Last week, our trek into ICC resulted in our healers screaming “Take it off heroic!” as the tanks were tossed aside like ragdolls in a blender.

Heroic Lootship was the only encounter where we got 277 purples, normal Put gibbed our main tank merely seconds into the encounter, and apparently the Blood Princes were not the real Blood Princes and were just imitating… because they would NOT stand up.

Well, after many hotfixes and addon updates, we marched into ICC last night and successfully stomped out 10/12 heroic bosses, ending at heroic Sindragosa who is still quite mean. Even with my 76k health, I got insta-gibbed by a 35k melee hit and a 55k Frost Breath back-to-back.

Speaking of which…

Yesterday I stayed home from work, sick. Figuring rest is for the weak, I dove into the Prot changes headfirst… and came out not too worse for wear. If you’re mainspec Ret, the Prot rotation/priority system isn’t too difficult to grasp.

If you’re like me and have a strong prot offspec, I highly recommend taking a look at Rhidach’s 4.0.1 guide here. I really needed it, seeing as I was supposed to be tanking ICC-25 later that night!

Now that we’re on the topic of 4.0.1 guides, I believe I’ve finished compiling updated info for my Ret 101 page! Check it out here or click the link at the top!

4 Responses to “Redemption!”

  1. Rhidach October 20, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    This post’s title brings me back to the glory days of that one time I didn’t screw up Halion.

    • Antigen October 20, 2010 at 12:56 pm #

      Halion & Rhidach’s Folly, a narration:

      The raid tenses as they see Combustion cast on Rhidach, painfully remembering the last time he got it and never moved, dropping it in melee.

      “Redemption!”, Rhidach yelled in glee as he ran away from his friends, intending to correct his previous mistake.

      A brief silence befell the raid as everyone realized his second mistake: he ran his debuffed self right in the middle of a patch of fire.

  2. Issy October 20, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

    Thanks for the linky to your Ret 101 page – I left a comment there :)

    I’m about to raid with my ret for the first time since 4.01 tonight (_if_ my server comes back up). I hope my tanks aren’t blenderyfied because if they are I’m usually the boss’ next target :P

    • Antigen October 20, 2010 at 12:58 pm #

      I saw your comment; hopefully I answered it well enough!

      And it looks like they curbed boss damage in ICC and RS since our initial foray, so (hopefully) no need to fret!

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