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Ycon
17-06-2007, 04:11 PM
...seeing as there is no point in farming honor for me at the moment and I am mostly sitting about doing nothing except waiting for the next 'arena raid'.

Therefore I decided to try solo some normal instances in order to see how far one could get with a feral druid.

After finishing Ramparts without too much hassle I continued to Blood Furnace. In my first two attempts to solo it I failed both times on things in the room just before the second boss (Broggok). The first problem was the pack with the three technicians; I usually manage to kill one but then die to the remaining two. However once I killed one it was fairly easy to run back and kill the remaining two. The major problem is the fel orc packs that come in four waves after you pull the lever. Both attempts I died on the last pack, this since I barely survived the third and died quite fast as the forth entered.

However, since I still had nothing to do I decided to pick up some new gear and head for Blood Furnace for a third time…here is the result (nothing fancy just a simple movie showing how I did it):

http://files.filefront.com/solo+BF+normal+yconwmv/;7802479;;/fileinfo.html

About the movie:
I used no additional buffs/elixirs/pots etc during the tries, just bandaged few times between packs. As you will see I forgot to bring water also, so if you wonder why I sit down a few seconds between some packs it is because I needed to get some mana back. I recorded the whole run, speeded up the parts between tricky things by setting the speed to 200%.

Anyone else managed who managed to solo some normal instances, or maybe even tried some heroic boss with a feral druid? Please share your experience.

Tsarina
17-06-2007, 05:59 PM
Very nice, Ycon :)

...seeing as there is no point in farming honor for me at the moment and I am mostly sitting about doing nothing except waiting for the next 'arena raid'.

Work on your cow shaman.

Ycon
17-06-2007, 07:38 PM
Work on your cow shaman.

How did you know? :O

Kimaro
17-06-2007, 07:45 PM
How did you know? :O

The eye can see everything :O

Alverion
17-06-2007, 07:53 PM
Lilska knows all ....

Anyway, nice video, I've only done Ramparts myself, wasn't exactly looking forward to doing Brogs room because of recurring nightmares of that place on heroic before patch >.>

Was wondering about the viability of solo Slave Pens but haven't taken the time to start on it.

Other then that, I've not done much else solo, worked my way through the Azeroth instances as much as possible so just UBRS remaining there. All heroics have been attempted in groups and the only one I've not completed is that blasted BM which is like a half hour of extended agony from the moment you start it off (Mostly the second boss, face block just doesn't cut it against mortal wounds and if you fail to dodge/miss 4/5 of those it just makes your healers life hell)

Flawless
17-06-2007, 10:43 PM
A warlock friend of mine solo'd frist boss of slave pens to give some prespective on the place, hes affliction and used the imp

Valoran
18-06-2007, 01:55 AM
The whole of slave pens (heroic) can be soloed quite easily as an affliction warlock, mostly through pathing exploits, normal is laughable. Quiet boring really.

http://video.google.co.uk/videosearch?q=solo+slave+pens for an idea.

Awrethien
18-06-2007, 02:47 AM
The whole of slave pens (heroic) can be soloed quite easily as an affliction warlock, mostly through pathing exploits, normal is laughable. Quiet boring really.

http://video.google.co.uk/videosearch?q=solo+slave+pens for an idea.
There's some holy paladin somewhere that can solo heroic BF/ramparts apperantly. Cba looking for the video, t'was fairly old.

Shadewalk
18-06-2007, 03:03 AM
Not sure if that was heroic, remeber seeing the post and think it was normal, and given that there is no realistic way to both tank and heal a heroic instance solo (else any old druid/pala could solo at least the trash), I esspecially think it was not heroic.

Alverion
18-06-2007, 05:12 AM
Heroics are definitely not soloable by most melee classes, of them all paladins might be able with great gear, but even then, theres just too much damage taken to really cut it.

I'm tempted to try regardless but I'm pretty sure it'll all end in tears : b

Proterra
18-06-2007, 12:59 PM
Awesome to watch, the best bit was watching ycons big bear bum. >_>

Malison
18-06-2007, 01:35 PM
i solo 2v2 teams does that count ? :(

Hongten
18-06-2007, 02:06 PM
soloing 2v2 teams is easy - doesnt count

Malison
18-06-2007, 02:45 PM
kk sry, but ! duelling maegz wearing Saph gear is easy too ! mr. hong ;<

Hongten
18-06-2007, 05:10 PM
kk sry, but ! duelling maegz wearing Saph gear is easy too ! mr. hong ;<

pve>pvp ^^

Escape
20-06-2007, 12:05 AM
pve>pvp ^^

You aren't our Hongy, so fucking who are you?

Dunkle
20-06-2007, 08:37 AM
Ycon i love you

Muh
20-06-2007, 09:28 AM
What's that mod for cooldowns on the left?

Ycon
20-06-2007, 10:33 AM
What's that mod for cooldowns on the left?

Cooling - http://wow-en.curse-gaming.com/downloads/details/4588/?cpage=2

Btw this is not my normal UI or resolution, made it just to get a nice overview for the movie.

YuanTi
21-06-2007, 03:44 PM
Love solo'ing:)
Have'nt tried anything else but Shadow labs since BC came out though,cleared the first room but i'm stuck on the big mofo demons in the second room;/

Stim
25-06-2007, 10:51 AM
Druidz r t3h strong.

