Welcome to the exciting world of healing The Fist of the Father (savage), where anything and everything that goes wrong is entirely your fault.
As a level 60 healer, you’ve already learned this from countless PUGs and angry dps standing in things, so you should be good to go. Make sure to have a box of tissues handy for your healer tears before clicking yes to that ready check.
This is Faust, he’s here to welcome you to AS1. With his fists. Applied directly to your face and sensitive regions. Your job here is to keep both tanks alive through increasingly heavy damage while putting out enough dps that your group can meet the check. Sounds simple enough, right? At first glance this may seem like a dps check, but don’t be fooled, this is a healer check. Stance dance too much and your tank dies? Absolutely your fault. Wipe at 1%? Well clearly you should have stance danced more, so that’s also your fault. Basically just accept that you can’t win and push through.
Once you clear Faust, collect up your loot an-
Wait. Where’s the loot? Are you telling me this guy isn’t the actual boss? But he just wiped us like 20 times…
Okay, here’s the actual boss, I guess? This fight is almost identical to the normal version, but everything hits harder and there are more damage causing things in general (adds, lasers, etc). Loosely translated, this means the tanks and dps are going to think this fight is super straightforward because they’ve been farming normal mode for ages, while you’re over in the corner crying because you need to handle all the things.
Phase one is designed to lull you into a false sense of security and introduce you to mechanics. Don’t worry if health bars fall low (unless they fall to 0, in which case maybe worry) – this gets the dps used to having low health bars, so they hopefully won’t whine during the last phase and distract you. You’ll thank me later.
Just like in the normal version of the fight, Oppressor pops his phone a friend and shit starts to get real. Heavy damaging abilities like prey are now doubled, so you might want to turn off cleric’s stance and actually pay attention to the health bars (I know, I know, we all want to be dps deep down inside). Pick a tank and try not to let them die, or any of the dps, or your co-healer, or you. You’re about to get hit with a terrifying barrage of deadly abilities, and if someone dies it’s a wipe, and it’s your fault. Even if you get one-shot because the oppressors have like 8 stacks from when they were kept too close together, it’s still your fault.
Is the stress setting in yet? Good. Because you have another 6 or so minutes of nail biting, high pressure fun to go!
The most important thing as a healer is to understand the abilities the boss uses, and how they’re going to royally screw your group over. Phase 2 rotation goes something like this:
- Oh hey everyone took a ton of damage from gunnery pod, but we’re still okay
- Here come the adds! Still pretty ok- oh no green puddles everywhere, is that one on a laser? What’s this world coming to?!
- Wait guys why do two people have prey I thought the tank buster was coming up so I need to heal through prey top off tank and WHY IS EVERYONE DYING
- Okay we survived the double prey tank buster, I think we’re doing ok- oops, here comes a huge aoe that picks off the people at low health that I missed while I was panicking about all of the above
- *robots fly into the air, leaving your ravaged corpses behind*
- *green puddles wipe out the few brave souls left alive while you weep*
Should you survive all of these shenanigans, the oppressors will land and the cycle of pain will continue until the boss dies or you hit enrage (which, incidentally, is also your fault).
Remember: No pressure, but every wipe is directly caused by you.
Don’t screw up.
Tips for working with your co-healer
A solid healing synergy & camaraderie is key for success in this fight. If your co-healer makes a mistake and their tank dies, be sure to make fun of them mercilessly by pointing out that your tank is still alive and their’s isn’t. Just make sure your tank doesn’t die while you do this. Seriously. That ruins the whole point.
~ Eva ☕
(can you tell I’m regretting my choice to play Scholar this expansion?)
Note: This is post #4 for my Blaugust 2015 attempt!