Conclave of Wind is the next encounter that I decided to tackle in video format! For this encounter, I am on Anshal’s (nature) and Nezir’s (frost) platforms, so you will not see any excitement from Rohash’s (wind) platform in this video. This video was taken pre-4.1, so you also won’t see any of the new toys or shorter cooldowns in use during the video. I am primarily tank healing again for this encounter, so it will be similar in perspective to my Halfus video. In addition to adding some notes below, I’ve also added a couple of notes into the video!
A friendly reminder that this video will be viewed best at one of the higher resolutions and in full screen, the notes added may not be readable at lower resolutions.
A few notes!
- Beru, why are you on the boring platform? To answer simply – because I put myself there! But in all honesty, I lead our raids which from time to time does have an effect on my play. I was concerned that I would not be able to give the appropriate attention needed for the wind platform while leading and would be a detriment to my raid over there. We also have a very competent healing team, and I knew that any of them would be up to the task! We usually use the a Holy Priest, Resto Shaman and Disc Priest on Rohash’s platform – but have also had a resto druid as part of that combination as well.
- How do you druid the Rohash Ultimate? Now, I have never had this responsibility, but as I understand it from the druid that does it regularly “it’s the easiest job in the fight”. Once Rohash tosses you into the air, you pop into ToL and put a 3 stack on both yourself and your partner in crime (we use a shadow priest who can disperse during the ultimate, but rogues work well too), along with rejuvs and swiftmend as necessary. As Rohash finishes his Ultimate and drops you, shift over into cat form to reduce your fall damage. Your priest will be levitating themselves. Wait for the calvary to arrive, and head back to Nezir’s platform.
- Why two people for Rohash’s Ultimate? The reason you want to place two people on Rohash’s platform for the ultimate is because it will mean there are more targets for him to select for Slicing Gale. This in turn means that one person won’t have 7 – 8 stacks by the end of the ultimate and there is a more even, and survivable, split of damage during (and after) the ultimate phase.
- When do you know it’s time to jump back to the wind platform? With good communication! There should always be communication about the status of the wind burst between those currently on the platform to those who are returning to the platform.
- WoL on Rohash’s Platform. While you are learning this encounter, it’s very beneficial to make sure that you have someone on Rohash’s platform uploading WoL so that you can determine exactly what is happening over there – as that is likely where most of your trouble with the encounter will be. If you are on the Nature/Frost platform your parses will not pick up everything from Rohash’s platform. We generally upload two different WoL each night we see this encounter: one from me, and one from Brade on Rohash.
- Mind those frost patches! Towards the end of Nezir’s ultimate, the raid should scatter so that your entire raid doesn’t eat a frost patch (as you see happen in the second ultimate that I am on Nezir’s platform). You will inevitably lose folks if this happens.
- What is your platform split? We use the following:
Anshal’s Platform: 1 Tank, 2 Healers, 1 Frost DK kiter, 6 DPS (combination of ranged and melee).
Rohash’s Platform: 3 Healers, 7 DPS (combination of ranged and melee, basically people who can navigate the platform well). One thing to note here is that to use 3 healers here, your DPS needs to be sufficient to bring the storm shield down. If they are slow, no amount of extra healing will help. You may need to consider 2 healers and 8 DPS on this platform, depending on your raid.
Nezir’s Platform: 1 Tank, 2 Healers.