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 […]


 
 

 
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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...
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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 eveni...
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Resto Shaman Mastery – Pandaria Style

When Resto Shamans’ Mastery was first launched in the raiding scene, in the patch before Cataclysm release, it was difficult to view it as anything but a passing fancy, a distraction in our ongoing love affair with Haste. Lit...
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Tier 13 and Resto Shaman: Our Final Chance at Parity (Part I)

If anyone had any doubt in their mind about Blizzard’s commitment to speeding up patch releases, I think it has been firmly extinguished with the flood of PTR data hitting WoW websites in the last month. In conjunction with t...
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The Quick 4.1 Survival Guide for Resto Shaman

After much ado and months of prep, it appears that the much-awaited Patch 4.1 will be going live as of today’s maintenance. Soon, we’ll all be enjoying a little bit of a class refresher, some nice Resto Shaman tweaks, and t...
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Getting Your Arse in Gear for 4.2

Amid some speculation and lots of anticipation, the announcement came last week that Arena Season 9 will be coming to a close as early as June 21st. And while PVPers frantically fill their last days trying to get that last bump...
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