Around level 65, I soloed Banthar, Bach’lor, Gutripper and Tusker, with no issues.
I received the Totem of the Plains as my reward from good ol’ Hemet Nesingwary.
Never once did I pay any attention to the flavour text that says “Counts as an Air, Earth, Fire, and Water totem.” Nope. Not once. Not even when I got my own Totem of the Plains, my first relic item on my shammy.
Until I was chatting with a friend back on Eldre’Thalas who was like “you’re not still carrying your four totems around with you, are you?”
“… why wouldn’t I be? Don’t I need them in my inventory to be able to drop, you know, totems?”
“Do you have a relic?”
“Kurn, read the relic.”
So I put my totems in my bank (rather than destroying them on my friend’s advice) and proceeded to drop all my totems as if I still had all four in my inventory.
I love (and also hate) that this game is so vast that I still learn things about it three and a half years in. Like, things that aren’t even new. Relics were introduced when, pre-2.0? Way to go, me. Way to go.