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A Simple Guide to WoW Classic’s Blackwing Lair Raid

A Simple Guide to WoW Classic’s Blackwing Lair Raid

Simple doesn’t mean short, though

WoW Classic Blackwing Lair Raid

WoW Classic’s The Blackwing Lair has eight bosses your group will have to defeat. Each of them has mechanics and attacks to keep track of and have coinciding measures against. There’s also the ‘Suppression Room’ which was the first raid gauntlet in the history of World of Warcraft. Everything you need to do in the raid is a delicate balance requiring teamwork, coordination, and communication to get through.

The rewards are numerous, from awesome pieces of gear to some amount of WoW Classic gold. There’s also the resulting camaraderie and undeniable feeling of accomplishment in completing such a difficult raid. Without further ado, here are the bosses, and how you can deal with them.

Razorgore the Untamed

The first hurdle of the raid isn’t too hard to defeat, as long as you know what you’re doing. What your group needs to do in order is:

  • Take control of the orb on the left side of the room
  • Use mind-controlled Razorgore to destroy eggs
  • Then defeat him

Of course, it isn’t that simple in practice. Rush to the Orb of Domination and nuke its guardian, making it available to use. Minions appear as you try to destroy eggs, requiring the rest of the group to split into four to cover more ground. Each group must have a good distribution of off-tanks, DPS, and healers. Then, when it’s time to defeat him, ranged attackers should run and hide behind a pillar near the mind-controlled orb. That way, they get to avoid the damage from his Fireball Volley, while still staying in range.

Melee attackers and tanks need a Free Action Potion, as Razorgore will stomp and disorient players in range. If you want to keep the damage up, the potion is necessary to continue the onslaught.

It is necessary to have your main tank take control of Razorgore, as once he breaks free of the mind control, he will target whoever controlled him last. Also, have at least two tanks with the most threats on him, since he is immune to taunts. Have them build up aggro, so he won’t go out of control once a Conflagration happens.

Vaelastrasz the Corrupt

You’ll want to defeat him as fast as you possibly can. The group will not survive a war of attrition against him. It’s a good thing a buff called ‘Essence of the Red’ applies to everybody in the room once the fight starts. The benefit it gives is unlimited resources. Spam all of your max level spell and abilities to defeat him as fast as possible.

The reason for that is the other buff that will apply to only one character, Burning Adrenaline. While it doubles the damage dealt and negates cast time, it reduces health every second until death. Upon death, they explode, dealing massive damage to whoever’s nearby. Anyone who gets it should still deal as much damage (or healing) as they can while moving away from the others. If you take too long, your main tank will get it, and they will die no matter what.

Since the boss is also immune to taunts, you need an off-tank to keep control of him. Fury WarriorsHeroic Strike is good for this if they’re the off-tank. Others with the same class should use Cleave instead to keep their threat down. At any rate, if the whole group has high enough DPS, Vaelastrasz should go down pretty quickly.

Broodlord Lashlayer

Broodlord Lashlayer waits at the end of the Suppression Room, which you’ll have to get through to fight him. Getting through the room is a dance of kiting and defeating Hatchers and Taskmasters, disabling pylons, and running to the next safe spot. It’s more complicated than that, but it’ll take too long to describe here.

Fighting the boss, everybody should be positioned with their backs against the wall, even the boss. That way, when he uses Blast Wave, nobody gets flying back into the Suppression Room. The other mechanic to watch out for is Knock Away, which targets your tank and reduces their threat by half. Again, off-tanks should have the second or third most threat. Keep the tanks alive and threatening, sustain the DPS, and you should have no trouble defeating him.

Firemaw, Ebonroc, and Flamegor

These three drakes have similar mechanics, though they have a different third mechanic. All three of them can cast Shadowflame, so an Onyxia Scale Cloak is required for these bosses. They also have the Wing Buffet ability, which reduces threat on your tanks.

Firemaw has the Flame Buffet ability, which casts a stacking debuff on whoever gets hit. Ebonroc gets the Shadow of Ebonroc ability that casts a rather un-dispellable debuff on your tank. The debuff heals him for 25,000 points for every melee hit. Flamegor has the Fire Nova ability, which can be interrupted by a hunter’s Tranquilizing Shot.

So, the scale cloak counters Shadowflame and having tanks time their taunts counters Wing Buffet. For Flame Buffet, have two cycling groups for everybody. As one group hides to wait out the debuff, the other goes in range to fight or heal. The drakes are taunt-able, so you can have your main tank hide to wait out the debuff while an off-tank taunts him.

The strategy for Ebonroc’s unique ability is to have an off-tank taunt him if the debuff lands on the main tank. The main can then taunt him back if the off gets it. The tactic for Flamegor is to have hunters interrupt his Fire Novas.

There is a position that lets healers be in the line of sight of the tanks yet hidden to avoid getting Flame Buffet stacks. If your group finds it, healers don’t have to move to do their job.

Chromaggus

As befitting the second to the last boss of the raid, Chromaggus has many mechanics your group has to manage and counter. First are his breath attacks. He has five, though he can only use two breaths for every instance of the raid.

