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Beaten to the Punch
comment 5 Written by on December 9, 2008 – 8:29 am

I sat down this morning to set about turning the gear lists I made yesterday for Aelflaed into a real post.  Quite fortunately, I was going through Google Reader at the same time.

Because Siha beat me to it.

Not that I’m bitter or anything.  Or that I can really lay claim to this (though hey – we came up with the same list, or just about!  woot!) because Siha has been healing end-game stuff for longer than I’ve even HAD a paladin.  So yeah.  If you want Holy Paladin instance/rep gear for pre-raid healeration, go see Siha.  She’s awesome.

So then I thought to myself – well, you’re leveling up Alchemy (slowly – stupid transmutes) and cooking… why not take a stab at a consumables guide.  Except you see, that whole Google Reader thing…. and Jov over at World of Snarkcraft ALSO posted such a guide.

So I thought, ok, so the Paladin apparently is full of bad luck when it comes to posts, I’ll do one about Shamans, even if Annorah isn’t quite 80 yet.  Except then I remembered… oh right… THAT ONE IS TAKEN TOO.

And it isn’t even Monday!

So yeah.  Now that Murphy and his (expletive deleted) law have screwed up even my blog posts (Murphy and I are not on good terms lately), I’m going to go work on some other assorted writings – maybe even an RP post for Thursday.  I try to write guides on Tuesdays and give you guys something to learn from.  Today I got beaten to the punch!

But I don’t want to leave you having learned <nothing> from coming here today.  After all, what good is maintenance if you can’t learn something, so …

I did try healing Halls of Stone and Halls of Lighting (twice) yesterday.  Please, for the love of the Loot Fu, make sure that you’ve got a competent tank with halfway decent gear to try Halls of Lightning.  After the first attempt went belly up in a hurry because the first boss was twoshotting my tank while I attempted to cast a Holy Light (this happened several times) I thought that I was probably the problem, but my later group showed that it was a combination of not enough Tank Fu and Needs Moar DPS.  Also, we were doomed by a bit of misinformation – do not pull this guy while he is big and electrified.  Or you will be smashed.

For Loken (who wasn’t as bad on normal as I was expecting, but who I GREATLY FEAR on Heroic), be aware that the Glyph of Holy Light is your friend (as is any splash healing/AOE healing ability like Chain Heal, Circle of Healing, Prayer of Mending, Holy Frisbee, and … uh … those things Druids do – Tranquility and Wild Growth I think they are.  Paladins don’t have one of those, so we have a Glyph). These will make your job easier, especially if your group members actually hug his ankles during the “aura” phases.  Also, it helps if they also actually run away during his “blow you to bits” phases.

So good luck, and may the Loot Fu be with you.  And if you know any spells, charms, prayers, or voodoo that will get Murphy and his (expletives deleted) law to leave me alone, I’d be much obliged!

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5 Responses to “Beaten to the Punch”

  1. I’d say I’m sorry, but… this is the FIRST TIME I’ve beaten someone else to the punch. Usually, it’s Dwarf beating ME.

    So, sorry in a totally insincere kinda way. >.>

  2. Killing the first dude when he is electrified takes a huge amount of DPS and a lot of healer moxie.

    We’ve subjected a few healers to this on Heroic, because we are all crazy.

    Itanya Blades last blog post..Things you should not talk about while working.

  3. @Itanya Blade:

    Had I been better geared, with a better tank, and had more than 12 hours of being level 80 and HOly to my name, I might take someone up on that. For now though, plz to be nice to the Pallyanna.

    By Anna on Dec 9, 2008 | Reply
  4. HoL is the one instance i haven’t managed to get a group for, but posts like these make me not want to do it :P

    mind if i ask an overviewof that tank stats? i’m sitting at 22.7k health and 21.9k armor and i want to know if i’m ok to tank that place

    Anglachels last blog post..Ding! 80

  5. @Anglachel:

    My husband (a Prot Paladin) was the successful tank (so add in some tank/healer synergy – we’ve been a tank/healer pair since Molten Core), and had around 21K HP, around 21K armor, and 515 defense when we did it successfully last night – his avoidance numbers are pretty good as well (dodge/block/parry etc).

    As for not doing it, HoL seems to have a pretty high intolerance for dumb, but if you’ve got a good healer and some solid DPS, it’s definitely doable in quest/instance blues as fresh 80’s. Since that’s what we were! (though we did have a partially 10-man Naxx geared rogue)

    By Anna on Dec 9, 2008 | Reply

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