After much un-needed doubt upon myself, I realized I hadn’t posted yesterday like I said I would. Hopefully the lack of keeping up with my word didn’t put anybody off -shrug-. Anyhow, the topic we will be discussing today, or more so…typing about shall be level 60 raid content! How exciting /cricket.
I know these places can be done with a lot less people than they used to require (40), but I still enjoy these raids a lot more than the newest content. My favorite times on wow had to be my 60 playtime, to bad time machines aren’t created yet. A friend and I decided now that we have some gear we should try to 2 man Onyxia. I know certain classes can and have Soloed this raid, I’m sure my disc priest could even solo this given the proper stamina and mana lasting long enough, but anyhow the two classes we have to do this with is my priest and my friend’s mage. Shall we begin?
- Phase 1:
-Onyxia starts out pretty simple. She is immune to taunts(Not that we have any…) So I let my mage friend start the fight dpsing so he can generate enough aggro to hold her. I usually don’t pull aggro during this phase but since it’s only two people the dps is somewhat slower than normal, If I heal and Dps i eventually pull aggro from healing aggro as well. We get through this phase without barely even a scratch. at 66% she switches over to phase two.
- Phase 2:
-Onyxia takes off into the air! Flying above us pew pew’in fire balls and the occasional deep breath to incinerate her enemies! /cackle. The deep breath is very easy to avoid seeing as we both have past experience dealing with this at 60. This phase is rather mana intensive for both of us, seeing as the mage is our only form of getting her to come back down! I decide to deal with the whelps that come in from both sides (aka whelp caves) with holy nova / mind sear since i have better regen than the mage does. The only downfall i have here is that the fireballs actually do some damage to us even at 80, so I have to heal as well. This phase takes me to about 50% mana by the time we are finished. T_T
- Phase 3:
-Tada! At around 45% Onyxia comes back down from her air ride to assault us once again! She restarts her aggro so I continue just like phase one not doing to much healing besides the needed ones while my friend builds some aggro. Since we have the fears and lava strikes in this phase, i sometimes pull aggro when the mage goes oom. This isn’t really a problem, allows him to use evocation without interruption and gets aggro back while I fade to wipe mine. For us, it seems this phase goes the slowest dps wise. Probably due to all the fears interrupting our casts and therefore slowing the dps. (Obviously..) — Slowly but surely we get her down to 0% Onyxia down!! — We like to collect our 60 gear since the models look pretty decent, we both have our Tier 2 helmet from this raid so it’s almost pointless. At least I can add 27gold a week to my bags, a chance at the 18 slot bag and endless(useless…)Nexus Crystals
Maybe I should try to solo onyxia, maybe that would be more interesting? /Flee