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Sepulcher of the First Ones Mythic RWF Summary, Day 7: Crab Down, Anduin Up

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A glorious day in the Sepulcher, we had quite the party with a lot of crab cakes ready, as Liquid managed to take down Halondrus, and are still the only ones to do so. We saw plenty of Anduin progress out of Liquid as well, as more and more guilds arrived at, and mostly decided to avoid fighting, Halondrus as well.

While Halondrus did die today, it was still mostly about him, as Liquid only took about an hour from their raid start to take him down, but still managed a tragic 0.7% wipe along the way:

We've already checked out the actual kill and roster in our kill post, but we did get the official kill video in the meantime so let's take a look:

And we even got a very special message from Blizzard leader Mike Ybarra on the occasion:

And so Halondrus officially became the 2nd most pulled non-endboss of all time, coming in at 357 pulls in the end, actually tying Method's Queen Azshara kill. Now it remains to be seen how the other bosses of the Sepulcher will measure up, but those that killed him and are progressing on him have nothing but good things to say about the encounter design, despite going crazy with the amount they're seeing of him.

And while Liquid went on to a whole lot of Anduin pulls and finishing up their weekly chores before their reset, all eyes were on Echo to see how long it would take them to catch up - and we still don't know the answer to that. As they kept pushing they actually managed to get extremely close to a kill about an hour after Liquid's World First, ending on 3.79%:

Unfortunately for them, that was also their best try of the day in the end, as they did manage to get around 5% a couple more times, but didn't close the deal with the crab just yet. They have 1 more raid day before the reset to catch up and see Anduin.

Speaking of the dominated one, Liquid had quite a few pulls on him already, but that's mostly due to how short many of them were as the guild  was/is trying out different things, and there's a very convenient platform to jump off of! They ended their day very early since the reset is coming up, but they did manage to see phase 2 once, which is where their best pull comes in, at 72.5% in the 77th pull and about 5 hours of progress on the boss.

The other piece of potentially interesting news is that, according to casters on the Liquid stream and Liquid GM Max himself, Blizzard said they would not be nerfing Halondrus at all until someone killed the Jailer and won the race.

We also had many new additions to the crab victim society, as Chao Jie, KeaHoarl, Soniqs Imperative, Lotus, iKTB, and Club Camel all downed Lihivum, but many of them decided not to do too many (or any) Halondrus pulls before calling it a day.

    Source: Raider.IO.

    When it comes to all guilds on all bosses in the Sanctum, here's the lay of the land:

    • 95 on 1/11
    • 55 on 2/11
    • 35 on 3/11
    • 39 on 4/11
    • 5 on 5/11
    • 15 on 6/11 and crab duty
    • and only Liquid on 7/11.

    Today is reset day for US guilds, so we'll see how much time is spent there, not to mention potential additional splits if some more characters need to be geared up for the following boss strats, while the EU guilds struggle against Halondrus still. It remains to be seen how quickly or even if Echo can take down the crab and take a look at Anduin themselves before the reset, and whether and when we'll see some more progression out of Liquid. It's going to be an interesting day to be sure.

    As usual, for live coverage you can hop on over to Raider.IO.


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