4.2 Firelands: Tier 12 Raid Resources for Patch Week
I’m very pleased to report that I have finally received an e-mail asking a question!
What resources are you guys using for (Firelands) raids?
Icy Veins does a good job with an introduction to the whole raid instance and even presents a suggestion of a progression order on the first 4 bosses:
- Lord Rhyolith;
My own investigation on forums has since discovered that Beth’tilac was once overtuned and now can be completed with T11 normal gear level so that moves it into second spot.
Shannox is suggested to die first because it’s a fairly simple tank and spank fight with adds. The trash leading up to it will also save your raid time if you can clear it first.
Alysrazor has simple mechanics compared to Lord Rhyolith, (dodging fire compared to steering). edit: The mechanics aren’t really that simple at first glance but will be easier once learned. Think Ascendant Council mixed with Al’akir. Check out the Ivy Veins guide for a breakdown of the 4 phases and role responsibilities.
The final order I have suggested for us is:
- Lord Rhyolith;
Learn to Raid
They include both 10 and 25 raid stat videos from the PTR. It also features a nice forum.
Next, we have 25man.com.
But it’s for 25 mans? As we saw in T11, studying up even on larger scale guides can give us ideas for tactics to employ in our raids.
Tankspot, et al.
Lastly, as always we should be reading what we can from forums various class/role forums.
Cataclysm Tier 12 Raids at Tankspot.com has a thread started for each boss.
If you have time, try to study up on at least two of the first fights. Tankspot has the Dungeon Journal entries posted for the bosses and have handy wowhead links of abilties. Some members who have experience on the PTR are posting as well.
For healers, check out Firelands at Plusheal.com (at the moment of writing there are no boss relevant threads started).
What resources are you using for raids? How are you preparing for Firelands? What is your game plan for the first week of Tier 12 raiding?