They are:

  • Incinerate: deals high fire damage in a cone in front of him
  • Corrosive acid: inflicts a damage over time debuff and reduces armor for its duration
  • Frost Burn: deals low frost damage and reduces attack speed for a short time
  • Ignite Flesh: similar to Incinerate, but has lower damage that can stack
  • Time Lapse: Stuns targets for 6 seconds, leaving half their health and reducing threat permanently

They’re also color-coded as red, green, blue, black, and bronze in the same order. He’ll let out a breath every 30 seconds, so with about 5 to 10 seconds left of the cast, everyone should run and hide. The main tank should backpedal to keep aggro yet avoid the breath, and healers should keep healing them.

When you read through these breaths, you’ll notice that the last one is something you don’t want to get as a mechanic in your raid. Have potentially four back-up tanks to keep the aggro off of the squishier characters if you ever get it. Switch up the tanks and carefully manage threat so everyone can do their jobs.

The second mechanic to look out for is his debuffs. There are also five and they’re color-coded as well.

  • Brood Affliction Red deals fire damage every 3 seconds and heals Chromaggus if the character dies from it
  • Brood Affliction Green reduces healing by half and deals nature damage every 5 seconds
  • Brood Affliction Blue slows movement and casting speed, and drains health and mana
  • Brood Affliction Black doubles fire damage received
  • Brood Affliction Bronze stuns the afflicted every 4 seconds and can only be removed by using Hourglass Sand

Dispel the afflictions constantly. Since the debuffs are all different types, any class with a dispelling ability should use whatever they have. Anyone who gets all five gets morphed into a hostile Drakonid that can wipe the whole party. The morphed character can be killed, but the act will also heal the boss.

The next mechanic is frenzy. Emotes alert you of when he’ll start it, which is when hunters should use Tranquilizing Shot to stop. Have 3 or 4 hunters on that duty, as the bronze affliction’s stun might take effect at that moment.

The last is Chromaggus’ magic vulnerability. Throughout the fight, he’ll shimmer, and the chat would say “Chromaggus flinches as its skin shimmers”. After the emote, he’ll become intensely vulnerable to a certain school of magic. Magic classes should find out what it is, and use that school of magic for their next spells. Because of the vulnerability, even weaker spells deal good enough damage. In a situation where they don’t have that kind of spell, a wand that deals that kind of damage will do.

Keep all of these in mind while dealing damage, and defeat Chromaggus!

Nefarian, the Lord of Blackwing Lair

Now, you’re up against the final boss of the raid. Before you’re able to, you’ll have to defeat his minions first. They’ll come from two sides, and you can split your group to deal with them both. Mages can make up one group, as one side will have frost resistant dragon and worm kin. Have the rest of the DPS handle those, and have the mages handle the other side.

At some point, Nefarian will come down in his human form and cast Shadow Volleys. Drink a Shadow Protection Potion to counter those, and continue defeating the minions.

Soon, he’ll turn into his dragon form and the real fight begins. Wearing the Onyxia Scale Cloak will take care of the brunt of his version of Shadow Flame. Again, tanks have to keep aggro and keep to his sides. Position him facing the far end of the balcony. He inflicts a debuff on whoever’s closest which reduces healing. Dispel it immediately if on the tank. He can also cast fear in a circle around him, so Fearwards, Tremor Totems, or changing stances are important in the fight.

His most annoying ability is the Class Call. It has different effects depending on which class is called, and everybody must be prepared to deal with them when they come.

Here are the actions classes should do when their call arrives:

  • Druids should stay back
  • Hunters should switch or unequip their weapons
  • Mages can cast Ice Block, or Priests and Paladins have to be on the ball to dispel polymorphed allies
  • For Paladins’ call, everybody should stop attacks, as no threat will be generated at the time. If it is well established, cast Judgement of Wisdom on him and magic users can attack him with wands
  • Priests must stop healing with direct spells. They may use Renew and Power Word: Shield.
  • As for Rogues’ call, tanks should carefully reposition the boss to avoid the annihilation of the group’s Rogues
  • When Shamans’ call comes, have all DPS be on totem killing duty. Shamans should wait until the call ends to regenerate mana
  • Kill the Corrupted Infernals that will appear during Warlocks’ call
  • Everybody should watch their threat and healers intensify their healing on the tanks for the Warrior Call. When it’s over Warriors can go back to the stance they want

At 20% health, Nefarian will raise the minions you defeated at the beginning as Bone Constructs. Defeat them while managing the calls and debuffs. Alliance groups will have a bit of advantage as the constructs are considered undead. They’ll go down easily with enough preparation. When they’re done, everybody can go back for one final push to defeating Nefarian!

With that, your group has finished the raid. Enjoy the sweet loot and WoW Classic gold as rewards. Preparation is key, so make sure you know what you’re supposed to be doing. Don’t forget to have fun while doing the raid!

OSRS Mobile Resolution Guide

OSRS Mobile Resolution Guide

Old School Runescape (OSRS) mobile has introduced a brand new audience to the wonderful world of Gielinor. Because of the new platform switch, there may be players who have run into issues while playing the game. One issue, in particular, revolves around the resolution of the handheld device. With that in mind, here is a short guide to help you make the most of your experience on OSRS Mobile. Pay close attention and you will be slaying demons and racking up all the OSRS Gold you can get your hands on in no time at all!

Performance Fixes

If your game is running low on performance, then there are a few ways for you to rectify it. Some of these methods may sound utterly simplistic at first glance, but they are tried-and-tested ways of fixing key performance issues.

