Life in Group 5 – A Resto Shaman Blog
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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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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 evening, and with every absorb class added to Group 5 (or whichever group holds your healing bundles of joy), the groans grow ever […]

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T16: Raiding with Friends

It was the first pull of the night, the warm-up before we got into an evening’s attempts that would be filled with missed interrupts, bad positioning, and the inevitable tank deaths. And then, in barely the blink of an eye, it was over and Garrosh lay in a heap on the corrupted ground of Stormwind […]

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Giving Glyph of Chaining Another Chance

Artwork by: Paul Mafayon (http://mafayon.cghub.com/)  Admittedly, since its introduction into the game with Mists of Pandaria, I have not been a fan of Glyph of Chain Heal (Chaining). “Punitive” was probably the word I used most to describe it, as the glyph itself draws heavily on the idea that a Major Glyph should affect how […]


 
 

 
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Resto Shaman Tier 15: New Design, Old Problems?

(With only a proposed 3 weeks until patch 5.2 hits and the Throne of the Thunder is unlocked, I’m not sure the topic of this post is going to be entirely relevant but … what the hell, I spent time writing it so I’m just g...
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Resto Shamans’ Best Practices for MoP (and their WoL queries)

Since the beginning of January, when my progression in Tier 14 came to a close, I’ve finally been able to kick back my heels a bit, finish up some lingering items on my to-do list and get deeper involved in something that I...
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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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Reflections on Tier 14

There’s always a lot to be said about the first tier of an expansion. It’s a time where so many things are in transition, as players adjust to class changes, new game dynamics and new systems. It’s a time of volatility, w...
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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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Tier 14 Trinkets: Demystified

Every tier they come, with stats, procs and maybe a little something extra, and every tier we fuss over them like Item 13 and Item 14 are the most important parts of our gearsets. In a world that has been somewhat simplified, w...
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