baradin hold – argaloth

naturespower got an achievement, thanks to the guild who brought him along for the argaloth boss fight in BH (Baradin Hold)

Tol Barad (TB) is like Wintergrasp in wrath – win the faction PVP battle (horde vs alliance) and then you get to run the BH raid instance for nice gear. but the boss is not so nice. cos the guild group is not made up of all the top players, but just a 10-man BH run with an non-guildie helping, we wiped twice. while i was in resto (ran out of mana too soon cos not enuf gear). so i switched to dps (can brez) and for the last fight we beat the boss. even so, i was last in dps (gear makes a lot of difference)

it was a simple boss fight actually. 2 5-man groups each with a tank and healer. and you gotta dps fast enuf so the boss dont enrage. he will usually enrage by the 3rd fel storm which leads to a wipe. you also cannot afford to let members of the group die. cos then the dps wont be enough for a makeshift group like ours.

so the fight is just stand with tank to share the damage, tanks alternate taunt off each other, and during fel storms, dont stand in fire. which means you can only do instant casts. even a 1.5 sec cast is too long. the fire will drop on you once you stay stationary. so every one has to spread out cos there is fire all round. and group up once the storm is over.

kill the boss, and get the achievement: Pit Lord Argaloth

loot for 10-man is 2 epics. for our run, there was a lock item and a DK item. DK item went to Tzenn, one of the tanks. no lock so item was DE.

what happens when you wipe?

you get back to full health at the graveyard (typical PVP timed rez), then you mount up (land mount, cant fly) and jump off the building (wont take damage, there is a slow fall buff on you) and run outside the walls towards the East, then turn right once outside and then after a few steps, there is a cellar opening to your right. run down the cellar as it leads to the TB instance.