Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Healing Perspectives: Omnotron Defence System

Otherwise known as the Omnomnom Defence System, this fight consists of not one boss but four. This is a fun fight that is bound to keep you moving on your toes and cycling between the strats for each of their different abilities. In this post I will share a healer's perspective on the strat and things to be aware of during the encounter. Our foes here are Magmatron, Toxitron, Arcanotron and Electron. If they didn't want to chomp on me, I'd say they're rather cute...can I get a plushie of these guys please?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My New Talent Build: Goodbye Efflorescence

It's been a week now since patch 4.0.6 came out, and while a lot of the changes were in the right direction (hello Wild Growth buff), there are still a few loose ends about the resto druid's talent tree that need to be addressed. Living Seed and Efflorescence in particular, deliver precious little in terms of healing for the whopping 6 points of talent investment. My healing usually reflects them being dismally low, hovering around 3% or so. I've been increasingly frustrated with these for various reasons and since the patch hit, I decided to experiment around a bit and pull the plug on these talents. With a little tweaking in playstyle and a few helpful Power Auras, I must say it's beginning to grow on me. Grab a cookie and join me for details on this new build!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Patch 4.0.6: Resto Changes Analysis

The first major patch of the expansion is upon us and it brings with it much needed hotfixes, tweaks and balance to healing. I for one am excited about this - they appear to have hit all the right spots with the resto changes. We seem to be moving more towards the HoT flavoured healing style. Interested? Let's take a look at these changes and see what the road ahead is like!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Healing Perspectives: Magmaw (10)

Recently, I have stepped into the world of cataclysm raiding. Healing in a place where trash has attitude and boss fights are of epic proportions makes it very rewarding indeed. Rather than being a test of my reflexes at the whack-a-mole game, most of my experiences caused me to come up with a loose healing strategy outside of  the general boss strategy. With that in mind, I've written out these posts purely from a perspective of what a healer needs to know and be aware of during a fight. Hopefully, this will serve as a good prep for the fight as well a concise checklist of reminders before taking on the boss. For the entirety of a bosses' abilities and strats (right from tank taunts to interrupts) I highly recommend sources such as tankspot and WoWpedia. Let us begin with the giant worm from Blackwing Descent -- Magmaw!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It's a bug's life...

In my archaeological adventures, the sands of Tol'vir recently sent two rare artifacts my way: Scepter of Azj'Aqir and Pendant of the Scarab Storm. Making them took a significant amount of time and many lucky dig site spawns, but boy are they worth it! Here I am with my ultramine mount and  my army of peaceful scarabs.