Disarmed done, it wasn't that hard, you just have to be lucky.
I managed to do "If Looks Could Kill" some times ago so I only miss "Rubble and roll" which must be the easiest of the three.
Keeping on speaking of Ulduar's achievements I now only miss "Iron Dwarf, Medium Rare" to get the meta achievment, it looks it will take me several hours
I will give a try again to "Lumberjacked" (defeat Elder Brightleaf, Elder Ironbranch and Elder Stonebark within 15 seconds of each other in 10-player mode.) but the last attempts were pretty... meh.
I have an hard time surviving the iron roots. Would you have other tricks than using Master's call?
Nothing to say, trying to make these achievments solo is the funniest thing I ever made in this game
@Lolbroek: I'm not sure I understand... How do you avoid just getting stunlocked by Spirit Shock?
@Dragoran: If Master's Call is on cooldown, you can Intervene and use Kill Command. If you get rooted outside a mushroom while the big add is up, you're dead :P I don't know though, I haven't tried soloing Lumberjacked, simply because I already have those achievements back from level 80, but if you try Freya with Ironbranch up, that works at least.
@Lolbroek: I'm not sure I understand... How do you avoid just getting stunlocked by Spirit Shock?
If you focus on dispelling the shield the casttime and therefore the frequency of Spirit Shocks drops and you will be able to interrupt a cast.
As long as your pet is up it will eat alot of the Spirit Shocks but it will have to be close enough to the boss in order to do so.
In practice, 90% of the time you will only have time to perform 1 action between Spirit Shocks.
Depending on whether the shield is up or your pet's health is low this will either be a Tranquilizing Shot or Mend Pet.
If neither is the case interrupt a cast followed by Chimaera Shot and Feign Death to get the boss back in range of your pet.
If you keep having trouble with this boss I can try to record a few minutes of phase 2 if I find some free Fraps download somewhere.
I had to be the target of the Gastric bloat (+10% damage, stackable, appliable to the tank) as often as possible.
I used the 2 turtles at first (intervene and roar of sacrifice for when I was "tanking") and a ferocity pet for the last 30s.
I killed him 2s after his berserk, with many tries at 2-3% and a lot more before...
Understanding when to taunt took me a lot of time and was very frustrating, like it was for Marrowgar.
PS: I used a MM spec, it should be a lot easier with a spirit beast, as the pet is buffed all the fight.
Grats Dragoran I haven't bothered with ICC since I need someone to help on Gunship every reset... but I did manage to kill Freya+3 finally, and currently attempting no other than Algalon the Observer. Best try was somewhere between 30 and 40%, and once I got him to 40% where I actually ate a Big Bang (too early Intervene, got taken by an arcane barrage). It's really weird though, because sometimes the Living Constellations seem to despawn randomly, other times they just don't shoot as often - then one attempt, they nuked me so hard I dropped down to 0 hp without taking any Big Bangs or melee hits from Algalon... I really hope to get this one down soon as it haven't been done by ANYONE, not just hunters.
Link to Freya+3: World first hunter solo: Caribald vs Freya HM: Knock, Knock, Knock on Wood - YouTube
Edit: Algalon on 15% twice. Last time I had really bad dps though, and the 15% was at enrage. But that was the only time I actually reached the enrage, so that's ok I guess. MUCH harder than XT, and requires more gear (XT should be easy now since you can probably survive tantrums with 1 intervene using deterrence for 30% damage reduction)
Edit 2: Algalon on 7% with me dying 13 seconds to enrage. 13 seconds later pet death and he would have been dead. Now for another 100 attempts
Congrats to everyone on the recent kills. Its a moderately old encounter but it seemed to be an issue coming up on the youtube videos I found on the matter. Has Azgalor been fixed in some manner? Anyone done him recently? My pet keeps despawning as soon as im out of range for hunters mark (ie, 100 yards). Does the nature of the pet matter? Do bears stand further away from a boss than owls or wolves?
