I didn't expect to be able to solo Hivemind this quickly after Il'gynoth. Thought I would get stuck grinding my Heart of Azeroth for another few weeks!
I managed to get the bosses down to 20%. My solution for pushing the last DPS was to keep a lot of the trash alive. The boss encounter itself will only get dangerous (damage taken wise) towards the end. With the Garde-essaim aqir
add up they would constantly grant the smaller adds a 50% attack speed increase (Toxine enrageante
). This lead to me being hit A LOT.
And how was this helpful?
Because of an old mechanic still present from Vanilla WoW, the 50% attack speed increase from parried attacks. This lead to my auto hit being 23M of the total damage done through the encounter. I pretty much did 2 auto hits a second (if not more).
This along with Bouclier du vengeur
hitting both the bosses, I was able to get them down before the berserk kicks in at 15 minutes
I, however, only had 9 minutes of DPSing the boss since 6 minutes are spent in the wrong hivemind (all mobs receive 99% damage reduction (Voile d’ombre
Survival wise I had the Analyse trajectorielle
trinket from Mechagon (adds 27% dodge) as well as Dernier défenseur
, and 3x Rempart de lumière
Another important trait is the Poussée de bouclier
. I had 3x of these to give me about 1.5k mastery to help with magic defense against the Dardeur aqir
. The flying adds did by far the most damage!
Total HPS were about 200k at the end of the encounter.
Tbh, I could have performed a bit better with my interrupts, but at least I managed the boss!