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Tanking Onyxia

Postby Galrond » Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:35 pm

So I understand Onyxia hits like a wet noodle on plate these days. Not sure how I should tank her; it seems like I'd run OOM pretty quick in normal gear. So I was wondering how most tankadins go about tanking her.

Should I tank her in my offhealing gear just for max mana regen/max spelldamage/minimum avoidance or what? Or do I just mana pot/taunt whenever available? I want my Quel'serrar NOW.
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Postby Aarek » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:04 am

I'd say maximize your spell damage and stam. A lot of the damage from that fight is nothing but fire.
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Let's just say that if complete and utter chaos was lightning, he'd be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armour and shouting 'All gods are bastards'.
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Postby thejuice » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:04 am

IMO let a druid tank it, or at least tank it as ret. i;ve tried her multiple times, she doesnt hit for much, and she doesnt hit fast enough to get blocked as much as you need to to keep threat. i tried it once and i lost aggro b/c i had to watch my mana and a lock ended up tanking it until phase 2.

i've never been able to get her past phase 2, mainly due to retarded-ass dps and healers who dont know how to avoid deep breath.
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Postby Invisusira » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:18 pm

TANK HER WITH A 2H

ALSO SHE DEEP BREATHS MORE IN THE PATCH
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Postby Arcand » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:48 pm

Don't use Holy Shield. Judge Wisdom, put SoV up and spam whatever rank of Consecration is sustainable. Bring a Flask of Blinding Light. Retribution Aura.

You might lose her despite all this, depending on peoples' gear. Then you will discover that a warlock can tank her rather well until a knockback gets you back in control.
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Postby Airenis » Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:50 am

Are u guys talking about soloing her?
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Postby Duzzit » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:05 am

Airenis wrote:Are u guys talking about soloing her?


u cant solo her due to no reliable ranged attack.
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Postby soulfirexz » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:50 am

Duzzit wrote:
Airenis wrote:Are u guys talking about soloing her?


u cant solo her due to no reliable ranged attack.


She's easily 2 manned by paladin/healer. Shaman is preferred for windfury and ranged dps imo.
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