Witch Doctor, level 1, no weapons, not even starting dagger, and no potions. Took just about 20 mins.
Had a really close call but he ended at 100% HP.
This is funny because it's right after Blizzard brought up the issue of early Act 1 being just tutorial/farming level and not being representative of later difficulty. See just how much with this kill!
It should actually be quite possible to do an entire run naked, from level 1, while doing all quests! Just takes some skill, patience and practice as shown here.
This goes to show to all the people that were "done" with beta that there's still a lot you can do by artificially increasing the difficulty by reducing your relative amount of HP and damage to enemies.
At least 3 months to burn till release so might as well use the time practicing a bit.
I really like this boss design. In D2 only a feel bosses played this way (mostly Diablo and Mephisto - Ball a little). If you coulnd't beat a boss in D2 you could blame your gear. This is not the case in D3, cleary ;D
I image that in inferno if you're somewhat skilled and patient, like this armada guy, bosses you beat you. Surely you will need certain gear to survive unavoidable attacks, but a doubt you will ever have enough resistance to survive a slow and predictable boss attack.
Personally I believe he should be dodging all your attacks, you shouldn't be able to hit him. But that's just me.
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What do you guys think of this boss having attacks that are all very slow and somewhat predictable?
One of many bosses. All bosses can't be Kratos unleashing upon you.
If players start killing SK at level one with a melee character then I might be concerned, well even then I would't. Many players died to him at the start so for being a first act boss. He did his job. Analyzing every attack of mini-bosses won't be happening,,,
Also, another aspect of the fight is him summoning adds, adds which he ends up killing himself and gives you health globs. If they truly were very slow and predictable, you wouldn't need to grab 'em.