Tanks have been nerfed to no longer survive portions of boss fights entirely without a healer, but what about the damage dealers? Rextroy proved how ridiculous their self-healing can be by completing a Mythic dungeon solo… as a damage dealer. And not even with particularly good equipment.
In WoW, the holy trinity of tanks, healers and damage dealers has been in effect for almost two decades. However, this rule is sometimes broken by balancing. Healers cause as much damage as DpS classes and tanks no longer need healing. The latter was the case again at the beginning of WoW: Dragonflight and should be eliminated by a survivability nerf.
But the Holy Trinity can be taken even further ad absurdum. For example, how about a damage dealer that tanks even mythical bosses while still staying alive – while dealing damage like a DpS class? Hardly imaginable or even possible for most of us, for Rextroy, who always attracts attention with strange actions, but not much more than an ordinary challenge. Which of course he managed with a bit of puzzles and trickery.
Poor gear, mythic ruby life pool, solo = Easy win
Well, it wasn’t that easy after all and even Rextroy had to invest a lot of time to master a mythical dungeon on his own as an unholy death knight with 345 gear. But he still made it, as you can see in the video below.
He kept himself mainly with the deathblow alive, which is actually used by blood death knights when tanking. With spikes of up to 47,000 HpS, Rextroy was able to counter-heal both bosses and trash. This is a value that many healers would be happy to achieve. Even blood death knights can’t heal much more.
But then Rextroy had to play around a bit. Because the second boss was hardly to create solo. Less because of the incoming damage, but much more because the adds were difficult to manage solo before the next ones came. Fortunately, there were a few bugs/exploits that Rextroy was able to exploit.
How have your dungeon visits been so far? Did you also get the impression that tanks are a bit too strong and need a nerf? Or have you even encountered damage dealers like Rextroy, who did entire boss fights alone while the rest of the group was already dead on the ground?