Vaelastrasz to 6%. Lots of mana to throw around.
So, there I was. With 39 other people looking at the sleeping Dragon.
Vaelastrasz the Corrupted, sworn enemy of Nefarian. They encountered him last Friday when they first brought Razorgore down. I wasn't there for that. I was here for this.
I was in the Main Tanks group. Told where to stand. We check the totems range. Check.
The fight starts with everyone blasted. The Tank is hooboy taking damage fast. So I drop my totems and back off. I throw a heal. "I've got to manage my mana," I'm thinking to myself. I'm a Shaman and every fight in my life has involved managing mana. The Main Tank drops and then a new Tank comes into action and I'm told I'm on fire. "Okay. What do you need to me to do." "Run to the left." I look to the left and see the crowd. "WHAT do you want me to do?!" "Run to the left."
Ever been the bomb in the Baron Geddon fight in MC? You don't run TOWARDS the group. You run away. To explode by yourself, preferably in a confined space to limit how high you're thrown.
"Run to the left." Run to the group?? I die where I stood. The raid quickly dies around me. I never seen 40 people die that fast. Vael? He's tough.
Running back I clarify things. I'm supposed to run to the back where Vael's tail is. Then I die. Ah. That's easy.
And managing mana? In a Vael fight? What a noob. Vael gives you all the mana/energy/rage that you could ever need. To fight him. Just mash the spells keys, healing, everything. He's tough but lets you do your worst when trying to kill him. He's not a bad creature. He's been corrupted and in his heart hates the fact that he's got to kill you.
Alright, third try that night we got him down to 6%. That's not bad. It's only our 2nd visit to Vael.