Re: Draigoch raid: phase 3 'Fellowship Maneuvres'
To clarify, Phase 3 and doing 12 FMs are not connected. The phases are dictated by morale (Phase 3, i.e. fighting him on the ground, occurs at 50% morale), not by how many FMs you have done. Is the question:
a) whether you can perform fellowship maneuvers AFTER the 12 Draigoch-specific ones?
b) whether you can perform fellowship maneuvers (Draigoch or otherwise) during phase 3 ?
I think you're asking a). The answer to that is yes, sort of. Our working understanding is that non-Draigoch FMs don't really 'work' in the raid - YYYYYY does not give you the benefits a group-wide 'flush' yellow would give you in the rest of the game, it just counts each person's 'Y' contribution individually, which is substantially weaker than the flush would be. So although you can contribute individually, it won't work as a group maneuver. I can't say that's how it works with 100% certainty, but I am pretty sure that is what we found back when we were experimenting and learning the raid 2 months ago. I'll confirm tonight. Same with BBBGG - you don't get the group-wide heal+power - each person just gets +morale if they went green or +power if they went blue. So while you can technically still trigger FMs during that stage (we have plenty of random ones that will go off from time to time) it is generally not worth contributing to them because most of the time you will do significantly more DPS if you just keep attacking rather than pausing to contribute what amounts to you hitting R or Y or whatever by yourself (admittedly you can try to wait until the last second to contribute, but your timing better be good). So I would not bother doing them. That said, like other posters, we've contributed to FMs or repeated Draigoch FMs and not had him bug because of that.
The answer to b) is yes, absolutely. We regularly use Phase 3 to finish the 12 Draigoch FMs with no problems.
Last edited by Seoras; Dec 01 2011 at 02:58 PM.
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