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4-23-2009 @ 2:12PM
That's a stupid strategy for Watch him Die.I have a strategy that virtually any group can complete in a single attempt, even with low DPS.All you need is a single rogue.Step 1: Assign a person to be "The Runner". The Runner's job is to flee like a madperson to the entrance after the tank pulls.Step 2: Rogue puts Tricks of the Trade on "The Runner"Step 3: Tank runs to the boss, and blows all their cooldowns.Step 4: Rogue spams tricks of the trade for 6 seconds on all the mobs.Step 5: "The Runner" runs like hell back to the entrance, with all 9 mobs following him, leaving the remaining 4 party members to fight the boss.Step 6: Kill boss leisurely with a player average DPS minimum requirement of around 1200DPS per player, before the other 9 mobs come back.It's almost impossible to mess this up.
4-23-2009 @ 2:33PM
I agree that it's a good strategy that's almost impossible to mess up, but you do need a Rogue in order to pull it off. If a 5-man group doesn't have one (and I typically don't), the group is back to square one. While writing these guides, I can't realistically provide strategies that depend on the presence of a single class. I can reference them as I did here, but as much as I don't otherwise really like the zerg approach, it does work regardless of group composition as long as the tank can hold aggro and the group has the DPS to manage it.
4-23-2009 @ 3:11PM
I suppose that makes sense Allison.I remember when I spent almost 8 hours on this achievement, early on, when most people didn't know how to do it. Kept doing it over with different group makeups. Different strategies, and we couldn't get past it.Then we tried it with a rogue in our group, and the idea to use Tricks of the Trade came up. After that, me and the rogue ran around the next few days getting the achievement for all of our friends and guildies who wanted it too.The way I figure it, how many people don't have at least one friend or guildie who's a rogue? After all, if you are casual enough not to know a single rogue, there's an even better chance that you don't know DPSers, tank, and healers, who are geared enough to do the zerg strategy.
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