Castle Nathria Ahead of the Curve 16th April 2021

So after a great run of hc progression clearing a new HC boss per raid, and in particular SLG, it’s fair to say we hit a bit of a wall on HC Denathrius. Some raid bosses can be forgiving if there’s the odd error or two, however Denathrius isn’t forgiving in the slightest. Everyone has to be on their ‘A’ game, maximising dps uptime whilst doing mechanics meticulously.

So with our usual composition we worked hard to consistently get into P3, finessing P1 and P2 on every attempt, although Armand and Shkar quite often forgot to do ‘march of the penitent’ between P1 & P2 and a number of us were caught out by the ‘crescendo’ from cabalists coupled with ‘massacre’ often led to occasional wipes through being knocked off the platform or sliced by Remornia.

The thing that was really doing us over was ‘fatal finesse’ in P3 and then positioning whilst soaking ‘smouldering ire’. So after 80 odd pulls we realised that our usual 2/3/9 composition was making the kill elusive. So to keep motivation going we agreed to run 2/2/6.

With the smaller composition and smaller boss health pool we started to consistently get to 7% and then it happened in typical ‘synfull’ style we got the kill with 4 people alive including Purpleblade, Sharmand (even though he anked), Lylalaria and Ydrah.

Special mention to Altisha who as he was tossed off the platform into the abyss, taunted Denathrius to allow tank debuffs to drop off of Xialia to help with that last few percent.

Dedication of all raiders and our progression is fantastic as ever……we got the kill after 102 pulls (that’s 102 feasts, 10 cauldrons and at least 1500 augment runes) – well done everyone.

NB Post europhic raid note – interrogation of the logs revealed a trinket being used that caused some deaths in our raid runs… know who you are who are using ‘Splintered Heart of Al’ar’ – killing your fellow guildies to stay alive… Game of Thrones vocabulary ‘Shame…Shame….Shame’.

Now we are focussing on getting everyone AOTC before 9.1 drops when the fun begins all over again.

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