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Any Tips or Tricks for Warlord Kephess's Baradium Bombers?

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Any Tips or Tricks for Warlord Kephess's Baradium Bombers?

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KeyboardNinja
05.29.2012 , 05:00 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by TheEvilEeyore View Post
The way we have our dps use their cooldowns is as follows:
First set, this is the 2 minute cd's such as relics and such, of cd's burned after first bomber to get walker down as far as possible. we usually get him to ~55%.

Second set: third walker burn. Use your second relic or other shorter CD's here because you are gonna want them back for the next burn phase.

Third set: is for kephess sub 60%. this is a soft enrage here and you need him dead fast.
This is, I believe, the correct strategy. It is essentially what we use. We also generally run with at least one sentinel, who will burn Inspiration in the first set as well as the third set (which should be a little over 6 minutes after the first set). Note that Kephess actually *does* have a hard enrage in addition to his soft enrage (you know, where he just kills everyone), it's just that you need insanely boss tanks+healers and fairly poor DPS in order to ever see it.
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05.29.2012 , 06:26 PM | #12
you can stun them with a 4s stun when the explosion is about to go off to buy more time.
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05.30.2012 , 01:35 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Mynden View Post
you can stun them with a 4s stun when the explosion is about to go off to buy more time.
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Vortuus
05.30.2012 , 01:36 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by KeyboardNinja View Post
Nerve wracking is a good talent for this fight, but it is in every other case inferior to Force Break. Kinetic/Darkness specs don't have "two floating points" in PvE; our spec is pretty cut-and-dried.
Agree, don't want to derail thread.. but pm sent. There are obviously several things about shadow/sin tanking you do not understand.
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Mavery
05.30.2012 , 02:31 PM | #15
There are floater points in the Shadow/Assassin tank spec. But in a general, non-specifc fight sense, are they better in Nerve Wracking? No. If your DPS are good enough to down the previous HM bosses, there should never be a need for 2 points in Nerve Wracking.
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Vortuus
05.30.2012 , 04:32 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Mavery View Post
There are floater points in the Shadow/Assassin tank spec. But in a general, non-specifc fight sense, are they better in Nerve Wracking? No. If your DPS are good enough to down the previous HM bosses, there should never be a need for 2 points in Nerve Wracking.
Seeing how you haven't downed Kephess HM, I'd try it out. Also, since you haven't downed him... are you having problems with the bombers as well? Or just tanks can't handle Kephess?
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Mavery
05.30.2012 , 04:34 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Vortuus View Post
Seeing how you haven't downed Kephess HM, I'd try it out. Also, since you haven't downed him... are you having problems with the bombers as well? Or just tanks can't handle Kephess?
Our problem isn't DPS on the bombers.

edit: IMO DPS on the bombers is one of the easiest parts of Kephess HM. It's something that DPS should be fully capable of on their own if they can down the previous three.
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Nishki
05.30.2012 , 04:38 PM | #18
It appears the bombers have the same 104k health on both story and hard mode. Is this true?

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Vortuus
05.30.2012 , 04:54 PM | #19
Not sure about SM (no videos, haven't run that in over a month). HM 16 they have 229k, HM 8 they have 112k.
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MariLupus
05.30.2012 , 05:39 PM | #20
In story mode atleast if the tank on the boss times his cooldowns correctly he can avoid the need to be healed for a few seconds so at least one of the healers can DPS the boomer.
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