Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Defender of a Shattered World!

Gratz to my guild Malice who this evening killed our final boss for the DEFENDER OF A SHATTERED WORLD!


Monday, May 16, 2011

DK Addons for DPS

Ever wonder what other players are using as addons? Well, here is what I use.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

PTR 4.2 Patch Notes for Paladins

Patch 4.2 is already up on the PTR and things have changed. A new raid tier is being released and with it a lot of changes to our favorite class. I expect a lot more to change by the time the patch goes live. Enough sitting around wondering how mana starvation for Protection Paladins is going to be improved let's jump right into the notes!

Edit: Also a big Nerf for Prot Paladin Mastery added on 5/13
Edit: Added updates from the 6/8 4.2 updates.

PTR 4.2 Paladin Tier 12 Set Bonuses

The first pass of Tier 12 set bonuses has hit the PTR and they are interesting.  Keep in mind the first pass almost never makes it to live, but give us an idea of what the developers are thinking of for bonuses.  Want to know how they plan to help Holy keep their mana up?  How much Parry is being added when Divine Protection is being used?  Perhaps how long they may be extending Zealotry for Retribution Paladins will pique your interest.  The full list after the jump.

Raid Building 101: The Brick Wall

Raid Building 101 is a column detailing the finer (and sometimes the not so finer) points of building and leading a successful raid group. Be it a world first or super casual, Raid Building 101 has something for you.  

We've talked about almost everything I can think of so I will be writing columns based on things that are currently happening with my raid.  There is a time when you seem to get stuck in progression.  For some reason that last boss just won't die, you've gone through all the steps to try and correct it, but it feels like you are just spinning your wheels getting no where.  Some call it stalled progression, but I call it "The Brick Wall."  There are a few ways to get through it, but smashing your head against it usually isn't one of them.

4.1 DW Frost DK DPS

My whole DK guide is still in the works, however I completed the video guide already. Enjoy.

Pre-raid / BiS gear for DW Frost DK
4.2 DK DPS Changes
4.3 Death Knight Changes

Monday, May 9, 2011

Spirit Link Totem: Your New BFF

One of the most exciting new abilities added in Patch 4.1 was Spirit Link Totem. The dev's expressed a desire to add more cooldown options for resto shamans (who were limited basically to just Nature's Swiftness, if you don't count Mana Tide Totem) and Spirit Link Totem is a surprisingly elegant solution. As with any new ability but perhaps moreso with a cooldown based ability is a learning curve for both how it works and when to use it. Hopefully I can help clarify some about both.