Farming transmog gear.. Pvp gear Ret or Prot?
Want to know what will kill you solo no matter your spec? Kara Chess......TOTAL rng there and a major pain with cheats.
With regards to Prot.. It would be in my ret gear as I have no Prot gear. Would I be better off just going ret? Or will spec cling Prot still give me survivability and good dps?
Up till now I have the honor gear as holy and I've been able to do a few items but got stomped at the 2nd phase in ulduar by the guardian guy with 2 arms. Besides that would I be able to solo 10 man dragon soul (only general) .. Or anything in firelands?
As for specifics, I've soloed through Black Temple as ret in dreadful without much trouble. Can't vouch for much else.
I run old content for mounts mainly. I have had almost no problems doing it as ret. If i do a quick switch to prot tends to solve the problem.
I say try doing stuff as ret first. If you run into trouble switch to prot for that boss. While prot has better survival, ret kills things a lot faster. So try to do runs as ret as much as possible to save time.
Also, dragon soul and firelands are not solo'able by a pally now. I tried them a few months ago and got creamed by trash packs. Even as prot. I had to grab 2 friends to run those raids.
This was in my ilvl 489ish ret set and my 471ish prot set.
As for DS and FL, you'll likely need a few friends to go through those.
Also, @Panzers, Onyxia 25m as prot is super fun! Run around back and grab all the whelps, focus down the dragonkin add when he's up, and with all those whelps vengeance goes up.
But the best part of it all - Grand Crusader procs so often you can throw your shield at Ony EVERY GCD. And I had maybe 25% parry+dodge, if that. Takes a while, but it's funny to see your shield flying around all the time xD
Final note, more as proof that prot soloing is the way to go, I think the toughest fights I've done so far is 3/4 VoA 25m solo. Still no mammoth, though D=
03/25/2013 07:45 PMPosted by DarriusLaryn would you be so kind as to give some talent advice and mechanics for The Eye?
Talent-wise, Sacred Shield and Execution Sentence would probably be the big helpers, though
Hand of Purity might help you get through a rough patch, too. Keep SS up as often as you can, and pop ES on yourself just before a difficult part starts (i.e. when all 4 adds rez). You can use HoP when stunned, so that can help out a bit, too.
The details that helped me out a bunch is to kite the first two to the beginning doors (one to each), but it sounds like you've got that part down. Something that might really help is if you pick up a PvP trinket - blow your offensive CDs to burn down the mage asap, using the trinket for the first disorient so you can finish her off. Get on the engineer next, and if the stun is too much trouble (4 second stun 'occasionally' tends to become 20s, I know >_< ), go ahead and bubble yourself. If you can get him down before your bubble ends and the stun debuff is gone, you're home free. Otherwise, I'd suggest killing one of the remaining adds, then leaving the last up until the toy debuff wears off.
I did The Eye 25m solo as prot (after a couple wipes, of course), but even if you're ret you should be able to solo 10m. Sometimes you just gotta get lucky on the attempt =/
Hope that helps, and good luck!
EDIT: Alternatively, you can use the ES on the mage (or engineer, even) for more dps through the cc. Holy Prism might also work for that encounter, but I'd think ES would be easier/more reliable.
Some generous applications of Eternal Flame and I rarely fall below 95% health in ret, while doing 60k dps.
Please report any Code of Conduct violations, including:
Threats of violence. We take these seriously and will alert the proper authorities.
Posts containing personal information about other players. This includes physical addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and inappropriate photos and/or videos.
Harassing or discriminatory language. This will not be tolerated.