To make matters worse, the batteries in my mouse died on the first attempt and I use the mouse to drive so I stood in the novas and died.
Second attempt looked good and my computer DC'd after the second nova.
Third attempt, the ele shammy who was undergeared died before he could pop Blood lust.
But third time was the charm and we downed him fast enough a couple people got the timed achievement.
And I won the roll.
As far as tanking went, threat appeared to be well in hand. In fact I had such large threat leads I went ahead and used my gargoyle on the bosses. Lamp said post patch 3.08 I'm a tad easier to heal, but I can still take a few spikes in damage.
With my new gloves, titansteel helm I finally bought this morning, and my new axe my health is 26.4k and armor is pushing 28.8k.