Anub’arak – Bane of my existence
There has been a lot of talk about ToC, ToGC. Many people really abhore the fact that we now have basically 4 raid lockouts for a single raid that occurs in a single very boring location. On the other hand, I just recently started raiding 25-mans and frankly, I need the freaking emblems! I’ve got a trophy just sitting in my bag waiting for me to collect another 75 emblems of triumph so I can purchase my tier chestpiece. In addition, I know that I’m missing a few necessary upgrades from the raid (*cough* *trinkets* *cloak* *neck* *off-hand* *cough*). Not to mention….I have a feral set to start upgrading as well. /sigh the life of a druid with potentially 4 or 5 sets of gear.
Anyway, on to what I originally started this post to talk about…. Anub’arak in ToGC. My guild, idiocracy, has been working on this boss for a week or two and I think we might finally down him tonight. Last night we spent probably about 15 to 20 attempts on him and our very last attempt of the night got him to 8%. So, in preparation for this event….I’ve downloaded fraps and windows media encoder in hopes of showcasing my very first resto druid video of our realm-first Anub’arak kill! Here’s to hoping it doesn’t lag me out too badly and prevent me from healing my penetrating cold targets.
On the subject of penetrating cold and healing in phase 3 of this fight….Cows of Cows Loves Cake has a very good post about how he heals it and raiding addons here. As of right now, I’ve specced and glyphed for healing touch for the Anub’arak fight. My talent spec is as follows in the screenshot:
When in this spec, I also equip my old-school Idol of the Avian Heart from Moroes back in Kara and bump up my haste to 577 with a few choice pieces. This gives me an 0.826 second healing touch cast, healing for around 6-7k, and helps me keep up with 2 penetrating cold targets during phase 3. Needless to say, *crossing fingers for realm-first Anub’arak ToGC kill* tonight. Wish us luck and hopefully in a day or two I’ll have a resto druid POV video ready and posted.