I’m getting ready to transfer some of my RAF level 80s (there are what, 8 of them) over to Kargath on the Horde side. I’m going to transfer three toons. So to prepare them I’ve been working on their professions to make sure they are up to Cata level so that if they need anything from my main Alliance toons I can still get it to them before the switch sides and move to Horde.
I got a little distracted though and worked on one toon that isn’t going to be transferred. She needed TONS of frostweave cloth for tailoring. It seemed to be raining from the skies back in the day, but now, not so much. A stack of 20 is going for over 40 gold. Ick. So I figured better to just go farm it up. I decided to run some heroics on a toon that had Cloth Scavenging. But that’s my mage and warlock. That makes it a little harder to do LK heroics quickly. It’s not impossible, but also some of the fights are a little gimicky and make it weird when there’s only one of you. The point is that while it was working, it was SLOW. So I just decided to use Monona the level 80 mage to run LK heroics with other level 80s. I got in with a tank that wanted to do more than one, which was nice. So off I went.
It was going well. We get a tank though that hasn’t been to all these dungeons before, on normal or heroic. It’s okay, I can explain. But we have another fire mage in the group who’s a little…antsy. He pulls a few groups and expects the tank to pick it up. Someone tries to vote kick him, but it fails. We’re in Azjul-Nerub. Hadranox is weirdly bugging and we’re entering combat early. But then I realize it’s not bugging, but the mage is trying to pad his DPS by attacking early. Those unfamiliar jump into the fray and we all die. I try to explain the fight. But it pretty much happens again. I am annoyed. Then with some stroke of luck, the fight bugs, Hadranox falls over dead and all the adds despawn. Sure we can’t loot, but hey, we can skip this nightmare.
We get to final boss. I am trying to type in that we have to wait for everyone to get inside the ring before we….and they pull. So the healer is locked out. I can see it’s going to be a wipe. I continue to type in what should have happened and wait…timing out my Invisibility so I can mass res everyone. Tank and other DPS die, then the healer, so it’s just me and the other mage. He’s attacking everything so they are all on him…he’s at 15% health. I invis giving it time to work and wait…he ice blocks. O M G. I’m praying to the gods that my invis lasts longer than his ice block. He dies with 2 seconds left on my invis and I can escape and boss despawns.
I resurrect everyone. I’m annoyed.
The mage says to me, “how you live?” I’m thinking, not with Ice Block buddy!! One thing that always gets me is when people don’t know all their abilities. Especially abilities that can save their lives…people who think that mirror images is ONLY for increased DPS, for example. So since I’m annoyed (especially with this loose cannon) all I type in is “L2Mage”.
It was completely out of character for me to actually type it, sure I think it ALL the time, but there it was, right on the screen. He says something back, I can’t remember what, but I start then to explain that I used invisibility to end combat because I was the only one left, allowing me to mass rez everyone. The tank though had released and we’re waiting for him to turn to us. The mage fires at the boss. I figure he’s going to do that and drop group, but when the boss leaves the circle he despawns. But he does this one time and the DK joins in and dies. The mage laughs. I initiate a vote to kick on the mage and type something like, “I’m too old for these shenanigans.” It passes.
So I guess my tip of the day is: Mages, you can save a wipe by using invisibility in a timely fashion. While your job is mainly leet DPS, you still have survival and utility abilities!