Woah, its been a looooong time since my last update ! Far too long.
Lets start with a Happy New Year to you all !
Lots of things happening in the world of WOW. I had huge fun today gathering my ‘Red Transmog Set’.
Its basically made up from the Cindercloth tailoring gear along with a cpl of matching pieces – the helm took about 10 resets in Blackrock Depths before it dropped ! But it was worth the wait. I like to be different and not follow the norm of what most other ppl have transmogged !
So, 4.3 Dragon Soul Raid – Such fun ! My guild is @ 1/8 hc 25man currently. Enjoying it more than Firelands which in the end felt like too much of a grind.
Still loving Discipline Spec – but also loving Holy spec too ! and thats something id never thought would happen !
Anyway just a short n sweet update – more to come in the next few days.
ciao for now !
We have been busy these last few days making much progress through content, first downing the twin dragons and then last night downing Maloriak. Has to be said, Maloriak is a relitively easy fight in comparrison to Valiona !
Tonight we head to Conclave !
Check out the smexy title after the Maloriak Kill last night, shame its not a permenant title !
pretty awesome eh ? also picked up a shiny tier token for the legs too !
Unfortunately we didnt FRAPS the Maloriak kill last night – but we do have the Valiona kill – frapsed by out favourite Mage Peedyweedy.
Ciao for now ❤
The guild killed this blind dragon a few weeks ago on heroic mode but only last night was I able to sucessfully FRAPS the kill.
Please note – I put this Vid together last night, very late, so didnt realise the noob spelling mistake until this morning when i watched the vid on Utube ! oh dear…. nvm eh… could have been worse i suppose. Anyway disregarding the spelling error it was certainly a nice clean kill, and i was able to DPS Atonement Heal for most of the encounter which was nice.
Anyway – big post incoming soon !
ciao for now.
Like many suggested setups we used a Frost Spec Death Knight to kite the parasites for the entire encounter. We also used the ‘grouping up on melee’ strategy. Standing ‘outside’ were Myself [healing the DK], The DK, 3 x Hunters MD’ing the Constructs to the Off Tank and a Holy Priest.
Having 5-6 ppl Standing ‘outside’ away from the main group ensured the ‘Pillar of flame’ and ‘Constructs’ would always spawn on one of us rather than in the melee and basically cause a big mess.
As usual I was Disco spec – which allowed me to bubble myself, the DK kiter and the Hunters whilst using Inner Will for the added movement increase….you need to be able to react very fast when fleeing from a pillar of flame or construct !!
As we entered Phase 2 we all spread out [6 yrds apart] and basically nuked ! popped any healing cooldowns that we could such as Divine Hymns/Tranquility/Divine Guardian etc and said a few prayers 🙂
Anyway here is the video – Frapsed by our Fire Mage ‘Peedyweedy’.
A quick look on the PTR earlier @ the changes for Atonement. the addition of Holy Fire to Atonement is a clear winner.
Have a look at the short clip:
Nice huh ?
Ciao for now.
/shocked …. the dreaded logging onto MMO in anticipation of the updated PTR 4.1 patch notes tuned out well today.
The ‘buffs’ Disc has been given are not only obvious ones that should have been in place at the begining of Cataclysm, they also favour the Atonement Spec heavily. [not good news for those who hate the Atonement Spec…]
- Holy Fire damage has been increased to be approximately 30% higher than Smite. [expect a nerf when this goes live!]
- Atonement now works with Holy Fire in addition to Smite. [ /cheer]
- Glyph of Divine Accuracy now also affects Holy Fire in addition to Smite. [nice – 2 for 1 glyph]
And not only that ^^^ but this too:
- The current healing priest 4-piece raid set bonus no longer requires a target to be under the effects of Weakened Soul for the priest to receive the Spirit bonus. Instead the benefit will be granted each time the priest’s Penance spell heals a target. /cheer at last a viable 4set….now we just need to use penance on cooldown ALL the time and we’re good…
A baby step in the right direction for sure but still – I think Blizz need to focus on our AOE group healing abilitys [or lack of] a bit more.
Divine Aegis auto procs from ALL direct heals plz !! [thats our mastery sorted then]
Hmmm…I wonder…. This change to Holy Fire and Atonement – Would we only see an initial ‘Heal’ from the first hit from Holy Fire ? OR – would we see a residual HoT left on the Atonement target in the same way Holy Fire leaves a DoT ticking for 7 seconds ? …. lol, ok probably not but would be nice wouldnt it !? /logs onto the PTR @ Brill to check it out !
Ciao for now !
* Ouch * That Nerf hurt !
x Power Word: Barrier‘s cooldown has been increased to 3 minutes, up from 2, and its effect has been reduced to 25%, down from 30%. [O M G….. im lost for words….. ‘WTF’ dosent quite cut it to be honest]
Inner Will and Inner Fire now last until canceled. [because it was SO hard to click the button every 30 minutes !]
It is now possible to remove Weakened Soul effects that were a result of another priest’s Power Word: Shield through Strength of Soul. [Handy if more that 1 Disc Priest in your Raid – or a bubble happy Holy Priest !]
…. ok so it is only ‘PTR’ and subject to several changes between now and release [thankfully] but come on Blizz – the Disc priest community are still sore over the PW:S mana increase and now you increase our Barrier’s cooldown !!?? Why ?!?
Many Disc Priests will be forced to respec to Holy who right now look to come to 4.1 in one piece and still playable.
Outraged – this has prompted me to download the current PTR and copy my beloved heartbroken Disc Priest to Brill EU….so ANY future change I can have a look at straight away. [waits for new spells and buffs !!]
Im sure Blizz [hopefully] reads the community forums and probably visits places like MMO – tbh the QQ is flooding everywhere so it isnt going to be hard for Blizz to miss it.
My 4.1 Wish List
- Prayer of Healing to not only auto Proc Divine Aegis but to apply 1 x stack of Grace on each target.
- Inner Focus – 45 sec cooldown -In addition to its current effects – Make spells not only mana free but instant cast.
- *New Spell* – Empowered Penance: A burst of Holy Energy fires at your target and the 4 nearest lowest Health targets healing all 5 targets for [no more than 10k] 20 sec cd. To look like Penance – but only 1 burst not 3 and to only apply 1 stack of Grace per target.
- More Divine Aegis auto procs to make good use of our ‘mastery’ and steer us further away from PW:S spamage.
Not asking for much ? …anyway – see you on Brill !
Ciao for now.
Our latest video of our Cho’gall kill 🙂
A nice clean kill.
So our QQ didnt go unheard…well not completely anyway… The latest Hotfix/s from da Blues.
- Body and Soul no longer reduces the mana cost of Power Word: Shield (the hotfix made on February 16 to provide this additional benefit has been reverted). Goodbye HolyBots !
- Rapture now returns 2/5/7% of maximum mana when Power Word: Shield is consumed, up from 2/4/6%. Ok….
Im still kinda hopeing they are working on implementing a better solution for 4.1 patch and a decent tier set bonus ! rather than a nerf this buff that approach. This small rapture buff will help alleviate some of the mana issues from the recent PW:S mana cost fix, but again its only a sticky plaster over what will still be an issue as ppl gain much better gear.
‘Weakened Soul to not affect more than 5 targets at any time’
Bam.. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ a simple and effective change. Leave rapture as it was pre-nerf and we have ourselves a solution.
Why make things complicated ?
ciao for now 🙂