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Changing of the guard!

My 2 80’s. The priest, Liyhe is the elder of the two, started back in summer of 09?

Liyhe

The paladin was more of a joke alt. Never really intended it to be leveled more than a few levels. Until Del and Lyssi started to level. Then decided to pick the paladin up, was originally going to go prot/ret. Haha that didn’t last too long. She has gone from Prot/Ret, to Prot/holy, to Holy/Ret, and now back to Prot/Holy. I don’t mind tanking I really do not (I had a tank in FFXI), but I am not good at mob tanking…and I have THE AoE threat tank…yeah…I am loltank. Single target I think I am ok.

Orangeslice

I have to say…being a paladin healer is hell of a lot more fun then priest healer. The healing style is more reminiscent of white mage in FFXI. Although, paladin’s do not have the AoE spells of a white mage, the constant casting and btute force healing play is like coming home.

It’s ironic my paladin is not as old as my priest but the paladin has seen more of ICC 25 then my priest. And for the most part has all the same achievements my priest does. Gear wise i would say pretty comparable as well…only things lowering Orange’s gearscore is shield trinkets, and cape.

Back to the priest, I have decided to drop having to healing specs. Going to go with Disc and Shadow. (She started as shadow, then World of Snarkcraft had a great guide to lvl as healy priest, respecced and went to it! When I got duel spec, she was Holy/Shadow, to Disc/Holy, and now to Disc/Shadow) With the amount of healers now in guild, having a DPS spec to throw into the mix should help out with setups.

Last night in ICC 10 i was able to pick up a few pieces of caster DPS gear. With those equipped I am at 7.85% hit and with the 3 percent hit from shadow talents I am at 10.85% Looks like i need quite a bit more to get to that hit capped. Also more haste is needed sitting around 637 and crit rating of 25.22%.

Abracadaver

Wand of Ruby Claret

And from a PuG VoA 25

Sanc. Crimson Acolyte Gloves

Time to grind out EoT for some t9 and save remainder of EoF for T10 associated gear.

Back to that ICC 10…lol..i think i had a blond moment…i forgot my keys..muscle memory was gone for a few moments…I was looking for my Holy Light Button etc….

Oh no someone needs a big HEAL…HOLY LIGHT INBOUND!!! But instead…oh wait…Bubble and heal…lol definitely took some use to.

And for the chance a fellow priest reads this. For Shadow is the rotation, apply DoTs, Mindblast? then either mindflay or the mind sear depending on if single target or trash. Then reaaplly Dots? or do not even bother with find blast? Also is PW:Death not used?

But today is friday and tomorrow morning i get to see my favorite lock. :) She can lifetap me!

lifetap

Oh yes and Phil’s BBQ

http://www.philsbbq.net/

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  1. May 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    You know it ;-)

  2. May 28, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Lol, that stupid shield dropped every time in ICC25 until slice started coming along. I think every shammy in guild has that shield.

    • slice213
      May 28, 2010 at 9:29 pm

      yeah i cursed it…..

      • May 28, 2010 at 9:30 pm

        I still think you should run ToC 10 and get the shield off Anub

        THEN the one off MG 25 will drop

        • slice213
          May 28, 2010 at 9:37 pm

          it doesnt like to dtop there as well. Orange has been there 3 times on normal, 1x on heroic, and 4 times of 25 man….never seen a SINGLE shield drop. yeah shields dont like me lol

  3. Hêx
    May 30, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    My sympathy for shield drop rates is nonexistent. lol
    I ran Uld, totc 10 & 25 and naxx 10 and 25 for months and never saw a shield drop.

  4. Tirael
    June 1, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    You need to reapply your dots as their duration reaches zero (VT and DP), because that is when the last tick goes off. Reaaplying before means you lose the last tick of the dot AND means it could be anywhere from 4-5 seconds (instead of the normal 3 seconds) before the next tick goes off.

    Reapplying AFTER they fall off means that you start the dot completely over and depending on reaction time, and in VT’s case, and casting time, it could be anywhere from 3-6 seconds before your next dot tick.

    The best way is initial rotation is:

    VT-MB-MF-DP-SW:P-SW:D

    This means that by the time you apply SW:P, you will have 5 stacks of shadow weaving. Then, you want to fit as many MFs as you can (with your haste it will probably be 2) inbetween your MB cooldowns. You also want to keep your ddts up as described above and make sure SW:D and MB are always on CD. Since MF refreshes SW:P duration, you never have to worry about reapplying it, unless it falls off somehow.

    The only caveat to this is when you get haste buffs, such as Bloodlust, Power Infusion, or a haste pot. At this point, you want to reapply all your dots and start your MF/MB/SW:D/Reapply dot rotation again. This is because your dots benefit from haste in that they tick faster when under haste affects.

    You also want to hold off on using shadowfiend as long as you can, either until you are below 10% mana OR until you get a haste affect such as the ones described above. The reason for this is that when pet’s are summoned, the spell checks your current haste, SP and crit, and that is translated to your pet’s haste/sp/crit. When under Bloodlust, your pet will do more damage (and restore more mana).

    You also want to try to use Arcane Torrent early on (somewhere in the range of 75-80% mana) so that it will be available later, increasing your uptime on dps.

    *pulls up post
    *inserts mouthful of info
    kkthxbai

  5. Delerius
    June 1, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    And with no priest around, there will be no Levitate… and at last the fishies will be mine!!!

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