Al’Akir doesn’t change much when you go from normal to heroic mode. He has nearly the same abilities, they’re just harder to avoid and require much tighter precision to survive. It is random to some extent, and requires many attempts before you finally understand the big picture. You have to learn how to prepare for the randomness (and at that point, it won’t seem like randomness at all).
This is what I’ve gathered from scouting around the internet and from personal experience about Sinestra, Consort of Deathwing, the unlockable heroic-only boss at the end of Bastion of Twilight. As with most my guides, this is from a tanking perspective, though I try to include as much non-tanking aspects as I can.
She’s pregnant, stuck in lava, and you’re threatening her babies. You’re in for a world of hurt.
In this video and our first kill, I was brought as cat dps. My kitty gear is primarily bear gear, so my dps was pretty low. The fact that I was in on our first kill should indicate that this is not a dps fight; it’s a control fight.
I’ve personally melee dps’d and tanked Onyxia (phase 1) and Nefarian (phase 3) in this fight. Heroic Nefarian is more difficult than Heroic Valiona and Theralion, but easier than Heroic Cho’gall. We used 3 tanks for this fight.