Family Duels

In our little guild, we have a list of people that need to be nerfed.  (This is all in good fun, so Blizzard, please don’t nerf us.)

There are three people consistently on that list.

One of our hunter’s, primarily because he’s one of those rare folks that refuses to run any type of meter or check his DPS, rarely cares where he ranks on them, and always thinks he is probably at the bottom…and he’s always at the top.  Or close to it.

My druid, which is probably more a joke, but who wants to argue with what Qale and Mord say?  She was tossed on there back in Mogu’shan Vaults when she was switched from Feral to Restoration.  Once she had some healing gear (and a mana pool that stuck around a bit), they keep saying I need a nerf.

And at the top of the list…is Dereus.

Yes.  Dereus, my wonderful Twin that whenever we get together, we break something.

He gets the top spot for his uncanny ability for soloing bosses.  (He apparently tanked Nefarian down to 1% during Cata after the raid wiped.)  He solo survived Ultraxion when we foolishly tried to duo/trio? him on 25 man heroic at the beginning of Pandaria, before we were well geared.  He pulled an entire boat full of dinosaurs and trolls (the one out on the Isle of Giants with the big elite troll caster) and (with some heals from me) held them all while he and Qale killed them.  He is constantly the last man standing when told to wipe the encounter because the man just won’t die.

There are times he has to turn his back to the bosses, sit down, and watch Netflix so he won’t accidentally rip aggro from the other tank.

He’s also one of the nicest guys you’ll meet in and out of game.

Last expansion, when I was doing a lot of PVP as a Shadow Priest, we thought we’d try to duel each other.  Turns out, he’s unkillable there as well.  I was too apparently, because the duel went for about 10 minutes before he got stuck in a wall when I feared him.  Best I could do was get him down to 25-50% health before his “I’m a little Pally and I won’t die” would kick in and he’d be at full health again.

We laughed, a lot actually, but never really tried again.

Until this week.

Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 2.01.34 PMJust for kicks, I thought I’d give it another go…on my hunter.  The one that just hit 100 a week ago.

This is something that will never happen again, but I did it.  I got him down and won the duel!  Woo!

We tried again today and sure enough, he beat the snot out of me.  He learns quick, so confusing him with Stampede wouldn’t work this time around.

Dueling with friends is awesome because you can work out what works and what doesn’t.  Today, I swapped around talents and tried different combinations and by the third duel, I still couldn’t beat him, but he was well within Kill Shot range and he actually had to bubble.  (He didn’t have to on the first two today.)  I realize I have to work on my mobility a lot and get better with my rotation to tangle him up a bit.  Remember, he can’t hit me if he can’t reach me.  🙂

To Dereus!  He’s the training dummy that fights back and kicks my arse!  Just another reason why he’s awesome.  Please Blizzard don’t nerf him.  I need to heal him Mondays and Wednesdays!

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