"Here are my notes from downing Zorn/Toth 8m HM last night after three hours of wiping due to experimentation with different strats. In general we followed the strategy of leave each group where they are and only have the bosses swap, with a few differences. I was one of the sentinels [Reverent] that started on Toth. Our group composition was as follows:
Initially On Toth
1 Sage [heals]
We had the melee and sage stack, which we positioned on the left side of Toth (the side closest to the cave entrance). Our vanguard tanked him with his back to the wall in the alcove below the handler. I (sentinel) was also put on Guard by the Vanguard. We didn't have any issues having our healers unguarded.
Initially On Zorn
2 Commandos [heals and dps]
Our ranged DPS/ranged heals stood in a V pattern near the cave side.
Our changes to the strat delineated in the previous posts:
When Zorn was on melee and Toth was about to jump to him (~70%, 30%, 10%), we had the sentinels force leap to Toth. This allowed them to continue DPS, avoid Fearful, and be able to be cleansed by the sage and commando in the ranged group if they got the stacking debuff. This help with cleanse took considerable pressure off our Sage healer. Additionally, we noticed that melee occasionally would not get the stacking debuff at all when leaping to Toth. Once Toth jumped to Zorn, melee just ran back in. We (melee) also ran to the bosses right after they jumped together and DPS'd the boss with lower health while running back to the boss that the Vanguard was currently on.
Some issues with this strat:
When the bosses were about 55-65% health each time, Toth would frequently be 6-9% lower on health than Zorn. This could be due to our Sage DPS being low (he didn't die until the last 3 seconds of the fight) and not just the sentinels leaping. We mitigated this by monitoring the health percentages and having a sentinel jump to Zorn occasionally to even out the DPS. It didn't really affect our DPS too much for melee, both of us were right around 1100 still.
We downed Toth first with Zorn at about 5%, and killed Zorn right as we hit the 5 minute enrage mark. To OP: Enrage is 5:00 not 4:30. I have some more comments and thoughts which I will add later once I remember what they were Rolleyes
If you want to see our MrRobot log for this fight, everyone but our sage healer is merged (and he will be tonight) and you can check it out here: http://swtor.askmrrobot.com/combatlog/9b...9#d=0,f=28
I'd love to hear any comments/feedback if you guys have some."