Circle of Healers

February 19, 2010

It was inevitable I suppose. No-one can resist Miss Medicina’s powerful memes for long.

What is the name, class, and spec of your primary healer? Runcible, Priest, Discipline Read the rest of this entry »


Mouseover Macros

February 18, 2010

Slow progress is being made with the new Speedpad.  Still, its giving me an excuse to rewrite all my mouseover macros in the new patch 3.3 syntax.  Once upon a time I used clique, but never much liked the clicking.  As soon as I worked out some mouseover macros, I never looked back.  My preferred method by a long way.

Right, heres an example macro, followed by an explanation from the wonderful Fitzcairn’s Macro Explain-o-matic

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Giving up on tier gear

February 15, 2010

A little while ago I was browsing the tier10 priest gear, wondering about how best to spend emblems.  I’d been thinking of taking two pieces of shadow tier and filling the rest with off-set pieces.

Then I spotted who priests share their tokens with…   Read the rest of this entry »

Power Word: Shield is the defining spell of the Disc Priest. Currently it only scales with one stat – Spellpower. Shields are also of fixed size, with no variation other than this same spellpower input. Assuming full points in all the PW:S boosting Disc talents (Twin Disciplines, Improved PW:S, Focused Power, Borrowed Time) the amount of the shield can be worked out as…

(spellpower * 1.5155) + 2800
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With two trees worth of healing oriented goodness its easy to overlook the contribution that spells from the Shadow school can make towards playing as a healer.

Doing Damage

Most of the time when raiding we have limited opportunity to make much of a contribution to dps, especially now that Pestilence doesn’t spread Devouring Plague anymore.  Still, a Mind Sear on a large pack of adds can do enough damage to really help out the raid (and searing Ony’s whelp packs is so much fun!) and some fights (Deathwhisper, Saurfang) have times when adding to the dps is the most useful thing to do.  On the whole, however, Shadow spells don’t count for much in overall dps terms.  Their importance lies in their situational utility…

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Back to Button School

February 12, 2010

Every so often I enjoy playing a really low level character.  I’ll just start one up, run around the starter area for a bit, get to level ten or so, then delete it.

I think its because of the simplicity.  Every action or spell can have its own full-time, dedicated finger.  Just fill up the number keys until no-more-fingers time, then scrap the character.

I enjoy bear tanking for the same reason; I can map and macro everything I’ll need and that’s still a single digit button total.

That’s a world away from playing a priest… 

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