The first fix is a classic that many of will most likely have already tried when it comes to technology in general. This method involves turning your device on and off again. This technique may be greeted with a pained groan but it can actually help with your resolution. This is because it can help your device with slow data speeds, so it is definitely worth trying straight off the bat.

Another issue revolves around data and storage. Both of these need to be able to cater to your particular device. With that being said you need to make sure that your platform has enough storage space. Without the correct storage space, your game may lag midway. Even though the app itself clocks in at just under 100mb, the numbers can increase following updates. As far as data goes, you should try to find a WiFi connection wherever possible. OSRS Mobile uses up to 2mb of data on average per hour, so connecting to WiFi could help your performance woes and save the amount of data you are using.

Tablets vs. Mobile

When OSRS was announced for mobile platforms, it raised a lot of questions. One of those being what devices we would be able to use them on. Given that the game is over a decade-and-a-half old, many assumed it would run on any handheld device. This yet is not strictly true.

OSRS Mobile, as the name suggests, is focused on the mobile experience. When it comes to tablets, it may run into some issues where performance is concerned. That isn’t to say that it won’t run smoothly on a tablet, but there will be certain devices that it may not be streamlined enough on. For the time being, you should focus on keeping OSRS on your mobile and research if your tablet is capable of running it without issue.

Battery Performance

Battery life is something else you’ll need to keep an eye on to get the most out of your OSRS Mobile experience. This is something that the developers have outlined when it comes to the performance of the game on mobile. So there are a few settings you can tinker with to make the most of OSRS Mobile.

Firstly, you can increase the game’s runtime by reducing the brightness on your phone. It would also help your battery life, and game performance if you close any background apps you have running. If your resolution is suffering too, then try to avoid areas where you will find a lot of other players. This will also help your battery life from draining too much. Finally, you can also alter your FPS settings within the game. You can find this under Mobile Options where you will see a bar that says Limit FPS. You could choose to lower this to help your battery life and the performance of the game.

These few tips should help you with your resolution on OSRS Mobile. Many will have come across issues such as lagging, and battery performance. Others may have noticed screen res lowering throughout their experience with the popular handheld MMO. Now that you have a better idea of how the resolution can be optimized, you are ready to run the game. So get out there, traverse dungeons, and shower yourself in all the OSRS Gold you can find!

 

5 Tips You Should Be Aware of In OSRS

OSRS tips

Regardless of whether you are a newcomer to Old School RuneScape or a seasoned veteran, there is never a bad time to learn some new tricks to take with you along the way. Whether your objective is to collect as much OSRS Gold as possible or simply to traverse the many dungeons in the game, there are still some things that you should take on board.

Here are a few handy tips for you to use during your time in Gielinor.

Farm Running

Herb and Farm run can be an effective method for you to use during the game. Herb runs can be done around every hour or so and farming is something that will also be time-consuming; it takes a lot of dedication. The great thing about herb running is that it does not take that much time and can prove to be very profitable if you are willing to put the effort into it.

Once you are familiar with the process, these runs will become a very useful way for you to make a profit. If you do choose to put the time in, then you can make up to 10 times the amount you pay for seeds just by using this simple method. So with that in mind, be sure to read up on all things herb and farming before putting in the required time.

Achievement Diaries

Something that you could already be familiar with in OSRS is Achievement Diaries. Your Achievement Diary offers a set of one-time tasks that can bring a number of unique rewards. It is worth mentioning that this particular feature is only available to members, so free-to-play players will be out of luck here.

But if you are looking to get the most out of your game, then these diaries are certainly worth it. Not only will they increase your skills and rewards set, but they will also test your knowledge of the game and take you to different areas, offering a rather unique experience compared to other areas of OSRS. What’s more, there is a variety of difficulty levels ranging from Easy, to Medium, Hard, and Elite. Predictably, easier diaries have far lesser requirements for you to take on, while harder tasks will test your skills and prowess, but the rewards that you will reap will most definitely be worth the investment.

Cash Investment

Now, upon hearing that sub-title you may be thinking that this has real-world applications. Whether the premise does or doesn’t depend entirely on you as a person, but when it comes to OSRS, then investing your in-game cash is a complete no-brainer in certain under the right circumstance.

This is because if you are literally in possession of stacks of cash, and not doing anything with it, it is ultimately serving no real purpose. There is a multitude of ways for you to earn money in OSRS, and therefore there are many different ways for you to spend it too. Rather than just having it sit around doing nothing for you, it may be worth investing in ways that would cater to you. Not only can it be used to buy a staggeringly high amount of items in the game, but it can also help you invest in your character’s different skill areas. Spending your hard-earned cash on supplies to take on bosses and dungeons, or those that will enhance your skills is most certainly more of effective use of your money than having it just idle away.

Use Your Downtime Efficiently

There are a variety of tasks throughout OSRS that will require you to do some grinding. This includes what many refer to as AFK (away from keyboard) for a bit of downtime from the game while your task completes. Tasks that range from cooking to washing dishes can become rather time-consuming and not much fun to sit through or look at.

