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Growing Pains: Low-level Tanking

September 22, 2011 2 comments

I just wanted to take a short opportunity to further elaborate on a topic that came up on The Guardian Tank two weeks ago. Eldoric was describing how low level tanks could expect their heals to come (i.e. A lot of HOTs from droods, shields from priests, shamans being good at AOE heals). I would like to further that idea when it comes to low-level dungeon tanking. Having been taking all the healing classes through dungeons and taking all but a bear through tanking as well, I have noticed similar trends no matter what I choose to play that day. Join me as we look at how you will be healed and what you can expect so that you can punch bad guys harder.

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Sparkly Hands: Healing in PvP

September 10, 2011 Leave a comment

I’ve been doing arena moderately for many years, always before on a hunter. In Cata, I switched mains to a Resto Shaman, fell in love with it, and when I inevitably went to PvP with him (in Tol Barad and such) I decided to stay Resto. The thing I love about PvP is that each class gets to experience a much more specific role than in PvE. In PvE you really just have the holy trinity of dungeoneering: Tank, Healer, DPS. When you hop over to the non AI side, you get to become something so much more. My job in PvP as a Resto Shammy can go one of two ways all depending on whether or not I make it obvious that I’m healing. Given that I’m a Tauren, it’s pretty obvious.

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