Raidguide for Armando
Suggested raid members:
5 Tank Speced Paladins or Warriors
3-4 Healers (Perpetual healing + Purification R3!!)
Rest can be pretty much random
There are 3 ways to die at this boss, and they are as followed:
2) You are instantly dying because Armando has his BLOOD LEECH BUFF (looks like Hypnosis) up. He will randomly 1 shot people in the raid.
3) Tanks did not rotate as it should, thus gained 4 Stacks of debuff and instantly die in 1 hit.
The following thing i will explain is tactic, and i want everyone to read this thorough until the point that they understand 100% what i mean. Also, during the RAID i want absolute silence on TS3. The only one that will speak will be ME or Someone that needs Purification (say on TS: Puri Stoei ! or.. Puri Quil! Or.. Puri Soska! And so on.
All Healers should use INT or LUK potion/elixir at this boss.
There will be several things i will say trough this raid fight at boss, and some things you have to say yourself in TS3. Let me explain:
SHIELD (This means that the “First” Tank has to pickup the Shield that is dropped by mob, and use it on Armando when he has his Blood leech buff up (looks like hypno). He will always cast this buff when he comes out of Stealth. So Pay attention!
One Exception that i will make during the raid is the following:
Things like HEAL ME are not the way to go. This brings to much confusing and hassle.
A Simple “HEAL SOSKA” or “HEAL LUMOON” etc is all that is needed.
“For the healers during Fight” for more information.
This is the reason why i want everyone to Shut da Fawk up during the raid.
Most important part for this boss, is TEAMWORK >> DPS/Survival
Everyone take the position as showed on picture below (this is an example).
Now when I say GOGOGO, i expect Natka to use Rage of Righteous + Condemnation on the First Vampire (Celie)! This means that you pull him away from Armando and the other 3 mobs in the middle. (They can heal each other). Razgrajac, Lutefisk and Pushistik need to CHARGE on the mobs
Razgrajac, Lutefisk and Pushistik should take their mobs into the corners (away from Armando); because Armando can heal the vampires back to full health. (Try to avoid this at all cost).
Summoners should support with Dark Renewal on Tanks.
Natka will continue to tank Celie until Celie is dead.
Now the important part of this fight is that the tank needs to rotate constantly during this fight! Because of the debuffs they receive from their targets. (When this debuff hits 4, it will instantly kill tank). This is why you need Reserve/Backup Tank at start.
Now Razgrajac is free (and debuffs are removed), now he must run to Lutefisk and repeat the above step. He will charge on target of Lutefisk, use Condemnation/Challenge, and take over.
When Razgrajac did that, it means Lutefisk is free to move around!
Now Lutefisk runs to Pushistik, and Lutefisk will take over the target.
Now all Targets (Except Celie!!, Natka tanking this)) are rotated.
Now during this fight, Armando will say “PREPARE”. When he said this, he will start shooting red beams randomly on members in the raid. Healers need to use Purification right away when they see this happen! This will remove the DoT that the beams apply.
Also try to apply Perpetual healings on those people when you can.
Now when Celie is dead, she will drop an “SHIELD”. Leave this shield for now.
She can grab agro again with Rage of Righteous + Condemnation, and then take the mob into a corner.
See the following picture to know what i mean:
Now Basically keep this going up until the 2nd mob is dead. After that Natka can pick up the 3rd ADD, and we have 2 Spare tanks. Now these Spare tanks can switch on picking up Shields, and start DPS’ing along in the fight.
For the Healers during Fight:
Give Divines to everyone in the Raid. When C/D is over, give it again! Use INT/LUK Potion during boss fight (for better healing).
All the Healers we have, should constantly spam Perpetual Healing within there own party (raidgroup 1) and the opposite party (raidgroup2). Keep rotating this like madness, never stop!
Keep Switching this till Armando says Prepare and starts shooting beams! Then pay attention to who he shoots, and cast purification right away! Don’t forget to keep using perpetual healing as well. It’s a bit messy, but it should work out.
For the Summoners during Fight:
DPS all you can, but backup the tanks with Dark Renewal for the extra HoT!
For the Seers during Fight:
For the Paladins during Fight:
For the Warriors during Fight:
When Tanking, use Cruelty all the time! When your agro has to be taken over, stop attacking! And don’t use Cruelty/Challenge/Intimidate anymore! Also when needed, cast energy buff!
For the Warden during Fight:
Give Beer to everyone in the raid. Do DPS as much as u can. Also try to use renewal / balance when required.
For the Scouts during Fight:
For the Mages during Fight:
PEWPEWPEW!! Nuff said (Don’t forget Clarity buff)
Things to know when fighting with Armando!
Don’t bother attacking him while the adds are alive.
When he has Blood leech buff up: He can instantly kill people in the raid. (remove this with Shield).
When he comes out of stealth, he will have Bloodleech buff up, again... remove this! (with Shield).
Assign 4 Tanks, and let them agree on a Shield Order. Each time Armando goes invisible, he will pop out in a random location, and after 2 seconds aprox, his bloodleech buff will pop up.
Try to use the shield as soon as possible, so only 1 stack adds up. When he is above 12-13 Stacks, don’t bother with the fight anymore, since the more stacks he has, the faster his HP regenerates. The biggest problem in this fight; is bad communication between tanks, and a lack of DPS. Master these 2, and you will be ready for any other obstacles in GT.
This guide was written by Stoeipoesje (When he was leader of Legends). This also means that this guide is according the tactics of the Legend guild (Teamspeak 3 etc), and is just there to give you insight about the fight and the tactics involved. Not necessarily be a guide to your liking. For some it may be useful, for others it may be confusing. Either way, i hope it helps.