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Player Completes Keystone Master In One of the Worst Covenant/Spec Combos, First Ever on Alliance Side

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With the many many posts about players not getting invited to Mythic+, tanks having a very hard time in groups with toxic comments etc, we thought it would be nice to see some success stories as well!

NORATHEDESTROYER recently managed to complete the Shadowlands Keystone Master: Season One Shadowlands Keystone Master: Season One achievement while playing as a Necrolord Protection Warrior. While this may not be the absolutely worst spec/Covenant possible, as it's still a tank and everyone needs those, the journey was actually a pretty smooth one, showing that it really is very much about player skill and determination.

The reddit thread itself is a pretty positive one, with players agreeing how it's entirely possible to do KSM with any spec/Covenant combo in terms of actually getting it done, as opposed to the problems of getting invited. We recently talked about the real reason it's so tough for DPS to get M+ invites, with so many candidates waiting in line, and the general response from DPS players to this achievement was "now do it as Venthyr Survival Hunter".

Here are some comments from Norath about the journey that was undertaken:

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I don't mean to post this to start an argument whether spec X or Z is viable or comment on covenant balance -- just to motivate people who are like me and don't have time to re-roll or find a guild that it's very much possible no matter the odds!
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[On Alliance issues] I was waiting all day for a DOS key, it's rough
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so how many people WTFed at what you were playing? - Spengy

Surprisingly not many? Either people don't really notice as long as things go smoothly or they think I know what am doing (joke's on them!)

I got way more people impressed with necrolord armor transmog
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Saw you in Oribos the other day - quite the feat! What do you think in terms of the meta? Is it easier to pug as a non meta tank compared to other roles? - Thesameson198

Accepted to groups? Probably it's harder, but this was my last +16 run https://i.imgur.com/vmKMyHn.png

I would think it's not that much harder to actually time keys given the responsibilities different roles have
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Actually in my last run there was a survival hunter with 1300 RIO
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RBG gear is super easy to get in pugs and up your item level. Al'ar trinket from Sun King also saved many runs. Good luck!

Congratulations on the achievement and we hope to see and share more feel-good stuff like this!

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I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for this post. Often time, players get to caught up in I need to be this spec, I only need to play with this group of people, I need to be competitive and they lose sight of the fact that they can just enjoy the game. You can be any class, any spec, and still have success, and this proves that. Congrats!

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21 hours ago, Garzhul said:

That's funny. I think ima take the crown tho. I'm a kyrian holy priest doing 17s. So yeah @ me

 

Holy Priest isn't the worst, just not meta. And iirc, even the guide here on Icy says that Holy can get along fine in any of the covenants, which would mean you either pick what you like or pick to match your offspecs' recommended.

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