A few days ago, my Warrior/Mesmer attempted the Boreas Seabed Mission with Henchmen. I tried and failed several times. Unfortunately, I cannot tell Henchmen to bring interrupt Skills, nor can I tell them to co-ordinate their interrupts in such a way that (the great) Zhu Hanuku can’t resurrect his kraken spawn or fire off his devastating Jade Fury, which deals 50 damage, knocks you down, and deals another 150 damage. I guess I wasn’t skilled enough to Hench this one. It’s possible, but after failing a lot, I felt that my chances with a PUG were much better than continuing to die to a big floating squid. So I tried the Mission with a PUG today.
Luckily, I was able to find a good PUG on the first go. We had multiple interrupters and a Minion Master. The party worked really well. I showed a bit of n00b-ness at the start of the Mission, dying twice. I admit I was a bit to eager to jump into the fray. A Mesmer enemy and a Monk enemy had it in for me, and before I knew it I was DOTed to death. After I was resurrected, it happened again before my Energy was high enough to use some self-heal Skills. Anyway, I was eventually rezzed again, but after some delay. They had defeated the group and had all run to the next group of enemies without rezzing me. Our Monk hesitated for a moment, calling out in team chat that she was going towards me. She was torn, but returned to bring me back to life in time to be ineffectual because the rest of them had already killed everyone. LOL. The rest of the Mission went smoothly and we finished in 14 minutes, getting all of the time Bonuses.
I thought our PUG was going to be wash because at the beginning we had about four Warriors. The Elementalist kept complaining about this, and I thought I was going to be booted from the party. I think being a Mesmer Secondary, and the fact that I announced I would be taking three interrupt Skills saved me from being kicked out. Eventually the group evened out so we had a decent spread of Professions.