lay Hands on her !