However, while these tasks are taking place, it doesn’t mean you can’t use your time effectively to complete other key tasks that you may have to do in the meantime. Ultimately, it’s best to continue to focus on the task at hand so you will reap the rewards of more XP gain, since you are unlikely to do so if you do AFK. If there are any other duties that you can take on as opposed to simply setting the game down, then you’ll save yourself more time in the long run.

The Tears of Guthix Minigame

Earlier, we discussed how achievement diaries propose a duty that is separate from many other features of the game, sort of like a typical form of side quest. In a similar vein, there are mini-games within OSRS that you should set aside a few minutes for. One of these mini-games is known as Tears of Guthix, and it should only take you a few minutes to overcome.

This game gives you the opportunity once-a-week to not only gain XP, but also work on any skills that you may not have been focusing on. This could be because you simply have not prioritized that skill set or you haven’t had the means to enhance it. Either way, Tears of Guthix can prove quite useful. You can find this mini-game in the Chasm of Tears, and you will have to have completed the Tears of Guthix quest to access it. You will also have to have earned at least 100,000 XP or a single quest point since last attempting it. This, of course, doesn’t apply if it is your first time to try it.

Once you have taken these five tips on board, you will certainly have a better understanding of how the game works and how you can make the most of it. Tasks such as grinding for OSRS Gold or doing the game’s equivalent of side quests can be time-consuming, but these methods are some of the most effective ones that you will find, so be sure to keep them in mind as you venture out into the wide world of Gielinor.

Top 5 Most Useful OSRS Items

Top 5 Most Useful OSRS Items

Just because certain items are great doesn’t mean you should break the bank just to purchase them. While expensive items in the game are oftentimes the ones being highlighted, we decided to do the exact opposite. We’ll be showing you the most useful items in OSRS; the ones that you don’t have to shell out a lot of Old School RuneScape Gold (OSRS gold) for. What with Old School RuneScape being one of the oldest MMORPGs around, it can be tough to find actual items that give the most bang for your buck considering there’s a lot to sift through. With that being said, let’s get started!

  1. Fire Cape

The Fire Cape is by far one of the most useful items in OSRS, and with good reason. This cape can be obtained as a reward when you complete the TzHaar Fight Cave. Not to be outclassed by the more powerful (and more expensive) Infernal Cape, the Fire Cape is considered to be the second-best melee cape in all of Old School RuneScape. Why is it so popular you ask? Well, it’s because of the bonuses it gives. By giving a +1 Attack bonus on all types of weapons and +11 Defense bonuses for all armor, you really can’t go wrong. The Fire Cape isn’t tradeable, though, so you won’t find it in the Grand Exchange. The good news is it’s easily obtainable by surviving all of the waves of monsters inside the Fight Cave.

  1. Rune Equipment

Rune items such as Rune axes, Rune platelegs, and Rune swords are highly-sought items in the free-to-play version of OSRS. While these are considered to be the best equipment in free-to-play worlds, they’re also great for members. Originally, they were deemed as expensive for F2P players. But things took a turn for the better after a while as prices began to drop rapidly due to the mini-game “Treasure Trails” gaining popularity. The surge in popularity resulted in these items being sold at low prices since there was suddenly too much of them. So, if you’re low on cash and in need of some good equipment, then you can easily find these in the Grand Exchange for just less than 500 OSRS gold each!

  1. Super Restore Potions

Potions are a staple in not just MMO games, but in other genres as well. In Old School RuneScape, there are tons of variations for this beloved item, but the one that you should go for is the Super Restore potion. This type of potion is incredibly useful as it can restore all of your stats that have been lowered either through combat or whatnot. Although it doesn’t restore Hitpoints or run energy, it’s a handy item to always have in your inventory during dire situations. At a price margin of 100-300 gold, it’s hard to NOT have this item under your belt at all times.

  1. Dragon Scimitar

The Dragon Scimitar is known to be one of the strongest scimitars in OSRS. While it can look expensive at about 100,000 gold if you purchase it from Daga of Ape Atoli, you can score it cheaper by buying one from the Grand Exchange instead. This weapon is great for pking (player killing), so if you’re into that, then we highly recommend that you include it in your must-buy list.

  1. Barrows Gloves

You’ve probably heard about Barrows Gloves from other people while surfing on the OSRS reddit page. The reason these gloves are always being recommended to players is that they offer the best offensive bonuses compared to any other gloves, period. This item isn’t something that you can easily get your hands on, though, as they require you to have at least 41 Defense before you can even equip them.

So, what do you think of our top 5 picks? Do you have any other items that you want to let us know about? To let other players save some Old School RuneScape Gold (OSRS gold), comment down below and let us know what you think might be better picked!

Gold Farming in OSRS Gold (2019 Edition)

OSRS Gold Farming

There are lots of ways to get filthy rich in OSRS, but some, if not most methods, are already outdated. Usual tips such as mowing down trees and selling the logs just won’t cut it anymore. To help newbies and oldies alike rake in the gold, we’ll be highlighting low level and high-level money-making methods so that there’s a method for everyone to employ. With that, here are five new refreshing ways of farming Old School Runescape Gold (OSRS gold). That can not only get you rich, but will also let you improve in other aspects of the game!

