Sunday, April 6, 2008
Nihilum Does Brutallus - Some Quick Observations
A little raiding guild by the name of Nihilum is at it again, making headlines with videos of some big-time encounters. Their latest, posted last Friday, features the smooth take-down of Brutallus -- so smooth in-fact, that the video goes perfectly with a plain bagel, and is actually just a tad boring.
But aside from being a borderline 4-minute snooze-fest, there's actually quite a bit to see that is totally worthwhile. And, with 3 Warlocks in their raid group, we could all probably learn a thing or two as well.
For starters, it's interesting to note that all 3 Warlocks are 0/21/40 (or a variant of such) and that all have sacrificed their Succubus for the added Shadow damage. I know that shouldn't be all that surprising, but it's interesting that Blood Pact isn't being utilized in their setup to help pad the tank from Brutallus's damage. What's even more surprising, in this regard, is that they are actually increasing the Brut's damage by using Curse of Recklessness!
Using Recklessness against a casting boss is one thing, but I definitely wouldn't expect it to be used against a T6-level melee'ing boss.
Also of interest is how quickly the DPS picks up after Brutallus is pulled. The Warlocks don't even have time to cast Corruption before they start Shadow Bolt spamming! One 'lock does get off an Immolate (which I believe is argued as a better choice than Corruption in a situation like this), and does so more than once during the duration of the battle. But that's it as far as Shadow Bolt compliments go. And with Buzzkill doing almost 2400 DPS at one point, it's hard to argue that they're not doing it absolutely right.
Anyway, enough of my boring banter. Here's the video.