The 12 hour team has been busy the past few months! After securing a few Blackhand kills, Hellfire Citadel launched and we dove head-long into more progression. The first 5 bosses weren’t particularly news worthy, but this one was a doozy.
The gatekeeper to the second floor, Gorefiend, is a hell of a boss. It’s the first boss so far where the legendary ring is basically countered by boss mechanics with the introduction of souls of people being digested on Mythic, and we definitely had a pull or 6 where we exploded the ring on some souls and wiped ourselves. We had a really good start on Gorefiend after the first 20 pulls or so, but roster changes over the course of raid nights made it take a bit longer than it should have. Still, our wipe count isn’t overly ridiculous, sitting at 147 wipes before a kill on pull 148.
We were told while progressing on Gorefiend that the second floor is the land of milk and honey, with bosses dropping their loot with barely a fight. And they were right, as we killed Socrethar in 20 pulls after killing Gorefiend, clocking in at just under an hour of progression.
So at the moment we’re 7/13, with a couple of cherry bosses left to pick before getting back to the hard nosed stuff. Stay tuned for our next news update after we clean up the second floor and stare down Mannoroth.