Life in Group 5 – A Resto Shaman Blog
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Resto Cheat Sheet: WoD Leveling and Pre-Raid (T17) Gearing

The start of an expansion is always a fun time, full of new things to see, new things to do, and new things to learn. And, if you’re anything like me, my head’s been spinning since Warlords of Draenor launch, filled with a metric crapton of questions that have been accumulating since mid-beta testing. Things […]

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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 […]


 
 

 
 

Good news, everyone!

In an interesting turn of events, Blizzard dropped three bombs on the Resto Shaman raiding community today. The first of which, ostensibly an effort to address concerns over shamans’ lack of a raid/tank/personal CD, bring...
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The Resto Shaman Guide to Proving Grounds (Endless)

Healers who spent their time in Mists of Pandaria searching for that ever-elusive “triage” need not look any further than the newly-introduced Proving Grounds to get their frenzied healing fix. Set in the Temple of the Whit...
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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...
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Getting into Dungeons and Heroics

As more and more players reach 85 and get into dungeons and heroics, the question on everyone’s mind seems to be, “What gear do I need to start into dungeons, heroics, and raiding?” The good news is that a sta...
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Spread Raid Healing: Resto Shamans’ Bane

If there’s anything I’ve discovered over my years of blogging, it’s that we authors can be a volatile bunch, dedicated and sometimes overly devout to the causes that have in some way shaped our experiences in ...
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By Fire Be Purged

Four hundred and sixty-one wipes, forty-nine days, billions of healing done, countless frustrations, and one wonderful kill … was all it took for Pie Chart to finish out Tier 12 content. It was a bumpy road for the entire...
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