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October 26, 2012

AFR #205 – Kite club

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I killed my first Pandaria rare last week.  I was very glad to have lots of space to run around in.


  1. Targe rocks! Finally a hunter who knows how to kite!
    As a side note, I didn’t find most of the rares to be very hard. The only ones that gave me any trouble at all were Jinyu and Monk(panda) types. As a warlock, those two were annoying to learn (I didn’t look anything up before trying) due to the mechanics on Torrent and Chi Burst. Torrent became easy once I knew I had to stop it (felhound or shadowfury, usually shadowfury… but they can cast again prior to cooldown ending.) Chi Burst, on the other hand, required me to let a pet tank up aggro enough that I didn’t pull. That, for me, was the most annoying of all rare abilities. Thankfully just using a pet with shadowfury for stunning the heals works nicely.
    Of course, being in a spec that normally sacrifices the pet made the first attempts rather messy. With a little practice, no worries!
    For anyone working on soloing other types with a lock, you will want to use your demonic portal and gateway wisely, along with slows and stuns as applicable. Using the voidwalker can work acceptably, however on most of the types a destruction build using conflagurate slows works wonders, and doesn’t rely so much on pet healer… speeding up the fight. A couple final tips: gateway drops aggro, so use it for bouncing aggro to a summoned infernal/doomguard; and use doomguard for an added stun if needed.
    Oh, and the most highly recommended rare for killing in my book is Omnis Grimlock (golden fleece ftw!) It’s about 300 gold average doing only 3 daily hubs. He’s tough, however, and you will need to use a lot of skill and klaxxi augment awesomeness to solo him with all those adds! You may want to bring friends.

    Comment by Robert — October 26, 2012 @ 2:47 PM

    • Good tips. I killed my first rare on my mage. Thank goodness for Slow and Blink.

      Comment by wowafr — October 30, 2012 @ 8:16 AM

  2. Two words of horror: Going Bannanas.

    Comment by Serenais — October 29, 2012 @ 3:47 AM

  3. so. freaking. awesome! *giggles madly*
    being melee, I end up going toe to toe and doing the run-through-spin bit a lot. I’ve only killed a couple, just because I ran into them and, well, they were in my way… been too busy doing Lorewalkers and Cloud Serpent and Tillers and Shado Pan and Golden Lotus and… yeah.

    Oh, for anyone bugged by mount sounds, or migraine prone, I highly recommend the Lorewalkers grind. The mount is only 480 gold and it’s blessedly QUIET. I’d do the grind all over again just knowing that, and I will when my alts hit 90.

    Comment by ayshela — October 29, 2012 @ 2:25 PM

    • The mount can already be used by alts in any place they can fly. You only need to do the Lorewalkers once. For the whole hour or so needed to complete it (almost every spot can be accessed and clicked while on a flying mount) I hardly think it worth being called a grind. Still, you can skip that hour and just fly around in cloud riding style (unless you want the alts to have the tabard or the archeology stuff.)
      Cloud serpents, on the other hand, require the character to learn the skill from reaching exalted. No sharing with those.

      Comment by Robert — October 30, 2012 @ 1:42 AM

      • eh. I found most of them when I was questing through, so most of the grindy part for me was going through and checking everything off again and trying to find them again to figure out which ones I *didn’t* have. *shrug* Everyone thinks something’s easymode that isn’t necessarily for someone else.

        Comment by ayshela — October 30, 2012 @ 3:03 AM

      • You’re both way ahead of me. This fall has been so busy that I don’t even have a single character to 90 yet. I look forward to the day when I will be able to look back at these comments and know what you’re talking about!

        Comment by wowafr — October 30, 2012 @ 8:20 AM

      • Yeah, the maps of where everything is are very handy…

        Comment by Robert — October 30, 2012 @ 11:37 AM

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