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Cashius
so i did a fair bit of research because i'm pretty distressed at failing my job and found that it's not uncommon, but difficult, to only use 1 tank to take the full Soul Reaper (50% dmg, haste, 60k shadow hit, then extra dmg) for 10 seconds.

Apparently, Stackee - you are the key. Safeguard (target of your intervene gains 6 sec 30% Shield wall) is god mode apparently and I'd love it if you could use this every 30 seconds and spec into it, if you haven't thought about it already

Another option is Stackee taunting LK 2-3 seconds after Soul Reaper is applied allowing Rem to take the 60k shadow dmg, and Stackee to get pounded on melee wise (with me healing both using beacon on rem) - would certainly help the 60-70k 0.5 sec spikes by spreading it out to 60k to 1 tank and physical melee damage to another.

what do you think, I reckon the Safeguard option is the easiest and would be best
Remedial
wouldn't mind seeing the world of logs for last night

but really cash i'm easily geared enough to tank it, and none of the deaths that i've seen have really been RNG, there was only one 60k spike last night, which should still leave me with 28k health, and even that shouldn't normally kill me, but logs said there were no heals for 2.5 seconds before it

other deaths i've had were you getting out of position, safeguard wouldn't hurt i guess, intervene does fuck up my threat a bit but that hasn't reall been an issue past phase 1

other things that we should be making sure of though are vic needs to make sure i've got inspiration on me during a soul reaper, and nadds needs to make sure he's got insect swarm on the boss
Cashius
the only reason you wouldn't get heals within 2.5 seconds is if i am moving out of a defile or whatever, or if something does go wrong - but this is what's screwing with me, because it's not as if im not spamming you as much as i can

i've bought some haste food to sink my cast time even faster, over spellpower food, but i have an absolute truckload and I am always continuously spamming you unless I'm moving due to absolute necessity. I don't move otherwise (cast time is about 1.240 seconds for a 16-17k heal, 26-27k if it crits, but really that is all that I can do as a pally, we're not a flexible class) - i.e. if you get spiked for 60k, or even 40k, it will take several seconds to heal it back up no matter what I do.

just saying 30% dmg less for every single soul reaper (+ the cooldowns we already use) would guarantee you never die to it again, barring me in a valkyr... After scouring the internet, I really think we should try it, everyone was saying that a Warrior OT is an absolute god send because of Safeguard/stuns on valkyrs
Stackee
you realise if cash is moving for 1.5 seconds, that is going to be at least 2.7 seconds without a heal?

anyway i'll have safeguard the next time i respec prot for this. (going pvp spec for the weekend)
threat will be fine because i'll put vigilance on others after phase 1
Cashius
stack wrote:
you realise if cash is moving for 1.5 seconds, that is going to be at least 2.7 seconds without a heal?

anyway i'll have safeguard the next time i respec prot for this. (going pvp spec for the weekend)
threat will be fine because i'll put vigilance on others after phase 1

yeah all i can do is throw a 12k holy shock out, if it crits, while jumping out of a defile

beautiful stackee, already that gives me a tonne more confidence :) everywhere i look on the net strategists are saying it's an OP talent for this fight (finally comes in useful) and warrs are the best OT's for this because of it
Cashius
as an afterthought, just when to most optimally use intervene itself -

Soul reaper is basically a 'dot' that ticks once 5 seconds after application, and once applied, increases attack speed for 5 seconds to 100%, then after the dot HITS for 60k (mitigated) 'Shadowstrike' damage (shadow or physical, whichever is worse for the target), increases damage done by 100% for another 5.

So the whole thing lasts 10 seconds, but tbh the first 5 seconds dont worry me, even LK attacking 100% faster and hitting for 20-30k every second or so isn't going to scare me seeing as I cast very quickly anyway, but its the 40-60k shadow strike, then 40-50k hits every 2 seconds that scares me, so i'm thinking:

tl;dr summary
Soul Reaper cast
1
2
3
4 (intervene now)
5 (60k spike - safeguarded)
6 (stackee may take this first hit, but it wont be a problem anyway because im usually spamming him, with beacon on Rem) (Rem's safeguarded)
7 (safeguarded)
8 (safeguarded)
9 (safeguarded)
10 (safeguarded)

with the last 6 seconds of the thing mitigated hardcore

im excited
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