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Herald Of The Titans FoS Achievement with Smooshie!
"Defeat Algalon the Observer in 10-player mode at level 80 without anyone in the raid wearing any equipment with an item level higher than is available in 10-player Ulduar."
You MUST meet the following in order to participate and earn the title!
1. Be a level 80.
Please sign up for this event on your Herald toon! LEVEL 100s WILL BE IGNORED!
2. Gear ilvl must be ilvl 226 or less
3. Weapon ilvl must be ilvl 232 or less
4. Sign out in the gear you plan to wear to this event. I will be checking everyone's armory. (People who have put some work into their toon's gear will receive priority for the approved roster! You don't have to be BIS, but you will be passed over if you're not enchanted, gemmed, or sporting a bunch of heirlooms, etc)
Sign off in your fully gemmed and enchanted Herald gear to be considered.
No (or very limited) heirlooms or timewarped gear.
In order for this to go smoothly, I do have to be pretty strict on gear, enchants, gems, glyphs, etc. with very few exceptions. This has become remarkably more challenging since the stat squish! And I will be treating this with the same respect you'd treat a current progression raid. (See bottom for expectations & FAQs)
I will already have a lock out for us to use.
DON'T BE SAVED!
1. Know the Algalon fight.
Actually know the mechanics for the fight.
2. Ability to communicate via Vent.
If you can't, won't, don't want to be in Vent. This is not the raid for you.
3. We will end at the scheduled end time. Period.
4. Positive attitude.
Expect wipes! Elitists and excessive QQers will be removed.
5. Be prepared.
You are expected to bring your own Cataclysm flasks, pots, and food please.
Suggested: 2 flasks, 40 pots, 20 personal food
A special note about invites:
Approved roster please be online at invite time, (not start time.)
Invite time = "on time" & Start time = "late" (and when we're pulling the boss)
RESERVES please be online, as you never know when someone will be late or no show, and it's not like you can PuG a Herald group easily. So chances are there will be a few reserves pulled in to complete this event.
HOW I WORK INVITES
BTag requests go out early! (Sometimes within 24 hours of the scheduled run.)
Invites to join this specific run will go out once about 30 minutes prior to start time.
If you miss the initial invite, whisper me in game if your spot is still available.
Reserves are pulled 15 minutes after initial invites are sent. (Basically, be on time or risk losing your spot.)
If you are a reserve who received a BTag request, whisper me in game for an invite. (Reserves are pulled quickly! IE: If you snooze, you lose.)
Please be ready to go, and at the instance on time. It is very rare that I do not pull right at start time.
Group loot. No reserves.
1. Shoulder enchants?
Professions: You can get shoulder enchants from professions (inscription or leatherworking). Scribes can create various enchants such as, Master's Inscription of the Crag that only Scribes can use. However, LWs can make Savage Armor Kit that anyone can use.
Sons of Hodir Rep: You can also buy BIS shoulder enchants from Lillehoff <The Sons of Hodir Quartermaster>. There are several shoulder enchants to buy, (depending on your rep with The Sons of Hodir), and some that are BoA (like Greater Inscription of the Storm). So you can buy them with one toon, and mail it to your alt.
Recipes: You learn all the gem recipes from doing the Dalaran dailies and turning in the required tokens per recipe. Word to the wise, most epic gem recipes cost 4 tokens, so that's 4 days of dailies, so plan accordingly.
Acquiring: You can prospect gems from ore relevant to the XPack (like Titanium Ore), you can buy gems from the AH, alchemists can TM them, or you can loot the Ashen Sack of Gems (a bag with random eipc gems from killing Onyxia).
Instances: You can run instances like Ulduar 25-man or 10-man, Naxxramas 25-man, Trial of the Crusader 10-man, Onyxia 10-man, Vault of Archavon, Pit of Saron, The Forge of Souls, Halls of Reflection, etc. Some of these drop both gear and weapons (as remember gear has to be 226 or lower, while weapons can be 232 or lower), and some of these are only good for weapons.
Quests: There are also quests that reward some great Herald items. One quest line starts with "The Heroic Key to the Focusing Iris" from Naxx, and ends up with a great neck after you kill Malygos and turn in. There's also "Reply-Code Alpha" from killing Algalon the Observer in Ulduar 10-man. (Don't get the same quest in 25m, as the ilvl is too high.) That rewards a pretty snazzy back or ring of your choice.
Professions: Tailors, Leatherworkers, and Blacksmiths can craft ilvl 226 belts and feet that anyone can use. Also, profession determining, these professions can also craft backs, legs, shields, etc that are around ilvl 200. Jewelcrafting can craft trinkets for themselves, as well as rings and necks for others. Scribes can also create enough Darkmoon Card of the North to create a Nobles Deck to turn into the Darkmoon Faire for a trinket that anyone can use. Engineers can craft themselves a helm.
Vendor: There are also numerous NPCs around Dalaran where you can buy items, from trinkets to bracers. There is also the Cata NPC, Iris Moondreamer (located in Mount Hyjal) who sells 232 weapons.
4. Other enchants?
Legs: Tailors or Leatherworkers make the level 80 leg enchants you'll need.
All Other Enchants: You can use WoD to Wrath enchants, because they scale down to gear level. So search what you want.
5. Belt Buckle?
Ebonsteel Belt Buckle or Eternal Belt Buckle is made by a Blacksmith
6. Flasks, Pots, and Noms?
You are expected to have Cataclysm flasks, pots, and food.
WoWHead Guide, "Preparing the 'Herald of the Titans"
YouTube Videos, "TankSpot's Guide to Algalon"
Expectations as listed above
DBM, Big Wigs, or similar FOR THIS RAID (check your version)
Fully enchanted & gemmed, in gear appropriate for this achievement
At least a basic understanding of the fight mechanics
Vent (you will be removed if you refuse to use Vent)
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