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A few days ago, Cool and I completed the first part of Wrathion’s War which required you to kill the Alliance leader in Krasarang Wilds. The second part involved winning two new battlegrounds. Now I wasn’t sure what to expect as it’s been a long time since I’ve PVP’ed. For that reason, I only have two PVP pieces from Sha drops so I ended up going in as Disc in my regular gear to see what the BG was like.
We queued up for both Temple of Kotmogu and Silvershard Mines, going into Temple first. I like how it was such a small area with only 1600 resources to acquire so it couldn’t take that long to complete. I pretty much followed whoever had our orbs until people started focus firing on me but it didn’t net a win.
The next queue led us into Silvershard Mines. All I knew about the place was controlling some carts and from the loading screen, thoughts of Indiana Jones popped into my head. Before going in, I made sure I had my two PVP pieces on, inc. my Vicious Gladiator’s Medallion of Tenacity and seemed to do better.
Cool and I just went from cart to cart, taking control of any Alliance controlled ones. I was excited to get the End of the Line achievement since I wasn’t even expecting it. Little did we realise we almost had another one too but left just before it reached the depot to help out elsewhere. This BG seemed like a pretty easy win as we received our first of two. We almost lasted the entire match without dying but became overrun with less than a minute to go. I was pretty pleased to be the top healer for Horde though.
Still needing a win for Temple, we ended up getting it after two more matches. I even managed to get Four Square and Temple of Kotmogu All-Star which I admit I was trying to do. All-in-all, both BGs were quite fun.
Once we handed in the quest to Wrathion, we watched another little cutscene before receiving our achievement and Eye of the Black Prince which I inserted into my Sha staff… hoping to get my mace very soon /sigh.
In case you were wondering, you can purchase another prismatic from the Valor vendor in Townlong Steppes for 2,250G (with the Guild perk).
For a 93 elite, High Marshal Twinbraid is really just an endurance fight. As ranged, all I had to do was find a sweet spot between the sticks of dynamite placed in strategic parts of the room. It also took a while for him to set off all the explosives but even then, I didn’t really have to move at all.
Cool tanked and spanked most of his Cannonball Spins after we discovered they didn’t really do much damage but boy, his Chaingun was another story. Unfortunately, neither of these are interruptible but easily avoided, when needed.
After 30mins, we were still going strong getting him to ~50% as our tank/healer combo. That’s when a Shaman suddenly showed up and started DPS’ing the boss. When we got to ~10% (another 15mins later) something awful happened. Coolidge died resulting in me tanking the boss. Bugger! SO CLOSE!
On the second attempt, the Shaman asked if we wanted him to heal, Cool thought this was a good idea so we tried the fight again. Sure it would have taken longer but his DPS was pretty dodgy. Little did I know Twinbraid had a fourth ability called Sound the Alarm. Cool must have been really good at catching his cast the first time as we didn’t get any adds at all. However, this time we had about 10x 90 elite bodyguards (which were almost dead) when Cool had died again. We didn’t get to make much of a dent in him that time.
They say third time’s the charm right? I decided to DPS while the Shammie healed… eek, green gear! :P I must say, it was a lot faster with this combination though and he was dead in 15mins. Woot!
All up it took us 1hr to complete the quest but as we’ve shown, it is doable with three and I’m sure we could have done it, just the two of us, if it turned out that way. A big thanks to Sayberr for his help.