We managed to kill Garalon last night! I have a lot of videos of us failing, but near the end of the raid night we managed to kill him. Hopefully we have the strategy and skill to continue killing him in the future. We actually did a quick attempt on the next boss too before calling it.
You can see our success above! Funny that I just posted about Garalon, too. I’ll consider this a birthday present from Blizzard and my guild.
My guild, Carpe Flux Capacitor, has been stuck on Garalon for a couple weeks now. It seems very frustrating, but really we only downed the previous boss on the 12th. Regardless, I can tell people are getting frustrated.
Last week, I noticed a poll on WoW Insider called “Poll: The worst boss of tier 14” by Olivia Grace. As of writing this, Garalon is winning by a huge amount. Of the 16 bosses, you’d expect each boss to be hated by 6.25% if things were equal. Well, 28.6% of the votes were for Garalon.
The long story short is that we shouldn’t be too worried. Apparently everyone hates Garalon, not just us.
It’s almost always full of wipes, jerks, and waiting for spots to fill. I did have an interesting run last week though. There was one person who was particularly arrogant and bad. He continually called himself number one despite never being anywhere near the top of the chart. In fact, he made a lot of mistakes, pulled early, and was a huge problem. I’ll just call him… “Rotdik.” Luckily, Blizzard has given me the skills to deal with these people when I don’t want to raid with them.
I stood in the pheromones and watched my health tick down. When it was pretty low and Rotdik’s still nearly full, I used Void Shift to swap health with him. Normally one of the other healers would just heal him back to full, right? Wrong, because I used Leap of Faith to pull him into the pheromones when he was a tick away from death. At full health, I simply walked out while he took the tick and died.
Problem solved. I love my class.