Tankette’s Rambles

July 24, 2008

Interesting ZA run

Filed under: Uncategorized — tankette @ 11:21 am

We had an unusual group for ZA. Some well geared. Some undergeared. 2 warrior tanks, a pally tank, 3 healers and 4 dps. Some of the people had only been in there once or twice.

The guantlet to the Eagle boss was a little slow but we made it ok. We didn’t get collapsed in on the boss fight and wiped once. We probably could have beat the timer without the wipe, The second time was messy with a couple deaths but we got him down. The trash pulls to the Bear boss went better. The boss fight went well for the most part until 10%. I was on the bear and the other warrior tank was on the troll. I dropped at 10% but the other warrior was able to finish him off with 3 healers on him.

Finally! We got a group that would stick around long enough to go visit the Dragonhawk boss. None of us knew the trash pulls so it took some time and a couple wipes to get to the boss. Even though all of us had seen the boss fight on Utube, we seemed to have no clue what we were doing the first attempt. Each attempt got a little better but we had wipe after wipe. I think our last attempt out of 5 or 6 we got him to 55%. I’m not complaining though because after about 20 ventures into ZA we finally were working on a new boss. And, I’m that much closer to getting a bear mount.

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4 Comments »

  1. Yay for seeing a new boss. And your attempts sound better than ours. I think our best we had him at 70% and he already had his soft enrage, haha.

    Try Halazzi, I think he’s a lot easier than Jan’alai. If you can call him easy. Trash is fairly easy to handle.

    As for Youtube, I totally agree, nothing prepares you for fighting a boss than actually living the fights. No video will ever be able to show you all the chaos of the boss fights once you first do them.

    Comment by Kadomi — July 24, 2008 @ 12:59 pm | Reply

  2. We’ve downed Halazzi a few times before. The second tank we had for the fight left the guild though so we’ll have to work on the fight some more. We haven’t had too much trouble with the trash to get to him but we don’t really have it down to be able to get it done by the timer.

    Comment by tankette — July 24, 2008 @ 8:53 pm | Reply

  3. Ack, only four DPS? I like unconventional groups but that made me shudder a bit!

    Most groups starting out with Zul’Aman typically go in the following order: Nalorakk, Akil’zon, Halazzi, and Jan’alai. For most groups that’s the order that has them get progressively more difficult, whether it’s the boss fight that makes it so or the trash on the way to the boss. In this way you can hope to get at least two timers and maybe a third.

    For a bear mount run, the optimal order seems to be: Akil’zon, Nalorakk, Jan’alai, and then Halazzi. Things that will help you shave time is avoiding patrols, Hibernating the bear closest to the entrance to Nalorakk, mounting up every opportunity that you can, and having a raid composition suited to the run (a lot of AoE, a number of spell interrupts, and just enough tanks and healers to make it work). We typically run with one Protection paladin, one Feral druid/Protection warrior, one Holy priest, one Holy paladin, a Balance druid (who serves as our backup healer), and whatever DPS we can fill the slots with. The best we’ve managed to get is about seven seconds shy of the fourth timer!

    Comment by Cynra — July 25, 2008 @ 11:12 am | Reply

  4. Wow, you are so close Cynra. We’ve been doing the same order as you laid out but are just getting to the part of learning Jan’alai. Our group composition is typically close to what you laid out as well but this run was just slapping together the 10 people that wanted to go. I am surprised it went as well as it did. Hopefully we’ll be going back again tonight.

    Comment by tankette — July 25, 2008 @ 2:03 pm | Reply


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