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  1. #201
    Quote Originally Posted by Helai View Post
    I'm pretty sure one of the bosses in Hyjal has a one-shot mechanic? Correct me if I'm wrong.
    How do you kill Stalagg and Feuden?(Excuse my poor spelling)
    Onyxia is indeed easy.
    Halion is impossible due to mechanics, I believe...?
    No one-shots that I was aware of, doesn't take long to kill them as ret anyway (just the endless waves of trash <.<).
    For Stalagg and Feuden, just go to one platform, dps him low, by that time the other one should have reached you, then just make sure they die together.
    Halion is possible, you can out-DPS the healing.

    ---------- Post added 2012-12-17 at 03:49 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronus View Post
    As Prot i just pulled Stalagg and Feuden together at the entrance of the room and made sure they died at the same time, there is alot of damage but nothing cooldowns cant fix
    If you pull them on one of the platforms, you only get the tesla coil damage from the one that moves instead of both.

  2. #202
    Quote Originally Posted by NightKnight87 View Post
    No one-shots that I was aware of, doesn't take long to kill them as ret anyway (just the endless waves of trash <.<).
    Azgalor, the 4th boss, has an ability called Doom which he applies on a random target every minute. After 20 seconds, the target dies and a Doomguard spawns. However, as Rasstapp mentioned, he will never apply Doom to his current target. That makes the ability irrelevant when you are soloing.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightKnight87 View Post
    No one-shots that I was aware of, doesn't take long to kill them as ret anyway (just the endless waves of trash <.<).
    The first boss in Hyjal has a VERY dangerous Death and Decay though.

  5. #205
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasstapp View Post
    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.
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    Adding mimiron hm and freya hm to that. Mimiron was a lot tougher than Freya and XT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasstapp View Post
    Adding mimiron hm and freya hm to that. Mimiron was a lot tougher than Freya and XT.
    You tried any Ulduar 25 man normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archibalde View Post
    Azgalor, the 4th boss, has an ability called Doom which he applies on a random target every minute. After 20 seconds, the target dies and a Doomguard spawns. However, as Rasstapp mentioned, he will never apply Doom to his current target. That makes the ability irrelevant when you are soloing.
    The 4th boss in Hyjal USED to 1-shot, but since the old raids were changed, he no longer does this. I verified this the first week of the changes and not a single Doom was cast. Prior to that, he DID cast it and it DID insta-kill once it popped. Again, i tried to solo Hyjal a few weeks before the changes, but got a Doom cast on me long before i could kill him. What will kill you is Death and Decay from the first boss (if you're not quick at reacting). It's a % of health, and a bad iceblock means you're screwed unless you bubble. The rest of the bosses aren't even a challenge (i did this as Prot too, but damage from them was never an issue).

    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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  10. #210
    Quote Originally Posted by Helai View Post
    You tried any Ulduar 25 man normal?
    I have not. Was updating as I was doing 10man. Briefly tried 25man HM Flame Leviathan but it didn't work out very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synthaxx View Post
    The 4th boss in Hyjal USED to 1-shot, but since the old raids were changed, he no longer does this. I verified this the first week of the changes and not a single Doom was cast. Prior to that, he DID cast it and it DID insta-kill once it popped. Again, i tried to solo Hyjal a few weeks before the changes, but got a Doom cast on me long before i could kill him.
    I soloed him both months and weeks before 5.1 hit, and not once did he cast Doom on me. He didn't even do it (on me) when I had another player with me - he did kill my friend, but never me. Then again, this is pretty irrelevant at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synthaxx View Post
    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.
    Huh? I just killed all the adds on their spots and had no issues for the last few weeks. Nothing special about soloing him, apart from the fact that don't use summon trinkets. Using a PvP trinket could help, but I haven't used one and haven't had any problems (no wipes etc).

  12. #212
    Quote Originally Posted by Helai View Post
    You tried any Ulduar 25 man normal?
    I've managed 6 bosses in Ulduar 25 so far (as ret): Flame Leviathan, Razorscale, Ignis, XT, Kologarn and Freya (no hardmodes, just normal). Haven't tried 10-man hardmodes yet.

    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.

  13. #213
    All of gruul lair is easily soloable as prot ~478 gear.
    Kael is soloable even without pulling out of the room, but might beed to pop a few cooldowns.

  14. #214
    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.

  15. #215
    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).

  16. #216
    Having a lot of trouble on Anub'arak 10N, in both ret and prot. Any tips?

  17. #217
    Quote Originally Posted by Zephur View Post
    Having a lot of trouble on Anub'arak 10N, in both ret and prot. Any tips?
    Let your health drop, save any major cooldown for life steal phase. It's 10%(?) of your current hp, not max hp. Divine Protection and Aura Mastery will also somewhat work as "DPS" cooldowns here as they'll reduce the healing he takes by reducing the damage locust swarm does to you.

  18. #218
    Quote Originally Posted by Splosion View Post
    Sigh, whatever. As I said I'll do it again, as I forgot just how these boards can be.

    Oh, and http://i.imgur.com/6REr2.jpg
    You want me to solo things properly? I do.
    Very impressive I'm curious though, the 409ilvl gear, are you reforging into avoidance stats or pure mastery?

  19. #219
    Quote Originally Posted by Akhom View Post
    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.
    i thought karathress wasn't that bad. went in, popped all my cd's and divine stormed the other guys to death. really didn't have much of a problem with him.

    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.

  20. #220
    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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