Life in Group 5 – A Resto Shaman Blog
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How to: WoD Bronze, Silver, and Gold Proving Grounds for Resto Shaman

In an effort to increase the success rate of early Warlords of Draenor heroic dungeons, Blizzard has established Silver Proving Grounds as the test of heroic-dungeon-ready players. In order to queue for the new heroics, you must first prove that you have what it takes to heal under pressure. (It’s also worth noting that if […]

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Updated Resto Guide for Warlords of Draenor

he wait is finally over! After a year (or more) of previews, teasers, alphas, betas, and everything in between, Warlords of Draenor is upon us. And to go along with the new expansion, I’ve updated the Life in Group 5 Resto Shaman Guide to reflect the changes that have been made to Resto’s arsenal of […]

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A Big First Look at WoD Alpha Notes – Part 2: Resto Shaman Changes

(If you haven’t already checked out Part 1 of this two-part analysis, you can find it here). Continuing on with this incredibly verbose commentary on the Alpha Patch Notes  … On top of all the changes we’ll be seeing with the healing game, we’ll also be seeing some changes aimed squarely at Resto Shamans’ arsenal […]

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A Big First Look at WoD Alpha Notes – Part 1: Healing Changes

As it so often happens for me (thankfully), when WoW activities cool down and farm content starts to age, my work oftentimes picks up to fill in the gaps. It’s been easy to let WoW slide into the background in the past couple of months, as I’ve increased my work hours and diverted my remaining […]

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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 evening, and with every absorb class added to Group 5 (or whichever group holds your healing bundles of joy), the groans grow ever […]


 
 

 
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The Resto Shaman’s Guide to 4.0.1

The much talked about pre-Cataclysm patch will soon be upon us, and although Resto Shaman remain one of the least altered classes, there are still a host of changes in store for us come 4.0.1. Although we have some new tools (S...
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… And then there was light

I’m not normally one to repost from MMO-Champ or Bluetracker, but there are moments when sheer, unadultered joy gets the best of you and you can’t help but break out of the mold a bit and do a little jig. Today is o...
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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...
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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...
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Resto Shamans rejoice–Patch 5.4 is here!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been less than a year since we first set foot in Pandaria. But here we are at Patch 5.4, the last raid content of the expansion, finally ready to face down a Horde leader run amok. Not...
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Offtopic of the Year: A Balancing Act

Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work – Chuck Close As I set about getting ready for the last content tier of the Cataclysm expansion, after spending a year being taunted by elusive achievem...
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