Nov 28th 2007 3:34AM The Hex Lord is a Healer Skilltest. If the healers dont know their job you will fail on this one.
As a Priest before the AoE comes set the Prayer of Mending on yourself. If you have 2 Priests with you put them into different groups.
After POM cast your biggest group heal you have, recast again, otherwise after the 4th or 5th AoE people will die in your group.
After the AoE is done bring everyone to 100%. If you don't they will die with the next AoE he does.
If you have a Warlock let him distribute his healstones (no idea how they are called in english). Tell everyone to take those ONLY on command. The Healer should give that command (usually with the 4th or 5th AoE)
Its a tough boss but since we put some tricks out we down him real fast even with new people along.
Nov 27th 2007 4:23PM Eagle: You need to spread out behind the boss, wide enough so that the chain lightning doesn't hit more than one member.
Get some boss mods which tell you when the lightning cloud comes. 4 Seconds before the timer runs out move together slightly and run to the shadow on the ground of the lightning cloud. Run immedately, dont hesitate.
LEt a hunter take care of the birds, he should do nothing but shooting the birds until the boss has 30% or less, then he should switch damage to the boss.
Note about the timed event: its buggy. IF you down the first boss in 17 minutes the next event should have 23 minutes as you saved 3 minutes from the first. Unfortunately the bug deducts time, ie. you got only 17 minutes for the next.
We downded the 2nd in 14 minutes and for the third we had suddenly only 11 minutes left (17-6, got it?).
I hope Bliz fixes that.
Sep 5th 2007 6:11AM Engadget rocks, me as a gadget freak I get my addiction filled when reading this site!
Aug 13th 2007 7:00AM #13 beat me to it. This meta gem is a jewel. It has an internal cooldown of 55 secs but usually procs pretty often, averages once a minute. It creates 300 mana if it procs, doesnt sound much, but do the math:
300 mana per minute, thats 50 mana per 5 sec. Find me sometnign this good ...
If you are in the high end inis and a MT healer you also might find the gem nice which allows for 50% faster cast times.
Aug 6th 2007 2:12AM All comments aside wether this is the alpha map or not: the only reason to change the original WoW map is a complete overhaul to make it compatible with flying mounts. This itself would be very cool.
Jul 9th 2007 4:20AM Using the 5sec rule can be nice for 5 man instances. On raid bosses however you will never have the chance to wait 5 seconds, you have to constantly heal.
mp5 is king in this case and having a shadow priest and shaman in your group makes sure you never run out of mana.
You said that casting GH7 once is better than casting two smaller ranks of GH. I tend to disagree but only because I live on procs. Freecast is nice for example as well as Inspiration which the main tank needs. Also my meta gem procs often to reduce my casting time of my next heal by 50%. If you count the procs you have as a priest it is well worth to cast smaller ranks often than a big rank.
Jul 4th 2007 10:24PM "or the healer just overhealed a massive amount."
Overhealing doesnt cause aggro. Only the hitpoints effecticely healed.
Jun 23rd 2007 12:54AM Having a level 70 Priest and going high end raids already all I can say is this: each healing class has their task in our raid due to their superior spells.
Paladins: best single target healers. Period. Put a holydin on your MT and the Paladin will rarely go oom.
Druids: Best HOTs of the world. IF you ever fave a boss which puts 10k+ hits on your MT you need multiple HOT's on your tank all the time. Druids are masters of this.
Shamans: Here it comes. Shamans are the best group healers there are. Wait, not priests? No, see below. Shamans chain heal is awesome. Their mana totems are a mana battery for your healer group on a raid (you do put healers all on one group right? right?)
Priests: best all rounders. Best group healers for their own group only. Best mana management. Best aggro control.
There you are. My experience with our raid healers. Contrary to posters above a priest isnt hard to level. Either you go holy damage all the way and pick the right talents or you simply spec shadow. I levelled mine from 1 to 70 as holy, never with problems.
Jun 14th 2007 4:43AM Interface->Keys-> there are two entries for Focus and Target Focus, unassigned by default. No need to write macros
Jun 8th 2007 3:43AM The old "Whos best healer debate".
Paladins are the better single target healers, no doubt about it. Their crit heals are larger, their mana pool is more efficient.
Priests have better group heals.
However thats only one side to see it. High end raids look at specs in a different way. They look at the roles and decide who is better in that role and invite accordingly. Thats why most high end raids have shadow priests as top DD's and less pure healing priests.
Paladins tank crowds better than a tank, however tanks do high DPS bosses far better. Each one has their role right there.
Some interesting views here though, specially #11