Feb 16th 2011 4:16AM The worst thing about this fight is p2, definitely. It is an awareness check which isn't my strongest point I admit. The annoying thing is when Arion jumps around getting out of your range, and the gravity wells despawning just as you run to them. It helps to make use of your teleport in p2, and to just watch what's going on around you as much as possible. I find this fight easiest as destro - I find demo difficult to play especially in p2 because it isn't the best at mobility.
Sep 14th 2010 12:56PM I agree this sucks for affliction but maybe affliction won't be top at the start of the expansion? We are lucky we have 3 specs right now that are decent. We never used to remember. I think Destruction will make a comeback, like it did during Ulduar, followed by demo. It is interesting though that we get cast reduction on spells that have a cooldown, I wonder why?
Jul 5th 2010 2:50PM The Maghia's Misguided Quill is a great 10 man trinket for a demo lock. As a horde demo lock I need 14% hit, very useful.
Though I raid strict 10 man so no access to anything better than the spyglass. Still, I like it because because I pop it alongside meta. Makes it powerful with a well timed meta and a meaty 760 spell power, at least you know the spell power will be used well.
Jul 5th 2010 6:59AM How much mp5 you need does depend on what you are healing, the classes you are healing with and how often you are healing. The common advice is go for haste and crit, but that is mainly for shamans who raid heal in 25 mans and have heavy usage on chain heal, which gives a lot of mana back. Spamming chain heal effectively will probably give you more mana back than spamming LHW. I burn through my mana much faster when relying on LHW whilst tank healing, so I balance my mp5 around crit in order to sustain myself. On those fights where there are phase transitions or a 'rest phase' such as Sindy or Putricide, you can go for lower regen. I adjust my gear accordingly.
When gearing a resto shaman you do have to be intelligent somewhat with your stat selections as due to their versatility, shammys very often have to adjust their playstyle per fight or healing setup and this can either dry up your mana pool or leave you with a lot of mana left at the end of the fight. If you're a holy pally, you will tank heal pretty much all the time, so you don't need to adjust etc.
Don't be afraid to experiment. I have different gearsets for 10 man raiding (tank healing) and I generally go for more regen in fights where I have to spam the tanks quite a lot (BPC, LK) and more crit and the 4 piece for fights such as BQL and Sindragosa.
Jul 5th 2010 6:46AM I have experimented with Power Auras for a while and I have many pages of auras I no longer use.
I have an icon telling me when Riptide is off cooldown, I sometimes look at this but I am considering getting rid of it as with so many fights with a lot of movement I just use it all the time so rarely miss it, though it's good to have sometimes. Like someone said, you do get a feel for it. I use Shieldsup for ES, though I also have an aura telling me if there is only one stack left, or it has fallen off, as a lot of the time I am focusing on frames and not Shieldsup. I have an aura for water shield when it has dropped off, and a splashing sound. I do refresh it between spells a lot anyway, but good to have when things get hectic. I also have an aura showing for my relic stacks though I don't pay too much attention to it (I really should). I have an aura for when my weapon enchant drops off, very useful, and for my flask.
That's pretty much it. I used to watch tidal waves but with the amount I use riptide it is up an awful lot, and I want it used every cooldown anyway, so I don't really pay attention to it, you know it's there after you use riptide/chain heal, so...
I don't watch procs, to be honest I don't see the point. As a dps it is good as you can time cooldowns but for me I just heal where needed, I don't go crazy as soon as I get a proc as I'd just overheal.
It has its uses, but it can easily clutter your screen so be clear on what you really need to see and what you don't.