BHA Raids 08.23 - 08.29 **Update 3.0**

Also for Baleroc having a Spriest take all of the stacks from the first crystal through dispersion will help out getting lots of stacks really fast.

Bring teh player not teh class LOL -.-

A guide that I found this morning that might be useful:
Healing Baleroc 10-man

And from the same person, for those that want a little more in-depth analysis of how some of the things in this fight work:
Baleroc Strategies and some World of Logs Analysis

Keldar wrote:

A guide that I found this morning that might be useful:
Healing Baleroc 10-man

And from the same person, for those that want a little more in-depth analysis of how some of the things in this fight work:
Baleroc Strategies and some World of Logs Analysis

Nice finds, I always like to see the logs of progression fights from guilds that are doing it successfully to compare to our work.

Super busy day for me today. Stay tuned, as I'll be posting Sunday's raid in the early evening.

Kick ass job last night, peeps. Three bosses in 2 hours.

Hero + either a dispersed Spriest (for the last 6 seconds) or a DK anti-magic thingy out of the gate can give two healers a lot of stacks as both can probably take close to all of the torment stacks.

Other options may be to try 4 healing the fight if we try the 1 tank route.

I think we can heal it, it is just a matter of figuring out the order of healer rotation and sticking to that plan.
Like I've said on all the previous bosses, if we figured out all the intricacies and downed a boss after only 5-7 attempts, I'd be very disappointed in Blizz. And this game would cease to be enjoyable for me.

Sunday
7:00
FL - Baleroc > Alysrazor
Tanks: Carg, Cheeto
Heals: Lawk, Selika, Grinds
DPS: Act, TK, Youko, Jeynsa, Gannon

Sorry about the double SPriests, but it is what it is. Also, it may allow us to try the Dispersion strat more betterer.
Please note the 7:00 server start time.

ELewis17 wrote:

it may allow us to try the Dispersion strat more betterer.

Guess I better slap this on then http://www.wowhead.com/item=45753

I love being more betterer then otehrs.

3 deaths and 1 wipe later, I got my Chaos Orb for my shiny new hat.

To be fair, it was H-Deadmines, and it was my first time there.

Oh, and Carg was healing. Yeah, I know. I'm lucky it wasn't 6 deaths and 4 wipes. ... /rimshot

Seriously: I died in so many different (and stupid, in retrospect) ways that Carg was probably laughing too hard to keep anyone healed.

Since I never thought about asking earlier, re: Sunday -

ELewis17 wrote:

Heals: Lawk, Selika, Grinds
DPS: Act, TK, Youko, Jeynsa, Gannon

I didn't even bother with the Tanks line since Cheeto's in Columbus and I'm nowhere near the coast myself, but is anyone that's scheduled for tomorrow night in the path of yon rampaging hurricane? I think most of us are okay, but it might be nice to know if we need a contingency plan in case one of our vital crew happens to get their power knocked out.

BTW, don't forget to watch a video for Alys if you get a chance, since she's like a ten minute fight. Not that most of our attempts will be even close to that long.

Keldar wrote:

Since I never thought about asking earlier, re: Sunday -

ELewis17 wrote:

Heals: Lawk, Selika, Grinds
DPS: Act, TK, Youko, Jeynsa, Gannon

I didn't even bother with the Tanks line since Cheeto's in Columbus and I'm nowhere near the coast myself, but is anyone that's scheduled for tomorrow night in the path of yon rampaging hurricane? I think most of us are okay, but it might be nice to know if we need a contingency plan in case one of our vital crew happens to get their power knocked out.

BTW, don't forget to watch a video for Alys if you get a chance, since she's like a ten minute fight. Not that most of our attempts will be even close to that long.

I'm in Upstate NY so they're predicting rain but nothing serious.

The Alysrazor video comment goes double for Gannon and I since we benefit the most from the stacking haste buff and have so many instant cast spells.

Crap...I have to pay attention to something?

I just like to medicate and faceroll.

Enix wrote:

3 deaths and 1 wipe later, I got my Chaos Orb for my shiny new hat.

To be fair, it was H-Deadmines, and it was my first time there.

Oh, and Carg was healing. Yeah, I know. I'm lucky it wasn't 6 deaths and 4 wipes. ... /rimshot

Seriously: I died in so many different (and stupid, in retrospect) ways that Carg was probably laughing too hard to keep anyone healed.

Don't worry Jorrn. Carg was too busy trying to make sure I wasn't paying attention to the fact that there were SPIDERS IN DEADMINES COMING OUT OF THE SHADOWS to laugh about your pain.

If you guys are doing a dispersion strat, try this.

12 - Priest Shields himself

15 - Aura Mastery (preferred since the best thing to do is to let the pally charge off anyway)

20 - Disperse. Not on 19 and not on 21, must be ON 20.

The dispersion priests are used only really to catapult your main tank healer's charges on Crystal 1, so that he can virtuallly solo heal the tank for the remainder of the fight. So this will almost always be the DISC Priest or a Pally. You also MUST Bloodlust/Heroism/Time Warp when Baleroc casts first shard of torment. So that the pally can actually solo heal, as well as get as many charges can he can off of this (I usually have pallies come out of the first crystal with 70-80).

If you solo tank you want at most 3 healers. 2 healers if you're filling cocky and greedy but yea.

For 2 tanks, 2 heals is optimal. Unless your total DPS is 117,000 dps (including tanks), you are ideally balancing/shooting for 6 DPS instead of 5. Having 6 DPS also makes it easier for setting up 3 per, double group rotations.

Pikey26 wrote:

If you guys are doing a dispersion strat, try this.

12 - Priest Shields himself

15 - Aura Mastery (preferred since the best thing to do is to let the pally charge off anyway)

20 - Disperse. Not on 19 and not on 21, must be ON 20.

The dispersion priests are used only really to catapult your main tank healer's charges on Crystal 1, so that he can virtuallly solo heal the tank for the remainder of the fight. So this will almost always be the DISC Priest or a Pally. You also MUST Bloodlust/Heroism/Time Warp when Baleroc casts first shard of torment. So that the pally can actually solo heal, as well as get as many charges can he can off of this (I usually have pallies come out of the first crystal with 70-80).

If you solo tank you want at most 3 healers. 2 healers if you're filling cocky and greedy but yea.

For 2 tanks, 2 heals is optimal. Unless your total DPS is 117,000 dps (including tanks), you are ideally balancing/shooting for 6 DPS instead of 5. Having 6 DPS also makes it easier for setting up 3 per, double group rotations.

Thanks for the hints Pikey.