Had some fun in Ulduar-25 yesterday. Managed to get down FL, Ignis, Razorscale (40 seconds prior to enrage, such a boooooooooooooring fight), XT-002 (30 seconds PAST the enrage), Kologarn, Assembly of Iron (Runemaster last), Auraya. Had one pull on Freya, but wiped to berserk basically because I engaged her in +3 mode and pulled 2 trash packs (judging from recount later, Ents from those packs did overall healing of 60M+ on Freya's adds). Surviving until that point wasn't even a slight issue.
Will try it again tonight and be more careful. Prot spec, you can check the gear in armory sig.
Doing all of that for Val'anyr shards, but they don't drop at all
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Tried it again but I can't just outdps the healing. Chipping her down slowly didn't work so I just gave up. Brought a friend and we 2manned the rest of 25man Ulduar tonight.
On the side note: managed to 2man LK heroic-25. It was still a tough fight, we bursted last 12% during enrage, my dps just went crazy, 600k+ hits from AS/SotR are fun. Sucks that I died instantly when my cooldowns were over.
A bit more obscure but, Earth, Wind and Fire 25 man.
As I mention in the video, I can't find any record of anyone else doing this. But that said, it's nearly impossible to find any videos of it at all. So I like to think of it as a cheesy world first, bit like Bladelord HM or a wf normal mode.
The fight isn't particularly intense until Emalon enrages, there's quite a bit of micro'ing that needs to be done to make sure you're prepared for when it happens. And since you only have one real shot at a kill, you really need to be confident before committing.
Ret self healing seems to be in a better spot now with the 100% bonus of EF when used on yourself.
Managed to solo Al'akir 10m normal as retribution (ilvl 497) without ever dipping below 60% health. SoI, EF spec'd, glyph of AW and SW for extra duration of healing. Could probably glyph DS as well for extra heal on add fights.
I wouldn't be surprised that at a higher gear level you could easily solo other cata bosses as Ret where damage intake is normal and no "oh shit" damage like on Magmaw, (Atramedes, Halfus w/ good drake combo, V&T, council etc).
Did it a while ago now, well few days, but i solo'd Beth at around 495ilvl, not that it hasen't been killed before but i don't think it has by a paladin, couldn't find any videos apart from mine, and the fight itself is weird, i find it hard to do my real dps on it.
By that i mean on other bosses 50k+ is easy, but Beth i always hit 35-40k+, barely over 45k.
I reach P2 with 4-6m on beth, and the last phase is obviously insane with all the adds, however the dmg drops insanely at specific points in P2 allowing me to survive long enough...
Not really trying much more atm as i've been doing it on my dk.
Do shambling horrors need to be dead before the last phase on LK? Seems like taking them in there made the fight instakill me whenever it was frostmourne room time.
Anyone have any tips for doing the chess event in Kara? I cant seem to get the event down when i'm running it solo.
Start by moving one or both of the knights out as a distraction.
Move pawns to get, first, the king, and then the conjurer in play. They -- especially Llane -- need room to move soon after the match begins, or they're likely to take a lot of fire damage when Medivh cheats.
Here's where RNG comes into play. Is Blackhand hanging out in the back or advancing toward you? If the latter, move Llane to meet him, get the two fighting, and swap to the conjurer. Blast Blackhand into chunks. You may be tempted to control a cleric to heal Llane. This is fine to recuperate some of the damage he may have taken from fire but, once he has engaged Blackhand, the lost dps from giving up control of the conjurer will hurt you more than the healing will help. [Edit: if he's hiding on his back line, do your best, but the odds are against you.]
I typically win within three tries. A loss now and then is unavoidable. Thankfully, there's no penalty beyond "wasted" time on failed attempts.
Now go smack down Malchezaar.
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PS: before 5.2 i was 5 times in one fight in frostmourne and i survived it but then wiped on enrage and i completely had ignored the ghosts(they hitted me for 20k) in frostmourne and it worked.
but whatever o.O
Last edited by Jansn; 2013-03-16 at 12:38 PM.
Posted in the other thread, but it seems to be ghouls doing the instakill and not horrors. Can't say for sure but my limited testing agrees with it.
* Kill mobs by MC totem.
* MC Razorgore and start destroying eggs closest to you first. (It doesn't have a cooldown.)
* When MC is about to break, or if Razorgore is starting to take a lot of damage, target him then cast either WOG or SS. (I used Execution Sentence twice, but I'm actually not sure if it was healing or damaging him... I'd avoid it to be safe. :P)
* Blast some AoEs, then MC Razorgore again. (There is only something like a 6 sec lockout from MC rather than a minute.)
Rinse & repeat until eggs are gone, then well, P2 is just faceroll.
A few other things I head about that would help (Righteous Fury to get more adds on you, Eternal Flame to keep Razorgore healed), but I didn't use either (forgot the first, and wanted to try it without respeccing).
I find Sacred Shield to be really strong for soloing old raids - I just soloed Kael without breaking a sweat. (Well, aside from realizing mid fight I still had my Ghost Iron Dragonling trinket equipped. I figured I was going to get boned by MC.)