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A little less spirit(tual)

Posted in WoW with tags , , on December 21, 2011 by Sindanda

Prepping for progression night. I’m going to reforge my spirit to crit/mastery. I need more throughput. My mana regen is through the roof, frankly, and I don’t need it all. My spirit is at ~3400 with my persistant spirit buffs up, not including Heartsong.

We’ll see how it goes. Fear for me.

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More totems, FASTER

Posted in Healing, Raid Night, Raiding, Stats, WoW with tags , , , , , on December 8, 2011 by Sindanda

So we decided to finish our second Dragonwrath before hitting Dragon Soul last night.  This included a full 7/7 heroic run of Firelands.  I had decided to break my long standing gruge against anything non-mastery related.  So I reforged.  Everything.  Mastery became haste.  Crit….for the most part stayed crit, but sometimes became haste.  The end result was me going from a modest 916 haste rating to 2015, this gives me another tick of riptide heal on an unrefreshed HoT.  My crit chance is around 20% unbuffed, which is pretty much what it was previously.  My mastery plummeted from around 57% increased healing based on health to 30%-ish. 

On farm content, it felt great.  The logs look great.  My HPS has gone up.  Problem?  It’s farm content.  I know all these fights, intimately.  It’s not what I want to gauge myself on.

We did get about an hour on Zon’ozz, with a second Dragonwrath.  We made progress.  Again, my healing felt better, a lot better.  The faster heals push my HPS in a more reactive way, which is what I’m going to need on progression.  True, I’ll spend mana faster, but I’ve switched (For the moment)  to regen trinkets, and speced into Telluric Currents rather than Focused Insight.  I feel like it’s a good change, I can push the heals hard when I need to, and regen when I don’t.

To do:  Figure out if my stat priority will be Haste>Matery>Crit or Haste>Crit>Mastery.  Ug, still so many decisions.

A buff is a buff. Or is it?

Posted in Healing, WoW with tags , , , , on December 6, 2011 by Sindanda

I’ve been a shaman for a long time.  I’m so used to bringing some sort of unique buff to the raid.  I was very disheartened when the “Bring the player, not the class” philosophy was implemented, and essentially decimated our versatility and unique buffs.  I feel it’s a lot of the reason that shamans are low man on the totem pole in pretty much all specs right now. 

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Totems on the ceiling!

Posted in Healing, WoW with tags , , , on July 30, 2011 by Sindanda

I recently became the proud owner of a brand new Sho’Ravon, and as I was looking at it, I started thinking about stats. There’s no definitive best stat for us.  Some people find this exceedingly frustrating,  find it refreshing and liberating. Continue reading