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It didn’t take long to get from Thunder Bluff to the Echo Isles – Ankona took advantage of a wyvern so she could think and plan before getting to her destination. She had information to confirm with the spirits – was Gromnor dead? Was he really in the northern part of the Eastern Kingdoms, somewhere […]

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Doom Socks
comment 5 Written by on December 6, 2011 – 10:37 am

Last night our 10 man took our first peek into the Dragon Soul raid. It was largely successful, even if we did have a case of the derp for a bit on Zon’ozz.

The third boss of the instance, however, led to one of the more amusing wipes we’ve had as a raid group. Yor’sahj the Unsleeping (henceforth known as Your’socks, thanks to Yva) is an extremely color coordinated sort of boss. He’s the type that has all his clothes arranged by color (Do faceless ones wear clothes?) and each closet has a specifically colored slime/ooze thing to care for it. Periodically he calls up three of those ooze things, and you kill one and let him absorb the other two – the kill priority depends on the nastiness of the absorbs.

Anyway, Your’socks has a mechanic that, whenever he absorbs a purple shadow slime, stacks with healing – at 5 stacks, you explode. Originally, we thought this meant that the fifth heal that each healer cast would cause AOE damage. Everything went along quite swimmingly on our first attempt, until we got a big ugly AOE slime plus a shadow slime, and our holy paladin decided to throw around some Holy Radiance to heal up the raid.

It turns out that it’s the fifth heal cast on each PLAYER that explodes. And that five casts of Holy Radiance each count on each player it hits. And that, in fact, if the entire raid is stacked up to deal with adds and AOE…


10 dead players. Instantly.

All of whom were incredibly confused, as we had the boss at about 30% and had no signs of anything going wrong. 100%-0 in one massive explosion.

Henceforth, on Your’socks, whenever purple slimes are absorbed, we decided NOT to use AOE healing abilities. That was much more successful.

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5 Responses to “Doom Socks”

  1. I lol’d. >.>

    That was probably why we killed every shadow slime that popped up during Lark’s raid. Of course, that led to some “interesting” combinations being absorbed…

  2. Yea, Yor’sahj is color important for two reasons:

    1. You can only kill one of the slimes.
    2. You have to kill the most dangerous slime.

    So, because of that there’s a priority to killing slimes, and figuring that out is the whole of the fight. Kill the right one in each group, he dies. Kill the wrong one, you die. Generally horribly.

    By Jason on Dec 10, 2011 | Reply
  3. @Jason – yeah, and we killed the right slime (we prioritize the green one over all the others), but we kind of had the mechanic a little screwed up… DOOM SOCKS.

  4. I curious if all AOE does this. I know I have had Priest’s Sanctuary ground aoe in place during the phase and no explosion.

    By Reliquary on Dec 11, 2011 | Reply
  5. lol

    By Doomsocks on Feb 22, 2012 | Reply

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