It was back to the Terrace of Endless Spring this week for team Kaels. We took care of the Protectors again on Tuesday and got some good work in on Tsulong, the second of four bosses in this raid instance. We refined our strategy a touch and defeated the encounter tonight.
This boss is a two phase fight. The first phase is the "night" phase, which is pictured above. Tsulong is usually a very pleasant cloud serpent, but after struggling with the Sha of Fear, he is possessed and comes down to fight your raid group during this phase. The goal of the dps is to burn him down as low as possible, while occasionally running though a beam of light to dispel nasty stacks that accumulate during the night phase.
After a set amount of time, he transitions to the "day" phase, wherein he apparently realizes how mean he was being, and reverts to his pleasant self. During this phase, which is much like the Valithria fight in ICC, his health inverts, and the goal is to heal Tsulong to full. Healers stand in front of him and get hit by his breath, which (1) restores mana; and (2) provides a short, but powerful healing buff.
Our sucessful strategy was a 2+ healer strategy: Kaels switched from Shadow to Holy, dpsed in Chastise chakra during the night phase, and then healed in Serenity chakra during the day phase. And now Tsulong has been exorcized! Up next: another attempt at the Empress on Friday, and time permitting, Lei Shi.