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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How To: Twin Consorts Constellation Running

It all started with a seemingly innocuous whisper one evening … “You know, Method had their Resto Shaman do constellations on Hard Mode Twin Consorts”. At the time I laughed the idea off, thinking it was just the playful ...
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Perspective and Optimism in the Face of Class Balance

“Balance”. It’s a word that inspires both optimism and pessimism in a community focused on measuring the contributions of its players. The optimists, through naiveté or iron resolve, look at class balance and see the pot...
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The Patch 5.2 Summary for Resto Shaman

It seems like just yesterday that I was finding my way through Pandaria, leveling up through a world of new zones and getting acclimated with our newest tools. But, here it is on the launch of the second tier of the expansion, ...
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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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