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Warlock Vs. Heroic MOTHER 16 Hour Solo

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Well, if you thought some of Rextroys "special" videos were sometimes a little boring and repetitive... you ain't seen nothin' yet. In one of the longest and probably most insane attempts ever, he's decided to spend 16.5 hours downing MOTHER using only Corruption and the power of jumping. The whole thing took this long since he's overlooked the fact that armor decays naturally while you're in combat, and so his gear lasted a mere 8 hours, making him finish out the fight almost fully red (minus the weapons). As usual, he reported the bug to Blizzard before posting the video, but as he mentions himself, it's very hard to get her to bug out like that and he's not even sure how he did it.

Obviously the interesting parts are the actual pull and positioning, which is literally 99% of the kill, and the kill itself at the end.

 

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That was honestly quite painful... I should have geared my Warlock a bit beforehand to make the battle less... Drawn out. The plan was originally to be done in 12 hours, however I didn't actually know that armor took a passive durability lose by just being in combat, thought it was only by damage taken (and deaths ofcourse).

Tactics / Whats going on!?
There was / is a way to get MOTHER to go into "evade" mode, but still not despawn. I actually dont know exactly how to do this. What was the thing that causes it to happen. Out of like 30-50 attemps only 1-2 are "successful", otherwise she keeps reseting after 20 seconds. I had a lot of theories why she sometimes doesn't reset. Some was positioning, other was timing when she targeted you. But feels like everytime I got a successful attempt, my older theory got proven wrong. My best theory right now is that you have to time it right, perhaps her Sanitizing Strike usage (or wanting to use it) prevents her from reseting. Or perhaps it is also a bit about positioning (where she ends up after trying to "get to you").

Anyhow, the way the whole thing works is that there are certain plants right outside her encounter room, standing on them causes her to evade but still be able to take damage. As a Warlock we got some really good tools to manage to reach the plant while still puting up an endless Corruption dot on her. 2x pets (put on different sides of the room to buy time), Gateway and Demonic Circle teleport. You could also use potions and such for movement speed (nitro boosts etc). As I stated before, it is hard to get it right. Took me about 2 hours of attempts to get a single succesful one on my Warlock. (Had tested a bunch earlier on my DK and Pala).

Also... I should have gotten some Auto-Hammers... Oh and the reason you see me jump a lot is that one theory I have is that somekind of movement causes her to try and keep finding a "path" to you, and then not reset. I were able to stand still for about a minute when I had a toilet break so... Theory might not be true but just incase, I decided to jump a lot during the fight! (Not all the time tho)

This isn't the first time he's gone after MOTHER, either, as one of his first Uldir solos was her on normal difficulty. You can also check out some of his other videos, including Taloc Normal, Kin'garoth Normal, Atal'Dazar M+10 and, of course, the 0.5 second Vectis kill that got him banned and subsequantly unbanned, as well as our interview with him on the matter.

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The only thing I cant figure out is why his gear is breaking, does it just degrade from being in combat? because as far as i know you gotta get hit.

Edit: never mind I didn't read the article text i just looked at the pretty pictures.

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9 hours ago, PaasHaaS said:

That just sounds like really elaborate bug abuse.

hard to be elaborate when you have absolutely no idea what is truly going on with the bug. 
and 'abuse', again, is pretty tough when he told mama blizz about it before hand.  Again.

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