HoTs and DoTs: A Restoration Druid and Shadow Priest

Category Archives: HoTs // Healing

Halls of Origination and Healing in Cataclysm

I finally got my Cataclysm Beta working again and after downloading an extra 2GBs of content. I queued up and within a couple of minutes (before I had a chance to chicken out and Leave Queue) I found myself standing in Halls of Origination (Level 84-85).

Restoration (Shaman) No More

I tried. I really did. I waited until I had gathered 200+ Emblems of Triumph and bought all my 232 Tier 9 to see if it would make a difference. It didn’t. I still struggled to heal as a Restoration Shaman.

Good News for Trees of Life

OK it creeps me out a teeny bit when I write a post about how I personally envision things changing… and then I read a short paragraph from Blizzard that sounds eerily familiar!

Tree of Life, Tranquility & Cataclysm

So I’ve calmed down a little bit since first reading that Blizzard intends to remove Tree of Life as a Druid shapeshift form. But a glimmer of hope still remains – there’s a small chance that the new version of Tree of Life might be even cooler than being a tree 100% of the time (ok, a very, very small hope glimmer).

Save the Trees

Tree of Life is changing from a passive talent to a cooldown-based talent, similar to Metamorphosis. Mechanically, it feels unfair for a druid to have to give up so much offense and utility in order to be just as good at healing as the other classes who are not asked to make that trade.

Gearing Up Your Sapling

I’ve found myself starting to focus on how to best gear up Restori – my fresh level 80 Restoration Druid – without raiding so that when I’ve got the spare time in the future I’ll be able to PUG the occasional raid for pure fun.

Holy Priest Set Bonuses
(and Tires with Spikes)

Cassandri and Lathere would like to introduce Snakevenom, a golden Holy Priest. After a Vent discussion regarding the change to the healing Priest Tier 10 set bonuses he posted the following article on our guild forums. We thought it was too interesting not to share. This post is by Snakevenom.

A Light Show

I am convinced that, somewhere along the path towards healing greatness, the Priest or Shaman must accurately be able to predict, and eventually plan for, the outcome of a Prayer of Mending or Chain Heal. Chain Heal? Restoration Shamans get a visual light show to tell us if we’ve been successful. The more white lights, the better. At the moment I’m thinking about Chain Heal.

How to Spell Noob

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Patch 3.3 Resto Druid Gear Guide
For the 25 Man Raider

This gear guide is a follow up from my Patch 3.3 Gear Guide for the Casual/10 Man Raider. The guide is focused on raiders who have access to 25 man content through their guild. I’ve included 5-6 options for each slot to ensure that there is both heroic and non heroic items available for those raiders who don’t progress through 25 man heroic content.