Raked: That must be the worst injury a gamer could have.
Me: He still has his other hand.
Raked: Well.. maybe being blind then.
Roshii: There's this guy who plays WoW and he's blind, and he's in a pretty progressive guild too.
Me: He's got an item named after him!
Raked: Well FINE! How about both hands cut off?
Me: I wonder if you can play with your feet.
Raked: I give up!
There are a number of ways to deal with the heads of Magaera. She's a hydra and to beat her you have to kill 7 of her heads. She has 3 different coloured heads - red, blue and green.
The red heads deal fire damage, the green ones do nature/poison damage and the blue ones do frost damage.
In LFR, people only seem to kill red and green heads, and move back and forth from two spots. Apparently this is the hardest technique on normal mode because you need higher dps. However, it's the one most people are familar with.
It is interesting listening to the DPS talking about what is manageable from a raiding point of view. As there didn't seem to be an enrage timer, they killed the heads down and for the first few heads it was ok. However, damage ramped up ENORMOUSLY when we got to the 4th head. Mana was depleted by the 4th head! And by then, we couldn't heal up people anymore with cinders. Healing cooldowns were sorted out but we probably needed double cooldowns from head 4.
We tried playing around with the blue head for a bit, and the ice kiting was unfamiliar so we had some issues with that and decided we didn't like it. Back we went to the Red/green method.
However, I'm not sure about our mana. It was really hard on the healers, and perhaps we just need to rotate our CDs better. Also, we were missing spellpower without Az there, making our healing even worse.
Hope we can get there again next week!