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Hey everyone. I've been looking at the forums and it's clear that both the Alliance group and Horde group are getting closer and closer to the 10 mans in Naxx. It won't be long and at the end you'll face Malygos. emoticon

The fight strats and videos are easily accessible on the many great sites out there for WoW players. But until you are actually ready to "brazenly challenge" Malygos, there is something that I would highly recommend. Pick up the quest from Colastrassa (think thats her name) in Coldara by the Nexus, called "Aces High". You initially log it from one of the people in the small bubble area there. She is up in the air on one of the platforms (you have to fly up there to talk to her). Anyway, its a "daily" quest and it is the exact same drake with the same functionality that the entire raid uses during the last phase of the Malygos fight. The first 2 phases are pretty cool and u can read about them in the strats, but at the end of the 2nd phase/ start of the 3rd phase, Malygos shatters the platform and the everyone in the raid falls on their drake and you have to take him down from about 45-50% using only your drakes and their functionality. It's not easy, so get the daily and PRACTICE! emoticon You'll be glad u did! emoticon

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Thanks Kaz, I have the quest in my log right now. I havnt gave it a go since I turned 80, Ill go check it out.



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Cool, Colin. Actually, the quest is a little harder because you have to heal yourself. In a raid, some of the drakes are designated as healers and use an aoe heal, so as long as you are in a pile together, you are either dps or healing.. not both. emoticon The two key elements to survive this fight are: 1) to always have 80% of your energy up so you have time to get two combos and cast your arcane shield when he focuses on you and 2)always stay in the pile. This is my biggest challenge in this fight. The pile has to keep moving/strafing to the right, and I just have the most difficult time staying in the pile.

For dps, we use a slow and steady 1, 1, 2.. 1, 1, 2.. etc. In other words, 2 combo points, wait till ur back to 80% energy then engulf. The engulfs stack on him and its the only way to get enuf damage. If you get 5 combos before you engulf, the initial damage is higher, but you don't get as many stacked on him and the dps is considerably lower. It sounds confusing until you've tried it, and then you'll see that its actually very simple. The hardest part is positioning your drake and always having enough energy to shield yourself if he focuses on you.

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Man! Difficult is an under statement, This fight is going to take a while to master solo. After 10 deaths, I finnaly gave up and went and farmed crystalized fire. I was watching another duo tho, and Im confident that Lisa and I should be able to pull it off.

We are gonna try tonite after work, Ill let ya know.



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yeah, just so you know... I had this quest for weeks before i actually succeeded. Sometimes when ur drake dies in a bad spot you can splat before the parachute kicks in (and I even have Slow Fall! emoticon ) and there is no way to get your ghost back up to your corpse! emoticon other times the mob continues to nuke you while you are helplessly floating on the parachute and kills you. It takes so long to get back on another attempt... it can get very frustrating... and I'm a patient person! emoticon But after an hour of dying on the same quest and you've only gotten one down out of five... who finds that fun?? ("maybe I'll just farm for a while..." emoticon ) I've still only done the entire quest 3 times.

I'm just mentioning this so you don't feel alone! If you duo Aces High, it should be a lot easier. The whole point is to learn to get comfy on the drake and to learn it's functionality. Malygos is easier than this quest for sure!

Couple more tips:
1) Wait for one drake to break away from his buds so you don't ever have more than one.. and if he gets help... RUN! emoticon

2) Watch for him to cast the Arcane Surge.. you have to be ready to cast your shield then.. and not immediately or your shield will dissipate before his cast finishes emoticon

Good luck with this quest... when I finally finished it... I felt sooooo good!! W00000T!! emoticon

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Awesome thanks for the tips Kaz, I didn't get a chance to give it a try last night (grocery shopping) but Ill try at work today after the servers come back up.

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FIVE MONTHS!!! WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?!!

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bump

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