Eidriaen
25-06-2007, 05:25 PM
Since you've been feral pvp kitty way longer than me (think you were field marshal, back before I even knew what Zul Gurub was... or was that Zul Farrak :P) and I was wondering.... got some advice for me? :D So far I've based all my gear on AP bonus(i.e. stealing rogue gear) and some crit, but no int whatsoever :S

Gonna try solo ramparts myself, with my noobish-all-blue-(except two epics(one MC :S))-gear :D

Lednar
26-06-2007, 02:56 PM
You know that Strenght gives you more AP in Kitty anyway? :<
So I sure hope you don't got +AP on bracers -.-

Alverion
26-06-2007, 05:09 PM
I wrote out some long complicated post that gave well defined advice, but the website ate it and I can't even remember half of what I wrote.

http://www.gurgleblaster.net/emmerald/Cat_Sustained_DPS/Shoulder.html

That gear list will help you out a fair amount when it comes to choice. However, I really have to ask, wtf is up with the gems on your helm? : b

For showing off purposes:
http://armory.wow-europe.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Shadowsong&n=Junpei

>.>

Eidriaen
26-06-2007, 05:24 PM
You know that Strenght gives you more AP in Kitty anyway? :<
So I sure hope you don't got +AP on bracers -.-

Check armory, didnt get that :P Although I do have a lot of AP instead of str gear, when I was lvling to 70 I couldnt find good str gear to replace my AP gear :S

Working on PvPing a lot, and hopefully get some replacements, like the Marshal's Dragonhide Belt

And the arena shoulders Merciless Gladiator's Dragonhide Spaulders

*Drools*

Got 2266 AP in kitty :D

Hmf! Fancy item linking not working....
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=31971
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=28443

Eidriaen
26-06-2007, 05:32 PM
You know that Strenght gives you more AP in Kitty anyway? :<
So I sure hope you don't got +AP on bracers -.-

Oh and... noobish gear you have, festive dress...pff! No stats at all :P

Ycon
27-06-2007, 11:16 AM
...I was wondering.... got some advice for me? :D

For what purpose? PvE DPS? PvE tanking? PvE OT and DPS shifting? Healing as a feral? PvE soloing stuff like BF? PvP?
You need to adopt gear and play according to the given situation.


So far I've based all my gear on AP bonus(i.e. stealing rogue gear) and some crit, but no int whatsoever :S

Gonna try solo ramparts myself, with my noobish-all-blue-(except two epics(one MC :S))-gear :D

If you aim to solo Ramparts (or Blood Furnace) you should fix yourself good bear gear imo.
Cat will usually die fast versus several mobs/elites (which you will face on bosses and necessary packs).
You can open with some cat moves but after that you will most likely be forced to use bear in order to survive.
Focus something like 75% on survival stats/items and 25% DPS in bear (if you get my point).

You may have noticed some of the gear I used in the movie (check SCT):
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27921
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=19287
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25898
(I was thinking about getting http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=28004 also, but I thought it was to expensive to change my 35 agi on EW just for this)
EDIT: Havn't checked if battlemaster enchant works in forms, anyone can confirm if it does or not?

I used those things above in order to survive in bear with swipe spamming versus several mobs.

Backupo
27-06-2007, 08:38 PM
Doubt it, it's after all a weapon proc.

Lednar
28-06-2007, 07:46 PM
Oh and... noobish gear you have, festive dress...pff! No stats at all :P

FESTIVE DRESS IS WIN KK? :(

Anyway, necroing thread and wanting tips how to heal as Feral :(

Eidriaen
29-06-2007, 07:31 AM
For what purpose? PvE DPS? PvE tanking? PvE OT and DPS shifting? Healing as a feral? PvE soloing stuff like BF? PvP?
You need to adopt gear and play according to the given situation.

You may have noticed some of the gear I used in the movie (check SCT):
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27921
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=19287
http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25898
(I was thinking about getting http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=28004 also, but I thought it was to expensive to change my 35 agi on EW just for this)
EDIT: Havn't checked if battlemaster enchant works in forms, anyone can confirm if it does or not?

I used those things above in order to survive in bear with swipe spamming versus several mobs.

I've noticed :D Got the Mark of Conquest and that meta gem already, ppl dont seem to understand me when I say "Don't sheep that, let's just take em all!" :P Gives more rage, and survives a lot longer... although holding aggro on all of them is hard if the rest of the grp start aoeing :P

Been mostly tank each grp Im in, although I dont raid much... Thinking of joining some time in the future(your old(?) raiding alliance btw :P). Got some decent tanking gear for OT maybe(22k armor, 12k hp)

Just a little thing I noticed recently.... as feral druid, I survive a lot more as bear, but dont seem to get a lot of high crits(as intended ofc), but as kitty I die maybe after one or two HK - so getting a lot of HK in BGs wasnt as easy as I thought. HOWEVER, respecced to moonkin for fun, because I wanted to test out how it was like in PvP, and it rocks! :O

Not sure if it was because of ppl fell over laughing, or the moonkin dance of DEATH did it, but I ranked nr 1 in HKs each BG, cutting down mages, pallies, even warlocks :O Thinking of staying moonkin just to farm HKs untill I respec back to feral for some raiding action :P

Eidriaen
29-06-2007, 07:40 AM
FESTIVE DRESS IS WIN KK? :(

Anyway, necroing thread and wanting tips how to heal as Feral :(

Well, before I started PvPing all the time, I was just building up my kitty AP gear, and bear tanking ofc, so no healer stats at all, not even a single +int item

Realized recently that healing others, as well as yourself gets you a lot further, even if you are feral... Going to get Moonglade shoulders and gloves, as they are way better that assasinn(rogue set) because you get a bit of int, as well as +healing bonus, 2 set moonglade bonus aint bad either

Rest of the gear Im planing to get is the dragonhide belt(pvp reward at 70) and arena gear :)

Actually took me some time realizing I really need to get int for my gear :P refused to give up any dps to just "heal well" :P