Yep,today I downed my first SHB EX primal. I FINALLY was able to get into a Titania EX practice party, which turned into a clear. We actually had some very good teachers and a good group. We consistently made it to the 3rd part of the fight, always making the DPS check on the big guys. But there it kind of fell apart with us wiping over and over.
It took six tries between 2 runs to get the clear with one complete Enrage happening. We left one run to change a job to red mage for more resses, so had to start the Echo over, so the second run was three attempts until we cleared.
It's funny, we had little issues with the first two parts of the fight, even our first attempt we got her to 25% People occasionally died, but nothing bad. Once we got to the 3rd part though, messups kept happening. It was just so VERY confusing what she did at times and people would be in the wrong places, causing wipes.
Yes, of COURSE I healed the thing and I did a DAMN fine job of it too for the most part. Yes I DID do some dumb things from time to time, falling off because of knockback or hysteria, but hey, sometimes you are just in the wrong place at the wrong time and get hit by the AOE. The dumbest thing I did was being in the wrong controller set and wasting a LB3, I was soooo embarrassed because that DID end up causing a wipe that could have been avoided if the LB3 had been available.
As for the fight itself, it really is not too different from the normal fight. Just some weird positioning people need to do, especially healers and tanks. Plus there is that multiple people have to each take a hit, but that's not bad, it's easy to heal through. It is that positioning that will kill you in the 3rd part if you are not where you are supposed to be.
You know, the 3rd part in EX primal fights always seems to be the worst for me to handle for some reason. I think because it is more chaotic since they tend to use multiple mechanics at once near the end of the fight.
But hey, it got done and I got to see the fight and get the clear, YAY! Too bad I did not get any of the stuff that dropped, oh well. I would like to try it again sometime, maybe when Aria tries to clear it. I know what to do as healer now! ;p
Bravo! Well done.
Congrats! Please let me know when you go back. I would love to trap a run for you!