  1. Killing Chickens (For everyone)

If there’s one that hasn’t changed in OSRS, it’s the popular activity of killing chickens to farm gold. While we’ve stated that most ways to farm OSRS gold are outdated, this is an exception and is one of the most long-standing methods still relevant today. The people that can benefit from this the most are low-leveled players since killing chickens is a great way to train in combat all the while earning some dough. If you’re new around here, don’t worry, it’s legitimately impossible to get killed by a chicken! Whether you’re already clad in armor or you’re out of stock on food and have no means of defending yourself except with your fists, this suggestion is open for everyone. Chickens drop raw chicken meat, feathers, and bones. It doesn’t look like much, but all of these items are still worth money. For example, feathers are popular among players for fly-fishing and can stack in one inventory slot, making them easy to carry. As for bones and raw chicken meat, bones are used to level up a player’s Prayer stat, while raw chicken can be used to cook food. Nothing goes to waste here! This option can yield up to 50k per hour.

  1. Barging in the Stronghold (For low to mid-level players)

It’s pretty weird to see a company actually help players learn about account security by going inside a dungeon, but that’s exactly what the Stronghold of Security is for. This option is for players that are mid to high-level, but you can also run through this dungeon at level 3. Be wary though, as there might be some high-level monsters at the end of the stronghold that can one-shot you. To avoid this scenario, we recommend you to level up first and have 49-51 Combat. To go along with that, bring as much food as possible. There’s little doubt that you’ll be severely damaged by the monsters in the stronghold, since their combat skills increase as the levels progress, making them somewhat difficult for you to beat. Completing the Stronghold of Security will bank you 10k gold per run, along with some boots and a few emotes thrown in.

  1. Hunt and Trap Black Chinchompas (For high-level players)

To start this off, you’ll need 73 Hunter and 6 or more box traps. Note that this method isn’t something that anyone can do, so we listed this one for high-level players only. To start the hunt, you’ll have to go to level 32 tier Wilderness areas. Upon arrival, check where these Black Chincompasrespawn in the area and set your traps there. Simply wait for the Chinchompas to get shackled and harvest the loot that they drop. Big risks mean big rewards, so this hunt-and-trap method can net you up to 750k OSRS gold an hour.

Conclusion

Whether you’re a long-time OSRS player or a newbie looking to get by in the game, we hope that our 2019 money-making guide for Old School Runescape Gold(OSRS gold) has helped you. Are there any other effective ways to farm gold in OSRS? Let us know by leaving a comment down below!

OSRS MOBILE GIANT MOLE GUIDE: HOW TO KILL THE MOLE

OSRS MOBILE GIANT MOLE

Do not fear the Giant Mole in OSRS Mobile. It may seem like an intimidating creature at level 230, but with the proper equipment and the knowledge you’ll be getting from this guide, we dare say anyone can slay it and promptly lay it to rest! Killing the Giant Mole can earn you your fair share of OSRS Gold, and you can even gain more depending on your speed and luck. With our OSRS Giant Mole Guide, we’ll show you some tips when hunting this mid-level boss and how to prepare for it.

What is the Giant Mole (Talpidae Wysonian)?

The Giant Mole is a mid-level mole boss found in the caves under Falador Mole Lair Park. The Giant Mole is possibly one of the easiest bosses in Old School RuneScape to date. In fact, other than chasing the Mole around the caves as it burrows, there aren’t any more advanced mechanics than that. The main reason players kill the Giant Mole (most notably Ironmen) is to gather Mole Skins and Mole Claws, which can be traded to Wyson the gardener in Falador Shield Park for Birdsnests. Bird nests are always in demand because they’re the secondary Herblore ingredient to make Saradomin brews. As bird nests are quite difficult to get by through another method of killing, the Giant or Talpidae Wysonian is the fastest and most popular way in RuneScape, making it a great mid-level boss to farm up-on.

How to Find the Giant Mole(Talpidae Wysonian)

This Talpidae Wysonian monster can be found by using a spade on the mole holes in Falador Park  Garden. The mole lair is a rather dark place, so you will need to bring a light source with you. A bullseye lantern should be your first choice when it comes to that, as you save inventory space with, but a candle or a tinderbox will work just as well. The Talpidae Wysonian tends to respawn in the middle of the large center area of the dungeon.

Gearing Up

While there are no requirements to kill the Monster, we highly recommend adventurers like yourself to complete the Falador Hard Diary beforehand. To take on the mole, we also have stats that we recommend you should have. The Giant Mole has high defense against Magic and Ranged gear, so it’s best to go on Melee gear.

Requirements:

70 Attack speed & Strength/Range

45 Defense (Or 70+ with good armor without Prayer)

43 Prayer

50 Agility (Useful for exploring the caves)

When it comes to facing the Giant Mole, patience is the most important thing. It can sometimes take up to 10 minutes to find it after it has burrowed into the ground. Thankfully, the fight against the Talpidae wysonian is an easy one–just use the Dharok method. With the Dharok method, you’ll need to wear Dharok the Wretched’s equipment with low Hitpoints to utilize its set effect of higher damage at lower hitpoints. Use your Dwarven Rock Cake to bring your HP down to 1 in order to maximize your damage out. But keep in mind that when camping low health hitpoints the Giant can easily kill you, so the prayer “Protect from Melee” should be enabled.

