I tried it the "conventional way" last week and managed to successfuly escape the stomach 3 times, having killed one tentacle and partly damaged the other but the 4th time I just wasn't fast enough and died.
I'm thinking about returning to WoW, and a big part of that is wanting to solo old content. I'm curious how warlocks stand in that capacity. It seems like having a tank would help a great deal. Also, there's dark apotheosis, and a decent amount of self-healing. Is there anything warlocks can't do that other classes (namely dks or pallies) can? Is the inverse true? Do warlocks excel at things no other class can do? Example...I hear ZG has a boss that one-shots you. Does having a pet render that obsolete? Can locks do the ZA bear run?
Would I just be better off using a dk or pally in this endeavor? There's also monk, but leveling 1-90 is daunting.
There's lot of bosses dk can solo that locks can't, (and as far as I know there's not a single one we can solo that they can't) and because of tanks mechanics (Vengeance) it'll be way easier with a tank class.
Mandokir still one-shots you even if you have a pet.
Death knights are the best class for soloing, no one can deny that. If I wanted efficiency I'd rather pick them, but I solo stuff for fun/challenge so I stay on my warlock.
Soloing as a warlock.
A'lar is still immune to fire. I found this out the annoying way as a destro lock. Incinerates were immuning. I had to bring him down with spamming fel flame and pet damage.
oh it wasnt a real problem, just a surprise once the fight started cause i thought they had removed all immunities.
Yeah, but without incinerate, RoF, or immolate working you cant earn embers.
In regards to solo strength, DKs are without doubt the king of it - they have a huge advantage in the amount of damage, survivability and self healing they have.
e.g. Sent to stomach > move to platform > die > res > (0.5 seconds to cast) circle > die before anything else can happen.
EDIT: Managed to get it to work once, lucky I suppose. It took too long to get in range of my circle and I didn't make it. I'm guessing a combination of demonic leap to get through the stomach acid and maybe something else to cover the distance?
Last edited by Super Jerk; 2012-11-16 at 08:43 PM.
Haven't tried C'thun yet, but just took down Toravon (VoA ice boss) on 25m difficulty. And holy crap what an annoying fight that was, 25 stacks of the debuff is just impossible to heal through when using a Voidwalker :\ Ended up using demonic gateway and portal to kite him around the instance and reset my Voidwalker's stacks lol.
I was trying Al'akir Heroic as Affliction, but even after I managed to figure out how to survive most of phase 2, playing way too defensively to make the enrage timer. No reason to do it Heroic other than for the challenge, of course.
Retired World's Best Warlock.