First Kill of Magmaw (10n)!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 1 March 2011 11:21 Written by HalonaZAT Wednesday, 2 February 2011 10:30

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…

FBK - Blackwing Descent - Maloriak - 10n

FBK - Blackwing Descent - Magmaw - 10n

The second raid instance to be entered by the freshly minted Halona team (of experienced old ‘raiding hacks!’) was Blackwing Descent. It begins promisingly with its entrance located at the back of the very same terrace that used to be the location that legacy players ended up on in order to fight Nefarion, the ultimate enemy of the 40-player raid classic “Blackwing Lair.” Things have moved on somewhat since those days.

Upon entering, players find themselves in an entrance chamber with stairs leading up to the right and left sides and a closed and locked door directly in front of them. Ascending the stairs takes players to one of two platformed areas. One appears to be home to a collection of earthen looking statues (more on that later perhaps) whilst the other seems guarded by a gigantic worm-like monster. Our team went “worm-side.”

The first evening in the company of the wiggle-some one enabled our team to get a good understanding of the core mechanics of the fight. There were some struggles in figuring out how to best handle the numerous ‘adds’ that spawn during the ‘unchained’ phases and we also needed to adjust the balance of our team to increase our healing potency for a while until we’d figured out how to significantly reduce the damage being taken by all.

Our second evening of attempts allowed the technique to be refined further and in relatively short order, Magmaw became the second Cataclysm era boss to succumb to our charms. Being a proper PVE instance, the loot was all PVE oriented as well which added to the glee enjoyed by the loot-winners.

We’ll be back soon to find out what delights await us atop the right-hand staircase but for this night, Halona members are resting peacefully and dreaming of all the epic loot to come.

Blackwing Descent - Magmaw - 10n - Action Shot 1

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