I've found Hunter's Mark's range indicator is working rather weird. There's a point in between in range and out of range when it says "Target is not in line of sight". I'm guessing that the range indicator works with hitbox, while the ability to actually cast it works with the centre of the model.
I'm taking a break from Lich King attempts and doing some other stuff, namely Naxx 25 solos. So far I've done Anub'rekhan, Faerlina (hunter first?) and Noth without despawning adds. I tried Heigan but ultimately decided that I would wait until I have an Improved Mend Pet spec when my pet died (sloppy mending but still seemed like the pet would get owned). Tomorrow I will attempt Patchwerk before getting the Improved Mend Pet spec, then I'm going for Maexxna and Heigan (and then obviously Loatheb). Sadly, there isn't much left to do in Ulduar other than doing a weekly clear, Alone in the Darkness is simply impossible with 2 Immortal Guardians getting beaconed in phase 3, unless you can somehow mass despawn them by running to the other side of the room, dismissing pet, resummon and FD... But even then, it would be stupidly hard, so I'm focusing on Lich King at the moment, which also proves to be quite a challenge... Perhaps harder than Algalon, those Infests are NASTY.
Just an update about what I'm doing, because at the moment I can't export from Twitch.tv to Youtube for some odd reason (the Upload button doesn't appear when I click the cogwheel button).
Furthermore I lost so much time killing tentacles that I can't down the brain to 30% the first time...
Is there any trick?
Thank you very much
For Yogg-Saron I use a macro to quickly target tentacles. Deterrence is able to deflect the spells from Corruptor Tentacles, so if you're out of range of it and it casts Black Plague or Apathy, you'll want to Deterrence, or in case you aren't gripped, Feign Death. When you get used to phase 2 until brain portal, you should roughly know when you get gripped, and have your pet close for those times to instantly Kill Command the Constrictor Tentacle. The macro I use is:
I'm not sure if the macro could be improved or if it works 100% of the time, but basically it does this: Clears your target and then targets Constrictor tentacle. If you have a target (if a Constrictor Tentacle exists), your pet will /petattacka and Kill Command it. Then the macro targets the nearest Corruptor Tentacle (there should only be 1). If there are no Corruptor Tentacles, the macro continues to target the Crusher Tentacle; otherwise it stops and you'll have the Corruptor Tentacle targeted. Then you can decide if you want to Deterrence, FD if you are ungripped or Silencing Shot if in range.
When you enter the brain room you should have killed one Crusher Tentacle and all Corruptor Tentacles (except maybe one if it spawns just as you have to enter and it isn't in range). If you don't have Black Plague or Apathy in the brain room and your hp isn't low, killing the tentacles in there is super fast and you can probably kill the brain without even popping Rapid Fire; or at least you only have to pop one of them. Often I even have time to bandage in there before getting the brain down. You also want to dismiss your cat (you should use tenacity pet in phase 1 for intervene and switch to cat for phase 2), and only once you've left the brain summon your tenacity pet. Spam the macro to instantly silence any Corruptor Tentacle or Deterrence/FD it (if you used Readiness it's 100% ready, otherwise might not be if you used it in phase 2). Never put your pet on Yogg, have it Moved To some place you can shoot adds that it's tanking while having your back to Yogg. Basically in phase 3 you'll want to instantly kill the remaining Corruptor Tentacle, then prioritize Immortal Guardians over the Crusher Tentacle, slowly getting the Crusher Tentacle down. Then you can start DPSing Yogg when he isn't doing Lunatic Gaze, but sometimes you'll need to dps Immortal Guardians even when Yogg isn't doing the gaze, just take your time since the enrage is pretty long.
Edit: Just did Koralon and Archavon on 25 man. 2 attempts for Koralon, he doesn't have a hard enrage even though it seems so on DBM, and he's very slow so some pet kiting near the end makes it super easy. Archavon probably would have enraged if I didn't evade reset him, although that wasn't intentional... Basically I feigned after he dropped my turtle after a grip, but my turtle hadn't gotten on his aggro table again, so he reset... Except he kept his hp since he didn't get all the way back to his normal spawn point. It was a oneshot so I didn't bother resetting him and seeing if I could do it normally, especially since the battle was beginning (so I haven't tried Emalon and Toravon, but I don't really see them being possible on 25-man anyway).
