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Totem Talk: Restoration shaman tips on healing Shannox and Baleroc {WoW}

Jul 13th 2011 12:15PM Elemental shaman here. I would like some clarification on an idea I've had (I haven't played resto since 4.0). Since Spirit Link Totem equalizes health by percentage (not absolute HP), can it be used to cheese decimation blade? To illustrate -- raid is topped off except for the Torment soaker, tank gets knocked to 10% by decimation blade. Shaman drops Spirit Link, raid HP is equalized around 80%. Is this an accurate assessment of what would happen?

We've had great success cheesing it with a glyphed Guardian Spirit (tank takes the hit, GS goes up, healers /dance until subsequent hit procs GS and heals tank to 50%). I was just wondering if our cooldown would be similarly useful.

Patch 4.0.6 hotfixes for Feb. 16 {WoW}

Feb 17th 2011 11:09AM Then we will heal in the shade!

The Queue: Stonecore frustrations {WoW}

Jan 26th 2011 1:02PM @Tatsumasa:

Having an offensive dispeller in your group can help a lot with that issue. On my shaman, when he casts Elementium Bulwark, I watch my party frames and as soon as all the casters/healer have dotted themselves, I'll Purge it off of him. Then we can happily resume our deeps :)

Again, this will only work if your group has an offensive dispel. As a corollary to this, be wary of warrior tanks -- they can remove it prematurely with an ill-timed Shield Slam if they are not careful.

Breakfast Topic: What do other players do that really annoys you? {WoW}

Jan 25th 2011 9:55AM While skinning crabs on my death knight (85) I had an alliance hunter (80!) come up and start SKINNING MY KILLS as soon as I would loot them. Naturally I beat his face in.

The second time it happened I realized it was a bot and I happily continued beating his face in with impunity.

3 makeover suggestions for WoW's default UI {WoW}

Jan 14th 2011 1:47PM BindPad is my keybind interface of choice. Its ease of use just blows everything else out of the water.

The Queue: Animal House {WoW}

Jan 13th 2011 1:58PM I knew there was a reason I want that trinket so much.

The Queue: Animal House {WoW}

Jan 13th 2011 12:31PM Intellect confers spell power at a 1:1 rate. Any time you equip a piece of gear with intellect, you will gain an equal amount of spellpower.

The converse is NOT true -- equipping a piece of gear with spell power does not give you the same amount of intellect. However, raw spell power now exists only on caster weapons. This is to make them powerful without giving ludicrous amounts of intellect, which would inflate mana pools and interact with certain talents in an overpowered way.

Trinket procs are the other place you'll find these -- I might be mistaken, but I don't think there are any procs that award intellect. This is probably for similar reasons.

There is no way to really pursue spell power instead of intellect -- all related gems and enchants confer intellect now. Nor would you want to -- intellect gives you crit, mana, and possibly extra bonuses depending on your class/spec. Note that spell power is likely still better for you than other secondary stats, so the trinket procs are still very nice.

TL;DR -- Intellect is your new best friend, but raw spell power is great in the few places you'll find it.

The Queue: CSI Theramore {WoW}

Jan 7th 2011 1:58PM "You say that implying that people were asking this question during Wotlk?"

They totally were.

Breakfast Topic: What's behind your character's name? {WoW}

Jan 5th 2011 11:11AM I have two characters that, for their names, draw upon obscure mythological creatures. My shaman, Aigamuxa, is named after a man-eating creature similar to a human -- except with its eyes in the soles of its feet. Sort of like the Pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth, but more awkward.

My rogue is Chiruwix, after the "Chiruwi." These are "half-people" with one missing side. When viewed from the missing side, they are invisible. I thought it was fittiing.

For my warlock, I thought I would toy with the idea of RPing a Blood Elf rapper. Thus was born Illdan ("Ill Dan"). The vanity guild I made for him? "The Betrayer of Rhyme."

Shifting Perspectives: The unbearable suckhood of pugging {WoW}

Dec 23rd 2010 10:58AM Varok Saurfang's Boot Camp.

That'll teach the melee to attack from behind REAL fast.