HoTs and DoTs: A Restoration Druid and Shadow Priest

Benediction for Rinnum

A friend of mine recently quit World of Warcraft for the second time and I think this time it’s permanent. In June I checked my in-game mail to find several messages and items from Rinnum with the note “I’m deleting all my characters so I won’t need this anymore.”

Rinnum had played World of Warcraft for a very long time and was one of those people who just seemed to know WoW lore. He raided quite seriously back in “classic” WoW as a priest. Then there was some drama and he deleted his all his characters. When he returned to the game he rerolled as Alliance, and started up a Human Warlock named “Rinnum”.

I kept the mail messages for the full 30 days (hoping he might change his mind and return to the game) but eventually I opened and accepted all his gifts. My bank alt now sports her own Noble’s Monocle (so cute!) and is carting heavy stacks of ore around Stormwind.

Rinnum also gifted me with The Eye of Shadow. My guild members were quick to inform me that The Eye of Shadow was one half of a pair of trinkets, required by level 60 Priests to create the weapon of its time: Benediction.

So Rinnum, this one’s for you.

Cassandri sees Eris Havenfire through her new Eyes

Cassandri sees Eris Havenfire through her new Eyes

Healing peasants as they flee the undead in Eastern Plaguelands

Healing peasants as they flee the undead in Eastern Plaguelands

Cassandri receives the Splinter of Nordrassil in reward

Cassandri receives the Splinter of Nordrassil in reward, and combines the pieces to form...

Cassandri with Benediction

Cassandri with Benediction

ps. Thank you to my friends who raided Molten Core with me for the Eye of Divinity. Don’t even think about quitting WoW!

pps. Every 30 minutes I can transform Benediction (see the On Use ability) into her sister, Anathema for MP5 instead of critical strike. Two weapons in one. I wish Blizzard would do this again, it fascinates me. Anathema was intended for Shadow Priests, but I’m not quite sure how the stats on Anathema were more suitable for damage than Benediction. I suspect that originally Anathema did Shadow Spell Damage (more than 56), but I’d love for someone else to confirm/deny.

5 Responses to “Benediction for Rinnum”

  1. LathereNo Gravatar says

    I would have been more impressed if you had healed all those peasants in your Dungeon 1 set Cass!

  2. CassandriNo Gravatar says

    As it was I failed it the first time LOL!

    Holy Nova doesn’t work and I followed the first group too far before realising more peasants were spawning and get slaughtered.

    And that last picture is of me in the Devout dungeon set yes.

  3. NatarumahNo Gravatar says

    I did the epic questline for Anathema a while back too, and it amazing! The quest is actually still tough, and I had to spec holy in order to get it done, myself. Still, in my eyes nothing beats an RP set like having Merciless Gladiator (Season 2) while cradling Anathema.

    Something about that black T5…

    Still, gratz on achieving something that a) is rare these days and b) most likely removed during Cataclysm (boo!) ^_^
    .-= Natarumah’s last blog … Countering “I am bored” =-.

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