We headed into the Eye of Eternity last night - ready to kite, stack, shuffle, and 1-1-2 our way to some i226's. And what should have been a clean repeat of the previous weeks, was not.
We were having occurrences of...
- Post-Vortex, melee and tank healers getting gibbed by an "arcane-fart" - a hit by the breath weapon in the area behind Malygos (where we just moved him from), a few seconds after he appeared to use the attack.
- Malygos hitting us with Arcane Breath as he transitioned into P3
As we kept working it (and testing new ideas), many of us were scouring forums for answers. The eventual fix - no pets. No hunter pets (they shouldn't be BM, anyway), DK Pets (sucks, but go with it), vanity pets (for safe measure). We left phase shifted imps, which seemed ok.
Voila! Single occurances of the breaths. It seems that he was aiming a second breath at pets when he landed, which ended up blasting raid members that should have been safe.
It took (much) longer then it should have, but it dropped 1000% more epics then a GM Ticket or QQ Forums Post would have.