I've ran coil a few times, haven't downed T5 but last two times we've been REALLY struggling to finish T4 (having actually missed last week). From a Blm perspective, I want to post what I do and see if I should be improving or something different.
Pld War Blmx2 Brd Mnk Whm Sch
I have 251 Piety with Sch buff, Acc is base 416 (Eggs 424, Toad Legs 433). I ran out of Legs on last run and had a crucial Blizz3 miss and a Thunder using Eggs. Didn't notice any other misses but until I get Allagan Legs to hit the cap w/o food, sticking with legs. Crit 473, Det 250.
I time my Fire 3 to hit the bug that the tank pulls (typically war pulls now as I almost always pull hate) then start my AoE rotation of Fire 2. I move in during the last few secs of casting to cheat a bit since we all stack in the middle. I pop Quelling Strikes during this phase, I'll Flare, Convert, Switfcast Flare (so does the other Blm). If I crit at all, I pull hate or if I forget Quelling. Usually this isn't a problem. I cast Blizz 1 during UI3 phase and if bugs still need a little work I go back into AF3 and toss a Fire 2 once or twice. I make sure to finish with Blizz3 to being Phase 2 to with full mana.
We put magical DPS on the MT Soldier/Knight. I stick to a standard rotation here, burning no cooldowns. We tend to finish Soldier before mnk and brd have first knight down. We switch and unless we are slow or have misses (like my **** Blizz3), finish before the Dread drops. Again, I try to finish with Blizz3 to start the next phase in UI3 with full mana. Since we feed bugs immediately then commence DPS, I don't think it's an issue if we are slow finishing off here right? If we finish early, I'm just casting Blizz1 on the Dread to maintain UI3 anyways, I'm not DPSing.
Quelling is on the verge of being up. I let tank get initial aggro for at least a GCD, then pop Raging Strikes, and burn it down using standard rotation. If I was lucky enough to have a FS proc when the phase begins, I hit Transpose first then F3. Every little bit helps. As soon as Quelling is back up I hit it to be safe. I have pulled aggro once or twice in numerous runs and been blessed to not accidentally wipe the group or get killed myself. Dread is killed before next phase, again attempting to end in UI3.
I single target the rook closest to the MT. I make sure to not pull aggro as best as I can and try to burn it down before a single Pox goes off. Sometimes I notice the other Blm doing AoE here. I'm honestly not sure which is correct. Typically I burn down Rook #1, then switch to other Rook (which is usually about half from other people beating on it/AoE) then go back to AoE rotation to finish bugs. At this point, Convert will be back up so I Flare, Vert, Swiftcast Flare (I always make sure to save Swiftcast for this phase). IF everything is going right, bugs are killed before Phase 5 Dread can drop and eat them. To be honest, we seem to really struggle with this transition, numerous times not having bugs fully dead so there is crucial wasted time killing Soldier/Knight or a Dread simply chomps a bug or 2 and it's almost a guaranteed wipe. Do I need to focus strictly on AoE? I've never been hit with Pox but I keep hearing that it's hard for tanks to dodge it and if they get it, it's a wipe essentially. We use TS and call out Pox casts just to be safe. I also don't AoE here if I know we are close to Phase 5 beginning as I've been told that the Knight WILL reflect back AoE damage. If someone can confirm, this will help. Since we usually kill right at the last moment or still have bugs alive, I don't focus on what phase to finish in here, concentrating 100% on not letting Dread eat bugs.
Very easy for the most part. We tend to get the Dread to about 50%. Here is where I'm popping a Mega Pot of Int and make sure to use Quelling Strikes (since I don't AoE in Phase 4). Raging Strikes is not yet up.
We focus on Rook as tank takes 2 Dreads. Typically Mnk will LB the rook asap with a full bar and we don't take much to burn it down. We then switch to Phase 5 Dread and burn cooldowns. Raging should be up here but no Quelling, I am right in ignoring that and just hitting Raging right? We want to get the 2nd Dread off the tank asap correct? Besides the tank should have plenty of hate built up at this point. We then switch back to Soldier/Knight after killing Dread, feed bugs then burn Dread. I feel like there is something else I could be doing on the final Dread as I have no cooldowns and Convert is more than likely not up.
For the most part, we follow the standard strat but again tend to struggle in the above mentioned. Tips overall for me or the group?
Edited, Aug 26th 2017 7:13pm by Gidono