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Originally Posted by Asylan
I don't want to prolong the conversation pertaining to S3D anymore than it needs to be but I really think I need to clarify something. (Hopefully this thread will help others who are not quite getting it, like me, heh)
I am main tanking sarth in Heroic. There are 25 people. Can I still wait until TT to start popping my extreme CDs?
Last night I tried not using any CDs until Shadrack (lol) dropped. As soon as Sarthy phase-shifted I popped AMS. Next IBF. Next I put up Mark of Blood to try to get some health from the hits ensuing at this point. Right at the raid warning for Vespy's portal I pop vampiric blood and hopefully don't have too quick of breaths at this point so that my AMS is back up. For the first cooldown I use AMS. Still waiting for IBF to be back up at this point, so the healers use one CD on the
second breath. Then I cover the third. That's as far as I can get because DPS are still dying to fissures and lava waves.
On Sunday I'd like to try not using any CDs until Vespy's portal has spawned because that would make A) my job way easier and B) the healers won't have to use anything until after 2 FBs have gone by. I managed to get my HP up to 43.5k with shout last night, I love being a JC!
I did it last night (specced Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft) using rune tap right after the first mediocre breath (post shadron but pre-vesperon), death pact after the second (night of the dead making it no issue to get the CD back up - I was pretty much summoning him and using a petattack macro to send him for drakes), and then had the healers just keep me up after the 3rd one. Then when vesperon landed I started rotating through AMS -> IBF -> Bone Shield + AMZ + Monarch Crab (to try to prolong charges) -> Army of the Dead if AMS didn't come up soon enough. If I ended up having to blow Army, then AMS and IBF would be up for the 2 breaths after that, and by then Shadron would be down and everyone would be in the twilight realm. I did this with a LOT of 10 man gear being solo healed by a resto druid (until Shadron died, then a resto shaman switched to help keep me up since my avoidance wasn't too great and I was taking severe melee damage). To be honest it's more or less just about getting people to survive flame walls - it took us probably around 90 attempts before we finally got a kill, with literally only 1 attempt other than the kill having Vesperon go down.