In current gear as Ret i can solo the following. BT (Minus the First Boss), Hyjal, Naxx 10/25man (Minus Patchwerk), EoE 10/25, OS 10/25, ICC 10man for the first half, Ony 10/25man, Ulduar 10man full clear, SWP and SSC. If i have forgotten one then List it and i will say whether it can be soloed or not. I am in the top 10man Ret Pallies on my server and do not doubt my capabilites. BTW name in Threatcon on Gorefiend if you have questions or need help.
I just soloed XT-002 Deconstructor hardmode as ret, if anyone is interested in that. 491 ilvl, if significantly lower than that you might want to consider using seal of insight a lot.
Adding mimiron hm and freya hm to that. Mimiron was a lot tougher than Freya and XT.
As Prot, all of BT is soloable. The only difficult boss is RoS. To solve that, drag some trash from the room before, kill off the ones with the shields (or any that stun), and then let the vengeance build. Keep them alive through P2 and you're set. It was close, but i managed it with 2 ticks left before all my mana would have been drained (and it's a reduction in your max mana so no amount of regen would have helped). Najentus also needs trash to make it easy as Prot, but the trash there doesn't stun from what i've found, so staying alive while killing the boss is easy enough.
Council was somewhere in the middle in terms of difficulty. Focus on the Paladin, and switch to interrupt on the priest when she starts healing (swirly light hands). One interrupt (AS or Rebuke) will work on the anti-magic shield, and another interrupt (AS or Rebuke) will work on the protection shield. I'll let you find out for yourself which one is which. The damage is rather heavy even as a tank, but it's not unhealable. What will kill you is not healing at all. Sacred shield is king for this fight. It's crazy just how much damage they can put out.
Illidan is easy. Truly tank and spank. Bring both adds to the middle, make one enrage if you want (to allow higher vengeance), and don't bother moving away from him during demon phase. Unfortunately, out of the 2 times i solo'd him, no shield and no glaive (hey, even if i can't use the glaive, might as well collect them if the day ever comes when we can wield at least the main hand, or transmog, and at the very least, it'd grant the achievement if you got both) but he died first attempt both times.
Vashj is soloable. She will get a lot of stacks because it's impossible for one person to kill all the small adds. This does make her final-phase damage truly devastating. I recall a 150K shock blast at one point due to her having 99 stacks. However, since you can now run with the cores, it's not a major issue. The fear from the strider is still a pain, but Execution Sentence, Avengers shield and Judgement make it manageable. She is killable even with a lot of stacks, just all your Holy Power has to go on healing, and Sacred Shield is a must.
Kael is soloable. You do need to pull his adds out of the room and spread them out (due to our damage being so low but the CC's being difficult to manage) and then focus burst before the next add reaches you, but aside from that, no big problems. Oh, just don't use any summon trinkets, whether it's on-use or a proc. Doing so will lead you to be MC'ed which will lead to Kael resetting.
All of Kara has been soloable as Prot since late Wrath iirc. Maggy too. Gruul, i haven't tried in quite a while. Gruul himself wouldn't be a problem. HKM would be. The CC and healing and the fact you face all 4 at once with no way of splitting them up is the issue. If our damage was higher, it'd be easy.
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BT is easy as ret, the hardest fight is the Council. Focus on the priest and you'll be fine.
Did SSC yesterday, Vashj got to ~70 stacks before I got all 4 cores, definitely survivable. Like Synthaxx said, Sacred Shield is king here.
I think with an avg ilvl of 475 my gear is a limiting factor on some encounters as of right now. Guess a better weapon than my trusty blue 364 alone would do the trick. Right now my dmg wasn't enough to get Anub in totC 10 man below 10% and saurfang blocks my icc soloing progress because of this.
Solo'ed naxx 10 man yesterday with ease, hardest encounter (and a really close call) being Instructor Razuvious as ret. I think I got some lucky avoidance streaks there, because if his hits land, chunks of hp go down the drain. I rambo'ed in with everything if've got and killed him before he killed me. Most other fights are trivial.
Being able to solo 4 horsemen in 25 man would be interesting because of armageddon though. Might have to go prot in the long run if I want to continue to solo as much I guess
Gonna try ulduar 10 next. All of the BC content is more or less trivial, karathress in SSC being somewhat of a pain in the ass as ret though from my experience. Percentage scaling abilities ftw.
Horsemen 25 is not as hard as it seems, simply kill them one by one. They don't hit hard, especially if you keep Seal of Insight and Sacred Shield up (490 ret).
Having a lot of trouble on Anub'arak 10N, in both ret and prot. Any tips?
vashj got up to like 300 charges or stacks...but still killed her with like 20% health.
going to ulduar next...tried trial of the crusader 25 man for the axe....but two man'd it just to see it. factions champions are a b!tch.
Karathress seems to be a bit buggy, he smacked me for 100% of my HP a couple times last week. I hadn't tried to kill him in months and the last time I did, he wasn't anything special. EDIT: Actually, he works as intended - Cataclysmic bolt + the buff from his pals will let him hit for 596k. Snazzy.
Haven't gone to Naxx yet, maybe next week if time permits - for Instructor Razuvious on 10 man, be sure to use the mind control orbs and throw his students at him before you engage him, you can whittle him down a fair bit.
Kael is pretty trivial now, I just kill his pals in the four different corners to split them up a bit and smack them down one or two at a time the second time around - no need to run to the zone entrance anymore.
Did Illidari council as prot, trivializes the fight.
I'm wanting to knock out XT in ulduar 10 on hard for that nice sword, but got smacked around the 15 minutes I spent on it. I'm sure it's doable, just need to dope out cooldowns / etc.Much the same way, I'm glad to hear 4 Horsemen is doable as ret in 25 man; my DK has an Armageddon and I really want one for my Paladin. It's such a great sword, shame that they canned that raid / theme and dumped the sword into Naxx.
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