HoTs and DoTs: A Restoration Druid and Shadow Priest


Rhonin was suitably grateful. And we had a nice turnout at the Eventide, too.

Rhonin was suitably grateful (thank you for the cloak, btw). We had a nice turnout at the Eventide, too.

Our 10 man group defeated Algalon the Observer on Sunday. If you’re following Lathere’s and my Achievements closely you probably already know that. It took us 3 weeks: 2 hours and 33 minutes all up to kill him. The learning curve for us went something like this:

Week 1: Our two tanks got their timing perfect
Week 2: Our star killer got his timing perfect
Week 3: We managed to stop accidentally phasing out

Thus… you may now address me as Starcaller Cassandri!

I’ve blogged about Algalon before, I think, and I have to put him up there are one of my all time favourite boss encounters. For Shadow Priests it’s actually really quite straight forward.

1. Equip your Glyph of Dispersion
2. DPS the dude
3. Don’t stand on a Collapsing Star when it’s low on health
4. Don’t stand within 10 yards of those nasty red void things
5. Hit Dispersion before he finishes his Big Bang cast


[youtube eS4yQUs9GKs Vitare vs Algalon (10 man) - click to enlarge]

Enjoy the video! Make sure you have your sound on, I love both these songs and the Celestial Planetarium ambiance track.

Lathere had a much trickier assignment – gather up all the constellations with healing agro and maneuver them to close up the black holes without accidentally phasing herself – all while healing, of course!

And the best part about our victory was that we beat the other guild 10 man to it. And they got Firefighter almost 1 month before us (which they bragged about quite a bit!) Gotta love a bit of friendly competition, hey?

7 Responses to “Starcaller”

  1. Congratulations!

    One of the best titles in the game. Well done.
    .-= Cynwise of Stormwind’s last blog … BG Hero =-.

  2. VokNo Gravatar says

    Aye, congratulations!
    .-= Vok’s last blog … Epic Encounters 2 – The Lurker Below =-.

  3. KCnecrolNo Gravatar says

    Excellent job – I am currently working on this fight as well. We are having a lot of problems due to the fact that a good portion of our 10 man raid DPS is melee and the aoe explosion locations are not being too friendly…

    But yes – that title is one of the coolest in game :)
    .-= KCnecrol’s last blog … Welcome! =-.

  4. GitarooNo Gravatar says

    Congrats on the kill.

    Why do you have your healer close the constellations though? Having the non-active tank do it is the pain free way.

  5. PapaNastyNo Gravatar says

    the girls asked me to explain why we don’t have a tank do it

    The first reason most ppl in guild would come up with is that us tanks are lazy (which is also true lol).

    But mainly we get lath to do it because she has healing aggro from them anyway. Thus she doesn’t need to target and taunt them, she can then move around and close the portals while healing and thus we lose no hps or dps via her closing the portals rather than a tank.

    A tank doing it, is then unable to dps the boss while they have constellations, likewise they need to “be” in a certain place at a certain time to taunt, this is just additional hassle.

    Only real drawback to this method, is if the druid isn’t able to multi task (and lath, being a lady, is able to multi task without any problems), or if the tank accidentially gets aggro on one or more (since she can’t conveniently taunt them). But then once the tank phases out from the 5th phase punch, he’s going to lose aggro on them anyway, it’s just a little less convenient for closing black holes until he gets phased.

  6. CassandriNo Gravatar says

    Papanasty is the pink bar at the top of Omen. I do what he says. :P

  7. PapaNastyNo Gravatar says

    It’s a Manly Pink

    just incase anyone was wondering….

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