Pro Tips for Vash'j as a Hunter:
1) Don't choose Blink Strikes, or if you do, put pet on passive. If the pet kills the tainted elemental before you can you will not be able to loot it.
2) Choose Spirit Bond. FOR THE LOVE OF KHAZ CHOOSE SPIRIT BOND. That 2% regen outpaces the damage you're taking by a fair amount. Makes the solo so much easier.
3) Targeting macro:
/tar [target=nodead] taint
(I haven't actually tested the [target=nodead] part but based on prior macro experience it should work - I'll update appropriately)
I'm going to try Vash'j on my Ele Shammy later, see if I can find similar tips.
Notes from my failed Ele Shammy attempt:
-add a targeting macro for coilfang strider (/tar [target=nodead] coilfang). Oy, Vash'j gets big and in the way! Also, keybind Frost Shock (heck, macro them together) to assist against it, altho I'm not sure it can be slowed.
-turn off lightning shield for 2nd phase; as far as I can tell I killed a few Tainted Elementals with it and wasn't able to loot them as a result (didn't realize this was the behavior, and if not, I need to figure out something else because that's what appeared to be happening)
-you're an alchemist wielding a stone, take a potion before the 3rd phase, moron!
-perhaps Rockbiter weapon instead of Flametongue? The adds die pretty quickly (when you can target them), maybe survivability is more important here.
On the plus side, she was able to solo the other two bosses pretty readily. I may wait until next week to try again tho.
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