Healing Heroic Atramedes (video guide)   2 comments

I will be looking at Heroic Atramedes for my next video guide. Atramedes is one of the more frustrating encounter to learn – but once everyone gets the hang of things, is one of the easier encounters in this tier of content. I am raid healing for this encounter, so you will see me primarily focus on the raid and providing spot heals on the tank.

A friendly reminder that this video will be best viewed at one of the higher resolutions and and in full screen.

A few notes!

  • Gongs in the ground phase.  We use a ranged DPS (usually our moonkin, but anyone can do it) to bang the gongs for searing flames.  Our air phase gongers use the ones furthest from the raid, so that we have ones close to the raid for the ground phase.
  • Dealing with the adds.  I didn’t mention this in the video, however make sure that all of your DPS turn their name plates on so that they can target the adds quickly and with ease.  If a raid member in the ranged group gets an add on them, they should take a few steps forward so that your ranged DPS doesn’t have to turn around to attack the add.  Additionally, don’t forget to silence/interrupt them!
  • Raid Cooldowns.  While we don’t really use raid cooldowns at any particular time anymore, we did use them during the searing flames and/or the modulate immediately following the flames while we were learning the encounter.  This isn’t as potent a combination anymore with the changes made to the mechanics of the encounter, however timing cooldowns for these moments still has potential to help while learning the encounter.  Aura Mastery, Raid Wall and Warrior Wall are great for searing flames.  We found Power Word Barrier to be better for the modulate immediately after Searing Flames, so that you knew where your raid was going to be when casting barrier.  Additionally, both spirit link totem and tranquility can be used anytime there is high raid damage.
  • One more thing about positioning.  The positioning that we use make it VERY easy on your tank!  As 95% of the sound discs will be moving in the same direction as the raid, your tank will have minimal dodging during the ground phase.
I hope that you found this helpful!  Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or feedback!

Posted May 10, 2011 by Beruthiel in Druid Healing, Healing, Video

2 responses to “Healing Heroic Atramedes (video guide)

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  1. Beru, you mentioned the gong ringers in the beginning use the farthest ones first. Does that mean they do no DPS on Atramedes, or do they just move close to the farthest gong right before the Searing Flame so they can hit it quickly?

    The positioning there is really a great idea, and something I’ll bring up if we ever get to him in a 25-man.

    • The gong ringers in the air phase will use the ones that are futherest from the raid, so that the ones that are banged during the ground phase are those closest to the raid. The gonger also moves over early, so that they are in position before the searing flames start to cast.

      I might not have been terribly clear about that :)

      Let me know if that doesn’t clarify it some!

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