Millie Watt yells: You really shouldn’t play with this stuff. Someone could get hurt.
I got to play with Millie in the wee hours of the morning when there was less of a queue. I had lots of frustration as I was having difficulty getting her down past 1000k Health.
Millie Watt yells: Look at you! HAH!
So I tweaked a little, Healed a LFR and got 483 Dagger, paid 6.5k for the Jade Spirit Enchant, and got the best Bracer enchant. Was getting her to 600k
Tweaked some more, Reforged more of my Mastery to Haste, replaced the gem in helm to the +crit effect ( was using helm for heals and dps so had the +mana) and reforged some spirit into haste as I didn’t need the extra hit.
I committed my gear to a dps spec. Rather I did all the stuff I should have done if I had been raiding as pure dps instead of the Heals switching I am doing with the casual guild I occasionally raid with.
I kept hitting the timer with 200-400k health left. I was getting close, and it’s so easy to panic. I finally killed her. The things that helped me was shuffling enough of a distance as soon as dynamite was thrown, and so taking less damage. resisting the urge to shield or disperse when she casts Discombobumorphanator as this only absorbs the damage your meant to take to break the stun., and trying to use my insta casts while standing in the field rather than just standing there waiting for it to happen and then moving quickly out of it.
Fears when your standing close to help reduce some of the constant damage she does, but even then, it doesn’t really interrupt her casting too much, and you run the risk of moving too far away from the lightning fields repositioning yourself.
I’ve done a fair bit of upgrading and tweaking since starting the Brawlers guild, and my Ilevel is now 483 I had to really think about ways of optimizing when I could dps. ( and hope for good Crits ) I think so far that there has been plenty of opportunity to put out the DPS required, it’s just a matter of optimizing the time you have, even if it means not stopping and healing your self, and reducing your movement too much.
There is a thread on the EU wow forums about the disappointment that the Brawlers guild is a gear check mainly because there is a timer – 2 min for each fight, and Pvp geared people, and non top geared raiders will have difficulty beating it. ( except Proboskus which is only 60 sec ) and it does get to a point where gear is required to beat the timer. I am struggling at Rank 5 with the gear I have with some of the DPS timers, no tier, and bits I’ve upgraded or crafted & LFR stuff, but that has made me work smarter. Currently up to the 4th Gladiator at level 5 which are 5 little gnomes ( currently only killing 4 of them )
Some fights are easier for some classes, I got stumped for what would be considered an interrupt on Proboskus – Silence Durrr… I’m not used to thinking in terms of interrupts outside my fears, and they don’t form part of my normal rotation – and silence is pretty much useless on any raid boss, so it’s more of a PVP use mentality, whereas a melee class may have several interrupts to choose from,
My self-heal abilities as a shadow priest means I can worry a little less about taking some damage, and some Gladiators like Millie do a constant stream of damage, we have Devouring Plague, Vampiric Embrace, Renew, Praying of Mending Halo, that will give self-healing back with little interruption to dps
Best resources so far for any of the fights have been
Twitter ( thanks Marathal) pointed me to Sorella’s Guide for Shadow Priests on How to Priest
Icy Veins Brawlers Guild Guide ( has vids for all the fights – class specific information is missing though for a lot of fights – and needs collaborators)