Method vs Ragnaros (25 Heroic) World Second Kill Video
Method released the video of their World Second Kill of Ragnaros in 25-Man Heroic mode. It features 6 different Point of Views and is very nicely done, you should probably check it out!

On a sidenote, Envy (EU-Auchindoun) and Ensidia (EU-Tarren Mill) also defeated Ragnaros! Congratulations to both guilds!



Lich King Solo Kill by Mione (Death Knight)
Mione did it again and spent her time working on the Lich King solo kill after the release of Patch 4.2.


Description (Taken from Youtube)
Ironically, this was going to be my last attempt for tonight... :)

LK's main challenges are:
  • 1) Practice of cooldown usage in p1. They're used *very* strictly and if you don't have that practice, you'll probably wipe in p1 endlessly (which is what I initially did)
  • 2) surviving transition phases. This is insane and requires, again, extremely precise cooldown management and positioning.
  • 3) Finally, the obvious DPS race. This fight lasted an exact 15 minutes, not a single second more or less - I spent the whole evening wiping between 11 and 12% and finally, finally did it, through more Vengeance stacking and better play on my part (oh .. and maybe a lil bit crit RNG I guess? :p).

There's no particular clever trick, however, and I honestly think some other solos such as Yogg were *harder* in terms of thinking outside the box. Here I'm basically excecuting the fight as clean as I can, grabbing every possible bit of DPS along the way. However, I didn't encounter any boss so far that was as exhausting as LK was in terms of raw DPS requirements. Especially since, while I do have tons of 391 gear, I'm still rockin' little 372 Akirus. ;) If you think DPS requirements aren't worth of a "challenge", I guess pre-nerf Baleroc/Cho'gall would like a word with you.

FAQ:
  • Necrotic Plague : cannot target the tank. You need it to clear the ghouls/vrykuls from phase 1, however. The trick is to put an engineer dummy to drop aggro for a split second, LK gives you the plague, outheal it, then proceed. Use either AMS/Chains of Ice or Potion of Purification to remove it/prevent it from affecting you again.
  • Valks : Buggy as hell. Can't target the tank, they just mess around. They finally stop eating popcorn and grab me at some point... you'll have to watch to see when.
  • Defile : I stand in some of these on purpose in order to increase Vengeance. It has to be done very carefully, since both p2 and p3 are very healing intensive phases (p2 because of Infest which means I can't dip too low on health, p3 because of vile spirit explosions)
  • Frostmourne: Yet another mechanic that doesn't target the tank. Wouldn't be difficult to overcome in any way whatsoever, but would make beating the enrage impossible, so I guess that's a good thing it's not there.

What's next? It wouldn't be fun if I already told you everything right? Getting surprised is awesome.

Music:
  • 六十年目の神速裁判 ~ Rapidity is a justice [Author/Circle] - Xi / AQUAELIE
  • U.N. Owen Was Her (Full ver.)
  • Driftveil City remix by Dasgust ( http://www.youtube.com/Dasgust , many awesome remixes :3!)


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This article was originally published in forum thread: Method Ragnaros World 2nd Kill Video, Lich King Solo Kill, The Daily Blink started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 126 Comments
  1. Marston's Avatar
    Mione used Touhou music. Mione wins. Even though I dislike it that Mione used the U.N. Owen was her? remix. Meh.
  1. mmoc58243199ae's Avatar
    Thumbs up to all who read the Daily blink in the Guild master from Illegal Danish's voice
  1. Evilpigeon's Avatar
    Cool video Mione and gratz on the kill but my god you chose some awful awful music. You chose some crappy music in your last solo video but w/e it's your video your choice.
  1. Begpo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by PnBoots View Post
    I'm curious how Blizzard allows Dks to be able to do things like this.
    To do what? Kill bosses from previous add-on, or bosses from 5-ppl dungeons?? Yeah, DKs should be nerfed to the ground
  1. Demoncrash's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by vizzle View Post
    Halion solo would be impossible since you need at least 1 person in each realm.
    Actually pugged him when 4.1 came out with everyone on the normal side dead and just me(blood dk) and a pally heals alive on the shadow side, and we downed him. i noticed he wasn't hitting that hard even when he was fully buffed. Improbable maybe, but definitely not impossible.
  1. F-Minus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Begpo View Post
    To do what? Kill bosses from previous add-on, or bosses from 5-ppl dungeons?? Yeah, DKs should be nerfed to the ground
    Come back when any other class can do that, maybe then you'll have a point.
  1. Gerti's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by F-Minus View Post
    Come back when any other class can do that, maybe then you'll have a point.
    Class balance isn't focused on soloing old content
  1. Nyne's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Crush View Post
    Can someone make Solo kills and put REAL god damn music for the video, metal or rock or something?!?

