You were probably expecting to see a screenshot of my shadow priest mindflaying away on the new holiday boss, weren’t you? But I don’t have any screenshots of that run due to a funny little glitch. You see, I was talking to my SO as I queued in the dungeon finder to go fight Lord Ahune. And although I am positive I queued as a DPS (I have never ever queued her as a healer as I have never healed as a priest despite having forked over $1k G for dual spec holy), I got sent in as a healer.
The group, 4 guildies from another server, didn’t remember anything about the boss. I took that opportunity to tell them I’d never healed and had not intended to heal but would give it my best shot. The ice stone was melted, and then I watched the adds run around and eat the rogue. And then the other melee, DPS, then the shadow priest, myself, and the tank.
Uh, that didn’t go so well.
We briefly discussed what it was exactly that folks should be doing (melee should hit what the tank is hitting not tank mobs), and take 2 was so flawless we killed Ahune in our first pass of his ready to be damaged state (yes I DoT’d and wanded my bony undeaded arms off during that phase.)
I was so pleased that we all survived and killed Ahune that I felt just like the jumping for joy murloc suited me above.
I went on to kill him on two other characters with two to three friends plus some LFD peeps to round out our party. And this is coming from someone who stubbornly 3-manned most of the holiday bosses last year with my and my SO’s army of alts and was not excited about having to go with a full 5-man party via LFD.
So far I haven’t seen any of the shiny new fun loot (the shaman did get a cloak upgrade for her healing set though), but am crossing my fingers that at least one of my ladies gets to take home a frosty elemental pet. Several could also use the Frostscythe of Lord Ahune.
For reference, here are the possible ilvl 232 cloaks obtainable from his chest:
- Cloak of the Frigid Winds
- Shroud of Winter’s Chill
- The Frost Lord’s War Cloak
- The Frost Lord’s Battle Shroud
- Icebound Cloak
How’s your Summer Fire Festival going so far? I’ve only toe-dipped with Ahune at this point, but hope to get further along with the achievement this year than I did last year.