I tried to solo HoL normal yesterday but Ionar really was a bitch and wouldn't die.
I too tried everything i could think of, to be honest you may just be able to cheese it as a holy spec but it would take ages I guess, the lowest i got him was 20% before i was completely out of cooldowns and mana/hp, doing all the usual tricks such as bubble+bandage, SoL/SoJ dancing.
I am going to change my offspec to holy and try to cheese it through attrition like I do Baron Geddon, though Ionar hit me for 5k regular when I tried it as retreibution so it will be no cakewalk.
One thing I soloed yesterday also was The Culling of Stratholme normal, the time warp type boss was insanely hard and took two or 3 tries but eventually went down, other than that it was really easy, some nice boe drops also.
I think after the block value change goes live, a lot of the heroic bosses without enrage timers or magic will be soloable which will make getting epics/abyss shards a joke.
Last edited by Xad : 07/14/09 at 2:08 PM.
Reason: Tidying Up (sorry kaubel :( )
For Ionar did you try nature resist gear and a resist elixir? Personally I'm stuck on the second boss of H HoL. His damage output was too high for me to tank him with SoL with his adds dotting me. I ended up running past the rubble/slag adds and standing just outside the furnace entrance. This way he would never get in melee range of me before he rushed back upstairs to make golems. The issues remaining were killing him before trash respawned when he was only taking damage from AS and exorcism and that the slag adds would do fire damage when killed and could not be dpsed safety for hp.
The trick I found to getting Volkan down was to use Fire Resistance Aura and spend every global between Hammer of the Righteous and Holy Shield cleansing, and obviously to move away when he shatters the golems but other than that it was really easy.
Was that on normal mode or heroic? On heroic he still packs quite a punch but my BV set is incomplete since it has limited uses for normal raid tanking. Though I haven't tried tanking him at the bottom of the steps to give me more time to heal up between add creation.