Aug 7th 2009 10:10AM There's quite a few more talents that's DoT dependent than Twisted Fate.
I'll go down the tree and mention them.
Improved Shadow Word: Pain (2 points) - Straight up boost to the DoT
Improved Devouring Plague (3 points) - Buff the DoT's damage
Mind Melt (2 points) - Increases crit strike chance of your DoTs
Shadowform (1 Point) - Gives your DoTs the ability to crit
Misery (3 points) - 2 of the 3 spells that can apply the debuff are DoTs
Vamperic Touch (1 point) - Last time I looked this was a DoT
Twisted Faith (5 points) - As you mentioned
I would admit that not absolutely all these are relevant to the question asked, maybe slightly out with GCs words. But all in all looking at these there are 17 talents that buffs your DoTs in one or another way, 15 of which you will not get that portion of the talent points' worth if it's not ticking...
Also I am well aware that some of those talents buff some other areas as well and not just the DoT.
On my shadow spec I have assigned 58 points to the shadow tree, all 17 of those talent points I've invested. That equates to roughly 30% of my talent points taken in the shadow tree. having 30% of your talent points in the one tree (or 24% of your total talent poins) not functioning optimal is still a large portion of your talents...
Aug 7th 2009 5:16AM Only suggestion I can make to this guide is don't give the full leveling spec for when you are 80. Gather give a suggested spec that you should have at lvl 20 and for your next guide at lvl 30, this way especially the newer people will know what talents will be more benificial to them early on.
I'm looking forward to the rest of the guides but luckily not in as much a rush as it's an off server druid I'm leveling and I'm not dedicating that much time to him atm.
What could also be nice is to explain some of the stats you are looking for on gear and the impact the stats have on your leveling. I know that not that many people know that in bear and cat form you actually get 2 AP for each point of strenght but from Agility only 1 AP and some crit (though strength is much harder to find). I also know that on my first character that I leveled I didn't understand the impact of spell power (then it was bonus dmg) on my gear, I used on stack my base stats like int and spirit...
Jul 17th 2009 11:47AM Nice Pic, I'm very curious as to what she has been wearing, not really the weapons but rather the rest of her attire.
Jul 1st 2009 11:16AM Giant Chicken to my mount collection :)
Apr 15th 2009 4:49AM lets see how mu luck is here :)
Mar 13th 2009 5:44AM Varos' 'obliteration of people standing still' is environment. They are fighting on neutral environment so that effect is taken out of consideration.
Mar 13th 2009 5:41AM Mal'Ganis wins hands down...
When Varos summons his adds (one at a time), Mal'Ganis can simply put Varos asleep while he kills the add. Also Varos' Amplify Magic will help Mal'Ganis' healing as the increase in healing recieved is much more than the extra damage that the Mal'Ganis will recieve.
Feb 18th 2009 3:41AM @Robert M
I disagree a bit with you. The problem isn't as much that Blizz is making spirit handy for DPSers, it's that Blizz have so few pieces of gear without spirit. I'm going to take a few examples, mainly using wowhead to get my info. I list some examples of cloth gear in brackets that excludes tier pieces as well as PvP pieces.
Chests iLevel 200 Epics
2 Pieces with Hit
2 Pieces with MP5
2 Pieces with Spirit
Chests iLevel 213 (Excluding Frost resist)
2 Pieces Hit
1 Pieces with MP5
3 Pieces with spirit
Legs iLevel 200
1 Piece with MP5
2 Pieces with Spirit
1 Piece without Spirit
So you say on my mage I should only roll on 1 piece out of 3/4 for a specific slot while on my priest I can roll on 2 of 3 or 3 of 4 pieces that can drop. Further take into account that I hardly ever see a group or a raid with more cloth wearing healers than cloth wearing DPSers. The way I see how Blizzard wants the gear to be is that there is some pieces of gear that is ideal for certain roles but a lot that's very servicable to both roles, that's why they had all these gear consolidation excersises going on, from removing the + heal through to making ret and prot not so dependant on spell power and intelect (I could be wrong on ret as I don't know what their primary stats where before 3.0)
Dec 3rd 2008 10:02AM I've rolled a DK,, I will be tanking though will most likely be a semi tank spec as I don't see myslelf tanking raids real soon. My first character that will hit 80 is my Holy priest (guess who's raiding) in our casual guild we have a smallish contigent of people that's raiding of which we had 2 healers and 3 tanks consistent. Meaning I won't quickly get off from healing fast :P
I'm not sure whether tanks or healers are in shortest supply on my server, I do suspect that it's tanks still the influx of DKs havnn't improved it much, the ones that are still around my priests level have focussed on leveling and not building up tanking gear and as such they ain't tanking. There is though another DK that wants to tank in our guild and we are helping him as we can settling in with his brother that also took up healing on his priest.
All in all I think that tanking and healing are much more for a personality. You have to go through a lot more crap learning to tank or heal than learning to DPS.A bad DPS can write off a lot towards gear but a tank is alwyas supposed to be in top shape gear wise.
Nov 21st 2008 4:11AM I've read that you unlock JC recipes via JC dailies, what level do you need to be to start the JC dailies and where do you get them? I'm asking this as one of my Characters is JC and I'd like to start building up my JC credits as soon as possible. I'm further wondering if there is any dailies like the JC one(s) for other professions.