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After my confident start a few days ago, I was pretty eager to give Fran and Riddoh another try. On the first attempt I was really close having killed Riddoh and was a nitch from killing Fran when the fireballs came down. If you’re lucky, the landmines will be placed around your pet and not you.
King Kulaka: Fear and tendrils worked well against this King Krush look-a-like, not to mention my speedy bubble when he got too close.
Blat – A combination of fears, tendrils and kiting will get this replicating slime down but I tried to do as much damage right off the bat – before there were too many copies of him. Thankfully you can just focus on the original while kiting them around otherwise they will build up a lot of damage on you very quickly.
Sanoriak – First of all Firewall hurts! So interrupt or run out of it ASAP. As usual, fear works on him so I took advantage of that and my fiend to DPS him quickly.
Ixx – The hardest thing about this is fight is getting caught in his Devastating Thrust (which is his only ability) but considering he casts is so often, you really need to be on your toes for this one. Running through him was still getting me killed so I tried standing right underneath him for less running time. He’s also immune to CC so is my bottleneck boss at the moment.
Two more and I can buy the pet. >.<
A while ago, Cool managed to farm his Blood-Soaked Invitation from one of the Alliance rares in Krasarang Wilds. After reaching Rank 7, he gave me his Brawler’s Pass so I could start fighting my way to Rank 4 – but not before earning me The First Rule of Brawler’s Guild.
However, I was feeling some trepidation about doing the fights. Having seen Coolidge and others doing some of them earlier, it seemed easy enough but being more of a healer than a shadow priest, I had my doubts about getting past the first fight, especially in front of an audience.
So today I took the plunge and queued for the very first time. It’s no surprise that these are aimed at DPSers as it seems like a good way to test your situational skills and reaction times but I was intrigued about trying the first fight as Discipline. It didn’t end too well so I switched to Shadow and queued again.
I must say the fight went a lot better earning me the achievement – You Are Not Your $#*@! Legplates.
Bruce: All I had to do was sidestep to avoid his Chomp.
Goredome: I couldn’t believe how easy this one was with his charge really easy to avoid.
Honestly, Rank 1 turned out to be a bit of a blur as I pretty much one-shot the bosses except for my false start on Bruce.
Kirrawk: I needed a practice run on this one but as long as I kept him between his Twisters and me, it was an easy fight – otherwise you’ll be knocked in the air and likely die from his Lightning Flurry (unless you heal/disperse). This fight made me squeal A LOT!
Not bad for a first day, if I don’t say so myself. All-in-all, these were a lot more enjoyable than I’d expected. Thx to Cool for being my constant cheerleader and supporter – letting me know what to expect for each fight beforehand – I think I need to mog a cheerleader set for him. Now I just need to get past this one and the next five so I can get my Clock’em pet :)
Last weekend, I walked out of the Terrace of Endless Spring raid with Jin’ya, Orb of the Waterspeaker. In 5.1, they made a significant change to the staff design which could not be mistaken for anything other than a Sha-touched weapon, especially when it turns your Shadowfiend or Mindbender into one.
It’s a bit of a shame though as I did love the old look of it but I definitely feel like I’ve been seduced by the dark side using the staff as shadow.
Although even as Disc, I have a Sha-touched Shadowfiend.
Thanks to Nyxrinne for suggesting I try some Desecrated Oil.
The Equip effect leaves a lot to be desired though – Increases your movement speed by 10% while in Dread Wastes but I have to admit that the first time I saw my Mindbender pop out of the ground, it almost felt like another Archaeology dig.
Now all I need is the Crystallized Horror to go with it.