Hey Zkall, what's the music you use called? I really like it!
"Pop Goes the Weasel" from Incompetech
11th June 2012, 19:13
Really cool videos, thanks for making them!
Question, why do you refresh Rake so early in the opener?
What do you think about tanking in mastery cat gear?
11th June 2012, 19:28
1. To align each second rake with tiger's fury to get a dpsgain in the long run.
Originally Posted by Mepo
2. Works perfectly fine and is less overall damage taken but can be bursty if you dont get savage defense proccs, but i havent noticed any problem tanking in 10 man with my masteryreforged catgear.
21st June 2012, 09:49
Hey Zkall, are you gonna cover more boss fights? I'm wondering what to do on Ultraxion etc.
21st June 2012, 20:38
Not gonna release any videos but i can give you a short summarize for the fights.
Originally Posted by Bude
Use berserk on the pull together with prepot and use the second one on the last dark phase your getting.
If your not assigned to adds you should stay on boss during black phase but can do a rake on the claw aswell. Shouldnt be worth putting rip on it if you have some combat rogues/arms warrior as they can cleave it better.
Other than that you should try and save speed increases for black phase when the boss is running to the claw, you can and should also use feral charge wisely here to max your dps.
Hagara the Stormbinder
Depending on your kill time different things are optimal. If your killing it faster than 3:15 ish you should save berserk for first weaken while pooling some energy for swiping the tombs. However if you have a slow killtime you should use berserk at the pull and get good initial burst.
Abuse our mobility in frostphases, remember even though cat charge have 30 second cd the bear charge will be available after 15 seconds anyhow. But be careful so you always have tiger's fury/feral charge for the weaken after the frost/electric phase.
On the electric phase you can go bear form as soon as the phase starts so you can give Frenzied regeneration to the whole raid.
Reglyph to mangle glyph instead of bloodletting for this fight. This fight you will spam mangle which costs less energy than shred but you wont have bloodletting so dont overdo ferocious bites in the start since that might fuck up your bleed uptime. The weapon procc should line up together with berserk as soon as its off cd so just use the second one asap with combat pot.
If your guild is lacking soakers for hour of twilight you can start the fight in bear form to get 1,5 min cd on catwall. Aswell if your progressing and healing is an issue you can go bear form when its 1 min left of the fight so that the whole raid have Frenzied regeneration untill the end.
You should use cds as needed here, if you dont have any dps issues on the drakes you should use berserk right of the pull and dot up both adds and spam swipe for the last of your berserk when drake is down. For max dps in this fight you should abuse multidoting however remember that survival is the highest priority and sometimes you cant always stand behind the boss.
If you soak one of the small things make sure you use barkskin/catwall when you soak the onslaught, if the raid requires your cd make sure you go bear form 15 seconds before hand, if your progressing on this fight a hybrid specc might be fit so that you can take the boss at the end with cds when the other tanks are out of cds.
Spine of Deathwing
On this fight make sure to equip the valor point on use trinket, as it goes for the fight keep dots up on amalgamation and swipe adds, however be careful so you dont kill bloods when the raid is low/dont dot amalgamation when your meant to stop dps.
For the tendon you start by charging a blood during explosion then ff->ravage->mangle(if hemo aint up)->rake->5cp - tf berserk trinket rip-> spamm fb during berserk.
Depending on what your raid needs you should give the frenzied regen to the raid at some time, i usually do it to straight after a barrelroll. If your progressing and are getting many bloods towards the end you should have a hybrid specc so that you can go bearform and tank bloods at the end.
Madness of Deathwing
Remember to equip your normal trinket! On this fight if your raid is progressing you should use your berserk on the corruption, if its farm happytimes though you should use berserk on the bloods to be a swipehero. In phase 2 when fighting deathwing remember that you will only have 1 berserk, so make sure cds are split up so you have some powerful aoe for each wave of adds.
If your tanks are having problems with cds you can soak one of the impales with all cds, a hybrid specc would be optimal but you can do it without the armour/18% mitigation if you get a shield and sacrifice along with your cds.
Ask your healers when they want your cd, usually it dont matter for the 3 first platforms but for the 4th having frenzied regen on bolt or blisterings is helpful. Make sure you go bear 15 seconds before the time your using it.
That's all i can think of for now, if you have any other questions i'll answer them as soon as i can.
22nd June 2012, 09:13
Thanks Zkall! Very helpful :)
16th July 2012, 11:45
Also, should I macro Berserk with Berserking? (Troll Racial)
16th July 2012, 15:25
Sometimes if you get a lot of clearcasts during first seconds when you pop berserk you will be energycapped so optimally you should have different bindings, but in most cases its fine so you can go ahead and macro it.
30th July 2012, 23:05
Hello again Zkall - another question. I am now hybrid specced like you, so agi>mast>crit as possible and off tanking for heroic progression. With the nerf would this hybrid spec be able to get me and my raid through? Or will I need to reforge to dodge for it to be effective? Do I need dodge at all with hybrid spec?