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2-27-2012 @ 7:37PM
Hm, I seem to be on something of a roll here.I'm going to take the unpopular side in this match-up, not to be controversial, but because I seriously think Asira can take the win in this fight, and easily. Why? Because of one simple little quote:"(of course she gets Illidan -- how the heck would this go otherwise?!)"Asira has Illidan tanking for her. Whatever major advantage Mannoroth could have brought to the fight has instantly been negated due to the fact that Asira will have to deal with everything BUT the mighty Pit Lord himself.Now, I've done this fight as all three roles (tank, healer and DPS), so I know the details inside and out. Mannoroth/Varo'then is primarily a healer fight in the first phase, since all of the AoE that goes flying around needs to be taken care of, and a tank fight in the second phase, since the tank needs to keep all of the adds contained and off of the rest of their party. Note that, since Asira is alone, AoE isn't as dangerous and the adds aren't as much of a problem as they would be in a full-party situation.So let's look at how the fight would play out. Illidan would engage Mannoroth, Asira engages Varo'then and Tyrande holds back the adds. Varo'then's Magistrike Arc adds extra damage to some of his hits, but otherwise it's just two melee fighters wailing on each other. Asira's a fleet-footed Rogue, so she can easily evade the Fel Firestorm and eventually take down Varo'then. She goes to start stabbing Mannoroth in his ankles, who opens the Nether Tear and brings in the Zerg Rush of adds. For anyone else, this would be a problem; for Asira, she can raise her Blade Barrier to negate the already weak hits from the mob of demons and let her Smoke Bomb clear out the adds while she continues shanking the big guy.The only complication would come when Mannoroth summons his Infernals; I speak from personal experience when I say that if multiple Infernals land on you, that's a whole truckload of damage being delivered in a very short amount of time (I enjoy telling PuGs about the time my Warlock got Goomba Stomped by a trio of Infernals and instantly killed; one of the most hilarious ways to die that I've ever seen). However, this would only break her Blade Barrier, not kill her, and shortly after this happens Illidan turns on your God Mode, so the fight's as good as over by that point. Mannoroth's been banished back to the Nether and Asira's barely broken a sweat.
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