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How do you beat hard mode instances when all the bosses enrage at 50% hp?

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How do you beat hard mode instances when all the bosses enrage at 50% hp?

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Donnicton
12.28.2011 , 12:55 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Mobiwang View Post
Yep, better dps. We had last boss of BT at 10% before she enraged, but our tank popped all his CDs and we downed her. Some of the fights are somewhat prohibitive on DPS requirements, but are mostly doable. If you're jumping into hard modes right at 50 while wearing level 40 greens, you're going to have a problem. Run BoI/FE a couple of times to gear up, get some craftables, and go back later.
She always enrages at 10%.

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SunwindIon
12.28.2011 , 12:56 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Mobiwang View Post
Yep, better dps. We had last boss of BT at 10% before she enraged, but our tank popped all his CDs and we downed her. Some of the fights are somewhat prohibitive on DPS requirements, but are mostly doable. If you're jumping into hard modes right at 50 while wearing level 40 greens, you're going to have a problem. Run BoI/FE a couple of times to gear up, get some craftables, and go back later.
what is BoI and FE?

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Togx
12.28.2011 , 12:57 PM | #13
And this is exactly why you need damage meters.

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Gozinya
12.28.2011 , 12:57 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Togx View Post
And this is exactly why you need damage meters.
Very valid point.
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SinisterWarlock
12.28.2011 , 01:07 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Gozinya View Post
Is your party also decked out in PvP gear? That would be a huge problem. I would imagine you have stats that are useless help against hardmode bosses.
Critical, surge and power are useless?

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TheRabbit
12.28.2011 , 01:14 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by SinisterWarlock View Post
Critical, surge and power are useless?
If you're wearing champion gear you have lower stats and an expertise bonus. Expertise does nothing for PVE content. However, it should still be plenty for hard mode Black Talon from what I've seen.

As has been mentioned. You are probably not the problem. Your DPS is severely lacking if the bosses are enraging at the 10% hp mark (it's a time limit, not an hp limit).

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Mobiwang
12.28.2011 , 02:27 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by SinisterWarlock View Post
I'm the healer.
If you're a healer, what does what gear you're wearing matter to the DPS your group is doing?

Are your DPS also in full champion gear? If they are, they completely suck at their classes.

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what is BoI and FE?
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reillan
12.28.2011 , 02:36 PM | #18
The lvl 48-50 non-hard-mode flashpoints are also a good way to gear up, and are relatively easy.
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Phorsaken
12.28.2011 , 02:42 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Togx View Post
And this is exactly why you need damage meters.
This is why you don't need damage meters. It's obvious without anyone in this thread even seeing the fight to know the problem is the DPS. Don't need a meter to tell you that.
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Nussianis
12.28.2011 , 02:47 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by SinisterWarlock View Post
I'm wearing practically a full set of champion pvp gear.
*Sigh* and now we enter the PvP gear vs. PvE gear issue I've seen way to often. IF you're wearing full PvP gear and attempting a hard mode operation, that's your problem right there. Especially if the rest of your raiders are doing the same thing. Run the others in normal mode till you can replace that PvP gear. (The expertise stat does NOTHING for PvE content whatsoever). Not sure why people think high level PvP gear will hold them through hard raids.

*edit* Oh those other stats like power, surge etc, are actually better on the raid PvE gear than your PvP gear.