Ahhhhh, finally. It feels really good to get here. Unless I do a Ruby Sanctum strat, this will be the last time I write a strat for this expansion.
Whoa, really? That’s nuts! We’ve come along way from Ulduar together, you and I.
All right then, ladies and gents, night elves and tauren, let’s take on the Lich King!
In it’s entirety, the Lich King fight seems pretty complicated, but if you think about it in phases, it’s really pretty simple. I didn’t consciously decide to do it, but I think I really saw each phase as a fight of its own, and that made it a lot easier to understand and then execute properly.
This fight is like a song with three verses and a chorus. You’ll do Phase 1, then a transition phase, then Phase 2 followed by another transition, and then Phase 3. So we’re going to lay it out just that way.
For the past few weeks, my guild has been trying to down the Lich King on 25-man. Like many guilds right now, we are experiencing a lot of pre-expansion burnout. A lot of our raiders have left for one reason or another, and some choose not to show up for reasons we don’t always understand.
When we do have a full raid, we head to the Frozen Throne. We’ve only made it to Phase 3 one time. Sometimes it’s an issue of timing and practice; sometimes it’s an issue of negligence and complacency. Regardless of the underlying issue, though; the symptoms are the same. In my first “Five” since my hiatus, I present to you the 5 ways to fail at Lich King!
*Note–While I won’t be mentioning anything I would consider a spoiler, I know there are those of you out there who want to go into the Lich King fight with little to no knowledge about the experience. If this describes you, read on at your own risk!