Running some of the Horde Garrison quests in Shadowmoon Valley on the weekend and I came across a rare spawn.
Right away the name sounded familiar, but to be honest I was drawing a blank as to why. I didn’t really care because a rare is a rare. A Human Mage and Nelf Druid had come strolling up and I figured the three of us could probably take it down. That didn’t happen. I have no idea where they went, or they died. I quickly realized I couldn’t take it down on my own and sent out a message. Repgrind was in immediately, and Arv was close behind. Unfortunately, we learned Arvash didn’t have the flight path to Shadowmoon Valley yet, being a fresh 100. It was also around this time where I remembered what made Demidos special: the Servant of Demidos.
Rep and I decided to tackle him anyway and we got him down to about 10% before we died. We learned his health pool climbs based on the number of people in the fight. As we were rezzing, a Gnome got into the fight. We fought hard and got him down.
A nice little achievement there. Now the key to the fight is easily your health. Demidos has an ability that knocks your health down 25%. Not total health, mind you. Just current health. So heavy top-up heals are not really a great idea in this fight. If you can do some HoT’s then you’re in better shape. I know my health sat below 35% for most of the fight. But I just kept Rejuvenation active as much as I could. Rep was busy on her end and we managed to take him down a second time on her server. Unfortunately there was no loot the second time around. I was disappointed because Repgrind had gotten a necklace that was of no use. I wanted her to get the pet…same as I did!
Incredibly ecstatic to have the Servant drop. In briefly perusing the new Draenor pets, this was probably the one I wanted the most. I definitely couldn’t believe my luck when I saw it in the loot. I tried to carry that luck over and nab some raid pets. Once again Tempest Keep and Karazhan offered me nothing. But still, getting this guy made my weekend. And I couldn’t have gotten it without Repgrind’s help!
Congrats on the pet. I was lucky to get it the first time I killed him. These rares you can only loot once a day though.
Glad to hear it’s once a day. I had heard they were all once and that’s it.
For levelling rares that’s true but rares in the Apexis locations are different 🙂
See? These are the things I learn by just being a player for a change. It almost confirms the “Amateur” status in the title. 😀
Congratulations on that pet, you lucky thing!