With all this new content to explore and explain, would I even think about making a new post about Vanilla WoW content? Well, yes indeed I am!
Today I logged in to do my Argent Crusade, Fishing, Cooking and Jewelcrafting dailies but somehow got sidetracked by an old friend…. Onyxia. I haven’t seen Onyxia in … well, years … so I thought I would pay the old broad a visit.
I had heard whisperings of all sorts of folks soloing Onyxia, so I started to ponder if a prot warrior could solo Onyxia. I knew that some sort of healing would be required, so I started tinkering with builds that included Bloodthirst.
I ended up going with this build. I slapped in a Glyph of Bloodthirst, threw on my old 4 piece epic Illidan Fire Resist gear and headed out to Onyxia’s Lair to give it a whirl. I had about 500 defense, 25k hp, and 200 fire resist.
Well, long story short, about 30ish minutes later, Onyxia lay dead at my feet, and I was clearing bag space for all the phat lewt. In the end, it was was not all that challenging. I never had any close calls, never got below 50% health, and only used enraged regeneration once during the transition from phase 2 to phase 3. Next time around, I’ll likely drop some of the FR gear in favor of more DPS gear to make the fight shorter, assuming I actually ever do go solo Onyxia again!
The hardest part of the encounter was chasing Onyxia around during Phase 2 and meleeing her down. For the most part, other than the intial group of whelps, I just ignored the whelps and let Thunder Clap kill them off when I had accumulated a few.
In the end, it was a bit of fun and an interesting diversion. I will admit, it is a bit saddening to be able to take down a once end game boss with such ease. Such is the way the game goes!