Citadel did their first Karazhan run this weekend, and they graciously let me tag along. And I’m still amazed at what we were able to accomplish. 5 of the people in the raid had never set foot in Kara before. Others, like me, had seen some of the earlier bosses, but none of the end bosses. I believe only 3 of us had seen them all.
Well, to the amazement of all, we had a full Kara clear! It took us a few nights, but it was well worth the effort. We proceeded to one shot all of the bosses up to Shade, on our first night. Shade took us 2 or 3 tries, but he went down, too. Then on the 2nd night, we did the Chess event, and after a few failed attempts on Prince (damn Infernals, and their random placement), we went and took down Illhoof and Netherspite. Sunday night, we took down the Prince, and we got Nightbane down to 1% before wiping on our first attempt. We returned last night to finish Nightbane off.
And I was extremely fortunate to be rewarded with some great drops. From Curator, I got Garona’s Signet Ring. From Shade, I received the Drape of the Dark Reavers. And for downing Prince Malchezaar, I was rewarded with the Sunfury Bow of the Phoenix! Wow, not a bad weekend at all!
I am extremely proud of Citadel and what we were able to accomplish through good communication and team work. I don’t think any of us expected to do a full Kara clear on our first run. Truly awesome job, guys!
I will not be returning to Kara this week, as there are two other hunters in the guild that we are trying to get geared up. But I am eagerly anticipating a return trip to Kara soon. There is little else I need from there, gear-wise. But I could really use the Badges, and I’d like to see everyone else get geared up, as well.
As for my performance in Kara, I’d have to say that it was ok. There were a few hiccups, that I chalk up to me being rusty, such as Misdirecting the MT instead of the Off Tank on Curator (thank god for Readiness!). Or my being a little too slow in getting that Distracting shot off on Nightbane, and having him charge the group instead of the Misdirected MT. Ouch, that one hurt. But I’m confident that these small mishaps will be gone once I get back into practice. And I’m pretty happy with my DPS performance, as well. Most of the time, I was competing for the 3rd damage slot with a very well geared feral (kitty) druid, with her edging me out overall, putting me at number 4. And on the Nightbane kill last night, I got the number 2 spot, behind a Mage. I chalk that one up to Readiness, and very liberal use of Rapid Fire. Not bad for a Survival hunter in a 10-man.