This is a great shot of the turtle in action! Keep up the good work! This is where I see us finding a niche in the next patch with dual spec, when the raid is down a player or tank, or they just need something tanked but don’t want to use an extra person to do it, but only for one fight here or there.
The Sapphiron tanking raised the bar awfully high. 🙂 But there was one challenge left…. it’s not Heroic, but it’s still a big thing for me.
Who: Kurasu of Emerald Dreams (EU) (80 BM)
Pet: Panzer (80 turtle)
Group: Full raid group (including warrior MT)
Details: It was a simple run into Naxx, 10-man, for a bunch of the newbs in the guild. We decided we were going to go for the Sapphiron achievement, since none of us had them. Including my hunter. However, we only had one tank if I dropped my alt, a beartank. After a brief deliberation, it was decided that we’d at least give it a try.
Again, enter the Panzer. And the Beast Master specced Kura.
I didn’t get to tank Sapph. With only one hunter for MDs, it didn’t seem like a wise plan. So I was plain ol’ DPS there. Most of the Kel’thuzad battle was the same as usual, except I moved to the back when he was at 50% and waited for the summons.
When the first guardian was summoned, I sent the turtle after it, with Growl on. For the second one, a rogue and myself used our MD to direct it at Panzer, and throughout the Kel’thuzad battle, I simply occasionally MDed a multishot to the turtle and kept pegging away on Kel’thuzad. Mend Pet was kept up to help the healers, just in case, but other than a couple of crits, he did just fine; took very little damage (comparitively). The only problem was when I got ice blocked myself, and the healers were focusing on tanks… forgetting that when I drop, so does the tank. Still, at that point, he was down to about 15%, and with the warrior tank being triple-healed, he was able to tank all three and Kelly was down for the count.
…. dropping the uber bear-tanking weapon, of course. Bah!
Still, it was worth every minute. Two achievements in one day: an official one, and an unofficial one, here on BRR. 😉