This one was originally submitted by Darkynhalvos back just before the new year by emailing to Ihlos, when then sent it to me a week ago. While Ihlos is on his sabbatical anyone wanting to contact the blog should use the Durante contact info I sneaked up on the on the contact page which is checked twice a week. On a personal note, the nice clear pet damage in display is definitely tempting me to finally bite the bullet and get the real scrolling combat text instead of using the built in version.
Who: Darkynhalvos of Whisperwind (80)
Pet: Sherman (80 bear)
Group: Northern Express raid
Boss: Sapphiron, Naxx 10
Details: Roughly 2-3 months ago, my friend and I convinced the other people in our guild run of 10-man Naxx to let me try tanking Sapphiron, after I showed him the video of Durante doing it with Bubbles in 25-man. Wasn’t too difficult, considering pets can be uncrittable. Biggest hit Sherman took was about 8k. Fully buffed he had 35,671 hp. DPS had to watch threat at the start of the fight, held their attacks until 10-15 secs after the fight started, in part because I was the only hunter (only MD). DPS was able to let loose as usual after Sapph was about half dead.
Big thanks to Durante and Bubbles for the video that inspired me to try this, hopefully I can get my guild to let me try tanking more often.