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Erolithe

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Vortex Not Monkeying Around! (2/9 M)
« on: February 21, 2019, 12:31:17 AM »


Heellllllooooo Vortex. I have been elected as the officer to take care of our kill screens, and the all important post that you are reading right now.

Grong is the 2nd boss for the horde, while the alliance fights our Jadefire Masters. The basic mechanics of the fight is that Grong slowly gains rage throughout the fight, and does more damage depending on how much rage he has, if he gets full rage he does a Torment channel that does raid wide aoe, it pulses 4 times (one for each 25 rage) and puts a nasty dot for each pulse on to the raid. The way you counter this is with the most annoying part of this fight.

Mekkatorque thinks he's all clever and built Apetagonizer 3000 to cause Grong to gain more rage throughout the fight, while it apetagonizes Grong, it also spits out some pretty horrific voice lines. A simple interrupt order, and keeping Grong 15 yards from the bots prevents Grong from gaining any additional rage. When the bots die they leave an energized core on the ground that a member of the raid needs to pick up and throw at Grong. The key here is that whoever picks it up needs to be focused by the healers, and they need to throw the core at Grong and cause him to do his torment channel early.

The best timings for these was when Grong was at about 50% rage, only giving 2 stacks of the dot, and it often times synced with the tank bestial combo ability, interrupting it's cast which also prevents the raid from taking additional aoe damage.

The neat part of the fight that only 2 people care about, is the bestial combo. Grong swings at the tanks 3 times with 1 of 2 abilites, a bite that leaves a dot on the aggroed tank for 8 seconds, or a smash that deals a lot of damage, and leaves a debuff on the tank for 2 seconds that if he got hit by another smash immediately he'd die. After the combo he'd pick up a tank like they're some damsel in distress and throw it at a random raider and do aoe magic damage to the whole raid. Because we had 3 Paladins me and Phil elected to try and get the tossed tank the stacks of bite, and use BoP to remove all that damage, but healers still needed to top the tanks for the magic damage.

Whew that was a lot of information. You'll have to let me know if this is what's expected or if y'all want a more cliffnotes version of the fight.

Last thing that's worth mentioning is the kill went super smooth in typical Vortex fashion, not a single improvement could possibly made to our execution. https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/ADpRNrC1xG97XqHB#fight=22&view=rankings 
If you'd like to check out the last minute of our kill, I got a clip from my stream.  https://clips.twitch.tv/YawningDarlingBearUncleNox

When I have time I'll try and edit a kill video together.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2019, 12:48:43 AM by Erolithe »

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Re: Vortex Not Monkeying Around! (2/9 M)
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 01:03:04 PM »
Woot.

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Re: Vortex Not Monkeying Around! (2/9 M)
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2019, 03:00:11 PM »

Last thing that's worth mentioning is the kill went super smooth in typical Vortex fashion, not a single improvement could possibly made to our execution. https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/ADpRNrC1xG97XqHB#fight=22&view=rankings 
If you'd like to check out the last minute of our kill, I got a clip from my stream.  https://clips.twitch.tv/YawningDarlingBearUncleNox


I love this clip.