Sunday, June 19, 2011

4 Hated Robots

Another night, another post. Omnotron defence council system group requires a good deal more concentration on the part of each individual raid member than Magmaw, though the distribution of responsibility is more equal than with our Magmaw strategy (where the hunter isn't allowed to mess up ever.. EVER).  

That said, there are several abilities that place within the hands of your random raiders the ability to screw up in a spectacular manner and likely take down several other raiders with them.  Let's talk about these abilities individually, and from a Discipline Priests perspective.

Annoying Raid Damage! Lasers Ahoy

Incineration Security Measure - While this is certainly a dangerous ability, it is predictable, just make sure nobody is near death, and hell, even if they ARE? shield them, bam, you're awesome. If  you're in a phase during which stacking up is encouraged, power word barrier is recommended.

Acquiring Target - Here is one of those dangerous abilities, big red laser points at a random raid member, a few seconds later it is followed by a flamethrower effect. God willing, the affected person moves to a zone where there are no other members. If they need help, Lifegrip makes for a good temporary substitution for that raiders IQ.

Free Mana! Low Damage!


Arcane Annihalator - This should be getting interrupted all the time anyway, if it doesn't then it still shouldn't be a huge issue assuming it doesn't hit someone who is near death already. However, if Arcanotron pops one of these off while he is standing in his puddle, it will hurt substantially more, and if the person at whom it is fired happens to be standing in Toxitrons chemicle cloud, they'll likely die and you'll be left wondering what the hell just happened. 

Whirlpool -Stand in this, if you're awesome and use atonement you'll not only receive bonus mana regeneration, but enjoy increased throughput due to the puddles DPS increase.

Power Conversion - If for some reason this gets stacked up, yell at your Mage to spellsteal it, no mage? Dispel it yourself.  
Unpredictable but low raid damage


Chain Lightning - Spread out, if Arcanotron is out and you REALLY want to stack up in the puddle then barrier is an option just for the sake of getting the most out of it.

Lightning Conductor - If you need to Lifegrip someone who is oblivious that they have this buff, shield yourself first to avoid getting fried by the jerk



Don't let the slimes touch you or you'll look stupid!


Chemical Cloud - Don't stand in this. ESPECIALLY don't stand in this if you think you might take damage in the next few seconds. If you're a tank, stand the boss in this, please.

Poison Protocol - If you have any melee who tend to be slow, pre-shield them, they MIGHT survive contact with one of the exploding adds. If you're put into a situation where someone cannot avoid being hit by one (DC?) then a shield and pain suppression will let them survive it pretty easily actually. Of course you could just lifegrip them and have nobody take damage!

All said this fight provides a plethora of opportunities to use your spec specific cooldowns, so make use of them whenever you can. If you're the type of disc priest who loves to maximize damage, save Power infusion for yourself until you're standing in one of Arcanotron'ss puddles, pop it and any other Spellpower/Intellect cool-downs and go to town. Or give it to a mage who has stolen stacks of power conversion from Arcanotron, he'll thank you.


32 comments:

  1. I don't hate them! I LOVE THEM <3

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  2. Arcanotron! SpellstealSpellstealSpellsteal 30kdps

    Fun fight. If your arcanotron tank listens to your mage, anyway.

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  3. @SHotS i love them too hahah they look awesome in game

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  4. This looks awesome!
    Keep it up!

    follow'd

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  5. I loved those bots lol, but god knows they were a hassle in the beginning lol.

    I healed that as a favor for some friends, i was in blues and pvp gear, and they tried to recruit me because i was so great lol. Good times.

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  6. "Of course you could just lifegrip them and have nobody take damage!" sounds like a awesome utility that i'll never be able to use, or have any ability's on par.

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  7. Epic raid, I hate these robots though

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  8. Well, this looks quite interesting.
    XD sadly, I don't see the name of the game, if it is one unless "omnotron" is the name of it.

    XD but from what I can tell, it seems nice.
    :PP Following.

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  9. Awesome. Just found this blog , and it took me a minute to realize what it was about. Now that I know, following!

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  10. Those are some bad ass abilities man, I'm going to have to check this game out.

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  11. Everything looks pretty sweet! Yeah I had no idea what it was talking about at first either -_-

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  12. Those things look pretty cool, they remind me of a way better rendered version of Worker 7 and Worker 8 from Final Fantasy Tactics.

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  13. Really into all the variety these fights seem to have.

    In reply to your post on mine: It doesn't do much to quiet the xbox, you might try looking on newegg for some sound insulation they use in PCs... that actually might be a very cool mod!!

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  14. Nice blog! Love the pics
    Following now!

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  15. this is very useful information as I am currently struggling with Blackwing Descent, not the easiest raid around.

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  16. all looks the same, but nice descriptions

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  17. Looks cool, love the visuals.

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  18. Looks good, maybe I should start playing again. I quit last year.

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  19. Never even played this game.

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  20. nice post man. your blog is awesome
    following

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  21. Very nice post, thanks for sharing.

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  22. damn i hated the poison one

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  23. I know what you mean, I HATE them but I do like the way they look in game.

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