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<Death and Taxes> vs. HM Dread Palace

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09.07.2013 , 02:35 PM | #11
I've very much enjoyed watching you guys take on both of the new operations. Thanks for notifying us when you're going in. I'm looking forward to more!
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09.08.2013 , 10:52 AM | #12
Are you streaming today?
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FridgeLM's Avatar

09.08.2013 , 11:08 AM | #13
Going live now, casual steve is super casual today but we should have the bodies with a little help from our friends.
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09.08.2013 , 05:06 PM | #14
Here's the vod for day two.

We killed Calphayus with a, in my opinion, better way to cheese around his end-fight bugs rather than trying to burn him 18-20% during a single knockdown. You send either a tank and healer or both tanks to the future during the last phase. These people are meant to position him and survive until he does Endless Torment - which they likely won't survive, but it doesn't matter, because the rest of the raid knocks him down with the object and when he gets up he's no longer immune and does very very little melee damage (our dps tanked him).

On Raptus, our tanks were getting obliterated by slash attack, for much higher damage than what DILIH tanks said they were taking. On my PT I was getting hit for 19k and change, our assassin was taking anywhere from 20-25k. This attack was always followed up one second later by another for identical damage. We seemed to find a workaround toward the end involving taunting during Raptus' big backswing but something was wrong with our encounter and we can't figure out why we were getting hit so much harder than the tanks of other groups.

(Yes, we had the tank curse, which seemed to be working inasmuch as it granted me 5% bonus armor in addition to the armor granted by the merc buff)
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09.08.2013 , 07:16 PM | #15
nevermind, ignore comment.

umbak's Avatar

09.08.2013 , 10:04 PM | #16
Posted this in the PTR forum but thought i'd post it here too.

Yeah given my armor values in the character sheet and the average hit in the start before the teleport versus the hits i took once i had the crystal buff I'd say the crystal buffs were not applying correctly and any reduction in damage taken was attributable to the merc armor increase buff or my defense proc relic, in any case no where near the armor increase specified by the buff.

In the end we just had to rotate cool downs and not take the boss if none were available (unless the jugg was knocked back since the knock up came a few seconds later so it didn't really matter). The lower hits were due to only taking him with cooldowns or adrenal/relic.
Tanking him without cool downs was a death sentence for us, doubly so with a healer ported to the bridge (granted our op was in 66/69 gear but 19-22k hits repeatedly even if we had the best healing in the world would burst us down).

As a PT tank i finally know how an assasin feels since i had a streak of 4 attempts where my effective shield/defence was around 10% according to parsec, less than a third of my actual chance to do so.

On the big cleave we either hydraulic override soaked it or tried to run through him (not always possible with PTS lag and required a taunt swap to control his positioning).

All in all, if the crystals are broken the boss needs a slight buff. If they arent maybe a slight nerf to compensate for guilds without a jugg tank with thier plenthora of cool downs.
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09.12.2013 , 01:41 PM | #17
We're going back in tonight at 7:30 central on my twitch stream.
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09.13.2013 , 12:09 AM | #18
Here's the VOD for day 3.

Calphayus seems to be fixed and in satisfactory working order. Raptus is pretty easy now.

As to the dread masters, we think we know a lot of the fight. We're double tanking raptus and calph, solo tanking bestia. The problem we were running into was execution on tank swaps (and class deficiency inasmuch as assassins don't have a charge). We're considering 3 tanking the encounter on sunday just for an easy way to see the rest of the phases and to see if there's an enrage.
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09.18.2013 , 01:57 PM | #19
We're going back in tonight at 7:30 PM central (8:30 eastern, 5:30 pacific) on my twitch channel.
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09.18.2013 , 10:32 PM | #20
Here's the vod for day 4.

I've cut the first four fights from the boss because they're in all the other vods (and we had a series of dumb wipes on Raptus that I never want to see again). This vod is all about the last encounter. I think our strat is coming together but we need better execution, I know I made mistakes of my own.

Would still like input from other guilds on this boss.
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