Xayavandre is Xaya’s 7th max level Iron so far this expansion. His other max level Iron challengers are Xayasky, Xayarwinna, Xayatheria, Xayaztra, Xayarylin, and Xayaraylea. He’s also reached max level with a Pacifist (Xayaparo) and a Tin Man (Xayarally).
Xaya chose to play the Iron Man Challenge this time out because he’s slowly trying to get one of every class to max level as an Iron Man challenger.
Xaya used the following path to level Xayavandre: “I used Chromie Time to 50, but since Iron Rogues have a hard time killing mobs at 30 I started to avoid combat as much as possible. At 50 I used BfA chests to get to 52 before going through the Maw. For Shadowlands, I carefully scouted which quests, bonus objectives, and world quests were doable. Druids can kill mobs in SL using root and shoot, but every mob takes quite some time to kill. I also did Brewfest in the end.”
Were there any close calls while leveling Xayavandre? “I didn’t take note of any specific close call, but I used Shadowmeld a few times, usually when a second mob showed up.”
Xaya has the following advice for those wanting to give the Iron Man Challenge a try: “Scouting is the key. Especially at high levels, many mobs just cannot be killed. Find out what you can kill and what will kill you.”
What’s next for Xaya? Will he be taking a break or will he be working on a different challenger? “I still don’t have a champion for the following classes: monk, shaman, and mage. I’ll eventually come to it but I also wanna do the covenant campaigns for all 4 covenants.”
We wish you the best of luck with your other Irons Xaya and congratulations once again on becoming our 26th Shadowlands Iron Man champion with Xayavandre!