Since my first unsuccessful attempt at the Thunder Forge scenario about a month ago, Kamalia has been doing very little while I have focused on my alts. It turns out that I can really only handle doing LFR with one character at a time; with Kamalia stalled on her Legendary questline progress and time running out for T15 to be current content, I have been doing Throne of Thunder LFR with my Warrior, Keija.
Keija’s done decently well for herself. Her DPS is bottom of the barrel, around 55K on most boss fights, but she hasn’t been booted for it yet. She won both the head and shoulder tokens from her very first run through Pinnacle of Storms. These are actually the two T15 pieces I was least interested in, and I have been spending my coins futiley on the remaining tier token bosses. Keija has also picked up Lei Shen’s 2H axe, Malakk’s 2H sword, and Lei Shen’s awesome hat.
Meanwhile, Kamalia went to the Isle of Thunder to do the dailies once a week, mostly to find a golden treasure box and do the loot run. After she killed Metal Lord Mono-Han, there whelpling!Wrathion would be, loitering by the stairs up to the Thunder Forge, so she would stop and switch specs and make one attempt at the Thunder Forge scenario.
Today, I ate some Mogu Fish Stew and drank a Flask of the Warm Sun before starting the scenario. I dropped my Fire Elemental totem and popped Bloodlust as soon as the Sha Amalgamation spawned. I also kept Flame Shock rolling on the boss and kept Searing Totem down after the fire elemental’s time was up. I remembered to use Spiritwalker’s Grace during at least one of the kiting phases. This time, I got the boss down to 67% before the anvil clock ran out and I died. After I rezzed, I ate buff food again, and I was glad that my CDs had reset. On the second try, I kept my two meager DPS dots up more consistently and got the boss down to 32% before I ran out of anvils. Now, with my heart pounding, I tried one more time. I used Ascension on the pull this time to get the Celestial Defender healed up to full as fast as I could. The boss was down to just above 20% when I had to use the last anvil, but Fire Elemental Totem and Bloodlust were back off CD, so I popped both of those again and then the Lightning Lance spawned. I frantically looked around for it, grabbed it, hurled it — and then it was over. I won!!!
What a relief! I was starting to feel a bit depressed about being stuck at this stage of the Legendary questline, starting to feel bad about myself as a player for giving up on it. I do want my Legendary cloak, I do!
Now I have to do the Nalak part. As much as I’ve appreciated being invited to Nalak raids by Rades, I lag so horribly when I do Nalak with TTGF that I’d probably be a lot better off going with BTH’s guild the next time they decide to kill Nalak.