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World First Il'gynoth Normal Solo by Rextroy

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The prot paladin soloer is back and claims his second World First in Ny'alotha, after his Skitra kill from a month ago. Il'gynoth is quite a bit down the line in the raid, with Skitra sitting in the first group of bosses and the ex-tree winged fellow in the third (in fact, Il'gynoth was the final boss taken down in the World First race before Carapace). So how on earth was this all possible? The short story is Last Defender Last Defender and a whole lot of versatility corruptions, but let's take a look at the video first and then check out the very detailed explanation after that.

As always with Rextroy's videos, we get a great mini-guide or how-I-did-it writeup that explains the feat, so let's take a look:


You all might have thought Last Defender Last Defender was a thing of the past, but it is still strong enough to defeat raid bosses! At least when it gets some assistance from Versatility stacking.

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I have worked on soloing this boss for a few weeks, most of the time spent trying to gear my character. And by gearing I mean grinding versatility corruptions.

Ilvl: 470 Neck LvL: 92

Important gear: To solo this boss I went all out with versatility stacking. I also grinded my necklace to make Aegis of the Deep Aegis of the Deep and Conflict and Strife Conflict and Strife stronger. I weren't too lucky with the Versatility grinding, during those 3 weeks grinding the only piece I obtained that I didn't have before was a 801 versa proc on my shield.

Total versa increase: 6% hands 9% ring 12% waist.

I also used a mind flay corruption during p1 to be able to push into p2 before berserk. Trajectory Analysis Trajectory Analysis is REALLY important for this solo. It makes you reach 30% dodge which helps your Avenger's Shield Avenger's Shield procs. Important Azerite Traits are Bulwark of Light Bulwark of Light and versatility ones. Total Versatility during encounter with procs up were about 100%.

The main thing making this soloable is that you are able to sidestep (or LOS) his Eye of N'zoth. I used a set with about 10% speed to be able to dodge it more reliably. His berserk adds 300% more damage done to his Living Chamber. Thats why it is important you get into p2 before berserk, so you are able to stack up adds to increase your versatility, Avenger's Shield Avenger's Shield procs, and get 50% damage reduction from Last Defender Last Defender.

Then it is a battle of survival, and also pathing to make sure you avoid his Eye of N'zoth while not being overwhelmed by the pacifying ground. The best tactic is to keep moving as often as possible since you have to be in motion and move straight otherwise his beam will hit you. With Trajectory Analysis, you should have about 30% dodge, 30% parry. This along with First Avenger First Avenger talent makes you get lots of Avenger's Shield Avenger's Shield procs. And stacking 3x Bulwark of Light Bulwark of Light makes each shield grant you a 100k+ absorb shield. I was able to get up to 122k HPS at the end of the encounter.

Another really impressive feat from the soloest of paladins indeed. If you want to check out more of his kills take a look below, and we also did an interview with him when he was banned and unbanned for that 5 second Vectis kill, where we talked about the differences between exploits and clever uses of game mechanics.

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