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Eternal Palace Race Day 1: 3/8 Down, Ashvane Stands + Kill Videos

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The very first day of the Mythic Eternal Palace progress race was an interesting one, as it stood in stark contrast to the last big raid we had, with only three bosses down! The last larger raid, Battle of Dazar'alor, had 9 bosses, but 8 of them were cleared on the very first day, and while Crucible of Storms was much better in that regard, with only two bosses it was hard to judge what it meant for future pre-endboss difficulty. Today we've seen some serious opposition in the form of Lady Ashvane, the Eternal Palace's fourth boss, who has definitely proven her worth to Queen Azshara and then some, as she's defended the Palace very well and left the bosses dead count on 3 for day 1.

The US part of the race started on time and we had Limit and Big Dumb Guild go for it from the very beginning, with Limit taking the first and second kills of the raid - downing Abyssal Commander Sivara and Radiance of Azshara first. But it was actually BDG that got to that 3/8 first, as they used a different route and went from Sivara to Blackwater Behemoth, whom they killed World First, and then cleared Radiance of Azshara some 10 minutes before Limit downed Behemoth.

It seems 10 minutes was the standard gap between kills, as both guilds were only alone on 3/8 for  another 10 when Midwinter joined them, with Vision and Blood Legion arriving at the same place 10 minutes after that. Intern Made This Boss and Nerd Crew were the next two to join the top group, but the 3/8 cluster stopped growing for a couple of hours after that.

Lady Ashvane proved to be quite the wall as the top guilds eventually went for Heroic splits for more gear, but still failed to down her before they finished up for the day, making her join the Restless Cabal as the hardest non endboss encounter in BfA so far. She still hasn't died so it seems likely she'll take that throne away from Cabal soon, but we've yet to see what the EU guilds throw at her. We know Limit got Ashvane to 27% with a 20% shield as well.

Interestingly, at the end of the day we had the most guilds with three bosses down at 46, with 24 on two and 34 ith one. It's now time for the EU servers to come up and for Pieces and Method to have their clash, with the possibility of some new EU contender jumping to the top instead.

You can follow the Eternal Palace race in many places this time around, from Method's site progress coverage, to the two live stream events hosted by Red Bull and Method as well.

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38 minutes ago, Knoxx99 said:

This is incorrect. BoD had 9 bosses.

There, fixed! Thanks for your input.

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8 hours ago, Starym said:

Lady Ashvane proved to be quite the wall as the top guilds eventually went for Heroic splits for more gear, but still failed to down her before they finished up for the day, making her join the Restless Cabal as the hardest non endboss encounter in BfA so far. She still hasn't died so it seems likely she'll take that throne away from Cabal soon, but we've yet to see what the EU guilds throw at her.

Wasn't Mythic Fetid Devourer the hardest one so far? Or doesn't that one count because it was simply overtuned?

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1 hour ago, Pandabuffel said:

Wasn't Mythic Fetid Devourer the hardest one so far? Or doesn't that one count because it was simply overtuned?

Yeah, tuning is a tricky wicket.   Most agree that early forms of Kil'jaeden were bluntly impossible, and fetid was pretty bad too.    C'thun reigns supreme of course on the "time till death" simply because he was brokenly impossible until Blizzard was ready to release Naxxramas.    /bitter memories

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10 hours ago, Pandabuffel said:

Wasn't Mythic Fetid Devourer the hardest one so far? Or doesn't that one count because it was simply overtuned?

I completely forgot about him lol, for some reason I thought he was back in legion in Trial of Valor... You are absolutely correct. Also writing stuff at 7 AM after non sleeping takes its toll 😄

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