Who: Durante of Hydraxis (US)
Pet: Bubbles (Gorilla)
Last night my guild Redemption didn’t have enough of its main raiders on to do hardmode progression, so our GM Lonawne (who’s had to suffer through my constant whining and pleading for the last few months) put together an alt-ICC 25 run so that I could finally get a crack at tanking.
The fight was done with 10% Hellscream’s Warsong buffing HP, damage, and healing by 10%. For the fight Bubbles was above 55.5k HP without a food buff, pet food buff, or elixirs (which I completely forgot.
Bubbles was able to solo tank the fight since either Marrowgar doesn’t register pets as a valid target for the attack and therefore never casts it, or it counts as an AoE attack which pets get a 90% reduction for. I had been looking forward to tanking it so I could see for myself, but unfortunately I never checked Recount for the data after the fight. Positioning was very simple; I pulled the boss with Eyes of the Beast to get an accurate position without risking getting myself Saber Lashed, the set his stay point. This enabled me to put my pet on passive just before the end of Bone Storm bringing him back into position.
A huge thanks to Redemption for allowing me to attempt this, and especially Lonawne for making the executive decision and putting the group together for me.