The other night I had my very first foray into heroic modes. Ever. Normal mode Dragon Soul has got increasingly boring over the last couple months and at many points I felt distinctly too powerful while downing the bosses. Heroic modes have changed all that and although I’m entering these rather late in the expansion, they provide me with a fun challenge that has me pushing healing to my limit. And here’s the very first of them – Morchok!
So I’ve been on the hunt for a good guild and a good group of people to raid with. I have a trial run on Friday with what seems to me to be a fantastic group of folks whose raid philosophy I really agree with. However, it’s been ages since I’ve healed a normal raid before…nevermind as a super short gnome.
I’ve done Dragon Soul on normal but it’s been a while and everything’s fuzzy. You know what they say – the best way to learn something is to explain it out to others. So this is my crash course/recap for anyone who is recently returning to game and is looking to heal normal mode Dragon Soul. Mind you this is very much a healer’s quick cheatsheet version of what to be aware of – for more indepth details on mechanics/strats feel free to hit up any of the links in the resources section. Time to take down some internet dragons! Rawr! Oh yeah….I’m also going to give these bosses some cool names/titles just to make things entertaining here.
Today I finally ventured into Dragon Soul….just to say hi. I couldn’t help but notice how different the experience was from my first foray into Firelands. I enjoyed these fights a whole lot more! There wasn’t an insane amount of trash to be had, the first boss took a few attempts but was relatively painless, as was the following one. The mechanics were interesting and didn’t give me the impression they were designed by a complete sadist. So far, so good.
Speaking of downing bosses, let’s talk about Morchok….Father of Ozruk! Well, not really….or maybe? They do look alike! Here’s how to take him from the perspective of a healer. For clarity, this post is about dealing with Morchok on 10 man normal mode.