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Crucible of Storms Race Day8: 12%, 600+ Pulls, Limit Returns, Nerfs

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Yesterday proved a pretty big day for the Crucible race, as we had the biggest Uu'nat nerfs so far, Limit returned to raiding and all guilds had significant progress on the boss.

The biggest news of the day was the second wave of Uu'nat nerfs, reducing his Storm of Annihilation damage and the recast time of Insatiable Torment. Either Blizzard didn't think the top guilds would kill it any time soon due to the non-progressive nature of the itemization in Crucible for top guilds, or enough guilds have now reached the final boss where it's problematic for it not to be killable for all but the very very top. 47 guilds have killed the Restless Cabal, are currently at 1/2 and progressing on Uu'nat, so the latter makes a bit more sense, although it's also possible the boss simply wasn't killable at all in its state.

Considering Method got another big 10% chunk down yesterday, even before the nerfs, it seems it may have been a little too early to decide the boss wasn't going to be killed. After their pre-nerf 14% try Method managed to get the boss down to 12.7%, so the nerfs aren't quite earth shattering, but they only had some 4 hours of progress on the post-nerf boss.

We've now broken the 600 pull count (for Method at least), and heading right into Kil'jaeden territory, with big red having taken 655 and the current count is at 602. Now, obviously these numbers are relative, as it took 14 days for the KJ kill after the Fallen Avatar was defeated in ToS, and we're only at 8 now with Uu'nat. Jaina's count was 347 and 6 days, G'huun was ended at 285 pulls/3 days after the previous boss, Argus 322/7 and Gul'dan 246/5.

Limit also rejoined the race yesterday after their long 5 day hiatus, and managed to put in a best try of 65%. Pieces are still off being mysterious, and Aversion, who were only 2% behind Method 2 days ago, have now fallen behind, as Method pushed a bit harder and longer after the nerfs. Aversion are actually only around the 270 pull mark, and apparently at 22%, although the best I could find was this 24.5% try:

Exorsus only progressed some 3%, ending the day at 30.3%, and we have a new leader on the Asia front, with 鼎鑫 (DingXin) sitting at 25%.

In any case, today's nerfs may actually not be enough to push the top guilds towards a kill and Uu'nat has survived his first reset and is looking like a truly impressive boss, despite the expectation of a short fight.

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