Since the release of WoW Classic, players have been treated to a plethora of World Firsts. But on Thursday 9th July, a group of players on the Zandalar Tribe (EU) server managed to pull off a completely different kind of World First: defeating Oynxia in Onyxia's Lair with a completely naked raid. By "naked", we mean characters not carrying any weapons, armour, trinkets, or rings.
This immense accomplishment took them just over 10 minutes
To achieve this feat, the raid was exclusively composed of casters. The reason behind this is simple: spell casters don't lose as much DPS as melee classes when they're unarmed. With this, despite being a whole lot weaker that normal, casters can still inflict damage through their spells, unlike melee classes, who can only fight with their fists and can't use abilities (you need to be holding a melee weapon to be able to use your abilities).
Tanks had to get creative when it came to holding aggro. Onyxia was first pulled by a Mage using a Rank 1 Frostbolt. A Paladin then casted Greater Blessing of Kings on the Mages, which generates an enormous amount of threat, since by targeting a single Mage, nearly the entire raid ends up getting buffed. According to one of the players in the raid, this ended up generating 1,700 points of threat!
Finally, we should also clarify that this achievement was made a lot easier thanks to numerous additional buffs, such as: Potions, Flasks, World Buffs, and many more. To understand how stacked some of these players were, just take a look at one of their buff bars. While they didn't use any equipment in their showdown with Onyxia, they were sure to come prepared!
This accomplishment may have been as impressive as it was pointless, but congratulations nonetheless!
Image Credits: Irun Hipper .
A French player was recently able to complete Scholomance, a high-level dungeon in WoW Classic, as a solo player. This may well be a World First for this patch; check out his run below!