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Notice: we only highlight the resto shaman perspective of Fel Lord Zakuun mythic. We will not cover all the mechanics.
Halûcinogen & Keehn: ‘Pick Ancestral Swiftness over echo. Additionally, this might be the only fight where Glyph of Spiritwalker’s Grace is usable. However, Glyph of Spiritwalker’s Focus will probably still give you a more convenient uptime.’
If you go for throughput: pick Ancestral Swiftness. If you are progressing: you could pick Echo of the Elements.
Keehn: ‘You can easily use Ancestral Swiftness on progress too. You’ll be spreading out healer cooldowns anyways. If you use your Spirit Link Totem on the first Disarmed, it will be back up for the sub 30% phase (of course dependent on your DPS – but this is the general experience on progress).’
You are mainly going to use cooldowns either when the boss enters his Disarmed phase, or when he reaches below 30%. During Disarmed he will make you take AoE damage from Fel Explosions while putting Seed of Destruction on random players.
Keehn: ‘I pop all my cooldowns during the first Disarmed, the rest of the healers save their cooldowns.’
Dorelei: ‘Doesn’t that mean that you have all your cooldowns back up again for 30%, and the rest of the healers doesn’t?’
Keehn: ‘Yeah! Pretty smart right :P. That’s how I got to rank during progress.’
Keehn: ‘But with current DPS we only have one disarmed phase, and then we get the sub 30% phase. So right now I only get to use one set of cooldowns.’
Once the boss goes below 30%, he will cast Fel Explosions while still putting out Befouled, Seed of Destruction, Rumbling Fissures and Fel Crystals. You just have to discuss within your healer group who uses their cooldowns at what point.
When the Seeds of Destruction expire, they trigger the Wakes of Destruction. When those wakes are heading for your ranged group, its a good moment to use Spirit Link Totem. Depending on your tactic, you might stay in ranged or stack on the boss. Use your Spirit Link Totem accordingly. If you are stacking at the boss, try to include the tanks in the Spirit Link Totem. Tanks take a lot of damage during Disarmed.
When you get started on the fight, try to split up the raid into soak groups. This will make it easier for you to see who is going into Soul Cleave next, and thus who you have to clear Befouled from first. Try to save Spiritwalker’s Grace in case you are targeted with Seed of Destruction.
Keehn: ‘If you are assigned to soak Rumbling Fissures, try to take those furthest from the boss. Letting a healer run is better than forcing dps downtime.’
When you are out, stay at a fair distance to the boss to avoid getting hit by Cavitation accidentally. Again shamans aren’t the fastest class, so keep an eye on Cavitation timers. After this, you should run to the pillars and try to protect them from the Wakes of Destruction, sent by those coming out of Disembodied.