Have the lightest inventory possible, just less than 1kg. Since you need to do a lot of running, a light inventory with some energy potions and an agility level of 50+ is recommended. It may also be beneficial for you to bring teleport runes if you’re at a much lower level, but if you’re a high-level player, you should be alright by simply operating your jewelry right from your combat stats menu to change items or drop tables to whatever you prefer.

Rewards

The average loot per kill of the Giant Mole is 19,599 OSRS Gold. Most of the loot (rare drops), namely 80.9% of it comes from the mole claws and mole skins. Giving these mole parts to Wysonin exchange for bird nests makes it profitable; however, due to the constantly changing prices on the Grand Exchange, the price will dwindle. Luckily, since bird nests are continuously in high demand for people who are into Herblore, it’s an item that’ll never go super cheap.

OSRS – WHAT IS THE BLAST FURNACE?

OSRS Blast Furnace Guide

While playing Old School Runescape, you will come across various methods which you can use to farm RuneScape Gold. One such method is the use of the OSRS Blast Furnace, which is an effective way for players to rack up OSRS Gold and the currency that they will require on their journey. Thankfully, the Blast Furnace is a low-level requirement way of doing so, but you’ll need to know a number of things before using it. This includes knowing exactly what the furnace is, how it works, and ultimately what you will need in order to use it.

What is the Blast Furnace?

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Blast Furnace Old School Runescape, fear not as you are in the right place. Available as a members-only minigame, the Blast Furnace can be found in Keldagrim, and is used for players to smelt bars with. You can find 15 Blast Furnace worlds within OSRS, which are operated by dwarves known as Dumpty, Numpty, Pumpy, Stumpy, and Thumpy.

Essentially, all a player has to do is allow the dwarves to operate the furnace for them, so the player can use this time to place the ores back and forth onto the conveyor belt within. However, in order to use the furnace effectively, there are a number of requirements that you should keep in mind.

Requirements for the Blast Furnace

For you to be able to use the Blast Furnace, there are a few requirements that you will have to meet. First thing you will want to do is complete a particular quest, known as the Giant Dwarf quest. This will give you access to dwarven city of Keldagrim, also referred to as the home of the Blast Furnace. The second thing you’ll need is a Coal Bag, which will come in particularly handy on your quest. It is reusable, non-degradable and holds up to 27 pieces of coal, and can be accessed as a reward item from Prosepector Percy’s Nugget Shop for 100 Nuggets.

Since you’ll be doing a lot of running around in this area, it would be prudent to make sure that you take Stamina Potions with you, and considering wearing Graceful Clothing which will reduce your weight. There are a couple of other items that could speed up the process of using the furnace when you get round to it, so you should definitely keep in mind the use of the Ice Gloves and the Goldsmith Gauntlets to not just speed things up, but mainly to cover all bases depending on what kind of smithing you want to do.

When you arrive at the Blast Furnace, be sure to have level 60 Smithing, or you will need to pay a 2500-coin fee to smelt bars for 10 minutes. The Ice Gloves previously mentioned will also speed up the cooldown process, and you can reduce your initial entrance fee with the Ring of Charos. You can also choose to pay the foreman to help you along if you are below level 60 Smithing, which is worth considering. The foreman will also let you use the Blast Furnace Anvil in OSRS if you have reached level 60 Smithing, so that you can smith your bars.

How Does it Work?

To get started on the furnace, simply place your coal/ore onto the conveyor belt as previously mentioned. From there, you can use the Ice Gloves to cool them down or use a bucket of water on your smelted bars. You can then collect your bars from the dispenser and repeat the process as many times as you require with the resources that you have. The task will be completed by the assigned dwarf to that world, which costs 72,000 coins per hour.

In terms of what you can place on the belt, you are restricted to 56 primary ore and 28 gold ore. Be sure not to disconnect your game during this process as you will lose the ores that you have placed on the conveyor belt. If you want to gain some additional experience for the gold that you have smelted, then be sure to pick up the Goldsmith Gauntlets that we mentioned earlier on.

Using tools like the OSRS Account Value Calculator will give you an idea of what everything is worth, and with that in mind, there is a great money-making method at your service when it comes to the Blast Furnace. For example, Mithral Bars can fetch a profit of 708,585, making 3,600 per hour gaining XP of 108,000 per hour. If you want to go one step further, Adamantite Bars and Runite Bars will bring in profits of 1,259,385 and 1,429,335 respectively.

Conclusively, the Blast Furnace is a great way of leveling up your skills and gaining OSRS Gold in the process. So, if getting your Runescape Gold up and improving a particular set of skills along the way is something that appeals to you, then be sure to make your way to Keldagrim and get started!

Top 10 Powerful Abilities from Vanilla WoW Classic

Vanilla WOW Classic Abilities

Unlike now, Vanilla WoW isn’t exactly known for being completely balanced. With how good the devs have become when it comes to walking the tightrope, it’s worth looking back on the infamously overpowered abilities that defined the Vanilla WoW metagame. Because if you’re complaining how unfair certain skills are, then imagine how mad you’d with these.

Thankfully, you won’t find them in today’s WoW Classic private server.

WoW Classic

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Divine Shield

In Vanilla WoW, this ability, which grants the Paladin invulnerability from all sources, lasts for 12 seconds. Aside from being used to tank, some Paladins can also use it to escape by casting it and then using a hearthstone, which is only worth a few WoW Classic gold, afterward. And because this was a time before skills like Mass Dispel and Shattering Throw, there was really nothing you could do if the Paladin was intent on getting away.

