Healing Festergut 25

Wow, getting Festergut down felt so good.  He is one HELL of a boss.  On 25, main tank healing requires coordination much like the 10-man.  We had two MT healers on the 2 tanks.  Both were paladins.  We also had a disc priest who would help MT and raid heal.  The tanks can take up to 9 stacks of Gastric Bloat before switching off.  10 will kill them.  I suggest the thrid healer start paying attention to the OT at about 8 stacks on the MT just to make up for anyone else’s slow reaction times.

Our three other healers (me, shammy and druid) held down the raid heals.  It’s important that every raid member turn on their /range in DBM.  If you get too close to another player,   Vile Gas will run rampant in the raid.  It’s pretty gross and has a really cool animation.  Nevertheless, it is dangerous.  You should make sure your Healbot or Grid has this debuff programmed so you know who has it immediately.  I can usually pop a renew on them and keep going as the entire raid is almost always taking damage. FH, FH, FH, GH, CoH, PoM.. rinse, repeat.  The raid healing can be intense and fun.

There are those times when he does the   Pungent Blight thing.  The entire raid takes HEAVY DAMAGE- almost to the point of death.  I am still carrying around the Talisman of Resurgence so I used my handy dandy Divine Hymn macro.

/cast Inner Focus
/use Talisman of Resurgence
/cast Divine Hymn 

This is best coordinated with a second priest, who can take the next one.

Periodically during the fight, three   Gas Spores will appear over a random raid member’s head.  We had three pre-determined “Collapse Spots” for this.  One at melee range on top of the boss.  The other two on his left or right.  You will have to run to this spot when the spores come out to be “inoculated.”  So, good luck having your instant cast heals on CD while you are running to that spot.  Renew works just fine, but it does take some time out of your healing routine if you have a bad sense of direction like me. lol

Uncle Fester will go berserk at the five-minute mark.  Our pallies have taken to bubbling themselves as that time approaches so that while the rest of the raid is dead, they were still up doing damage.  Thank goodness for my Glyph of the Spirit of Redemption!  I was able to stay up for about 20 seconds and heal them until Festergut was dead.  It is a good strategy that works well.  I think the last pally died just as the boss did.

This is all I can remember from memory right now.  If you have any suggestions, please leave them here!

Happy Raiding!


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