Protection Paladin Mage Tower Woahs
|How I feel about Highlord's Return.
I have progressed. My biggest improvements in gameplay have come from Darkmech's video. Now, the video itself is useful, but the biggest improvement came with his /focus macros. Yeah, stupid 'use this ability on /focus' type of macro.
- Macro for Judgement + Avenging Wrath
- Macro for Avenger's Shield /focus
- Macro for Hammer of Justice /focus
- Macro for Rebuke /focus
- Mapped Repentance to Q and HOJ macro to E
- Rebuke macro is on mouse button 4
- Taunt is currently on mouse button 5
- DBM - Challenge mode addon is active
- Weak Auras is running, but may not be triggering correctly.
- Flask of Countless Armies - strength buff so extra dps
- Defiled Augment Rune - strength buff
- Bear Tartare - run speed buff when killing enemies
- Set focus to Inquisitor - macros and weak auras tend to trigger off /focus settings
Now the fight actually begins.
- Start fight with my macro for Judgement + Avenging Wrath then click Seraphim. may combine into a single macro.
- DPS until 5-6 stacks of Aura.
- Take out the first eye that spawns. (run speed buff from food)
- Run down to Velen, and get ready for first horrors to spawn.
- Bring them back to Inquisitor. More DPS after the stacks drop.
- Continue loop until Kruul jumps down, then change focus to Kruul.
- My best attempt at Kruul had me simply kiting him around the platform until I had completely filled the entire platform with green gooey circles. Dying in a circle attempting to run towards one of Velen's orbs.
- I get too many stacks of Aura of Decay.
- I get knocked off the platform by an infernal.
- DBM is really noisy. I am not paying attention to the dozen or so alerts that are triggering and simply missing the casts.
- I don't think any of the weak aura's are working. I copied Darkmechs and tried a couple of ones off Wago.io.
- If I make it to Kruul, I miss a Twisted Reflection cast and heal him back up (i.e. I've seen him at 80% health, when starts at 33%).
I've been keeping the frustration down, by only attempting this fight while using a defiled augment rune. When I run out, I stop for the night. I have been managing to acquire on average 12 runes one a toon each day. Now that I have one more week and my weapon is only getting stronger each day, this SHOULD get easier, right?? I'd really love to get the weak auras working. I may just delete all the auras I have already imported and try them again. Maybe the author put in character specific triggers? Maybe using spell names and not ids?
Update: 7/11/2018 - Gear drop caused a re-roll of all my stats. I took this opportunity to shuffle in more haste stacking gear. This increased my DPS rather considerably. (For those that use AMR, I swapped to "AGGRESSIVE" from (dungeon friendly) "CONSERVATIVE")
|AMR Gearing Strategies
I am now getting the bosses to transition faster. I also changed my legendary Breastplate of the Golden Val'kyr for the Pillars of Inmost Light. Pilar's has a nice buff to the artifact weapon's ability "Eye of Tyr". I've also created a macro to apply a [Potion of Prolonged Power] when casting [Eye of Tyr]. I attempted the run about 8 more times with this configuration and got to Kruul most of the times, but also got killed before completing the challenge. I got killed by being knocked off enough times, that I decided to have my engineer make a few (hundred) Goblin Gliders. Shall I bind to the glider to "Z"??
The last issue remaining, the Weak Aura's are still not working. I noticed that the weak aura is in German so all the spell abilities and the trigger of zone information was not English or using spell #s. I've updated the WA copy, but it's still failing. If I get them working, I'll post them here. :)
I got a number of the weak auras working. First was the [load] function on the group was tied to the zone name. Fixed that, then fix each aura by looking at the 'trigger' tab, searching up the spell, and replacing with the spell # (off WowHead) instead of the spell name. In many ways, using the Wowhead Prot Pally guide was easiest to find the exact spell (like drain life). This was most helpful with Aura of Decay. Seeing the stacks and then the stacks dropping was nice to maintain DPS.
And then this happened!
Last night it finally happened! I had only one defiled rune left to go. By now I am consistently getting Variss down and progressing to phase 2. I am finding if I don't kite Kruul, he doesn't jump, so not as much green stuff on the ground. I have been kicked off at least 6 times by infernal stomp so I am starting to reliably side-stepping it when it comes down. My biggest surprise was when it was over. I hadn't even realized how close I was when Kruul was moved to the center and stunned.ONLY 107 times before I was successful and when I did, I hadn't realized he was that close! OMG so happy pic.twitter.com/N0DLGaqjQ0— Casual Elkagorasa (@elkagorasa) July 13, 2018
- (try to) Save Avenger's Shield for Twisted Reflection. If you're glowing, you're healing Kruul. Die or go find a Velen ball to drop the debuff.
- Interrupt Annihilation as often as possible, and use damage mitigation when you can't.
- You can run through the blue bars that go across the screen. They were working like the waves that push back during the last boss of Arcway.
- Keymap goblin gliders for that 1:10 chance you'll get knocked off. You have about half a second to trigger the glider before you are too low to get back on the platform.