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There’s a rare on the Isle of Giants which spawns on the top deck of the boat just off-shore.
Initially we tried the fight as two DPS but that didn’t work out too well so we were going to give it one more shot as tank/heals. It went a lot better with this combination.
For a 92 rare elite, he has five abilities:
Each ability is avoidable or a non-issue if you are mindful and communicate. Fear Ward was very handy here although it wasn’t up for every cast so on occasion one would be feared and pull an extra. The floor is a bit glitchy on the bow of the ship as I ended up going between the two levels. At one stage I died after being caught in his AoE after a fear but managed to continue with no other mishaps. The Vengeful Spirits can be CC’ed – stuns are great and can also be rooted but with adds close by, I didn’t want to chance it. The Meteor Showers are easily avoided and the scarabs are hardly worth mentioning.
At ~37% we picked up 6 extra adds after being feared around but still managed to kill the rare with all adds still up.
For a 23min fight it was a pretty nice drop, noting that the insignias are BoA and boosted by rep commendations. Would I do it again? Maybe not but thx Veluxia for telling me about him :)
Late last night I completed my Taming Northrend achievement by defeating Major Payne, the Grand Master of the continent. Having already defeated Aki the Chosen, the Grand Master of Pandaria on the beta, I wasn’t in as much of a rush to do the Pet Battling thing on live. But after my latest hurdle with Major Payne, I was eager to try the next series of Pet Battle Tamers for Cataclysm – who also weren’t available on the beta.
So I tried them out on one of the rares in the Vale… have you had a good look at them before?
Not only does one have a bow on it’s head, reminding me of Huggalon the Heart Breaker, but the other one has a pirate hat… how cute is that?
The highlight of my day came when Cool and I killed Nalash again and my pet finally dropped :D
According to my Armoury page, this brings me up to 492 pets but with the changes to our Pet Journal increasing from a maximum of 500 to 650, this will be a welcome change for sure :P
Thx to Cool for his continued assistance (letting me know both these rares were up) <3 As it stands now, I have 18 Champions left to kill before I get my Glorious! achievement.
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