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Heroic Alysrazor is Down!

October 27, 2011

Yay!  We’re now 4/7 heroic Firelands, and it’s about time!  I’m so sick of fighting this damn fire bird.  I have no idea why our raid team has so much trouble with her.

Our kill was really epic too.  We had a night of horrible attempts where we didn’t even get through a full set of phases once.  People were dying to tornadoes, fieroblasts, brushfires, lava spew — all the avoidable damage mechanics that people should really not be getting hit by anymore.  We also had a few attempts where the meteors didn’t die fast enough so we lost people to firestorm.  It was incredibly frustrating.  I was honestly completely fed up and about ready to bench myself because I was seriously sick of working on the fight without any noticeable progress.

Finally Schriko made a big speech about how we knew how to do this, and the only thing that was different was the firestorm, so pull it together already.  And it was amazing!  Suddenly everyone survived the first full round of phases and Alysrazor was well below 50% health after the first grounded phase.  It was starting to look like we might be able to pull it off… But then our Mage, Naishee, who was responsible for killing the meteors, disconnected.  Our other ranged DPS attempted to quickly switch to meteors, but failed to kill them.  In desperation we stacked up in the middle of the room, Minstrel popped Barrier — which had only just barely come off CD — and we healed our asses off to keep everyone alive.  (Yeah, that’s right — we handled it just like Vodka.  LOL)  To our surprise we managed to get through the firestorm with only Naishee and Opa dead.  Since Naishee was offline I brezzed Opa and we went into the final grounded phase only one DPS short.  A few breathless seconds later and Alysrazor was dead.  It was awesome.

Unfortunately, because Naishee was offline he didn’t get credit for the kill.  😦  But, on the other hand, we’ve learned something very important: If we can just manage to disconnect our Mage we can down anything.

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. Windsoar permalink
    October 27, 2011 7:46 pm

    Congrats on the kill! And an epic LoL about your mage 😀

  2. October 28, 2011 8:22 am

    Wewt, grats guys!

    • October 30, 2011 9:07 pm

      Thanks, Rep!

    • October 31, 2011 10:44 am

      Yay! Nice job! Though I don’t raid and only understood like two words in the entire post, it seems like a congratulations is in order!

      • October 31, 2011 12:40 pm

        LOL, thanks Trout! The fight is pretty complicated because there’s about a million different mechanics going on, so it’s hard to explain it to someone who hasn’t seen it. Basically, there’s a bird and she wants to kill you with fire. Usually she succeeds. 🙂

      • October 31, 2011 2:07 pm

        Well, she doesn’t sound very nice!! 😦

      • October 31, 2011 4:10 pm

        She’s a big meanie. 😦

  3. October 28, 2011 11:25 am

    Grats! Hope to get H rhyo or Beth down next week!

    But its good to know you can heal thru Firestorm with a barrier!

    FOR THE HORDE!

    • October 30, 2011 9:13 pm

      You *can* heal through Firestorm if you have Barrier available, but it was pretty stressful. We were lucky that Barrier came off cooldown just as we needed it. I hit Barkskin and Tranquility and Minstrel spammed heals. We also yelled at everyone to pop personal survivability cooldowns. With all of that it was still a very close call. I don’t think we could have survived a second Firestorm and might not have been able to get through the knockback at the end of the next grounded phase since all the big healing CDs were on cooldown. Thankfully Alysrazor died so we didn’t need the CDs for later.

  4. October 28, 2011 8:19 pm

    Grats!!!

  5. October 31, 2011 2:48 pm

    Gratz! Epic write up. Thanks for sharing!

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