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



Resurgence Scaling and Rotational Regen in MoP

By now, you’ve heard the murmurs in the shadows and seen the patch notes circulating—changes are in store (again) for healers in the coming expansion. With the disconnection of Intellect from the regen formula and healers...
by Vixsin


Minipost: HPS Data for Tiers 11, 12 and 13

One of the great things about the proliferation of meters and online parsing tools, like World of Logs and WoW Meter Online, is that they provide a great archive of player performance over time. It’s easy to pull up a parse o...
by Vixsin


Minipost: Tier11/12 Progression Data

As part of my efforts to substantiate the theories presented in my 2-part series on endgame gearing and progression, I sorted through a ton of data dealing with achievements and guild progression in Tiers 11 and 12. I had origi...
by Vixsin



Dragon Soul: The Final Trinket Showdown

Now, more than ever before, there are a multitude of choices for players looking to get those final upgrades in the last tier of the expansion. From heroics and LFR to 10- and 25-man raids, end-game PVE content has a multitude ...
by Vixsin


The Big, Bad Resto Shaman Update for Patch 4.2

It’s been a flurry of activity these past two weeks, as 4.2 launched and safely assured that the population of Mount Hyjal reached levels heretofore only seen at the start of the expansion. At prime time, the Firelands portal...
by Vixsin


Resto Shaman Mastery: The Complete Story (+Math!)

Since the days of Cataclysm Beta and through the launch of the expansion, “Mastery” has been a trigger word of sorts for Resto Shaman across the globe. With the heaping amounts of negative feedback proffered by both druids ...
by Vixsin