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Smallest group needed to kill Kael in The Eye?

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With the stat inflation that Cataclysm has brought, my interest in running The Eye weekly has returned. Ideally, I could hire some people for a quick run, with the understanding that if the mount drops, it would be mine... but at 50-75 runs before it drops, that could get fantastically expensive. I want to know the most efficient group with which one could reliably down the blood elf prince.

The main obstacle is the mind control. If it hits you while alone, the battle is over. It seems like you have to bring along someone to sheep the affected player, someone to sheep that player if needed, and an alternate tank in case the first one is sheeped.

How many of these can be conflated? Could something like the DK's AMS make all of those precautions moot?

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There is a video on YouTube of a DK soloing Kael, but some of my guildies 5 manned it easily the other night. I think they've even done it as a 4 man before but had some issues with their group comp.

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Whoa. That was....that solo run was frigging impressive. ANd that was on the beta server...with the blood buffs in the next patch, that might actually be doable. Thanks for pointing it out. – Fajen (Jan 21 2011 6:23 PM)

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One tank and one healer should be able to manage him together. Bringing dps will obviously speed up the whole thing, but you shouldn't really need any.

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My question with that is the mind control. The dagger can help, but if you don't actually have prof with it... – Fajen (Jan 21 2011 6:06 PM)

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Two, one feral druid tank and one elemental shaman doing double duty as DPS and healer (with him in healing spec we didn't have sufficient DPS).

(Shameless self link to the post I made about it on my weblog, but I don't know of anybody else who's actually done this, and I actually explain the tactic we used in the post.)

It gets easier with gear - we one-shot it last week, with both of us having better gear than the post describes (the shaman is in avg. ilvl361 gear with a good handful of ilvl372 hardmode raid drops, while I'm still in blues but got a few upgrades). Armory links in the post may be broken since we're in the process of moving servers right now, I'll update them as soon as possible.

[edit] For the record, the mind control won't ever hit the target at the top of Kael's threat list. So if you solo him it's a non-issue, while if you two-man him your tank needs to be able to use daggers to break it.

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Thanks for the tip on the mind control. Being a DK tank, if I can't solo it, that puts the party to at least three. – Fajen (Jan 21 2011 6:26 PM)

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