HoTs and DoTs: A Restoration Druid and Shadow Priest

Category Archives: DoTs // DPS

But I Can’t Use a Sword?

What do the Torch of Holy Fire and Guiding Star have in common? Mp5. Even Shadowpriest.com classify it as a “healing” weapon. Mp5 has no damage-increasing value to a Shadow Priest. We have scads of mana regenerating abilities, passive and active, at our disposal. Trust me, we don’t need Mp5. So guess what the new Shadow Priest best-in-slot weapon is from Icecrown Citadel?

Learning the Wrong Lesson

I think my tank in Heroic Pit of Saron let me die yesterday. I think he was trying to teach me a lesson. Honestly this tank wasn’t completely in the wrong to try and teach me a lesson.

Disclaimer: Cassandri is a Shadow Priest. I will do, to the best of my ability, what Shadow Priests do best in all situations.

By a Round of Applause,
How Do You Feel?

A few readers suggested that I apply for the open WoW.com Priest columnist position. At first I was flattered and then I remembered that WoW.com is a news site. Heavy on the facts, light on the opinion. Kind of the opposite of me.

The DoTs in HoTs & DoTs

A Q&A for DPS (unnamed) was started by Death Goddess. I thought it was a great idea and it was very sensible of Death Goddess to let the temperamental healers and tanks have their moment in the spotlight first. I refuse to subscribe to a blog written by a Death Knight so I had no idea that this was actually started a couple weeks back.

What is the name, class, and spec of your primary dps? Cassandri, Priest, Shadow.

The New Hybrid: Resto/Resto

My primary spec? Restoration. My secondary spec? Restoration.
The best part about having these two Restoration builds is that I am using both my specs, often swapping mid-raid, and my 1000g has definitely paid itself off. It also makes me a little sad. I never intended to be a tree when I rolled this Druid. I leveled Lath as Moonkin and loved it every minute of it until I realised at level 70 that raiding guilds wanted Resto Druids, not Balance Druids.

Heavyweight Champion of Dalaran

News Flash: I’ve identified an emerging armor design trend. It’s not just about the giant, spiky, flaming shoulders anymore. It’s not about the helms you can’t actually see out of (ok, that’s still around in next season’s collection). It’s about the belt. Have you seen the belts in Trial of the Crusader and the belts being modeled with the Tier 10 gear?

The Answer is 779

If you haven’t already you should head over to MMO-Champion and check out the Tier 10 set bonuses and armor gallery (partially revealed). Most Shadow Priests currently hover somewhere in the first sweet spot at 9%-10% Haste to fit 2 Mind Flays in between our Mind Blast cooldown. Is it finally time to break free and collect a ton of Haste gear?

The End of An Era

For the last four blissful months I’ve been the sole, main spec, Shadow Priest in my guild. That time has come to an end. We’ve just accepted a new Shadow Priest into the guild.

Starcaller

Our 10 man group defeated Algalon the Observer on Sunday. If you’re following Lathere’s and my Achievements closely you probably already know that. It took us 3 weeks – 2 hours and 33 minutes all up to get him.

Remind Me to Roll, Please

I have this terrible habit of missing out on loot because I don’t pay attention and forget to roll. It’s my own fault of course. Too busy ressurecting people who died on the opposite side of the room from the boss.