Friday, December 01, 2006

BWL Progress

I've been working a lot lately, and haven't been able to play as much WoW as I'd like. It looks like the reshuffle of the schedule did the trick, as we've downed Vaelastraz the Corrupt, Broodlord Lashlayer, Firemaw, Ebonroc, and Flamegor over the last 3 nights. It looks like we might give Chrommaggus a shot if we get enough people on Saturday.

I missed a lot of the kills, but was present for the Broodlord and Flamegor kills. I was even the 6th paladin on Flamegor. I love being the 6th paladin, because then I can go crazy with Blessing of Sacrifice. I really, really wish the tactical blessings didn't overwrite the Greater Blessings.

As an aside, does Flamegor even do damage to non-tanks? I was meleeing him for JoLight, and the only damage I was taking was Sacrifice damage. I thought he actually did damage to the rest of the raid, but I may be confusing him with another of the drakes. Or maybe it was because I was in full FR gear. (He's named Flamegor, I figured it was a reasonable precaution.)

The funniest part about the Broodlord kill is how I joined the raid. I got summoned to the raid while the raid was inside the Suppression gauntlet. I don't even think I had a chance to change into most of my raiding gear before I was plunged into combat. Heh, my guild is slightly crazy, but it's all good.


  1. Firemaw requires pretty much every stitch of fire resistance you can put on, but you don't need a single point of it for Flamegor. Go figure.

    And yes, Ebonroc and Flamegor are ridiculously easy bosses. The drakes really are loot pinatas. Things pick up again with Chromaggus (at least while you're learning him), and Nef is going to be at least somewhat difficult after the patch on Tuesday. Best of luck!

  2. Flamegor does AoE fire damage to the entire raid only if he is not tranq-shotted.

  3. That's what I get for running with an excellent crew of hunters. >.>

  4. I guess it depends on how you tank Flamegor.

    My guild tanks him with the tank standing on the left hand side of the door to his area, with the tank in the corner on the side opposite of hte room where broodlord is. This position allows several areas to be outside of his aoe. I only use the Ony cloak for FR and FR aura. Basically, with this strat, if you're a healer or ranged dps, and you're getting flamed, you're in the wrong spot.

    The supression room series is one of my favorite things in the game. Nef is my favorite boss fight, I think.

    I can't remember which, and wowwiki isn't cooperating at the moment, but, I think ebonroc is more difficult if you don't have a MS warrior on hand. He'll heal, making the fight really really long or impossible depending on your raid configuration.