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#1 2021-01-08 08:22:49

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World of Warcraft Classic Raid Defeats Onyxia Naked

World of Warcraft Classic Raid Defeats Onyxia Naked


For many years, Azeroth has been a dangerous place for adventurers. Whether questing in the open world or fighting elite bosses, grouping with other players offers the best chance of survival especially in World of Warcraft: Classic. While it's already tough enough taking down foes in endgame content including the recent Zul'Gurub, one raid group has managed to defeat Onyxia in nothing but their underwear.To get more news about buy wow classic gold, you can visit lootwowgold official website.

Onyxia is the only boss within Onyxia's Lair, a raid in WoW Classic that is a stepping stone for higher tier raids. Although the fight against this giant dragon isn't the toughest, Onyxia has been immortalized by iconic videos of the encounter such as one where the raid leader shouts about 50 DKP minus for failing mechanics. With abilities like breathing fire, fearing everyone, and summoning adds to assist her, it's even more impressive that the group pulled it off without any weapons, armor, and other equipment.

On July 9th, a raid of 40 Alliance players on the Zandalar Tribe EU server managed to complete the fight in little over 12 minutes. A video from the POV of one Dwarf Priest shows the entire encounter through all 3 phases and the group's performance. Although the Onyxia kill seems like any other classic attempt that brought the best with no meme specs, the lack of gear and stats mean that several things were done differently than normal.

During the first phase, hunter pets were used to tank Onyxia to the side. This was done because Paladins can't generate reasonable threat without their weapon and shield. But as one raider explained, 15 mages in the group started the fight using level 1 frostbolts which allowed the Paladin tank Berit to make up the normally lost threat by using the Greater Blessing of Kings buff on them all. Finally, every character had enough buffs and consumables to survive any stray spells or hits from Onyxia while the healers kept an eye on everyone, especially the pet or Paladin tanks who barely stayed alive after consecutive attacks.

This is an impressive feat in the community, and further validates impossible stunts such as Ragnaros being beaten during the first month with non-max level characters. Mechanics of classic WoW aren't harder than retail, but the necessary execution and teamwork is a step up due to the unforgiving requirements.

In the end, Onyxia's defeat at the hands of an entirely naked raid means that similar stories with other raid bosses are just waiting to happen. But for now, players can forward to the future with the opening of Ahn'Qiraj and if the Old God C'thun, who was originally overtuned to be impossible, can finally be defeated upon release.

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