In Soloing in a 6.0 world I went over some of the older raids which are soloable now.
I thought I’d give a quick update from my experiences with actually running the raids over a number of different characters.
All of the characters have the legendary cloak; the number given below the class and spec is the average item level of the character at the time of running the raids. All of the characters are dwarfs apart from the hunter who is a Worgen.
|Throne of the Four Winds|
|Successfully soloed all bosses on correct level to have a chance of a mount|
|Partial success – at least one boss who drops a mount was soloed|
|Failed to solo any boss who drops a mount|
|No attempts made|
Initially I didn’t even try with my hunter due to her lack of Dwarfishness.
However discussions with The Grumpy Elf below made me realise that I was being unfair with my hunter so gave it a go.
… and didn’t have any issues, apart from my pet not wanting to follow me down into the brain room. Marks or Survival would thus probably be better, but I had no issues with getting the brain down.
Ulduar: Blood DK
Getting down to Yogg Saron was easy enough; the problem was the fight itself, specifically the brain room.
Whilst I could get access to the brain room reliably, I couldn’t do it fast enough to give me enough time on the brain to push Yogg Saron into phase three. I’d probably need a 2nd brain phase and I know from my experience of coming out of the brain that I’d end up with far too many tenticles in phase 3.
It would probably be doable with decent DPS gear, but that’s not something my DK has.
Ulduar: Retribution Paladin
It may seem strange putting the Retribution paladin here given that she did manage to solo Yogg-Saron 25 with no keepers up.
However it was a close run thing; the problem are the Corruptor Tentacles which put Draining Poison on you. For most classes, 1,200 mana removed a second isn’t too painful. For retribution paladins who only have ~8k to begin with, its a killer!
I only managed to do this when I made the corruptor tenticles my number one target and got lucky with the placement of the corruptor tenticles being close to me.
Icecrown Citadel: Mage
Initially I could do this with no problems on my mage. However the recent changes have put ICC off limits for my mage now – the incoming damage is just too high for her.
Firelands: Warlock and Paladin
Both the warlock and paladin are down as “No attempts” for Firelands; this is thanks to me being rather lucky and the Pureblood Firehawk dropping from Ragnaros whilst I was making this post!
Since I successfully farmed the mount from Alysrazor using both my Warlock and Paladin before 6.0.2 hit, I think it is safe to say that both could probably solo Firelands now.
My mage got stuck at Deathwing’s Spine – whilst she did very close, dying just as the last plate went up – she was at almost no health for most of that. It would seem that the Searing Plasma debuff is causing the problems, along with damage from the Hideous Amalgamation when empowered was just too much. This was with waiting for at least 9 blood patches to be up before bringing an Amalgamation into play. However it did a lot of damage whilst I was kiting it over the blood patches.
With the glyph which gave rune of power a healing component and the ice block heal glyph not being available until Warlords is properly available meant that she had very little healing available to use to counteract the damage.
So she can’t reach Deathwing for the Blazing Drake. However she can kill Ultraxion, so she can at least help farm Experiment 12-B.
Apparently Blizzard are looking at the damage on Spine so this may well change.