El's TD Grinds: Getting The Gear!
Led by: Eluveittie!
LD was our apprentice "Tank In Training" for this run and did a great job and is sharpening his skills on the 3rd Encounter! We are getting very close to completing this with this group!
-Steadily increasing single target DPS on the dragon when it is on the ground.
-No wipes due to standing in red on the first boss, generally way better raid awareness for the entire group.
-Adds are getting mowed down as soon as they come out, great target phase shifting by the group.
-2nd Encounter, Tarjulia, the Spider boss. If you are tanking or off tanking the boss spider, blowing a shield cool down at the start of the fight can give you more survivability and time to get your 'build up' shields in place to sustain for the rest of the fight.
We have only progressed to the 3rd level with this group and the first two bosses have been no problem. Here are some of the lessons we've learned:
- Council: 3rd Instance, gotta jump in that white circle asap when it pops when Danzhal soul or Danzhal herself is up. So there are two phases of this. Keep tight to the tank while dps'ing down.
-Target selection: Especially if you are new to the encounter, targeting through the tank to ensure you are putting dps down on the correct mob can be helpful. But keep in mind you will need to swtich to the VOID and to the Crystal. Keep an eye on the name of the mob and start to learn the order for yourself so you are not dependent on targeting through the tank for the long run.
- Council: The laser is always of concern, the white circles offer protection from the laser if you are in it but the circle moves so you can't count on it for long.
- Council Phases:
1. Kill D > B > P souls
2. Click the correct reactive
3. Kill D > B > P
4. Kill the last boss
- Council: Kill Priority: Void (Medium Sized Black Pillar near front of room) > Crystal interrupt > mobs
What drops what? (Please let me know any corrections to this, it was compiled from several forum posts, some which may be out of date)
Engines: All bosses have a "Chance" to drop a Tenebrean Engine, including the first boss.
Beligosh: Cape, Ring, Shoulders, Off Hand, 1 Hander
Tarjulia: Feet, Gloves, Earring, Two Hand Weapons
Council: Legs, Belt, Helmet, Ring
Malannon: Neck, Chest, Earring, Trinket, Ranged Weapon