What’s even more fun is getting lots of gold for doing 25 HC Cataclysm raids! Each boss drops around 125G, as well as lots of lovely transmogs and vendor items. Some DS trinkets and weapons vendor for 40+ gold each! And with each boss on 25 man dropping LOTS of items, the gold quickly mounts up.
Blackwing Descent is a wonderfully easy little jaunt, the only slight issue may be Maloriak, but as long as you smash him before all his aberrations reach you, you’ll be fine.
Nefarian has bugged a bit once, where the lava phase is meant to start and just DOESN’T. That was annoying.
Chimaeron you can probably kill shortly after the first Massacre. Heal a little bit after he casts it.
Bastion of Twilight is also easy, though Halfus and Sinestra do occasionally have hairy moments. The former due to a MASSIVE healing debuff, and the latter can just be generally hurty. Smack them until they die, before they kill you!
Sinestra requires you to kill eggs either side of her before you can damage her properly. Don’t forget that.
Theralion and Valiona also have a hurty part, but there’s a large gap between uses of that ability (Blackout) which allows you time to either heal up or just smack the dragons down.
Firelands is so, so easy. Shannox is the only worry, and that’s due to his stupid dog Rageface, but wonderful news! So long as you engage him in a tank spec, he won’t rage on your face! This means going in with Defensive Stance instead of Gladiator.
Majordomo Staghelm stands out not as being difficult, but being BORING because of his ridiculously large healthpool. Bring a book, maybe.
As usual with Dragon Soul, the only difficult encounter is Spine of Deathwing, and that requires you to be patient and concentrating on the matter at hand. Thankfully somebody wrote a guide to soloing that boss (it was me, I wrote that).
Hagara is not difficult, but again potentially boring because you need to kill her before she does her special thing. She USUALLY does the Lightning Storm one first (at least she does for me), and as you can’t do that solo (unless you have a pet you can use to make the chain) you have to sit and wait for like FOREVER.
Ultraxion is a DPS race. Bring Drums of Fury, they work as a slightly less powerful version of Heroism/Bloodlust.
Throne of 4 Winds is actually surprisingly easy to do solo on 25 HC. I thought Conclave would be my stumbling point and I’d have to knock it down to Normal, but apparently not. Just hop to each platform and smack each boss until it dies. Move quickly!
Cataclysm Bosses That Apparently Drop Mounts
Yeah right, they don’t exi… wait, they do?
- Ultraxion (Dragon Soul N/H): Experiment 12-B
- Madness of Deathwing (Dragon Soul N): Reins of the Blazing Drake
- Madness of Deathwing (Dragon Soul N/H): Life-Binder’s Handmaiden
- Alysrazor (Firelands N/H): Flametalon of Alysrazor
- Ragnaros (Firelands N/H): Smoldering Egg of Millagazor
- Al’Akir: (Throne of the Four Winds N/H): Reins of the Drake of the South Wind