HoTs and DoTs: A Restoration Druid and Shadow Priest

Tag Archives: Heroics

How Come Nobody Told Me About
Fire Nova?

I guess I had completely tuned out when 3.3 was released and they changed a Shaman’s Fire Nova Totem by turning it into a spell, instead of a Totem that didn’t seem to do anything special and was thus forgotten in our Spellbooks. The new Fire Nova is an AoE spell that sends a blast wave of damage out from wherever you dropped your fire totem. It’s such a cool spell! I can’t believe I didn’t know about it, and use it, for weeks.

Absolute Power

In this modern day of Dungeon Finder, Dungeon Finder, Dungeon Finder etc etc I can tell you who has all the power – tanks!

Eyes in the Dark

Each time I get sent back to Old Kingdom (which happens much too frequently) I struggle to heal the trash pulls between the first boss, Elder Nadox, and second boss, Prince Taldaram. Especially as the Shaman. It’s messy – you’ll get knocked around, feared and, if unlucky, suffer back to back silences. This is one place where the charge/AoE/brute force healing isn’t going to get you through on its own. So if you’re tired of struggling with these pulls and want a clean, controlled slaughter with minimal incoming damage here’s how to do it. Properly.

We Interupt this Program

At the time when my guild officers announced that we were taking a break from scheduled raiding over the holidays I was relieved. During the last week of scheduled raids (mid December) I think I only was able to make one of the four raiding nights that week. There was no way I was going to skip parties but I felt a bit guilty at how quickly I abandoned my raid commitments at a time when it’s particularly difficult to fill 25 raid spots.

Spinning Emblems into Gold

You can convert your Emblems of Conquest into epic gems. You’ll need to exchange your Emblem of Conquest for an Emblem of Valor and then exchange those for Emblems of Heroism. The exchange rate is always 1:1 so if you have 100 Emblems of Conquest to spend, you actually have 100 Emblems of Heroism to spend.

Carry Me

On Saturday the daily was Heroic Oculus. I picked up the quest and put myself in LFG and had an invitation before I had finished stocking up on candles. I was the last member (score!) and I was told to dps (omg!).

When you are the 5th Wheel

It was late at night when I was invited to heal a heroic UK run. By the time I’d arrived at the summoning stone (a 5 minute flight from Dalaran) I noticed that party chat was completely silent.

The Easiest (and Hardest) Heroics to Heal

I bought up the best BoE epics and blues at level 80 and started to work the PuG Heroic circuit. Almost 3 weeks later I think I have most of the good epic drops from heroics and several badge items. I’m nearing the point where I’m over geared for heroics now. Mostly from my recent [...]