So I tried FBI last night with guildmates, we didn't have a DC and we could not get past the Dragon Turtle. The party was GF(me) 2 SW (one was templock) GWF and CW(don't know his spec but most likely not MoF). I was using Tactician so I was wondering if I used a Protector loadout would that have helped or is it pointless at our item levels without a DC? I don't know if this is common but almost no one in our guild plays a DC, at least during the times that I play. My alt is a DC, not FBI ready but yet but even so when I switch to the DC we don't have anyone to tank
I'm at around 12.5K and the rest of the party was the same or a little lower, maybe 11.5K. I usually died from his steam breath after he went into the water the second time so I probably should have turned off KV during that time. It didn't help that my dancing shield disappeared twice during those phases and you only get a second or two to resummon while he is coming back on the iceberg AFTER he's done steaming us. One time I died after he took his second swim in the water and came back, snapped at me and one shot me even though I was pretty sure I had my shield up. Is that snap attack an AoE so maybe I took extra damage from my KV?
Some times I can't see what the boss is doing, on my screen they aren't moving at all for several seconds but in reality he was about to slam us, or about to do that multiple snapping attack. I'm pretty sure it's because 1 or 2 people in the party have Aboleth set, which is really annoying. Bosses like this one and Orcus don't seem to do that crazy dance from the Aboleth set, they are just frozen on the screen for several seconds at a time.