This is a really cool fight which involves battling three out of the four stone statues guarding the vaults. The four guardians are Jade, Amethyst, Jasper and Cobalt – each having different abilities in addition to their AoE “overload”. The mechanics of the fight in general rely on watching the energy bar of the guardian, well-timed tank swaps, and making sure that the right type of guardian is doing the overload so it is mitigated by the debuff they provide.
This last week has been that familiar time where my healing world gets turned upside down and I have to relearn it all over again. Like all classes, Discipline healing has seen an overhaul in mechanics, stats and priorities. A week ago I felt awesome in my BiS gear and after the patch hit, I was gasping for mana – and my BiS gear wasn’t so BiS anymore. If this sounds familiar, fear not. You’re not alone and with a little tweaking and switching up of priorities, Discipline healing gets to be fun and interesting. Without further ado, here are my first impressions of Discipline healing in 5.0.4: Continue Reading »
It is time to kill spiders! Our foe here is none other than Beth’tilac, the Red Widow. And when they said red, boy did they mean red. This is a fun, two phase fight which involves a bit of add management, climbing through her fiery web and a lot of spider squishing. This post, as usual, will focus on this fight for healers rather than a complete rundown of the mechanics. Let’s see what tricks this spider has up her sleeve!
With my feet in a couple heroics, I’ve found myself turning my attention to the gemming options. I usually like to use the addon Panda for this ingame, but I have no real equivalent when I’m simply browsing otherwise. Hence we now have this browsable gem reference. Rather than limiting it to resto druid gems, I decided to include all gem cuts for browsing convenience with special note of the ones that restoration druids would find to be particularly yummy. Enjoy!
Inferno Ruby (red) – Red Socket
Resto: Brilliant Inferno Ruby
Ember Topaz (orange) – Red or Yellow Socket
Amberjewel (yellow) – Yellow Socket
Dream Emerald (green) – Blue or Yellow Socket
Ocean Sapphire (blue) – Blue Socket
Resto: Sparkling Ocean Sapphire
Demonseye (purple) – Red or Blue Socket
Resto: Purified Demonseye
Shadowspirit Diamond – Meta Socket