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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Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Beta Healing

In direct contrast to the summer lull that bled over into September, where bloggers picked fights and raiding teams struggled to find motivation, the past month or so has been a busy time for the WoW community, with news and pa...
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T10 Gating – Start Saving Your Emblems of Frost

With a good majority of raiding guilds having cleared the first four bosses in ICC this past week, raiders are once again waiting at the gates for new content. Evidence in game points to the next wing of ICC being released just...
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So You Think You Can Tank Heal?

Ever since the healing shift ushered in with BC release, healers have been striving to distinguish themselves by way of their healing niche and their unique abilities–whether its hots, raid healing, mitigation, tank-heali...
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The 5.0 Shaman Talent Preview

Although it will be at least another six months before we find ourselves knee-deep in Pandas and cross-faction conflict, and toe-to-toe with another set of as-yet unknown antagonists, information about Mists of Pandaria is slow...
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Beta Impressions & Musings

The past couple of weeks have seen a tsunami of new Beta information flooding the front pages of sites like World of Raids and MMO-Champion. 31-point talents, Twitter chat, multiple beta builds, specializations, guild leveling ...
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Resto Shaman Mailbag #1

Much to my chagrin, I spent the last week digging myself out from a self-induced deluge of emails that had, due to my own technical ineptitude, piled up since the end of January. And as I set about answering questions about eve...
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