Blizzcon 2017

I am heading to Blizzcon 2017! This will be my first Blizzcon- the first time I will visit Los Angeles/Anaheim as well. Aside from “go to Disneyland!” any tips for the visit?

If you read this blog because we are online friends and you are going, be sure to reach out so we can say hi there.

Mythic Kil’Jaeden Takeaways after 100 Pulls

A few nights into progression on the last boss in Tomb of Sargeras, here are my thoughts. If you are progressing on it or about to start, these are the things I wish we had all been clearer on beforehand.

Red Orbs:

  • Change viewing settings to low particle density to dodge red orbs.
  • Dodge red orbs, seriously; dps to boss during that time is not super important compared to making sure you don’t die.
  • Stutterstep the red orbs so you don’t die when placing them.

Purple Orbs:

  • If you die to being knocked off by purple orb, it’s usually your fault. Don’t soak Armageddon far from center if you don’t have blink/similar to avoid dying if the purple orb is in an “unlucky” place.
  • If you aren’t sure where to stand, stand on the shot caller (a tank in our raid) when purple orbs incoming. Either they did it right, or lots of people got knocked off and it’s a disaster anyways.

DPS:

  • Don’t be lazy, switch to priority targets especially the tank ad. It’s easy to see if you are scumbagging this on logs…

Mythic Maiden of Vigilance Phase One Quick Thoughts

Hey all. I’m still around, I’ve just been quite busy this summer and posting/making updates has been on the back-burner. I’ve gotten your comments & e-mails: I will try to get to updating the class guides & mythic+ pages, but no promises!

As my guild works on Maiden of Vigilance, I have some quick thoughts on phase one of the boss that I explained in an imgur image. Maybe it will be of some use to you: https://imgur.com/hNUitpv.

Boss is the Red X. Tanks below the X with backs to hole.

Default positions during phase one should be with your group near the “1.” Try to drop the circles near “1” and move towards “2” so the other color can soak your circles without colliding with you. Reset to “1” once circles are soaked.

Ranged stay mostly behind blue line melee stay mostly in front.

Ranged and Melee avoid colliding, especially when dropping bombs in center hole. Ranged make sure to give melee enough room, stay behind the blue line!

If your guild puts Fel right and Light left then flip things as appropriate, obviously.

The video I reference is this one in the Wowhead Guide.

I hope you all are enjoying 7.3 and making good progress in Tomb of Sargeras!

Preparing for Tomb of Sargeras

For learning the fights in Tomb of Sargeras, start with the in-game dungeon journal. Then head to some out-of-game Tomb of Sargeras specific resources. Here are some of the ones I used, in rough order from least to most-detailed:

Detailed video guides will likely become available in the next week.

Several folks made some handy weakauras for Tomb, such as these.

I also did personal preparation like I did for Emerald Nightmare. Check out that article for general preparation tips applicable to all tiers.

Good luck with the raid!

Raid for Legendaries

If you don’t have all the legendaries for your main spec and want to do something about it, this post is for you. Bad luck protection exists: the more chances you have to get a legendary, the better chance you will have of getting one.

Killing a raid boss is one of the highest chances as getting a legendary. You can get legendaries on a fairly consistent basis now (1-2 weeks) if you put the work in. Kill every Legion raid boss you can, on all difficulties you can, every week, with your preferred spec as your loot spec. You will bump up your bad luck protection and have dozens of chances each week to get a new orange item.

With Tomb of Sargeras a few weeks out, if you start now you can likely grab another few legendaries if you clear the raids. I was stuck at six legendaries, and over six weeks, clearing normal, heroic, and mythic of Emerald Nightmare, Trial of Valor, and Normal and Heroic Nighthold, I got to ten. Several friends have had similar success and recommended this method to me. If you want legendaries, this is the best way I know how to get them.