Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Scientist And His Pets

Dr. Maloriak

I've got a little spare time today so let's go ahead and talk about one of the easier fights in Blackwing Descent. The Add tank is the only person with a hard job, otherwise it's just  a series of stacking up and spreading out. Just barrier as many of his fire cone AOE's as you can during this fight, it's without a doubt the best place to drop Power Word: Barrier. The entire encounter can be healed via smite, unless your 2nd healer isn't doing much, in which case you MIGHT need to use a few aoe shields after the fire aoe's. But honestly there is so much time in between them that you can just continue to Smite/Holyfire and have everyone basically topped by the time its roasting time again.

By the time you get around to a green phase your add tank will be taking a fair amount of damage, may as well drop pain suppression here.

Additionally, during the ice phase, if you have jumpy dps, they may try to break the person who was encased in ice out of their ice block immediately. This does a lot of damage, and if the person doesn't receive a substantial heal before it is broken they will likely die. We have a tool for this, Power Word: Shield! just pop a bubble over them and their health will hardly move when that ice block shatters!

When Maloriak goes into his final phase, just pop fade, this way you have no chance of pulling healing aggro on the Prime Subjects that enter the room.  I make a point of moving every few seconds to avoid those sneaky blue orbs that will spawn beneath you at random. There's also a fairly unimpressive raid wide aoe that he'll cast every now and then. Prayer of healing if you feel the need, if not, keep smiting. The add tank shouldn't be taking substantial damage from his two adds but keep an eye on him anyway and be sure that he doesn't out range your heals.

That may be a little bit long winded, but believe me, he's easy. Just put your most competent tank on add duty, and your best interrupter on Arcane storm, and everyone else can essentially coast by if those two people do their jobs properly.

29 comments:

  1. Those little orbs always sneak up on me. And everyone else.

    But they don't even hurt. It's actually pretty sad.

    Bear tanking the adds was pretty fun, slowing one so he straggling behind, then charging to him - passing by the quicker adds. Rinse and repeat, and you only ever take damage from the straggler.

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  2. http://bddesignclub.blogspot.com/
    check it out & follow. Thanks.

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  3. I tanked maloriak with my feral, 3rd phase was brutal

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  4. The days I've lost to WoW.

    ...The memories.

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  5. Thanks for the tips, when I return to the game I'll use them.

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  6. Its all about the tank job, true :)

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  7. Gawh I need to start playing this

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  8. I remember how frustrated I used to get at this game...

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  9. Ahhh, the memories of healing PUGs... never again.

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  10. hahah it can be so frustrating!
    nice blog, nice posts! will follow your stuff. thanks!

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  11. i dont like going with PUGS. Your tips will be usefull next time

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  12. I'm finding it so hard to get my priest up past 40. x.x It's driving me up the wall, I've never raged so hard at a class.

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  13. Thanks for this little walk-through man, it will make playing the game a whole lot easier.

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  14. Thanks for sharing man. Good info :D

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  15. World of Warcraft. Amiright?

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  16. I still get my butt kick, I suck lol.

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  17. Man it's been a while since I've played disc priest, used to be pvp only.

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  18. Just to add to my previously comment, I think healers are well important too!

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  19. nice little walkthrough there dude :)

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  20. Yeah, we did this guy pretty fast at launch.

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