Friday, June 17, 2011

Cho'gall and Tank Healing Brain Dump

Well, after a night spent wiping on Chogall, I have the following questions/ideas/stuff to get out of my brain. I'm tank-healing (a new role) in a fight that's new to me (and to many of our raid), so I'm trying to get everything down while it's fresh. Feel free to chime in with tips, tricks, or anything else.

1) About what throughput should a tank healer have on this fight? I was managing about 9.6k hps, with my top 3 heals being PW:S, Greater Heal, and Penance, but man, the tanks health yo-yos like crazy.

2) Mana? I've just redone my spec to pick up the shorter shadowfiend cooldown, and hopefully that'll help. Part of the problem (I think) is that I'm always healing the tank on Cho'gall, so I don't really get any downtime to pop Hymn of Hope or just passively regen. I need to talk to the other healers, see if there's a spot where either the raid healer or other tank healer could keep an eye out while I pop it. Same goes for pots of concentration.

3) I need to figure out where in my UI the stupid corruption thing is. Never did find the sound meter for Atremedes, and I suspect it's the same problem.

4)Cooldowns. I need to talk to the tanks about calling these out. Also, I need to figure out how to view their debuffs, see what that fire thing vuhdo shows me is, and what debuff's causing the massive health drops. Once I figure that out, I'll have a better sense of when to panic.

5)GTFO is incredibly helpful for this fight. Seriously, with most of the raid stacked up with me, I can't see a darn thing on the floor. My tunnel healing vision does not help.

6) Power Auras for stacks of Grace and also for PoM. Ooh, and a low health one would be nice. And Inner Focus, Power Infusion, and Pain Suppression. Reminding myself I have these means I'll use them more, and I need to.

7) Shadowfiend macro. Why do I not have one? And while I'm at it, Misdirection macro for the hunter.

8)Do we have only one melee? Maybe we should have one of the ranged stand with the rogue, so the tanks don't have to worry as much about that possession thing.


  1. I do it as a Paladin.

    Really not a hard fight.

    Heal the tank and move out of bad stuff.

    A running joke between a druid who has been teaching me strats (This was only my 2nd week raiding.) and I is

    "Stay out of shit."

    This is pretty much all you have to do during almost every boss fight.

    In all seriousness.

    It will just take some time for you to get used to what you can and can't do.

    We wiped about 30 times on H Omnotron before I could get used to the mechanics.

    (Yes, I'm learning almost all fights on Heroic.
    Just not Sinestra, Nefarian, Chogall, Twin Drakes.)

  2. Try macroing your innerfocus to some of your larger heals like poh and greater heal that way you will be using the spell basically on CD.

    The corruption shouldn't be an issue as hopefully you'll be getting out of the shadow crashes and wont be stacking enough corruption to worry about until phase 2.

    I would say your throughput seems perfectly fine though it isnt a huge indicator of much. The only reason i could see that your tanks should be getting hit so hard would be the worship is taking a tad too long to get? You could try getting a single person on the interrupts if there is someone you can trust to get them and their interrupt is off CD for each worship. You just need them to call out when they are MCed so someone can cover.

    I will end this massive most likely useless post with the macro i use for my gheal on the rare occasions i go disc.

    #showtooltip Greater Heal
    /cast inner focus
    /run UIErrorsFrame:Clear()
    /cast [target=mouseover,exists] Greater Heal

    You can remove the mouse over thing but all it does is proc inner focus and if the spell is on CD the error message is suppressed so you dont have red all over the shop.