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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Why HM Tsulong should make you look at Ancestral Guidance again

*GIGANTIC DISCLAIMER OF DOOM* (1/17/2013) – HM Tsulong logs from this week’s reset have confirmed that the functionality I described in the below post is no longer fully applicable. Ancestral Guidance no longer proc...
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A Shaman Retrospective: The Year in Review

A little more than a year ago, midnight lines at local retailers marked the release of a new expansion pack for WoW. WotLK brought with it new lands, new mechanics, a new class, new stats, and new challenges. But for Resto Sham...
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A WotLK Resto-spective

As Wrath of the Lich King winds down, and the days of Northrend slowly tick away, the WoW community seems alive and boisterous once again, a mere couple of months after the summer lull. Players tick the last items off bucket li...
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Crashing the Healers’ Party

The Circle of Healers Webring, the brainchild of Miss Medicina herself, has been done and gone for just over 4 months now. It was enlightening, uniting and incredibly interesting to follow as a study in information flow. In par...
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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 Mailbag #4

Summertime in WoW is generally considered a bleak time in raiding, as players take advantage of good weather, time off from school or work, and, typically, a lighter content load. It’s also a time that guilds often dread, a t...
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