First Kill of Valiona and Theralion (10n)!

Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2011 04:38 Written by HalonaZAT Thursday, 16 June 2011 11:30

Halona is an Alliance PVE raiding guild on the Silvermoon-EU realm. Practicing the ‘ZAT’ approach to raiding, they regularly recount their newest ‘First Boss Kills’ or ‘FBKs’ through posts like these. Read on to find out which encounter has just been defeated…

First Kill of Valiona and Theralion (10n)!

First Kill of Valiona and Theralion (10n)!


Twas a dark and stormy night,
And the wind was howling fast.
When a bare-footed lass with clogs on,
Stood dancing on the grass.

Our second visit to the chamber of Valiona and Theralion provided us with our first proper opportunity to work on this encounter after our brief preview attempt the week before. The fight is rather a mixed bag, depending upon the role you play in the team. Tanks have a relatively straight-forward role to play when compared to other encounters and pass the time swapping responsibility back-and-fore throughout the attempt. Healers have a significantly harder time than the tanks due to the significant amount of shared AoE damage being taken across the entire team for the duration although since this is almost par-for-the-course these days it presents a stern challenge but nothing too excessive.

The DPS contingent find themselves split; those that prefer to do their damage from range face the challenge of being required to move frequently throughout each stage of the fight making it hard for them to put down roots and spin-up their rotations. The melee DPS have by far the easiest time of all on this encounter. Able to stay on target for all bar the phase-changes, this is a rare opportunity for them to enjoy a nice easy fight – in the post Cataclysm world, that’s a much appreciated change of pace.

In any case, the majority of our practice involved perfecting the movement of the ranged players and finding ways to cope with the overall level of AoE damage being taken. Once we found our way past those obstacles, the successful kill was quickly achieved. Our progress continues unabated therefore and we look forward to our next visit to these halls where the next challenge awaits.

Finally, a special mention must go to both the ‘Worg Pup’ and the ‘Creepy Worm’ who proudly joined us on our successful attempt, being the proud standard bearers for the “Brotherhood of the Orange Circle” (melee-DPS) and the “Sisters of the Golden Star” (ranged-DPS/Healers) allowing our fighting members to be bestowed with the “Skull o’ Doom” during combat as a sign to others that something bad was about to happen. They performed their task perfectly and with honor. Here’s to “The Worg and the Worm!”


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