The Light and How to Swing It: Healing against Ragnaros

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Every week, WoW Insider brings you The Light and How to Swing It for holy, protection and retribution paladins. Every Sunday, Chase Christian invites you to discuss the finer side of the paladin class: the holy specialization. Feel free to email me with any questions you want answered, like why paladins are so awesome.

What is it with bosses in WoW not learning from their mistakes? We’ve had to put an end to Kel’Thuzad‘s sick experiments in two different expansions, while Nefarian actually rebuilt his sister so that we could fight the two of them again. Nobody can forget Kael’thas‘ infamous return, and I know I’ve killed Anub’arak like 12 different times now. It seems now that Molten Core was merely a setback for everyone’s favorite Elemental Lord, Ragnaros the Firelord. Ragnaros must’ve missed the memo about Al’Akir falling to our might, or else he might’ve hired a few more majordomos.

Ragnaros isn’t a difficult fight for healers, at least not specifically. There’s plenty of damage getting tossed around, but nothing terrible life-threatening. I would liken the encounter to Heigan of Naxxramas, where positioning and reaction times were more important than raw throughput. Ragnaros has two types of damage: damage that’s simple to heal through, and damage that will instantly kill you. If you can teach your raid to avoid the one-shot abilities, then you’ll have no problem dealing with everything else.

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