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


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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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Peeking Behind the Curtain: Shaman Leaks

Like the movie sneak peek that’s intentionally ambiguous so as to convince you to line up for midnight release, a burst of information appeared last week on WoW news sites in conjunction with the Cataclysm Friends and Family ...
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Where Your Loyalty Lies

I wanted to take a break from Shaman topics today to talk about a subject which equally fascinates and frustrates me, and which I have been struggling with since Day 1 of my raiding WoW career—guild loyalty. (I’m seldom the...
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An Argument for Addons

A month or so ago, I had one of most all-around discomforting experiences of my raiding career. I had a moment, not dissimilar from showing up to class stark naked and lacking your homework, where I was simply stunned into immo...
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Resto Shaman BiS for Tier 12

You’ve been searching for it, you’ve been asking for it, and after a month and a half of hot Firelands action (/snicker), it’s finally time to start talking about it—that ever-coveted Resto Shaman Best in Slot. We’ve ...
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Ready Check: Questions for New and Experienced Resto Shamans, and Everyone In Between

Back when LiG5 was in its infancy, and this lone blogger was searching for topics to spark a discussion about healing, I wrote a very simple post accompanied by a quick and easy healing flowchart, in an attempt to illustrate my...
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Survival Tips for Raiding on the Run

It’s a situation that no raider likes to be in. (No, I’m not talking about being forced to go out into the sunlight or being DC’ed mid-attempt …) I’m talking about having to reconcile travel plans with your raiding sc...
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