Frost Shock

In World of Warcraft, there’s the diminishing returns mechanic, which means the duration of an offensive spell’s particular effect gets halved the next time it is cast on the same target and then reduced to 25% before the target becomes fully immune.

The game didn’t have this at the time of Frost Shock’s heyday, a spell whose cooldown is shorter than its slow effect duration of 8 seconds. As if that’s not bad enough, Frost Shock also deals a good deal of damage.

Fear

More of a status ailment mechanic that could be exploited than skill, the issue with Fear in WoW Vanilla is that the damage threshold needed to break it isn’t a certain amount of cumulative damage, but a certain amount of damage in one sitting. Players then used damage-over-time spells so as not to break Fear.

On top of that, while there are lots of classes with access to this status ailment, the Warlocks that inflict it have no cooldown. What a horror!

Cheap Shot + Kidney Shot

This Rogue combo gave the class the ability to stun a player for a total of 10 seconds – a timeframe long enough to kill an enemy player. While it consumes a considerable amount of combo points, rogues can always drink thistle tea to pull this combo off.

Blind + Preparation

In some ways, it’s similar to the previous Rogue combo, but this is deadlier. This is done this way:

  • Cheap Shot (Vanish) twice
  • Blind
  • Wait for the duration and leave combat and re-stealth
  • Sap – this removes Diminishing Returns
  • Wait for the duration, restealth, use Preparation, which resets skill cooldowns
  • Rinse and repeat

With this combo, rogues can take out all sorts of enemies, especially players(gamer to gamer).

Curse of Elements or Shadow

These skills were considered overpowered because in-game mechanics allowed gamers or players to suffer negative resistances instead of them just dropping to zero. This means more damage dealt with by a particular elemental source. Thankfully, however, this has been changed.

Mortal Strike

A skill that scaled with weapon damage but had a much shorter cooldown that ignored weapon attack speed, Mortal Strike became a lethal skill when paired with the Arcanite Reaper, a massively powerful yet extremely slow axe. All of this, however, was fixed after weapon attack normalization, which means skills now have to follow weapon attack speeds.

Windfury

This is a shaman weapon enchantment that gives the target a 20% chance to attack two extra attacks on hit. Those chances didn’t have an internal cooldown, so the effect being triggered can also cause the skill to trigger the effect again and again within itself. On top of that, this was before weapon attack normalization was implemented!

To further kill the skill off, it was given a 3-second internal cooldown. However, somebody discovered that a different rank of Windfury stacks with another Windfury of a different rank, and the two buffs of the same spell didn’t have the same internal cooldown. This, however, has since been fixed in Burning Crusade.

Will of the Forsaken

In the beta of World of Warcraft classic, this made Undead players immune to charm, sleep, and fear. But come the actual release, Undead players were re-classed to humanoid. To make sure Undead players still had watered-down access to that legacy trait, Blizzard Entertainment gave them the racial trait called Will of the Forsaken, which cured and made them immune charm, sleep, and fear for 20 seconds. Obviously, it was too long and gave them an unfair advantage, so it was eventually cut down to 5.

Pyroblast

This is a spell that can literally be a one-shot spell if you use Presence of Mind, which removes the cooldown of the next spell, Arcane Power, which boosts spell damage at the cost of more mana, and trinkets, which increases magic damage even further.

World of Warcraft is still not perfect today, but it sure is much fairer now than it used to be. Heck, even in WoW Classic, they wouldn’t bring this back. Now, aren’t you glad that’s the case? Unless you want to try these overpowered exploits yourself.

 

OSRS Iorwerth Dungeon Guide

 

OSRS Iorwerth Dungeon GuideAnother day, another dungeon for the OSRS community! The unique training dungeon of the Iorwerthclan is finally available to explore! No doubt you will face macabre creatures of the night such as Dark Beasts, Kurasks and more, but what else is there to find in this all-new dungeon? Will you prevail in the end by managing to find precious loot? Or will you barely make it out alive as those selfsame furious beasts chase after you, wanting to skin you alive for disturbing their home? Join us as we explore the mysterious cavern filled with OSRS gold and insanely high-level monsters!

What is The Iorwerth Dungeon?

The Iorwerth Dungeon belongs to the warriors and slayers of the Iorwerth clan. This facility is an elite training dungeon for aspiring soldiers looking to serve the military. It is located in Prifddinas’ Iorwerth district near the south-west part of the city. You will only have access to the dungeon once you have completed the Song of the Elves quest. After doing so, you then will be able to accept Slayer tasks from Konar who is located inside the dungeon.

The dungeon offers a lot more than just Slayer tasks, though. It also consists of numerous rooms, all of which contain a slew of creatures inside them that have a chance to drop crystal shards. You can also use a dwarf multi-cannon when battling against them, but the whole dungeon itself is based on single-way combat. As a surprise, you can also locate Morvran by the dungeon’s exit!

