Thursday, January 10, 2008

Leotheras Didn't See It Coming...

But, he sure did feel it!

Last night, we went back to SSC to test our mettle against Leotheras the Blind. As per our guild usual on first boss encounters, we're total buffoons for the first 70% of the tries and then get progressivly better in the last 30% of tries. I guess it just takes us a while to get in the groove when learning a new know...have to go through all those typical (and not so typical) mistakes to see what works. But, after 3.5 hours, we finally knocked him into the dark unknown! Not that he can see the difference. ;p

Since we had 3 prot tanks in the raid, I was kitty for the fight. And I have to say, it's a rather frustrating fight for melee. With the whirlwind phase and having to hold off damage until a warrior or, for demon phase, warlock has aggro, I felt like I spent more time running away and to Leo than shredding him. /bleh

As I said, we worked on him pretty much all evening...with one trash reclear. But, even though it seemed to take us longer to get it figured out with Leo than it did for Hydross and Lurker, I still think it's good that we were able to kill him on our first evening of working on him.

The goodies he dropped were; Gloves of the Vanquished Champion which went to Ledde, my favorite Innervatee, Gloves of the Vanquished Defender went to Maulmorr, Baklor got both the Girdle of the Invulnerable and Plans: Boots of the Protector. Grats all!!!!

Ok...tried to 'type' Braille using spaces and asteriks, but blogger sporked it all up. So, rather than making you look at a little starry group of asteriks and 'guess' what I tried to type in Braille, I'll have you guess what these two lines are from for your points. 10, as per usual.

The Miller and his merry olde Wife,
shee scrapte her tripe licke thou the


Karthis said...

Nice work. =) Any tips to share?

Leo is slated to die next week for us. That is assuming that we can prove that we have all our currently killed bosses under control. (We always have two bosses queued up - right now it's Solarian, who won't last the evening, and Leo. Fathomlord will be next, I think.)

Phaelia said...

Congratulations on Leotheras! I recently had a reader write in to ask me for help with this encounter from the standpoint of a Restoration Druid (he was trouble by his Inner Demons) so I'm at least passingly familiar with the fight's dynamics, though we haven't fought him yet.

"The Miller" and the style in which your quote is written makes me guess that it's from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, though it's been many years since I first read them.

Ferocious Bite said...

@ Karthis

I'll get a post up later today with some tips. They will be from the dps perspective though as I was not tanking this fight.

Be sure to post tips your on Solarian! :)

@ Phaelia

Thankfully, I was in full kitty gear and didn't have a problem killing my demon...well, except for that time I dragged him in the green splashy damage stuff. O.o

It's not from 'The Miller'. Think along the theme of honor of Leo. It's a from the original version of a rhyme. Bonus 5 points if the year is given as well. ;)

Ferocious Bite said...

@ Karthis

Hmmm...let's make that tomorrow or Sat. for the tips. I started it, but didn't get a chance to complete it.

Cowcontroll said...

Three Blind Mice it thou must be, hop i get my points u see!

Ferocious Bite said...

@ Cowcontroll

You are correct! It's from the first puplication of the rhyme in 1609 by Thomas Ravenscroft.