Die, Tortos!

11 06 2013

So I haven’t really given any updates about my raiding experience lately, so I thought I’d start with my guild’s most recent big news: we downed Tortos!

This may not seem like big news to everyone, but it’s huge for us. My guild is casual progression, so to say that we wipe a few times learning a boss is an understatement. In fact, funny story about that: Phoenix whispered me during a boss attempt and, when we wiped, DBM reported to him that I died and we wiped….”DOH! Dude, 50 wipes? Seriously?” But, we are resilient. We scrape each other off the cave floor, recover, and pull again.

Long story short, we did manage to down Tortos. Turtle shells were flying everywhere, bats everywhere, falling rocks where? Everywhere. Did I mention that I am the designated turtle shell kicker? Apparently Druids are bosses for healing and kicking shells. Who knew? For anyone looking to do this themselves, Symbiosis on a Shaman gives your Spiritwalker’s Grace and is just kick-butt for Tranquility on that fight.

In addition to downing the boss, we got the One-Up achievement. http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=8077#comments

By the end of the fight there are turtles all over the freakin’ place, so I guess it’s not too much of a feat to get, but it still felt good to say, “Hey! I kicked that shell.” Hopefully we’ll down him next week with little trouble. My guild’s style is to wipe on a boss so much that, once we kill the boss, we never wipe on it again. At least, that’s the only logic I can see to it.

We did go on and get a few attempts on Magaera; we got her down to three more head cycles. Even with sloppy stacking and uncoordinated healing cooldowns it isn’t too hard to get far into the fight. The success of the fight depends on everyone having everything ready to go for those final three heads. At least, that’s what I gleaned from it. I’ll let you know more after we kill him.

So how about you guys? Have you downed Tortos yet? Or are you ROFLstomping my guild and already have Lei Shen down? Let me know in the comments below.

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