Edit2: Uploaded some videos. Maexxna on 25-man should be world first I think, I could at least not find anyone else who did it. I'm making a Youtube playlist of the bosses I've soloed in Naxx 25, but some of them had some mic audio on so I'm gonna rerecord and upload those. Hopefully Gothik the Harvester should die this reset, I'm taking a break on Lich King until I get better gear or just have nothing else to do, because it's really boring doing many attempts on him... I don't know why I could keep going on Algalon but not Lich King, could be the longer RP intro I guess :p
Edit3: Uploaded a few more Naxx 25 videos. Faerlina (world first?) and Noth without despawning adds most notably... I mentioned 25 man Koralon and Archavon earlier; I streamed it to own3d.tv but I don't think there are vods, so I can't highlight and upload.... I will record and upload next reset to prove it
About 15000 gold and 625 tries (counting the one called "press disengage after the pull") later:
Thank god my parents are in australia for holidays
Now I will actually work on the video... adding quotes (bug made that you couldn't see what he was saying), music...
Just one thing: how do you insert quotes from the game into a movie? Are there sound files .ogg or .mp3 in the wow folder somewhere?
Then I will make a detailed guide.
Here's the quickie (but lacking some important information)
Phase 1 was all about add control and feigning death at the precise right moment to modify the infest timer, misdirection and multi-shot, intervene and chimera shot.... No mistake allowed. I learned everything possible about focus management, since I also had to take in account the passive regen if I wanted to multishot/chimera/multishot without capping focus too much.
Phase 1.5 was a dps race to kill first spirit then feign death before taking too much damage. Infest coming right after!
Phase 2 was Sindragosa style. You can disengage from a val'kyr, but it's really hard. So disengaging from 6 of them... Better be a tank. Except that tank cannot be critted, so a 50K crit then an infest... ouch. Oh, and taunting just before he casts soul reaper? Bad idea.
Phase 2.5 could have been all hell breaks loose. But there was phase 3. So it's only half of hell that breaks loose.
Phase 3, all hell breaks loose. 3 spirits, one lich king, vile spirits, and sindragosing because taken into frostmourne: instantkill a la C'thun Except if a Val'kyr grabs you a split second after you're teleported. Then you're teleported back, and can admire the view for the last 10 seconds of this life.
Got him 15 seconds before berserk, but I could have taunted less and less healed my pet. I played it safe in this try. Of course, since this was my first phase 3 that lasted longer than 30 seconds, I didn't cope very well with vile spirits at the start, and accidentally bugged some (13/72).
Next challenge, for those who want to wipe 1000 times and spend 30K gold in consummables want do to it without bugging adds: disengage off all val'kyrs (could be at the limit of possible with the real parachute cloak, 30sec CD, but it's only a +8 agility cloak), and no bugging any vile spirits (totally possible), and surviving frostmourne (the instantkill happens 15 seconds after you can attack the warden, and he's probably 2-shottable). Oh, and if you're really picky, no resetting frost spheres. Should make transition phases fun fun fun!
Seriously, it's a bad idea. I spent at least 24 hours on this boss, and got him in 2 hours after forgetting about disengage and starting sindragosing.
P.S: Congratulations Caribald, I will update the list as soon as I finish with the video.
WOW Durendil, I didn't expect you to come back with such a kill! I wondered where you had gone though. I have tried LK a bit myself but never gotten past the very beginning of phase 2. It seems you were doing some things I had never thought about (FD to modify Infest timer and in phase transition). I only got through phase 1 a few times and most of them it would be instant wipe after that. Many many congratulations on your kill, I really didn't see that coming and would probably have fought harder for it if I knew :P I can't wait for your video and to attempt doing it your way, would be pretty sweet to get him down. As for phase 1 focus management, I can confirm that... SUPER tight and no room for mistakes
And thanks to you as well!
