So I asked a friend who has soloed shiva several times on his THF to help me unlock it for my SMN. At the time of this my RDM was 62 and I came on it for support, haste, pro, shell, ect.
Well I forgot to sub /whm for BarBlizzardra but its a prime with a decked out THF and I didn't think it would be that hard since I have done the others with a party of 5 and barely cast 3 cures during the entire fight with AF not even breaking stoneskin.
So there we are on EARTHS day, she uses heavenly strike 3 times doing 800, 300, 250 each but I was able to heal through it, then out of no where, BAM Astral Flow for 1671, to my THF friend and 1457 to me through stoneskin and barblizzard on myself, we both had Shell III on.
Now I thought this was a fluke since he has soloed this on his THF before and had no problems but I did this again the other night same setup different THF but he was still decked out but this time I was 75 RDM. We run down to shiva, buff up, Shell IV on both of us, he goes in and tanks I keep him buffed, and she uses Rush a few times, completely missing him, then uses AF for 1500+ damage to him, and it doesn't even break my stoneskin.
I ended up warping out because I couldn't kill her.
So does someone have some explanation as to why she likes to randomly do a **** of damage and other times she cant even dent a stoneskin? I could see if maybe we were wearing -ice resist gear but when both AF went off neither THF was using a SH or any other gear that might have it, and they both had shell on yet still took that much damage.
I just don't get it... Maybe someone could explain it.
Oh and if your wondering why I didn't just solo them myself its because my ninja sub is 31 and my sword skill is only 100 and I didn't want to wait to go level those to unlock stuff for SMN.