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Ability hunter pet devilsaur Neutral 15 Better Off Dred 10  Money achievement
Engage Combat 15  King Dred in Drak'Tharon Keep on Heroic Difficulty and slay 6 Combat 15  Drakkari Gutrippers or Combat 15  Drakkari Scytheclaw during his defeat.

Better Off Dred is a Lich King heroic achievement needed for the Glory of the Hero achievement, rewarding the Reins of the Red Proto-Drake.

Strategy Edit

This achievement can be easily done with two tanks, two healers and a DPS. The first tank and healer will try to keep King Dred alive long enough for the 2nd Tank, Healer and DPS to kill enough raptors.

When the fight starts, the Main tank and healer will pull King Dred. As the main tank, your job is to keep King Dred on you, not kill him, so try not to do too much damage and only keep him off the healer that's trying to keep you alive.

The other group will pull each raptor one by one and kill them as quickly as possible. Be aware that, since the raptors occasionally charge a random player, depending on where the other group is, it is possible for a raptor to become stuck in a wall. If this happens, you may need to wait for it to respawn. When the last raptor dies, rejoin the other group and finish the boss off.

Alternative Strategy Edit

The group (setting not important) waits at the entrace to the raptor lair. Your tank waits until King Dred is on the far right. The tank rides (on his mount!) through the lair, pulls all raptors and finally the boss and back to the entrance. AOE down all small raptors, then kill the boss as usual.


See also Edit

Notes Edit

  • If your group happens to wipe, 6 raptors will respawn along with King Dred, so that you don't have to reset the instance.

Patches and hotfixes Edit

Videos Edit

[How to] Heroic Achievements: Better Off Dred.
More guides here

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