Epeen boost: I did it in full mal, ilvl 483, one handed after my shoulder surgery (pve weap from toes). It took me A LONG time but I wanted it and I eventually got it.
25 attempts isn't bad
Not at all.
That being the case, once I got some PVE gear and reforged, I killed him in basically 3 attempts
What you are saying is, "once I got gear from this patch, which this fight is attuned to, I killed him quite fast." High item level gear is quite easy to get, especially since you can get 522 gear from a vendor.
1. Like I said before, Blizz wants the content to be accessible. Saying they will outgear it and be able to succeed next patch...or next expansion (really?)...doesn't fit their model for PVE content.
5.2 will allow you to out gear the encounter, next patch you will extremely out gear it. (Although I think it's actually going to be the patch after next as 5.3 won't deliver a new raid, could be wrong though.) Some players are extremely bad and will have to wait for next xpac yet will still see the content.
2. If you cap conquest every week, you'll be lucky to get one piece of tyrannical gear for the first few weeks. Compare to PVE gear, where you can get multiple pieces each week. Using a purification potion is a catch 22 for unskilled players -- sure they get more time, but as the encounter progresses it gets more hectic.
2200 conquest cap given to all players. Shoulders = 1750, gloves = 1750, wrist = 1250, etc. If you cap, it will not take you several weeks for a piece. Heck after 4 weeks you can have the weapon along with 2-4 pieces depending on what you buy.
As far as gear normalization goes, that would work but it would probably be normalized to 502 which is the ToT raid finder ilvl. Gear wouldn't scale up, it would scale down. This would further the point of, "this is a 5.2 quest, get 5.2 gear." As many people have stated, this fight is not a gear check, it is a mechanics check.
Using a purification potion is a catch 22 for unskilled players -- sure they get more time, but as the encounter progresses it gets more hectic.
I used a purification pot and I didn't find the fight to get more hectic, in fact I found it easier as wave after wave of imps spawned and I was able to RoF them then spam the crap out of shadowburn. (the attempt before I got to the imp waves but died because of the curse.)
Everyone needs to stop replying to these threads
I know :3. Sometimes I just like to pick one and reply to it.
Inb4 "UMAD BRO" I am not at all. I am just tired of people expecting easy content and when blizzard delivers content that is not one shottable people complain. I found this quest line extremely rewarding and if I had rolled in and easily killed Kanrethad I wouldn't appreciate green fire.
There are 13 green fire threads on the first page alone. I'm sure your oh so valuable opinion could find a home on one of those.
I'm tired of coming to warlock forums and seeing so many green fire threads. yes I should stop replying but this only like the 3rd one I've replied to.