Monsters You Can Find

As you probably know by now, there are multiple rooms in theIorwerth Dungeon, all of which are rife with monsters. Here are the ones that you can find inside these rooms:

Dark Beast—Dark Beasts are monsters that can be found in the Mourner Tunnels besides in Iorwerth Dungeon. Requiring about 90 Slayerto slay, they are the only monsters that can drop Dark Bows and the Death Talisman. These Dark Beasts can attack both in Melee and Magic, and are deemed aggressive monsters from the Dark Dimension. They also have accurate melee attacks, meaning you’ll have to use a “Protect from Melee” if you don’t have much health.

Kurask—Large and heavy with sharp horns attached to its head, the Kurask is a slayer monster that can be a bit of a headache to deal with. Besides requiring 70 Slayer to even damage them, you’ll have to equip yourself with a leaf-bladed spear, leaf-bladed sword, leaf-bladed battleaxe, broad arrows, broad bolts, or magic darts. The Kurask is also immune to poison and venom. Besides that, they’re known for their drops—such as the light mystic robe top, kurask head, and leaf-bladed sword.

Nechryaels—The Nechryaels is an evil death demon that will require you to have a whopping 80 Slayer just to deal damage to them. These creatures are highly farmed for their rune boots drop. The rune boots are among the very few ones that can offer a Strength bonus when used. The Nechryaels also drop seeds and combat runes often. To deal with a Nechryaels, use Arclight to whittle down their health immediately. This is an effective strategy since they’re demonic creatures.

Waterfiend—Waterfiends are made of water and have high resistance against all forms of combat—except crush attacks. They attack players using magic projectiles that are similar to Water Blasts, they also have a magical ranged attack that resembles ice arrows. You can kill this monster with relative ease since it requires only 1 Slayer.

Bloodvelds— The “Lickitung” of Old School RuneScape, Bloodvelds are demons that use their long tongues to attack their opponents. They mostly drop mithril items and black boots, so in terms of rarity, there’s not much incentive to farm them. Bloodvelds require 50 Slayerfor you to deal damage to them.

Moss Giants—Moss Giants are commonly-seen monsters throughout the world of OSRS. They are large creatures that have a human-like resemblance to their features. While they’re not exactly ideal for those who want to farm up on OSRS gold by killing monsters, Moss Giants are what players commonly train on. This is due to their low defense capabilities.

Go the Distance: OSRS Range Training Guide

 

OSRS Range Training GuideIn OSRS, aside from the fact that bows look cool, Ranged is a good skill to grind because it grants you considerable accuracy compared to other combat-related skills. However, it can be quite difficult to level up. If you’re clueless about how you can go about going from 1 to 99, here’s an invaluable guide.

Shooting With Style

Before you go off and start shooting, you need to know that there are three styles for Ranged, namely:

  • Accurate – With this style, you receive 3 unwritten bonus levels in ranged, making your shots more accurate. This boost makes it a recommended choice for those who have only recently taken up the skill. And for even more perks, every point of damage earns you 4 EXP in Ranged and 33 EXP in hit points.
  • Rapid – This style gives you the same EXP rates for every point of damage. It also allows you to shoot more often. Be warned, however, because your shots will be less likely to hit their marks.
  • Longrange– What makes this particular style unique is that it splits EXP bonuses to Ranged and Defence, with each receiving 2 per hit. Although it has a significantly slower rate of fire than the other two, it more than makes up for it with the 3 unwritten bonus Defence levels. Aside from utility purposes, this is for players who want to shoot two birds in one stone and level up their Defence as they grind for Ranged.

Cannon Law and its Alternatives

Now we move on to the weapons. The Ranged arsenal is a wide one, but if you want to rake in the most EXP in the shortest amount of time, here are your best options:

  • OSRS Cannon – Also known as the Dwarf Multicannon, you can use this to grind Ranged from level 1 to 80 simply by shooting caged ogres in the Combat Training Camp. It’s not only cheap, but also a fast and convenient way to grind because you no longer have to move elsewhere for a long time.
  • Throwing Knives– You throw these things to rock crabs in order to gain a steady stream of EXP. While the iron throwing knives used to be popular and are still a viable way to grind, it’s been superseded by steel and mithril knives as they offer the same attack speed and better range for less OSRS gold.
  • Mithril Darts – Upon reaching level 20, you’ll unlock Mithril Darts. Aside from their great speed and coveted bonuses, they’re also quite affordable.

Definitely Not Cannon

Once you get past level 20, here are the weapons you should use if you’re not going to stick with the OSRS Cannon.

  • Bow and Crossbow – If you want to a cheap way to level up in your early twenties, you can start with the Shortbow and Bronze Arrows. Once you reach level 28, get yourself a Dorgeshuun Crossbow. It’s a cost-effective option, as the bone bolts are only worth three coins each. Plus, with crossbows, you don’t need to finish any quests just to unlock and equip them.
  • Karil’s Crossbow – at level 70, Karil’s Crossbow is a highly underrated weapon. It fires bolt racks and is more like a shortbow, which means it has a slower rate of fire but higher damage. Also, you won’t be able to equip a shield while wielding it, but the fact that it deals so much damage more than makes up for it. Besides, you’re a Ranged user anyway so you’ll be at a safe distance.
  • Chincompas and Blowpipes – after level 80, you can then move on to Ape Atoll Dungeon and shoot chincompas and red skeletons. A blowpipe is also a good alternative.

So there you have it–the styles and tools of the trade! Now that you know them, what are you waiting for? Aim to be a master marksman in Gielinor! It’s one of the best things you can be.