Gratz Luna! I had my first experience tanking the Grull fight as well tonight. Normally they put me in my healing gear for him, and I dance in and out of melee keeping a Judgement up, while spot healing. But this time we only had our MT, myself, and an undergeared Druid for tanks, so it fell to me to absorb the Hurtful Strikes.
I was pretty nervous seeing how Paladin threat can't compete very well when we are not taking hits, but really there was only 1 person who had to cut back on their DPS to keep going above my threat: an Enhancement Shaman.
First attempt we lost both of our top healers and myself in one clump to the first shatter. Yea, that ended real fast, lol.
Second attempt we got our game faces on and took Grull down to about 25% before wiping. Had a couple moments where I was getting no heals, so I'd have to start throwing myself some heals, then our MT moved Grull due to a Cave In putting other melee in the way of his Hurtful Strikes. Well, there's some dead melee. As Grull was getting to about 30% or so, the MT died, so I picked him up and tanked him for a while, but there was no one left in melee, so I took a regular hit and a Hurtful at once: dead Paladin.
Third attempt was going very smoothly for the most part, but ended when again out MT fell. Once I got control of Grull we were doing ok, but melee were dropping to the Hurtfuls one at a time, till eventually there were none left and I took them instead. Grull to 8% from about 15-17 somewhere in there with me tanking.
All in all, with the people we were missing and those fairly new to the fight, we did extremely well. Harder for a Paladin to OT something like Grull, but now proven to myself that it's not impossible. PoJ really helped here as well to get back in after the Ground Slams.
EDIT: I put "Luma" instead of "Luna" ... The keys are so close, ya know? :)
Edited, Jan 31st 2008 12:06am by Maulgak