Caribald: It took me 2 hours and 50 minutes from the moment I entered the instance until she was dead. I wiped once due to running out of bandages, so I had to relog and get more, and once to trash respawn. I reached phase 3 once before this, but wiped because I had a bunch of adds. On the kill I made sure to reach phase 3 before a new batch of whelps would spawn. Most other wipes were due to my pet dying from tanking too many adds at once. To get around this I adjusted a little bit. After clearing a whelp wave, I wait for my pet to tank two Onyxian Lair Guards. Then I kill the first one before whelps arrive. That way, my pet doesn’t have to tank three Lair Guards at the same time while whelps are up.
The kill took 20 minutes and 13 seconds, and I played 7/3/31 Survival with Spirit Bond ( http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/tool/talent-calculator#Yc02!Ygg!Y!kgjYbjheVW!ZYfk… ). Survival is mandatory or your pet will die to whelps because you can’t kill them fast enough. The healing method other than Spirit Bond is bandages, which can be used when you don’t have aggro on anything in phase 2, and Onyxia either starts a deep breath or flies around the room (the next fireball will be on pet, sometimes even more than one). You can pick another Major Glyph instead of Raptor Strike, in fact it’s probably best to use Trap Launcher, but Raptor Strike or even Ice Trap works as well.
I did not reset adds with Feign Death at any point. The only thing you could call an exploit in this kill is that I jump up on the edge on the back of the room to stack up all whelps from the first spawn. If you Feign when a Lair Guard spawns, it runs back to its spawn point, but when the next one spawns, they both come. I suppose you could keep feigning and have a large amount of Lair Guards standing around doing nothing, but I didn’t think of that before killing her.
The video is sped up to 2x in the majority of phase 1 and 3.
Music (also shown at the end of the video):
Nathan Profitt – Acceleration
Nathan Profitt – Omnipresence
Nathan Profitt – Heaven Sent
Nathan Profitt – Nebula
(also contains a very small audio clip from Onyxia Wipe Animation)
Link to my stream: www.twitch.tv/aRRoSC2
YouTube: Caribald, Hunter Soloist
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For more information on soloing bosses from the Wrath of the Lich King expansion as a hunter see Hunter Soloing Guides: Wrath of the Lich King