Post by Porcell
I have a question in regards to the final phase of the Lich King fight, 10 man normal mode.
First the background. After about 10 attempts, we are finally getting into phase 3 consistently and easily. I've been druid healing the fight. We ended up having to call the raid early because of someone's connection issues, but we got 2 solid pulls in phase 3.
Here's what happened. Both times, I (the druid healer) got the first Soul Harvest. I get into Frostmourne and am healing the NPC. I'm spamming heals into him and get him up to around 80% or so health. I am not trying to interrupt the Soul Rip
cast. As my 60 second debuff is about to expire, the Warden is still alive. At this point I die inside Frostmourne and my corpse appears back outside.
My first question is: Did I die inside Frostmourne because the Warden did not die before my 60 second debuff wore off?
I want to assume that this is the case. From what I've read, Restore Soul
is "Used by Terenas when the Spirit Warden is defeated." Since the Spirit Warden was not defeated before my debuff wore off, I'm assuming my soul was consumed and that's why I died. The only thing my combat log says is " was instantly killed by Soul Harvest."
In the Wowhead Lich King article it says "Terenas will do more damage as his health goes higher, so healers should only focus on that." Also, "The Spirit Warden has a Soul Rip channeled spell, which should be interrupted as soon as possible, as it will damage Terenas badly."
So the questions:
1) Am I correct in assuming that I died inside Frostmourne because the Spirit Warden was not dead before my Soul Harvest debuff wore off.
Assuming #1 is correct:
2) As a druid healer, should I a) just spam more heals, b) spam more heals and try and interrupt Soul Rip (Bearform and Bash? Cyclone?), or c) heal enough to keep Terenas alive and Moonfire/Wrath the Spirit Warden since there's a 100% damage buff from Harvested Soul
I guess I went into that phase assuming that I just had to keep Terenas alive, and not that I really had to top him off or have the Spirit Warden killed. I thought that, seeing the debuff ticking down, that as long as Terenas was alive when that debuff finished, I'd be ported back out and we'd go on with the fight. It it just a matter of me needing to spam more heals into him?
Post by Porcell
Spirit Warden Comment:
"The most important thing about defeating the Spirit Warden is to interupt his spell cast immediately, no matter if you're a healer or a dps. If you don't have any option to interupt spellcasts, this gets significantly harder.
As healer, just heal Teneras Menethil and don't worry about DPSing the Spirit Warden and Teneras will grow stronger over time, eventually defeating the Spirit Warden all on his own."
Well, I guess that's the answer right there. If I had interrupted the Soul Rip cast, Terenas would have been much higher health and probably would have killed the Warden in time.