Share the Love Achievement Strategy
Share The Love is one of the Glory of the Hero achievements required for a Red Proto-Drake flying mount. You need to defeat Gal’darah in Gundrak on Heroic Difficulty and have 5 unique party members get impaled throughout the fight. Easy right? Wrong. It takes a lot of trial and error until you get the right strategy.
In a PUG it is nearly impossible to get this done, without a proper party class setup. Not everyone is Tier 7.5, some don’t even reach a full Tier 7.0. I spent so many hours in Gundrak trying to get this done. About five times a player would quit and I had to invite new people. Yea, PUG sucks. Here I am with full Naxx gear, and some from Heroic Malygos, maybe one from Sartharion. Unable to progress and get it done. Finally got a strategy that gave us the chance to complete this achievement.
The final party setup we had after so many people left in separate times, was two holy healers, one fury warrior, one prot paladin and one death knight. The issue was not so much DPS, it was a matter of survival. Players would usually tank him where he stands, in that general area. That is a mistake. The factor here is the knockback. At some point Gal’darah emotes and a rhino comes out of nowhere and hits a random player knocking him back—if this is the healer or someone that is low in health that is a guaranteed death or a wipe in some cases.
A big factor that played in our failure to complete the achievement was that the tank would never get impaled, thus only four of the party members would get impaled and never get the fifth member: the tank, impaled.
If you look at the mini-map the area looks like a “Y” letter. The tank must pull Gal’darah to any of the upper dead-ends. Stay there at all costs. The healer must remain with his back on the opposite wall. Everyone else with their back facing a wall. The boss must be pulled to a corner, then move forward across the boss so the boss remains in the corner. He will start doing whirlwind. Everyone should move away from the boss. He will whirlwind and chase the tank.
Eventually Gal’darah will transform into a Rhino, and he will charge a random player. If this player is an off-tank, that off-tank getting impaled must taunt Gal’darah. One of the two healers could be a holy paladin, but if any of the two healers isn’t a holy paladin then the prot paladin could do the trick. The tank needs to be bubbled and Hand of Salvation. The trick here is to have the original tank lose aggro entirely. Now he will become a target of impale at some point. If one of the players who is not tank, off-tank or a healer is impaled, that player should move on the opposite dead-end across the room, and hide—causing Line of Sight (LOS). That way there are more chances of the original tank to get impaled.
A good healer could take care of this run, but if you want to be extremely safe to get this achievement done, a second healer would do wonders. When a healer is impaled, usually any player who has a bleed effect will probably die. That’s where a second healer or even a retribution paladin or elemental shaman could serve as off-healer when the main healer is impaled until he is able to return to his duty.
The achievement was completed with this group setup with no problems once the boss was tanked in the corner and kept there. Knockbacks didn’t get the healers and the tank out of range thanks to the walls surrounding us. And that was a big win-win factor. The second issue was resolved too which was the Tank never getting impaled. A shield and a hand of salvation took care of that, while the off-tank gained threat with a taunt.