January 24, 2015, 04:12:27 PM by Scythe | Views: 115 | Comments: 5


Annnd we're back with a fresh installment of "Raid Bosses who thought they stood a chance at living" - this time featuring Brackenspore in Highmaul on Mythic difficulty.

This is a loooong fight (at a 10 minute berserk). Waves must be dodged and Spore Shooters killed. Interrupts must be careful coordinated as well, as a single Decay cast can wipe the raid. Meanwhile, you're running all over the beach to mushroom that mean the difference between life and death.

Lastly, there's a pretty stringent DPS check and we hit berserk several times until we geared up somewhat and adjusted our strategy to get more DPS onto Brackenspore vs. the adds spawned throughout the fight. Once we did that, however, well:

January 10, 2015, 09:59:23 AM by Scythe | Views: 177 | Comments: 2

Week 2 of solid progression and Vortex clears another boss!


Our latest victims were the Twin Ogrons of Highmaul. Both Pol and Phemos were unhappy about our presence; throwing fire and charging everywhere. For added entertainment in Mythic difficulty, Imperator Mar'gok shows up empowers the twins causing their whirlwind ability to have a pull effect and their charge to split into 3 mirror image charges. These changes, coupled with the difficult blaze mechanic, as well as the increased quake damage made this a very intricate fight.

With some tweaks to our tank positioning, and some added polish on our gear to help us meet the high DPS requirement (coupled with the customary brilliant healing from our healing team), we were able conquer the dynamic duo! Great work team!
December 31, 2014, 11:47:16 PM by Scythe | Views: 206 | Comments: 0

We hope all of our readers have enjoyed the release of Warlord of Draenor as much as we have! As usual, Vortex has been plugging away, gearing up and getting back into the swing of things as we switched to the 20 man size for Mythic and fight on through the holidays. We have been steadily balancing out our time in gearing in all difficulties and as we have found just the right mix of execution and gear levels, we began to topple tier 17!


Our first challenge was to tackle heroic content. Thanks to the inclusion of the flexible raid size functionality that Blizzard implemented previously, we were able to do this even during the holidays! Heroic Imperator was a fun mix of careful movement and add control as our tanks did their best to get us killed. With a bit of strategy fine-tuning and clean execution, however,  we were able to one shot this boss on our heroic clear farm nig...
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