Well hello there. I'll bet you thought we were gone. At times it seems like it; Siege of Orgrimmar has been out for nearly one year, and the absence bug has bitten team Kaels pretty hard. Some weeks we have had only two hours of raid time on a single day, other weeks we have done nothing. This is why it has been two and a half months since team Kaels last reported any new activity.
But we have good news dear readers! We decided to keep a lockout after Iron Juggernaut, tonight we had a full group, and we downed the Dark Shaman on heroic difficulty! We tinkered with several different strategies, but we finally settled upon our winning plan: 3 tanks, 3 heals. Divided as follows: Earthbreaker Haromm (the dude with the ashen walls and iron tombs) is two-tanked inside of Grommash hold with one heal and all but one dps; Wavebinder Kardris is kited around the outside as usual with two heals and one dps who can AoE down the slimes (i.e., Carune). The three tanks were Ninotchka, Eris, and Xoff; I went heals on my priest along with Chanta and Karixx. The strat worked like a charm tonight - we two shot the encounter.
Next up: Heroic Nazgrim! We should be able to complete this encounter given we got him down to 5% on one of the pulls tonight. Wish us luck on Friday! :)