I had a whole day full of exciting raids today.
This afternoon’s raid on my paladin was pretty good. We made short work of Saurfang, Festergut, and Rotface, despite having some new people (as in “never seen the fight” new). There were a fewwipes, but nothing to be too ashamed of. I snagged Lockjaw, an actual, honest-to-goodness healer weapon on Rotface. Bye-bye, dps sword. Combined with the t10 chest I bought and the pants I got yesterday (being the only holy paladin has its advantages :P) my gear is looking pretty sweet these days. Except for that ridiculous Naxx shield, which I don’t think I will ever be rid of. Anyway, after downing the first few fights like clockwork we spent the rest of the afternoon wiping on the Blood Princes.
In what turned out to be an eerily similar night raid on my priest, we had already downed Festergut, so we started off the evening with a one-shot on Rotface, despite, once again, a group with a bunch of first-timers in the raid. We then wiped a few times on Putricide before giving it up as bad job and then went and wiped on, you guessed it, Blood Prince Council for about an hour. Finally, we gave that up as a no-go as well, and we finally convinced the group to try Dreamwalker, despite nobody having confidence in our healing team to be able to get the job done. As you may well know, I fancy myself as something of a pretty decent healer, so I took this as a personal affront. I was overjoyed when we one-shotted her. It was a brilliant fight. My sister didn’t miss a beat on her stacking, never letting them drop off. And thanks to a healthy boost from Guardian Spirit, Dreamwalker’s health bar flew upward at an astounding rate over the last 25% or so. We actually got kudos from the raiders for our outstanding healing. It’s enough to make a grown priest cry… with joyful pride. I wish we had convinced the group to try Dreamwalker earlier. I think we would have had a real shot at Sindragosa with this group. Couldn’t have done any worse than we did on Putricide or the Blood Prince Council.
The only down note to the evening is that this may well have been my last raid with my sister for awhile.