I am talking exclusivly about Ulduar 10 Firefighter.
– Several evenings of wipe after wipe.
– Flasks, in BIG numbers
– The Fire Extinguisher (for the mental boost)
– Motivation, alot of it
Heat up the oven to approx. 220 degrees Celsius. Trow in (random order) a Deathknight tank, Holy Paladin, Retri Paladin, Deathknight dps, 2 mages, a shadowpriest, 2 resto druids, and a warlock.
Let them bake for a bit. Once they look all sweaty and hot, press the Big Red Button!
The start: Stay huddled while 1 of you presses the button, wait till the first fires spawn (on you!) and then run out.
Phase 1: MT should pull the boss away to one of the other pie slices. SPREAD
In contrary to regular Mimiron, you’ll definitely want Grid to show you the debuff (Napalm Shell) here. Still it remains valuable to check where the fire is heading, just keep in mind you need to be approx. 51times quicker with the healing in hard mode.
Our healing team spread around, on the left front was our holy paly, the other resto druid went back left and I hang back in the middle. My main focus was on the Napalm persons(esp. if the pally got them), but kept hots on the MT.
We actually struggled with the phase at the start, but once we let strategy guides go.. we got our own hang of it, not the most pretty way, but it worked for us. We had 2 plasmablasts before we got this part down.
Do not step on MINES!
From phase 1 to 2: move as a group as close to the fire as possible, try to get it maxed out in a pie slice. I am told it is possible, not that we ever succeeded, but again.. it doesn’t have to be pretty to work out well.
Phase 2: Once you see the mechagnome enter the head SPREAD, try to have a rejuv rolling on all raid members at start, it helps a lot to cover the first couple hits. This phase is frantic.
The ranged stayed on the outer ring a bit and spread, healers were also there, although at the 1st laserbarrage I ran to melee range and stayed there. It proved easier for our movement; I could keep all in range, while the other healers each had their part.
Yes, I enjoy patching up and floating. At melee range I had a lot more trouble healing, but for half the phase it was doable.
The main risk in this phase is forgetting yourself. For example we also tried to have all healers in the middle, but it meant we needed too much time healing ourselves.
Just before 2nd laser barrage we got this part down.
Once you survived this complete utter chaos and madness.. it only gets worse.
Phase 3 we had a warlock tank the head, the holy pally was full time healing on her + we resto druids ran our hots. The MT didn’t need to much healing, except when the head was down and he had more adds to offtank. Do not get fooled by this!
Bombbots were taken care of by the mages. Tip: put your V key on to toggle those red enemies bars. Helps greatly. We left the cute, but very dangerous Emergency Fire Bots. If you do the same..stay away from them, they hurt silence.
Keep hotting everybody up; watch your step and keep moving as a group and do not panick.. too much. You’re almost there.
From phase 3 to 4: stay as a group, but kill as many Emergency Fire Bots as possible.
Phase 4: here we had a huge problem, even with flawless phases 1-3 we managed to wipe here.. every bloody time. Our warlock died (often), or I ran into mines, or our tank died, or our melee dps suicided.. It was a mess.
During one of the breaks I actually had a smart moment (really!) and read something about the MT getting the aggro of the head instead of the ranged.
This it the trick.
Couldn’t belief none of us has thought of it, or read it. But we went in again, not perfect, but better. And we tried a couple times more, and then it clicked, dps was awesome, healing was great, our tank was dancing.. phase 4 arrived.
It is much, much, very much easier, to heal a MT who gets hit hard, then to heal a warlock and a MT who both get hit hard. Moving becomes easier due to it, healing others becomes easier. It flows more natural.
Stay close together, you can stay close to the boss if you want. Do be careful on where you walk. Everything should fall together here.
If have to , sacrifice yourself to keep a dps up.. twice (yeah me).
Then ………/cheer! /dance /laugh /sing /yell
It feels so incredible cool to complete this fight! Yes, it takes a HUGE effort. It needs good coordination and a cool head in the fire. Maybe also a punch of luck.
But it is possible!
I done it and can’t help but feeling like I attained a “true” raider tag now.