We're Not Retreating; We're Advancing in a Different Direction
Hey everyone, I got into a little argument with some guildies last night regarding the strategy of this portion of the dungeon and was looking for some other input. At each phase, all the others wanted to do was run all the way back to the wall and wait for all adds to come to us. This works fine for the first and second phase of this fight, but on the third, we just barely made it. The fourth was not even close, we maybe had 2/3 of the adds down before the Lich King got to us and one-shotted us, consistently.
My theory, which got me the time achievement two nights ago, was to stand closer to the Lich King, pick up the adds as they spawn and slowly move them back, keeping a good 5 or 10 yards outside of his aura at all times. This may seem to be a little crazy, but my reasoning is as follows:
On the third and fourth phase, correct me if I am wrong, but not all adds spawn at once and come running, it seems to stagger somewhat. If you pick them up as they spawn and slowly move back, you get extra time to DPS the adds, since you don't stand there like an idiot and watch them walking towards you, the Lich King is also coming! I say this because once you engage the first couple of adds at the wall, you're pretty much stuck, and have to wait for the additional adds to come in. I think it would be greatly beneficial to pick them up as they spawn, to avoid already having 2 or 3 adds engaged, then have to deal with another 1 or 2 guys charging in.
Our group is by no means undergeared, we clear totc-10, ony-10 and voa-10 on a regular basis, the lowest gearscore in the group is probably me at about 2560. If this doesn't make sense, I will try to add a little more clarification, can't wait to hear your input!