Caribald: I had gone to see the lich king, since my dps isn't good enough for Naxx 25
I didn't go insane with the infest timer, just delayed it for a second once. And I didn't think about it, I just did it naturally without realising it^^ Actually, I discovered it by pure randomness, after spending days thinking that hey, he casted infest a second too soon about once in 10 tries, and there was nothing I could do about it. Also, Stoneform rules! That's the awesomeness of the best-looking race on Azeroth. Who needs +1% crit?
Without stoneform, I would suggest, for the second plague, using a restorative potion at about 12 seconds left, take the tick, then intervene + chimera. That way, the potion clears the 3rd plague. And get him to P2 before the 6th plague. Downside is: no healing potion during the fight, and farming the potions... About 9% (60 earths in 750 elementals for me) drop rate for the elemental earths on the elementals south of Everlook (they respawn faster than you kill them, luckily), and goldthorn is best farmed doing arathi highlands/hinterlands/scarlet cathedral. Make sure you use a potion master (although not everyone has the recipe).
Hmm, I managed phase 1 by just Raptor Striking 1st tick with the glyph and intervening tick 2 and 3 every time, but indeed, sometimes he'd infest and even being above 90% for a second before a plague tick would sometimes not clear Infest... To elaborate, if he cast Infest with about 1 second or less to a plague tick, even when being on full hp, a small delay causes the Infest to not get cleared in time, and the tick will put one below the 90%.
I'm watching the video now to be able to comment further. Sadly, your audio track has been removed by Youtube
Edit: I never thought of tanking him like that in phase 1 to effectively cut the possible spawn point of adds in half. My Lich King dps-time should definitely increase by doing that, as well as feigning every time to clear healing aggro from the adds. Also, having Charge on the turtle is brilliant, I used Boar's Speed for Algalon so it could run faster from him following an Intervene / Master's Call, in case I needed to "pet kite"... and I just never thought of respeccing it.
It's kinda funny, your phase 1 tactic seems to be about finding a way to have Infest hit at a perfect time, where instead I had thought the damage was unavoidable and solved it by using Raptor Strike glyph on first tick, intervene on the next 2... Which was enough to be above 90% hp the one time where Infest would hit before the third tick, and I'd usually have enough time to heal up before the next round (bandage could be used here).
Interesting, the Vile Spirits who went away at about 12:41 seemed to behave exactly like the Living Constellations on Algalon, except they also despawn in the Algalon encounter. It's a good thing their explosions are aoe and don't count as direct hits lol... otherwise that damage seemed a bit too high to tank every time
I have a few questions: In phase 1, you have your pet set on Stay and then Attack once LK reaches him. Once you Intervene, what do you do to place it again? I couldn't see you doing another Move To out to the edge, did you just let it attack again by itself and hope it danced around to that spot? :p
And Valkyr grabs, how exactly do they function? I seem to remember from your Sindragosa kill that the timer to not get hit by Ice Tombs was 30 seconds after being hit, but since Intervene is also on 30 seconds I doubt that was the case here :P Also, what makes already spawned Val'kyrs grab you (phase 2.5)? Are they still on the "Sindragosa timer"? And if so, how come just one tried to grab you?
I'll try to attempt him again with the information I have now and possibly figure some of those things out myself, but I have to do other stuff today so I don't know how much time I will have for it. Once again, congratulations on your kill, I'm very impressed
The audio has been removed, so I guess I will work on it again, until I find wich music I'm not allowed to use. Seems WMG is unhappy about the epica musics .
I heard something about "licences" but I didn't find anything well done on iternet to explain it. Anybody knows how it works?
Anyway, I'm going to try my luck with warcraftmovies, wish me luck.
In phase 1, I had a macro to put my pet on passive, in cas it moved. Also, I macro'd passive + target lich king + petattack + defnsive in that order, sometimes makes the pet not move (or rather, move than go back to his stay point so fast you don't see it).