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Disc at 80 at 4.0 and a Bunch of Other Numbers

(Note: This is based off PTR build v4.0.1.13033) Hey kids! It’s me! Ava! Remember me? You do? Shit. I still don’t have a beta key, so all you’re going to get from me is PTR scraps. And if you’re looking for awesome videos of me talking, like Derevka does- sorry, won’t happen. I’m usually too drunk for you to understand what I’m saying, and talking into a mic requires me putting down my beer glass. So today’s musing is Disc at level 80 when 4.0 hits – what to do, what to spec, what to freak out about…kidding, kidding. This is the WoW community – you should freak out about everything! Let’s start with the 33/3 build, and the one I’m planning on starting with. With the changes to Archangel …

Written By: on September 28, 2010

New Animations: Chakra, Sanctuary, Leap of Faith, and Archangel

The latest beta build hit last night and added a number of changes to the Priest trees as well as the polish we’ve been looking for on our spell animations! We’re getting closer and closer to a finished product I think. Early November could very well be the Cataclysm date— and Boubouile at MMO-Champion might be spot on with his prediction. (Personally, that works for me since the end of November I am on vacation!) That being said, there are a number of bugs in the latest build that will need to be addressed. Atonement, for example, specced 3/3 is not converting 120% of your smite to healing… it converts only 12%. Clearly something that needs to be fixed to allow for priests to give Disc a fair shake as …

Written By: on September 19, 2010

Holy Specs in 4.0 and Cataclysm

We’re getting closer and closer! The Public PTR has now been patched with a 4.0 Build! This means we should (soon™) see the build on the Live Servers and shortly after see Cataclysm! As of yet, we’ve not seen an official Blue Post giving us an actual date. I think the next 1-2 beta patches will be the real tell tale sign. If the next patch is as big as I suspect it will be… Boubouille’s November 2nd date could very well be the date we all hope it is. By now many of you might have already downloaded and copied to the PTR to take a look at the 4.0 Talent Trees. Over the next two weeks we’ll be explaining both Discipline and Holy builds are at level 85 …

Written By: on September 16, 2010

Cataclysm: Holy Throughput & A Leap of Faith Primer

I’ve been playing Holy as my primary spec since Vanilla. Holy has had a number of changes through the years going from general healers, to tank healers, to raid healers, to nearly exclusively raid healers. A lot of these roles have bene defined by the way our Tree is structured. What talents and throughput abilities you have available to you really can define what roles you can fill best. I use the term “best” because, of course, you can fill a tank healing, tank support, or raid healing role as any healer— but in my opinion “best” also weighs in what your talent’s benefit most. With Cataclysm, we’ll see a good deal of improvement to our healing flexibility via these talents.  Lets take a look at some of the current …

Written By: on September 5, 2010