Daily Quest Guide: Aces High!

The brutal reality about Reputation grinding with the Wyrmrest Accord is that the only good way to do it is with the Championing system. There are three rather lousy dailies you can do, each for 250 Reputation, if you’re looking to supplement the Reputation you’ll be getting from running Heroics.

Two of those dailies, Drake Hunt and Defending Wyrmrest Temple, are pretty easy and don’t require much of a walkthrough. The third, Aces High!, is a bit more difficult so I thought I’d write a bit about it and include a video of my technique.

My Technique

There are several popular methods to finishing this quest but I find that I have the best luck going with a brute strength approach. I go after each of the five drakes like that fight is going to be my last so I don’t worry about healing myself during combat.

I open up each fight by stacking the HoT up to its maximum of five. When that’s done I get my target’s attention with one or two hits of the #1 button. As soon as he’s close enough to attack me I pop the shield (#5 button). Now it’s simply a race to keep that shield up as much as possible and take the drake out before I’m dead. As you can see in the video, I pound the #5 button as soon as its cooldown is over and I have enough mana to cast it.

As long as you keep spamming the #1 button and pop #5 when it’s available you should be able to take down a drake with no problem. When the fight is over, fly to a safe place and heal up with the HoT. When you’re fully healed you want to stack the HoT to five and repeat the process again.

One Comment

Oriniwen  on February 18th, 2009

Aces High is a bit tricky to get the hang of, I know I’m still at the point where I can kill one drake – sometimes two – before they take me down and I have to get a new one.

One thing I’d like to point out is that this daily (and the Occulus instance) are tailor made by Blizz as training ground for the Malygos fight. If you really want to do well on Phase 3 of Maly, do lots of Aces High to get the hang of your spell rotation and do lots of Occulus to get yourself accustomed to moving around and fighting in the drake vehicle.

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