The next task on my agenda was to level a Warrior. Â I’d been putting it off for a bit mostly due to my reluctance to play one because of my DK. Â They don’t get along with each other, much like Dark Knights and Dragoons didn’t like each other during my FFXI days. Â One was always trying to outdo the other and take their spot in the group/raid. Â My fear was that once i finished it, my DK would become obsolete since Warrior brings more to the table so to speak.
I said screw it and rolled a Protection Warrior. Â This time though it’s on the Alliance side. Â My first character not Horde since my first ever character still sitting at 55. Â I’d been contemplating switching factions for a while now since i really missed being human, so i figured i may as well level my next alt from scratch on that side. Â Let me tell you, Protection Warrior is infinitely more fun than Blood DK since the ability pruning occurred. Â Everything about it feels better to me. Â Not to say Blood DK is bad but it’s just lacking that something.
Now, one does not level as a non DK tank without a good looking shield transmog. Â What better shield for low levels than the amazing Hulking Shield of course. Â I call it the mini Bulwark of Azzinoth, which everyone and their mother uses at max level for their skin. Â Ironically i plan to change that once level capped, but that’s another story. Â Now on the auction house it would have cost me 1700 gold which was 1700 more than i had! It was time to farm myself a dungeon.
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According to multiple sources, my shield of choice had the best drop chance within Blackfathom Deeps. Â It was a dungeon i was leveling in anyway so i figured i’d just spam it for as long as it took to acquire. Â Well after a dozen or so runs i grew quite bored and decided to attempt to solo the run to save some time. Â This was accomplished by skipping a few bosses and going straight for all the mobs known to drop the shield. Â Obviously i didn’t want to do this in an exp party as that would inevitably annoy everyone.
I wasn’t even sure if i could solo the dungeon since i was at that point only level 30 and still within ten levels of the actual mobs. Â Then i was reminded how ridiculously easy all the heirloom gear and enchants made most content. Â I breezed through the dungeon while only really being on the verge of death on one particular situation where i got lazy and decided not to move from an ability. Â Other than that it went pretty smooth.
Well after six entire level i managed to ding 36 and still had no drop. Â The mobs stopped giving me exp at that point so it was time to bail. Â While it seemed i wasted my time, i managed to get myself to the proper level to do a quest to obtain Spiritual Barrier, which had the exact same model as the shield i was farming. Â Perhaps i should have done that all along, but then i’d have never attempted to solo, which turned out to be a lot of fun. I even recorded the fun in glorious 60 fps. Â So buttery smooth.