Friday, 24 October 2008

The Nerfed Karazhan

Thursday night Kam went into Karazhan as healer, with the intention of trying out a 0/0/61 spec, seeing how using a spell rotation as suggested by Jagerbombz would work.

Unfortunately Karazhan is now just plain easy. Before patch 3 we could get almost all the bosses killed in 3 lots of 3.5 hour runs, except maybe Nightbane, over a total of 10 and a half hours. Last night we killed everything except Nightbane, Illhoof and Maiden in 3 and a half hours. I mean really. We even killed the elite packs of party guests! Kam managed to grab the tier 4 gloves and helm and many badges.

An earth shield and riptide was all that was needed to keep the main tank up, and some chain heals to top the raid off. While I agree that Blizzard spending a lot of time balancing stuff at level 70 would be a waste of their time, it seems the only serious healing practise is to be had in Zul'Aman or some new instances come Wrath.


Calandris said...

lol last nigth my guild decided to try a speed run kara. Before this we were doing 3 hour clears.

We went in with 1 tank, 1 healer, and 8 dps. had a pet OT when needed(moroes). the average was t5 gear. 80 minute clear. Our DPS got overzealous and dangerous at times which caused a few deaths which slowed us down. Elemental shaman pulling the aoe packs in moroes room will still get that shaman killed.

it was downright fun.

Jagerbombz said...

Yeah, Kara is a bad place now to test rotations. I recommend ZA for some sort of challenge for healing. I ran BT the last week and the rotation worked well. Most of the time I would Riptide and chain heal. Very few times did I need to cast anything else, especially when you have a riptide enhanced chain heal critting for 6.5k.

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