Jul 2nd 2010 6:56AM Don't forget the Wand Spec of the Shaman trees: Totemic Focus.
Jun 30th 2010 3:56PM Nitpicky theorycrafter comments:
1. Haste improves heal throughput but has no impact on efficiency. SP and crit improve both throughput and efficiency.
2. If you count AA procs as part of the crit healing bonus, Shaman single target spells crit at 190% of the base heal value (150% * 30% = 40%).
Apr 28th 2009 11:08AM The population of QA isn't entirely self selecting. There's a group of us that use it as a general purpose armory site because it has the highest information density out of all the third party armory sites, so the selection set is people who use QA and the people they look up.
Feb 20th 2009 5:08AM While Blizz wants you to pick up mp5 gear for healing, it's completely possible to heal without any. I decided that mp5 was a waste of stats, so I weight my gear entirely for throughput, gem for SP, and share about half my gear between my ele set and my main resto set. I've healed every fight in the game (though not downed 3d due to lacking dps) with a grand total of 60 mp5. I have a normal haste/mp5 set, mostly to save stuff from getting sharded, but I don't CH so it's not really needed.
Feb 20th 2009 4:52AM If you have enough haste (I'm around 550 in my normal set), it's actually possible to get off an occasional LHW while in the vortex. I tend to spam the LHW button between riptides and I get one off on rare occasion. I should put on my full haste set and give it a shot.
Feb 16th 2009 4:58PM We EP/GP and have been very happy with it since it seems to avoid the regular raiders getting all the best gear all the time. Our most likely solution will be bid Main/Alt/Off. Main is full price/top priority, Alt is 50% off, Off is 90% off. We've been clearing Naxx 10 and 25 since late December and have 22 shards in the guild bank, so I think it's a pretty successful system.
Feb 16th 2009 4:32PM If you have any interest in hybrid tank/dps builds, the optimal build is 23/18/0 . For dps talents it only misses Imp Icy Talons and Butchery, which is about 2% dps off an optimal frost dps build. For tanking it misses anticipation, so over time it takes 10% more damage. On the plus side, it is far and away the highest dps/tps tank build I've found for any class.
I run it on my alt with a Sword of Justice, Sigil of Frozen Conscience and a mix of heroic/crafted/naxx 10 gear and sustain 5k tps if I have BoS. Even without BoS I hold around 1900 dps tanking 5 man heroic bosses which is mid 4k tps. I'd guess I could hit 6k with better gear, but he doesn't get that much play time. I've tanked all the heroics and all of naxx 10 with the build. In OS25 pugs, I'm right around 3k dps in dps gear depending on buffs/debuffs.