Sir VG Presents...
Final Fantasy XIV
The Royal Menagerie (Shinryu Story)
Completed Solo as PLD in 18m 56s [World First]
I remember playing this boss shortly after Stormblood launched. It was a tough fight. It was actually a challenge that required everybody to perform at their best. Nowadays we severely outgear it and it's easy (though still requires people to do well).
Going back and doing it solo was difficult. It was a glorious struggle and I was happy to finally not only be able to do it, but with NO ECHO.
My first solo clear required 10% echo as I wiped on the add phase "enrage" (which I later found out isn't a guaranteed enrage during one of my later recording attempts when I survived it (it's similar to Sophia). After finding that out, I was bound and determined to clear without needing echo. And I did it.
I EAT SUPERBOSSES FOR BREAKFAST.
As always, this is world first as far as I know. If this claim is not true, please provide proof and I'll remove the tag.
Original 10% Echo Clear: Dec 3rd, 2019 2:15AM CST
(Note, no video, screenshot proof here: https://twitter.com/SirVG/status/1201777913064022021 )
This video's clear: Dec 3rd, 2019 1:59PM CST
(Though it comes up weird for some reason. Blame FFLogs and/or ACT on that.)