Wednesday, January 14, 2009
And Then Three Heroics Remained...
I like the Wrath heroics a lot. Being able to blow through most of them in less than an hour is nothing short of awesome. Last weekend I set a personal record of doing 5 in a row and in just a few hours. Heroics in WotLK take a lot less toll on me than BC heroics did, mostly because AoE is the new CC. Instead of having to constantly mark the next group of mobs, I can just sit back and have fun charging into each one. I have a tool now to deal with most everything that really annoyed me out of doing most BC heroics:
Stupid caster mobs that won't pull to me
-Heroic Throw (talented to silence)
-Crazy long taunt range
-Improved spell reflection
Severe rage starvation from outgearing everything
-Strength mechanics changed to do more damage and threat
-Threat in general much easier to do
-Vigilance on my wildest DPS member for some extra threat
*Not to say there isn't still better gear for trash clearing, but gear is a lot less sensitive to switching between trash and bosses than it used to be
Pesky melee mobs slipping past me running after my healers
-Charge in combat
-Crazy long taunt range
-Mocking blow usable in defensive stance
Dealing with 3+ mobs
-Shockwave (oh, how I love thee)
-Thunderclap limit removal and damage increased
Mobs doing annoying things like fear
-Berserker Rage usable in defensive stance
So I've been having a lot of fun with them. I have also had some pretty good luck with gear and really don't lack a whole lot from heroics except for maybe the sword in UP. I'm hoping to finish the last three heroics I haven't cleared yet. I haven't stepped into HoL or Oculus yet. I made one attempt at HoS and got 2 bosses down easy enough, but our group had a lot of trouble with the Tribunal event. Stupid laser.
I also spent a little bit of time in Naxx, one night on heroic and another in 10-man mode. It definitely has some fun parts to it. I think my favorite is the tank throw Thaddius does. Other than that, I don't really have a regular raiding schedule yet. The guild is doing three nights of 25-man naxx and another 2-3 nights of 10-man groups. I am definitely not doing both. There really isn't any room for me as a tank in 25-man runs anyway right now, so I think I may just try and get into some more 10-man runs. Until then, I'll just keep piling up the emblems.