HoTs and DoTs: A Restoration Druid and Shadow Priest

Category Archives: Raiding

Girls Have a Sense of Humor Too!

I had an epiphany last night after we finished Ulduar (and scored Bunkiie our holy pally the guild’s first legendary mace!). The guys in my guild just don’t get my sense of humour OR they don’t think I have a sense of humour… I’m not sure which one it is but both are equally /sigh worthy.

Hodir’s Cache Really is Rare

Last night we had a dream raid. After finishing up in Trial of the Crusader, we went right in to kill Auriaya (no problem) and 1 shot Hodir and earnt the achievement. First attempt! And I recorded it for you all.

Faction Champions like to PvP (Update)

Last night we killed the Horde Faction Champions in Trial of the Crusader (third boss). I loved it. I L O V E D I T. I loved it so much that not only did I forget to hit record, I completely forgot to take a screen capture.

Patch 3.2 Shadow Priest Gear
for the 25 man Raider

It’s always hard to get your head around what gear/upgrades are the smartest to make when a new bunch of gear is released in game. This list showcases the best items available to you – as a 25 man raiding priest – with a Hit/Haste/Crit option per slot.

Patch 3.2 Shadow Priest Gear
for the 10 man Raider

Bring on the shiny new gear! This post is aimed at 10 man raiding Shadow Priests and casual players who want to see some of the cool new loot available in game with Patch 3.2. In this list I have used my preferred stat weightings to create a list of achievable gear for the 10 man raider. Not all items have been listed but I’ve tried to find the best Hit, Haste and Critical Strike piece for each gear slot.

More Fun than a Game of Snake

Lord Jaraxxus was a super fun fight – once you’ve got everyone in position it’s pretty much easy peesy as a ranged DPS caster. I think perhaps healers might struggle with this fight the most.

Patch 3.2 Resto Druid Gear Guide: For the 25 Man Raider

OK, this post has been much harder to collate than I expected. Blizzard have made this especially difficult considering they have the same items with different names for Horde & Alliance. They have also named items that drop from both normal and heroic versions of the Trial of the Crusader raid the same… but given them different stats arghhh! To top this off items that have been data mined by MMO Champion, are not showing in Wowhead yet so its hard to get a full view of which items are best.

Instead of waiting for everything to be added properly, I’m still releasing this now, however will most likely edit the post with an update in a few weeks after all the bosses are unlocked to ensure the information is still accurate. For any Horde looking that this post, all the items I’ve listed are the Alliance versions – do not fear! You also have the same items available to you, the names are just slightly different.

Patch 3.2 Resto Druid Gear Guide: For the Casual/10 Man Raider

With the changes to mana regen (again) and the boost to MP5, I’ve been scouring through Elitist Jerks posts and articles to try and find some consensus on resto druid gear weightings for Patch 3.2. It took me ages, and I ended up going into Northrend Beasts last week with absolutely no idea if there was an potential drop I should be looking out for.

Now that I’ve finished my reading & research I want to make it easier for other trees out there,and have created a gear wish list so you know what to look out for.

Post 3.2 Disillusionment

This isn’t about hardcore vs casual. It isn’t about elitism or exclusiveness. It’s about challenge and reward and, even more importantly, timing. This is a rant, reader beware.

Snobolds Get their Revenge (and they Haven’t Forgotten about the Candles)

I had done very little prepping (ok, I’ll admit, none) on the Northrend Beasts encounter because I tend to enjoy content more if I experience it first hand with no preconceptions. But I was told going in “DPS the adds first, people with poison and fire have to move towards eachother and run away from the person he targets and stuns”. Well the advice was more or less sound. Still didn’t prepare me when an angry Snobold Vassel jumped on my back and attacked me!