The dispel it is annoying because of the ridiculous 8 second CD on Cure Disease (and all other dispels) and then give us a fight where a stacking 5 minute debuff is applied randomly to people with no real way to avoid except for running away from a mob which is untankable. If everyone gets hit and only gets 1 application it takes 80 seconds to dispel the raid, we had people getting infected multiple times and that was what was wiping us. I pity teams with no monks, priests or paladins.
We tried 2 healing but that was worse as the loss of healing while I was running around trying to get the people that needed dispelling in range as they ran away from orbs and dino charges rather than focusing on healing the most needy.
Eventually we modified our strategy by defining a position on that door which was basically tank Horridon on the right hand side of the door (between doors 3 and 4) have the OT and melee DPS in the doorway of door 3 and the ranged/healers stood near the middle of the arena and we had to change our kill order to focus the Risen Drakkari Warriors and Risen Drakkari Champions until the Dinomancer joined in and only took care of the warlords after the Dinomancer had been killed. For a picture to show this see the lovely image I made below.
This meant that the mobs spreading the disease were dead before they could infect ranged/healers and if they decided to pick on our melee or off tank there was only 3 people not running around too much to dispel.
This worked so well I see no reason not to use this approach in future as it is good training for the weeks when we have only 1 dispeller for the poisons/disease.
This does highlight a bigger problem though for 10 man raid teams who therefore need a monk, priest or paladin in their raid to be able to dispel the disease. The only other option is to have to heal throughthe effects of Deadly Plague for the whole 5 minute duration of the debuff. The solutions are many but the first one I dislike because it splits PvE and PvP and the second because it removes our uniqueness:
- Remove the CD on dispels in PvE;
- Give all healers the ability to dispel everything;
- Make the debuff a shorter duration;
- Better encounter design so the debuff is more easily avoidable;
Am I whining? Do I have a valid point? I’m torn on this so would love to know your views.