is there some way to skip patchwerk in naxx? i get him to 20% but i cant manage to down him
Doesn't work, the gate is locked.
So I took a trip through the starting Cata HC's today (mainly for chaos orbs so my tailor alt can make bags), and it wasn't an easy ride. (ilvl 465 with alch stone and SBT/AG/EM/PE, using the neverending alch flask and 300 agi food plus drums/runescroll II in some fights)
I cleared all of the starting instances, although I had to skip Corla in BRC (% hp dmg mechanics on her adds) and do an ankh run across the bridge (no Raz) to the forge (thus activating the teleporter). Luckily Raz still appeared to clear the mobs around Obsidius at the end...who is also a tough boss but earth ele helped keep the adds off me for a bit. Other tough moments included Ripsnarl in DM (ignore adds until fog phases), the croc in Lost City (blow CD's and hope for the best) and Setesh/Ammunae in HoO (strangely enough the water guardian is fairly easy now if you blow all pets/CD's and Rage a few seconds later then use /petattack macro when the water bubble comes). Erudax in Grim Batol is a tough one too, but if you save some CD's for the adds (I rotated sprint, ascendance and EM) it's ok, although he does have a tendency to knock you back with the feeble body debuff while you're chasing them.
Generally though, you should be alright against most bosses if you have all your CD's up. (it also trivialises the previously-tough trash packs in most instances, although some can still trip you up)
Trolls are out of the question for now. I did manage to kill the eagle in ZA (just) but the lynx requires much better gear due to high dmg output, the dragonhawk has way too many adds and the bear will always be impossible as he still uses his charge (debuff bang 420k oneshot). This also means that the last boss is impossible if you get bear/eagle combo, so you're rolling the dice just by entering. Didn't try ZG or the HoT's, won't be trying until better geared.
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Oh, and probable nerfs on the horizon too so I'd get soloing if I were you:
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Last edited by Staticus; 2012-10-28 at 06:13 PM.
Wanted some transmog gear so I decided to see what I could do.
Solo'd all off TOC on 10 man, (jaraxxuss on 25man), very easily zerging them down, except Jaraxxuss (25) which I died the first time because I ignored the adds, second time I killed the adds as they spawned and he went down easily enough, took some time tho.
In Ulduar, FL, Ignis, XT, Big statue guy with arms, crazy cat lady, and Mimron were all easy enough, mimron I did at 85 as well tho so w/e.
Naxx I mean to do KT 25 man but I forgot to change it cause im stupid but yeah KT and saph (10 man) were zerged. Instructer Raz (25 man) was easy once you AOE'd down the adds, Gothic the harvester (25) and 4 horsemen (25) where easy.
All off this was as Enc.
Honestly, I wasn't expecting it to be this easy. I'll be trying KT and saph 25man on reset, and some ICC to see how it goes. On the bright side i got all off the pieces off transmog gear I wanted (barring the KT weapons since I had it on 10 man instead by accident).
Another thing to note...the 2-piece pvp set bonus is godlike for soloing...worth getting the gloves/shoulders and dropping a few ilvls just for that. (until 4pc T14 at least)
OK so after going through ICC10 solo on ~ilvl 540 PVP gear fury warrior and unholy DK, I figured I'd do it on my enhancement shaman. He's ~510 PVP gear. What the hell! Marrowgar kicks my ass every single time. I didn't think plate made that much of a difference vs mail, but I can't even heal through the damage.
Thanks in advance.
When I tried him in Cata, he used to hit for ~17k (~34k for the double strike thing) with me being ilvl 410...while he killed me every time back then (too much dmg), there's no way he should be killing you now (nor should any other boss on 10N, even the Dreamwalker is doable in melee spec). Are you using defensive CD's? (including primal earth ele channel)
btw, newer (but just as dead) thread here.
(which reminds me, I really should do one more round of soloing before 6.0 takes away our ability to do so)
Last edited by Staticus; 2014-09-04 at 03:47 PM.
cycling through earth elemental, shamanistic fury, stone bulwark - he just hits too hard! Bizarre because I blow through him on my other toons.