Life in Group 5 – A Resto Shaman Blog
A resto shaman perspective on raiding



Shaman: The Last Vestiges of a Utility Class

If you were a shaman last week in WoW, then chances are you already know what this post is about. And if you weren’t a shaman, chances are … you still know. It was the raid comp heard ‘round the world—the uber-guild Par...
by Vixsin


Life in Group 6

Over 5 years ago, when I made the decision to roll my shaman, I was motivated by one very simple reason—I thought Chain Heal was cool. And 4 years ago, when I decided to make my Resto Shaman my main and forgo the dps spotligh...
by Vixsin


On Iteration and Design: Spirit Link Totem

Before I spent my days wading through calculations, and before I spent my time being a problem-solver, I spent some time studying architecture (translation: I spent a good amount of time in a studio laboring over architectural ...
by Vixsin



Making Telluric Currents Work for You

Although a hot topic of debate around the release of Patch 4.0 and again upon the release of Cataclysm, the fuss regarding Telluric Currents has settled down over the past months as Restos shifted their focus onto new content a...
by Vixsin


Non-Critical Healing Noise in Mists of Pandaria

(Alternatively titled: Why we throughput classes maybe, kinda shouldn’t hate Disc Priests and Paladins all that much) It is a common occurrence on raid nights the world over—the healing team is assembled for the eveni...
by Vixsin


Tier 13 and Resto Shaman: Thoughts on our Final Chance at Parity (Part II)

(This is Part II of a 2-parter on Resto Shaman in the upcoming patch 4.3, which is currently being tested on PTR servers. Part I talked about some of the changes that Restos have waiting for them in the final tier of the expans...
by Vixsin