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Myzery
06-27-2008, 10:52 AM
I got gibbed badly by Antheron last night. The whole raid was doing great too. It was a failure on my part, the time between my last shield block and my death was 12 seconds. I manage my rage very aggressively, I must have had a lapse between a queued heroic strike and shield block.

Here is what I'm curious about. Antheron hit me twice within .3 seconds. Does he dual wield?



05:47'26.061 Anetheron's Swing hits Myzery for 6282 Physical damage (crushing)
05:47'26.370 Myzery's Swing hits Anetheron for 308 Physical damage
05:47'26.808 Anetheron's Carrion Swarm hits Myzery for 4728 Shadow damage
05:47'27.214 Myzery's Shield Slam hits Anetheron for 728 Physical damage
05:47'27.230 Anetheron's Swing hits Myzery for 7002 Physical damage (crushing)
05:47'27.561 Myzery is afflicted by Carrion Swarm
05:47'27.577 Anetheron's Swing hits Myzery for 3329 Physical damage (460 blocked)
05:47'28.308 Myzery dies


View the full log here: Wow Web Stats (http://wowwebstats.com/2u4aunq3scrgq?a=33&dth=0)

phaze
06-27-2008, 11:00 AM
Here is what I'm curious about. Antheron hit me twice within .3 seconds. Does he dual wield?

Anetheron does not dual wield (observe his standard miss rate).

The most likely culprit is a Parry, which will haste his next attack.

Additionally, exact timing isn't possible from reading the combat log, since the events are sent from the server at irregular intervals, and are not guaranteed to be timely.

Myzery
06-27-2008, 11:37 AM
Thanks, I realized to check miss rate after I posted this. Turns out I got parried 2x about 4 seconds before this snippet, not sure if those parries affected this flurry of damage because he had a couple other swings in between.

Brucimus
06-27-2008, 11:43 AM
I think the Carrion Swarm is what really killed ya. ...bad luck = another trash clear

phaze
06-27-2008, 12:04 PM
Thanks, I realized to check miss rate after I posted this. Turns out I got parried 2x about 4 seconds before this snippet, not sure if those parries affected this flurry of damage because he had a couple other swings in between.
I noticed on your killing attempt, that Anetheron parried 102 times. Most likely all those NPCs helping out, contributing to a hasted demon. ;)

Also a fun combat mechanic that shows up a bit in Hyjal (viewable from your log as well): Jaina is a boss NPC, but can land Crushing Blows on other boss NPCs.

So it looks like the actual boss code doesn't use ' if (lv+3) -> crushes', but rather 'if (boss) -> crushes'. Nice to know that it's hardcoded for ?? NPCs! ;)

Xav
06-28-2008, 03:29 PM
The NPCS all attacking from the front (common, unless you turn him) is indeed going to make the hyjal bosses hit significantly harder. I do that on purpose, however, for rage reasons, when I tank them - due to outgearing it / needing infinite rage.

For people that don't massively outgear the place though, definitely wait till all the NPCs have begun attacking the boss, then turn the boss away from them so they're all hitting from behind.