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    Lightbulb Solotanking Garrosh HC, Need some tips!

    Starting progress this on Garrosh HC this week, and the groups ilvl is around 575-ish.
    Has anyone solo tanked it as DK and if so got any good pointers for the fight?

    Armory : kvarleva, ragnaros EU

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    http://www.twitch.tv/tinymanticore
    is currently streaming blood dk solo tanking

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    Do everything you'd normally do when tanking garrosh, but with one tank. Not much more to it.

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    Last phase is more or less tank and spank for tank? with some movement during bombardment then?
    Also the debuff on the tank that explode on the raid isnt to high with just one tank?(maybe you could move outside the raid when this explode ?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kvarleva View Post
    Last phase is more or less tank and spank for tank? with some movement during bombardment then?
    Also the debuff on the tank that explode on the raid isnt to high with just one tank?(maybe you could move outside the raid when this explode ?)
    Yep, tank and spank. No debuffs in P4 to worry about.
    The debuff that stacks on you are reset every whirl (if it's badly timed you'll have to move a little away from the boss so he has to run to you and hit you, in order to let it fall off. Most of the times it'll fall off during the whirl, though). It does hit the raid hard, but that's the trade-off for getting an extra dps over a tank. It's raidwide dmg, has nothing to do with proximity to the raid.

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    Phase 4 is really tank and spank, this is true. With the debuff in phase 3 you have to be careful, the more stacks you have when the debuff expires more lethal the explosion is. Assuming you have 9 stacks of Empowered Gripping Despair, it will explode dealing 405k raid-wide damage and apply 9 stacks of explosive despair to everyone else resulting in the next explosion to deal at least 1.5m damage which makes solo tanking a much harder DPS race on heroic. You really need strong raid cooldowns for this.

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    Wrong. Empowered Gripping Despair hits for 22.5k per stack so the first 7(how many you get before first whirl) does 158k. Now you have 7 stacks.

    Now if you 1 tank its not even possible to get a 2nd whirl. Lets say you get the max stacks before the whirl 11(12 would = hes casting whirl) 11 x 22.5 x 1.7(7 stacks = 70% increase) Only 421k its not that bad. Its what my alt run has done since our first H Garrosh kill I solo tank all of P3 and the explosions do hardly any damage.

    I don't remember if the stacks are 10 or more % increase but either way even if it was more it still doesn't kill us long as you don't get the 2nd whirl.
    Last edited by Jellospally; 2014-03-17 at 12:07 PM.


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    10 or 25? We're experimenting 1tanking on 10man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loksley View Post
    Phase 4 is really tank and spank, this is true. With the debuff in phase 3 you have to be careful, the more stacks you have when the debuff expires more lethal the explosion is. Assuming you have 9 stacks of Empowered Gripping Despair, it will explode dealing 405k raid-wide damage and apply 9 stacks of explosive despair to everyone else resulting in the next explosion to deal at least 1.5m damage which makes solo tanking a much harder DPS race on heroic. You really need strong raid cooldowns for this.
    Uh. 9 stacks = 90% increased dmg from explosive despair. Another 9 stacks would then hit for 769K. Not 1.5M. You need strong cds to do it sure, but you are severely off on the above.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jellospally View Post
    Wrong. Empowered Gripping Despair hits for 22.5k per stack so the first 7(how many you get before first whirl) does 158k. Now you have 7 stacks.

    Now if you 1 tank its not even possible to get a 2nd whirl. Lets say you get the max stacks before the whirl 11(12 would = hes casting whirl) 11 x 22.5 x 1.7(7 stacks = 70% increase) Only 421k its not that bad. Its what my alt run has done since our first H Garrosh kill I solo tank all of P3 and the explosions do hardly any damage.
    22.5K? Did they fuck something up badly?
    http://www.wowhead.com/spell=145195 values here are 45K for both 10 and 25 heroic, 30K for normal, 21K for flex and 12K for LFR.

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    Our raid is 10man. Im guessing calling out fir disc bubble or something during the emp gripping despair would be wise if the stacks pre-explosion goes beyond something like 7+?`

    Freeing up an extra dps seems still worth it, considering our raid-dps is a around average.
    Solo-tanking normal has been a cakewalk, but comparing them would probably not be wise.

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    If you want to solo tank it , then you don't want to get 2nd whirlwind in P3 , you'll most probably wipe.

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