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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Wherein I Make a Point About Delayed Raid Release

There is a common argument when it comes to raid nerfs, and it’s actually one that I agree with—the value of your kill, at whatever time you make it, shouldn’t be impacted by the people who come before or after you. This ...
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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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BWD Boss Strats Launched

Just a quick note to say that the site has been updated with detailed boss strats for all bosses in Blackwing Descent. They’re not intended to be the “best” way to do a fight, simply the way that’s worke...
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Making Peace with Spirit Link Totem

It’s been a little over a month since Patch 4.1 hit, complete with new gear, rehashed troll instances, and the biggest, most awesome, most incredible, MOST SPARKLY PONY cooldown ever—Spirit Link Totem. Since then, raid team...
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The State of Play: Resto Shaman 4.0.6 Preview Edition

In an amazing break from tradition, WoW’s Patch 4.0.6 heralds a number of insanely OP buffs for Shaman and Restos in particular, addressing a host of issues raised by shaman and other healers alike, and has absolutely no mino...
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PC-Style Healing Assignments Explained

There’s no debating that the role of the healer has changed significantly over the years in WoW. From Vanilla raids, with their specialized healers, to Wrath’s niche-styled healing teams, to Catclysm’s holy trinity of hea...
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