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Shifting Perspectives: Yummy treats for bears to eat {WoW}

May 14th 2008 3:25PM Would the benefits from Haste potion be better than insane str potion(120 Strength, - 75 defense) when your primary role is to kitty dps? Haste is a fairly useless stat for a cat druid since most of our raid dps comes from yellow attacks. While the haste potion would make our white hits faster, it wouldn't have any effect on our yellow attacks, where the insane strength potion provides a nice 240 ap bonus (268 with kings) that works on all attacks as well as rip.

Scare Beast Change: Does it make Hunters the new anti-Druid? {WoW}

Apr 25th 2008 3:26PM As a longtime feral druid, I never did like arena all that much. Cat druids are squishy and bears just don't have the damage output to be viable. The few times I did actually arena I spent a lot of my time not actually playing my spec but rather ccing and healing.
Hunters do have a lot of ways to counter a druid, we can't keep shifting out of snares forever, a good hunter can kite a feral druid for a long while, snake trap, wing clip concussive shot. I don't mind the increase in the range, but the instant cast is bullshit. However if they kept it to 10 yards I wouldn't mind the instant cast so much.

WoW theme for Blackberry {WoW}

Apr 17th 2008 8:33PM I will definatly be getting this when I get off work, although I prefer the zen themes, this will do untill a zen wow theme comes along. Too bad they didn't have an over-the-air link. Posting from my bb curve ^^

Shifting Perspectives: Bear Tanking Strategies Part 2 {WoW}

Mar 12th 2008 6:31PM Hehe, I got mine for about 600g, had to borrow (read: steal) some of my friends gold to cover it, but glad I did. Now, the sad part of this story, not an hour later, a guildie had it drop for him :(

Shifting Perspectives: Bear Tanking Strategies Part 2 {WoW}

Mar 12th 2008 1:40PM @Makros

Who's the one being critical? When someone says mitigate people think to lessen the damage you take through armor. And druids can have the highest mitigation out of the three tanks, but a lower avoidance compared to warriors and paladin cause we cannot block or parry, so we need that higher armor value to be able to take all those extra hits from a boss and live.

Shifting Perspectives: Bear Tanking Strategies Part 2 {WoW}

Mar 12th 2008 2:27AM @ Flux

"druid bears *can* be terrible tanks, compared to warriors..."

It's the player, not the type of tank. You can just as easily out threat a bad warrior tank. Plus your a warlock, you have an insane amount of threat generation as it is. So unless you're in a situation where you must get the boss/mob down as quickly as possible, hold back a bit. Unless you have a paladin in the group, then ask for salv and not kings so you can go all out.


Great article, A lot of great points for the druid that is almost 70 and wants to start gearing for kara and heroics.

However, Mitigation is different than what you label it in your post. The central meaning of mitigate is "to lessen", so mitigation is basically to lessen the damage your taking, i.e. Armor value, the higher your armor, the more DR you get, the less damage you take. Avoidance on the other hand is to avoid incoming damage through dodge or miss, or for warrior/pally tanks, parry.

With the list of items you have there for the beginner druid is very good. That is most of the stuff I have had, or still have in the case of umberhowl's collar and my pimp hat. Another great item for the druid gearing up is Assassination shoulderpads socketed with stam or agi for more dodge, I still wear them even though I have my season 2 shoulders. And they are not hard to get either. Also earthwarden for those that run SV a lot.

Also, 20k armor is plenty to start offtanking kara, that is about what I had when I started tanking kara. So that gear list you have is just about perfect for the druid that wants to start off tanking ^^

70 Druid

Here are your fake (real?) patch notes {WoW}

Jan 24th 2008 1:46PM I call shenanigans, I am a feral druid, and while I would love to see swipe have it's threat modifier back, I don't think we will ever get it back.


- Cyclone now has a 15 sec cooldown.

- Celestial Focus: This talent now also reduces the cooldown of Cyclone by 5/10/15 sec.

wtf, really? Shenanigans

Joyswag: Joystiq's Legendary Halo 3 Giveaway {Joystiq}

Sep 26th 2007 4:05AM Mmmmmm Miranda keyes

Joyswag: Joystiq's Legendary Halo 3 Giveaway {Joystiq}

Sep 25th 2007 5:36PM Yep, going to have to go with brutes

Enter to win a Spectral Tiger Mount from WoW Insider! {WoW}

Jul 26th 2007 4:21PM Love this mount