As a guild we’ve been struggling with Hodir’s hard mode: I Could Say That This Cache Was Rare (an odd name for an achievement – referencing something else?) for quite some time – nearly two months. The last two weeks we’ve accidentally pushed Hodir over the line and turned him friendly 2-5 seconds behind the timer.
Last night we had a dream raid. We went right in to kill Auriaya (no problem) and 1 shot Hodir and earnt the achievement. First attempt! And I recorded it for you all. I can’t believe we made it because we had about 3 people disconnect and at least 2 end up in Frost Tombs as a result. I think the main reason we got it was because we dropped down to 3 healers. That’s amazing – 3 healers!
So what was in his rare cache? The Staff of Endless Winter that our holy priest had wanted for such a long time. I’m just not that keen on staves in general, but I think most of the casters had seen the weapons available in Trial of the Crusader so the staff wasn’t really in demand.
I took a screen capture of the DPS but it seems silly to post it in hindsight. About 6 of us tipped over the 10k DPS mark and I came in last in that group. I think I was up there with a couple warlocks, a mage, a rogue and a boomkin.
We went on try Thorim hard mode for the very first time and 1 shot it. That’s unbelievable. I dropped lots of suggestions but our raid leader didn’t seem all that keen on using the Aura of Celerity method so no extra achievement or Mind Control. Maybe next week. I’m still carrying around my Frost Resist set just in case.
We also got Freya + 1 last night. We had previously tried Freya with the Iron Roots Guardian, and failed. Last night we tried Freya with the Sunbeam Guardian and … won! Got that one in the first attempt too.
We went on to try General Vezax hard mode… and stumbled. No more 1 shotting. Maybe next week.