So, either I'm completely misunderstanding TBL difficulty and itemization, or I just really, really suck as a player. I'd love some help here. I am 3 boxing a 110 SK, Shaman, and Mage. The SK has all the GMM non-visibles, sword and board from GMM, etc. The others have the GMM non-vis as well. I've been able to kill a few TBL names in Stratos, and so I have 2 pieces of TBL visible gear on the SK and Shaman. I have 33K AAs on the SK and 25K+ on the shaman and mage. I use a healer merc on reactive and 2 wizzie mercs on Burn, at least for names. In general, the named mobs I'm tackling are barely do-able with my group. I'm using every disc, lifetap, buff, etc. I have about 258K hps and think i'm just over 6k AC with the SK. With discs, the AC goes up a bit more depending on the line of buffs. Oh, and apparently all these TBL named mob buffs can't be dispelled. I tried using the shaman spell, mage AA, and Skull of Null on the SK. The named reflect buffs, 80% mitigation buffs, etc. I can't get rid of any of them. Specifically for Wild Blossom Star, I read that he can summon adds, and one poster mentioned that one time, he only summoned a single add. For me, he will summon TONS of adds (10-12 easily, no exaggeration). I started wondering if it's related to his health, like X mobs per 5% life or something, and I thought that if I take him down too quickly, I'll get a ton of adds. However, I don't actually see that as the pattern when I'm fighting him. Sometimes I take down a bunch of life with no adds, and sometimes I get 5-10 at once. Sometimes the mage's AOE can burn down the greenies and dent the light blue adds, but if I stop and focus on the adds, he just summons more. All the while, he's beating me down pretty hard, and I'm cycling through each disc and lifetap (epic 2.0, Anguish BP, Conflagrant BP, Blood Drinker's, etc). I generally have one disc and lifetap up at a time. I'm using my spell lifetaps, Terror line, Spur, etc. When I first start tanking, I'll pop all my DPS abilities to increase my lifetapping (2nd spire, Clarent Blade, etc). I tried to Harm Touch at the beginning of the fight. I tried to save it for later. Sometimes this mob will wipe me right when we engage, and sometimes I can make it until he's down to 40-50% before I finally wipe. All of this probably wouldn't be too terrible if it weren't for how hard he hits. He'll quad me up to 40K per hit sometimes. Even with my shaman trying to heal (and debuff, DoT, and nuke), I can't keep up, and once the tank goes down, the rest is over. I must have died 6 or 7 times tonight. It just seems like the expectation is that I should already have RoS raid gear before I can even touch TBL T1 zones, and since I don't raid, that puts me in a tight spot. I seriously wonder how I ever would have done this if I didn't have GMM to help gear me up first. 1. Should I just be skipping this mob all together? 2. Am I seriously misunderstanding some mechanic of this fight? 3. Do I just suck? 4. Is TBL really just as painfully difficult as some have whined about? 5. Any other advice? Thanks for your time.