OMG! After yesterday, I had a good look at my shadow gear and figured I should fix up all my gems, reforges and enchants (at least the cheap ones) – I even switched my gown which was my old Disc chest as I wanted to see what I could gain from every little tweak. It turns out I gained ~3% haste which should help some.
So with several attempts under my belt, I decided to do a bit of research regarding Ixx, reading a few notes and watching a couple of videos. I noticed one video showed his conal attack from an aerial view which I think helped as it looks like a straight line otherwise. In the end, I stood right underneath his hitbox so I wouldn’t have as far to run when he casts it. It worked like a charm because I one-shot him today! Woot! I can’t believe it.
Other than that, there wasn’t anything unusual except for the fact that you can use your execute abilities right off the bat since Ixx starts the fight at 20% health.
I had an extra nice surprise when I looked at my friend list and saw that Kamalia was in the Brawler’s Arena too. I was about to PST her asking how hers was going when I noticed she was on a level 1 toon!?!
Wait a minute!
I did a double-take when I saw she was on Dath! She came to watch me fight!! So I whispered her telling her she’d been sprung and told her not to laugh at me since I’m a healer at heart which is how she feels too – this wasn’t our first meeting together though. :)
I’m not quite sure when Kam turned up but she managed to watch my next fight and cheer me on through a couple of attempts at Crush. You can see her above with my gift to her recently :D
Mazhareen – Looks just like one of my favourite rares Loque’nahak who gets stronger when his health gets to ~25%, so I saved my defensive CDs for then.
Beating him meant one thing…
Clock’em, Rock’em, Sock’em!
Woot! I have the … although it took me a minute to find the vendor who sold him. Just look for Paul North (the Quartermaster) opposite the portal. I mean, who wouldn’t want a Jeeves look-alike with boxing gloves? As Leyton Hewitt would say “Come On!” He also sells the potions and Brawler’s Razor Claws at Rank 8.
Crush – This yeti is kind of glitchy for ranged as I found out on my first attempt – he charged one of the corners and healed back to full. To avoid this, you’ll need to get in melee range after he’s been stunned to stop that from happening. So as long as you can avoid getting hit by his charge, you’ll probably find it’s the first real DPS check – at least that I’ve noticed.
Thx Kam for my surprise visit. Hope you enjoyed the show :P
Now to level up my newest addition :D
Awwww you’re beating me now. Oh well. I haven’t been in there in a long while. Downed Elegon tonight for the first time tho. YAY us! lol
Hee hee, your screenshots look pretty much like mine! Grats again on your Clock’Em!
I don’t have much interest in participating in the Brawler’s Guild myself, but I do think it’s fun to watch from time to time. So when I saw that that’s what you were doing, I thought I’d come cheer you on. <3
Zal – GL for when you get back in there and congrats on your new kill. :)
Kam – Thx. I wouldn’t mind seeing the shots you took from the fights though :)
Oh well done you! After reading this I may dig out my Shadow spec and give it a try. I’m so scared though – I’m rubbish at targetting and dps and moving! But the pull of a new pet, is so great …. maybe one day!
Lol, when you mentioned killing the BUG yesterday, I thought you were talking about one of the bosses in Heart of Fear. I then realized you were in the BG and you meant Ixx. =P
Grats on getting Clock’em!
Yay for that new pet! You’re really on a roll, and what a nice surprise visit!
Finally scored a guild invite off the BMAH this week – hoping to get some time to start working on it this weekend.
Congrats on rank four! Crush does seem to be the buggiest fight about – he reset three times (in subsequent fights, each time close to death) for a warlock I was watching, resulting in a lot of crispy orc when the timer ran out. Glad to hear you’ve found a way around it with melee range!
Congrats on Rank 4 and what a lovely surprise visit from one of your good friends :) Woot, PET!!
Gratz on Rank 4 and the pet.
Woot Woot :)
Seph – I’d say definitely give it a try :)
Arv – I knew it might take you a min but once you saw where I was, you’d understand. :P
Tome – Yep it was. I was hoping I didn’t embarrass myself too much =/
Rat – Hey GL with it!
Nyx – Thx. I need to practice a bit and improve my gear if I want to do more, I think.
Navi – It sure was. I knew Kam wouldn’t laugh at me but it was great to be cheered on and have supportive comments, esp with Crush! Plus the action pics were great to add :D
OMG he is so cute with those boxing gloves on, gratz!! Wow rank four and I still haven’t gotten past Bruce, how embarrassing all my whining about being clothie and your just pounding em down on a priest go figure. I’d gladly cheer ya on so keep it up haha!
Hehe, he is but I wish he had better abilities. =/
The only thing you need to watch out for is his chomp so just make sure you’re not in front of him when he does. I found sidestepping the easiest option.
I decided to take a break from it until my gear was better. Now it’s just a matter of practice.