So, AC just started raiding Karazhan in the beginning of June. I'm main healer being the only raiding Holy Priest in the guild, and my back up healer is Hathorn, an awesome guy who respec'd from Boomkin to Resto to help me out in the healz dept. I heart teh Hathorn ^.^
Anywho, this is about healing. Right! Well, Attumen, believe it or not, wasn't as hard as we thought. He was actually quite spankable. WoW Wiki gives an awesome guide to most of the bosses, but here's the skinny on what it's like to heal during Attumen. (Oh, and our MT has a raiding hunter on another server, so he knows all about Kara. Bonus!)
The Strat: Midnight is sitting all by her lonesome in her stall. The OT ruins her exciting day by thwacking her. Fun! Before the OT gets that battle gleam in his/her eye, Prayer of Mending is on their ass.
Once they engage, I give them a few seconds, then Renew. At this point, your MT and other healer are waiting until Midnight is down to 95%. Then she lets out her whinny of "ASSHAT SAVE ME!" and Attumen comes to the show. MT picks him up right quick and other healers job is to watch him.
All DPS is focused on Midnight for this. All my attention is on the OT. I am keeping a constant Renew up(15 secs, so that's 2 opportunities for mana/5 to kick in), tossing a Prayer of Mending when I need a second to get my GHeal off, but unlike some healers out there, I don't down rank my healz. I only have so much button space, and so far, I haven't gone Out Of Mana. GHeal gives you an excellent chunk of healage, (with +1670 healing raid buffed, mine hits for about 4500/7200 crit) so abuse that 5 sec rule like a 20 cent hookah.
If the OT is doing his job right (and you've faded a few times after that bitchin' GHeal, right? *glare*) no aggro for you, and you should call out the Shadow Fiend before Midnight hits the 55% health mark. Don't worry, you won't need to watch for that: the RL, OT, DPS will let everyone know.
At 25%, Attumen mounts Midnight (*refrains from dirty .... nm*) and, this is important: AGGRO IS WIPED.
I mean it.
Now the real fun begins. I switch to healing MT now, since OT has done his/her job (Well done!) and Attumen really starts dishing some pain. Also, he'll randomly charge the squishies now, so it's like Russian Roulette on who gets hit next. We try keeping the highest armored range in front (BRK got it in the teeth last time XD) but I still toss up a Shield on myself... just to be safe.
Both healers are concentrating on MT now, so barring mana probs (molest 5 sec rule! I command it!) the rest of the fight is a non issue. Celebrate! If you're a squishi like me, you'll be looking for the Phat lootz of Gloves of Saintly Blessing. Our first time on Attumen, those dropped. I was both pleased and frustrated. I had just enchanted my Hallowed Handwraps with the healing enchant -.- *grumble* Wasted mats *grumble* But in the end not wasted. ^.^
Next post, Moroes! The Steward Who Throws a Bitchin' Party!
Edit: Fio pointed out an error. It wasn't 55% of Midnight's health that Moroes... umm Midnight... the two become one? *snerk* Ok, 12 yr old mode off. They become one mob at 25%. Corrected!