May 4th 2010 6:15PM "This advice reads like someone who hasn't really seen much of the Sindragosa encounter."
According to his wowarmory, he's downed her 4 times in 25 man and never in 10 man on his Resto Shaman. He has 8 rescues of Dreamwalker (again on 25 and none on 10). So he's at least seen the fight a bit. I mean how long do you want him to wait to write the article? It isn't like he's in a cutting edge guild.
BTW, Lodur, good luck on LK, it's a very fun fight. When you do Frostwing Halls on heroic you'll see a much less forgiving Sindragosa.
May 4th 2010 6:05PM Miir, thanks for the clarification of Blood of the Rhino, I was under the wrong impression. My main is a Resto Shaman, and I'd only heard that from the holy pallies. That said, glyph of holy light also heals the target of the holy light so as long as you are casting on dreamwalker, you get the double dip.
May 4th 2010 6:02PM It doesn't even matter Joe. The more haste you have, the better HW gets. At a certain point you wouldn't even waste time casting riptide. Chain heal would only be worth casting over healing wave if you were wanting it to jump off of Dreamwalker to help with the raid. It will not increase healing on Dreamwalker.
May 4th 2010 5:20PM Btw, the bit about the hunter pet is just gravy. A holy paladin just spamming glyphed HL on Dreamwalker is still getting the double dipping, but without the 40% initial boost.
May 4th 2010 5:18PM CH is never worth casting on Dreamwalker. Even an unhastened HW is still more throughput. Holy Paladins are still superior to Resto Shamans on throughput for this fight if done right thanks to their mechanics. Here's how:
1. Put a hunter tenacity pet with 2/2 blood of the rhino (+40% healing received) under Dreamwalker.
2. Put beacon on Dreamwalker.
3. Spam Holy Light with Glyph of Holy Light on the hunter pet (so the 10% splash from the glyph hits Dreamwalker).
Thanks to the screwy way that the stacking healing buff works, Glyph of Holy Light gets to double dip on the buff. It heals for 10% of what the holy light heals for (which is first amped by 40%, and then amped by 10% * the number of stacks), which after a certain number of stacks ends up being more than a holy light would normally hit for, which is then mulitplied again by 10% * the number of stacks.
This same trick works for a resto shaman with AA, but AA isn't guaranteed to land on Dreamwalker (since it lands on the friendly target with the least health percentage wise, which may not always be Dreamwalker), and only triggers on crits. If it were guaranteed to land on Dreamwalker, then Resto Shaman would be very competitive, since it takes far less stacks of the buff before AA procs out heal the base HW.
Sep 1st 2009 5:51PM You know, you are right. They have been increasingly hateful. I apologize. I've been reacting to what has felt to me to be a steady decline in the quality of the posts on this blog. It isn't appropriate to react in this fashion. I suppose it is time for me to move on. Does anyone know of any good wow news blogs that focus more on news and theory-crafting? I read mmo-champion, but I've not found anything else.
Again, I'm sorry to have offended. Most of my posts have been out of line.
Sep 1st 2009 5:43PM The Guild is a terrible show.
Sep 1st 2009 5:33PM Wow.com clearly isn't interested in appealing to a wider audience. Apparently the only wow players they want to cater to fit the mold of the stereotypical nerd gamer. I'm sorry, but not all of us are fat lonely slobs with a hard on for any chick who is remotely attractive and remotely interested in gaming. Some wow players certainly are, and apparently they are the only ones who matter to wow.com.
I get it. Wow.com editors are that sort of wow player. That's fine and all, but you guys are shameless about pimping Felicia Day. It's embarrassing at this point. The Guild is only tangentially related to WoW. If anything it is related to MMO gaming in general, so if you are going to cover it shouldn't it be on Massively or something?
Sep 1st 2009 5:22PM Well let me be the first to say that it sucks and I'm getting really close to deleting my wow.com feed for shamelessly promoting this tripe.