    metal/rock is old dude..

    electronic/dubstep is the new generation
  1. Leatbabiez's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gerti View Post
    Class balance isn't focused on soloing old content
    This. DKs just happen to be the best at soloing. If you want to do that then stop QQing about this and just roll a DK. You can hit 85 in a few days easily, then go solo Yogg and LK to your hearts content!
  1. mmocadda1d7289's Avatar
    Stage 2, in combination with the DK quest where you endlessly torture an NPC where they all stand up with their stupid puns....DAMN YOU BLIZZAAAAAAAAAAAARD!
  1. Eleraith's Avatar
    Daily Blink wins again!
  1. biolink22's Avatar
    rock, rock'n'roll and metal is the closest thing you get to REAL music these days (excluding symphony)... what you kids are listening to isn't music, it's beat. on repeat... and it doesn't come close to what real musicians do.
    Music
    noun
    1.an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions insignificant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody,harmony, and color.
    2.the tones or sounds employed, occurring in single line(melody) or multiple lines (harmony), and sounded or to besounded by one or more voices or instruments, or both.
    3.musical work or compositions for singing or playing.
    seems to fit the definition so shut it keep your opinions to yourself as no one really gives a flying frogs nuts about what you think music should or should not bealso Halion would be an impossible solo as iirc if there isnt somebody on either side he begins to heal at a rather rapid rate
  1. Spoonman's Avatar
    Haha I laughed so much to daily blink! Awesome.
  1. pandaman's Avatar
    Some of the worst Music ever, had to mute it, pretty cool solo though, DK nerf inc
  1. ZenX's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gerti View Post
    Class balance isn't focused on soloing old content
    However, all the hate people have for the class is based on such events, which in my opinion should only be done for fun, not for exhibitionism, even though I'm not open to my guild about what I solo, I still always get the mild DK-hate jokes, which is annoying, and this probably will be the highlight when I step into our guild vent later on(we are a 10m guild) where everyone saying "Screw DKs, they're frickin' OP, they can heal themselves" and what not where in the meanwhile people will be steamrolled by Frost Mage-Sub Rogue, arms warrior-feral cat combos...
  1. Sneek's Avatar
    the music is badass
  1. Granyala's Avatar
    Can someone make Solo kills and put REAL god damn music for the video, metal or rock or something?!?
    Miones music is about as "whacko" as this insane solo.

    IMO fitting ^_^

    And the end is abolutely hilarious.

    Did Tirion just pwn Arthas?

    Methods Music is awesome.
  1. Keristrasza's Avatar
    Haha I love that comic, thats cute.
  1. mmoc9c8a116f72's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jknight47 View Post
    Watching the H Rag kill by Method, at 21:20 do I see 14 Seething Cinders dropping from the boss? Or am I seeing things? Gives me hope I may get a staff this expansion
    56 dropped.

    And i dont hope im gonna break your dreams by telling you that you need 1000 for the quest
  1. Granyala's Avatar
    And i dont hope im gonna break your dreams by telling you that you need 1000 for the quest
    ~20 Bosses @ 50 Cinders.Thats ~ 3 IDs of full clears.

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