Vennbrew felled Rygelon solo, the ultimate Sepulcher boss, thanks to some Dragonflight and Shadowlands overlap.
WoW Wednesday: Rygelon-gone! In 3 Months & 90 Attempts a WoW Player Does the Impossible
We're deep in the Dragonflight pre-patch period, a time in which some of the expansion's key features are being rolled out ahead of the expansion proper. One of the most exciting features are the class talents that have arrived with the revamped talent tree system. A feature that, in the Dragonflight pre-patch specifically, is actually quite OP.
This point was proven gloriously - if not painfully slowly - by the current holder of the "World First pre-patch solo kill" for Rygelon: Vennbrew. A specific WF that was made possible thanks to the overlap between Dragonflight and Shadowlands powers in the pre-patch.
The plucky Dwarven Brewmaster Monk achieved this feat through a series of thought-out tactics, including the use of Celestial Brew and the Shard of Annhylde's Aegis to absorb Corrupted Strikes entirely.
Keeping the Collapsing Quasar orbs away from Rygelon whilst doling out damage was made possible through spells like Exploding Keg, Bonedust Brew, and using the Ring of Peace. And it was thanks to the pre-patch that Vennbrew was able to equip these spells at the same time.
Despite the overpowered circumstances, the solo Rygelon fight was far from easy. In fact, it took three months of planning followed by several attempts (90, in fact) to finally fell Rygelon in a gruelling five-hour tussle. This was thanks to only being able to auto-attack Rygelon after the first Massive Bang. His motivation for putting himself through such trial and tribulation? Proving his friends that told him he couldn't do it wrong. We get it now.
Vennbrew wasn't the first to solo Rygelon. But his predecessor, the infamous Rextroy, was privy to a pretty cold exploit that allowed him to one-shot the penultimate Fated Sepulcher of the First Ones boss, whereas Vennbrew opted for grit and determination.
Needless to say, for this reason alone we (via PCGamer and raider.io) felt the need to shout Vennbrew's achievements from the rooftops. So massive kudos to this particularly zealous Monk, who has earned his place in the WoW history books for his gargantuan pre-patch triumph.