Buff Shaman Single Target Heals

The premise: Resto shamans are in a pretty decent place in 25 man content, although they still lag behind in certain fights.  Playing a resto shaman in PvP is generally pretty competitive, and in some cases, almost overpowered.  In contrast, we are almost universally the worst healing option for most 10 man fights.  You can […]

Offically AFK

If you are one of the 3 or 4 people out there who are anxiously awaiting an update to my blog, I just wanted to give everyone an update and explain that I probably will not be doing much writing here in the near future.  A combination of things have led to my current lack […]

Answering Questions the Lazy Way

I haven’t made a ton of time to write lately, and I know that for every comment I get asking for help, there are probably 10 other people who are wondering the same thing but not asking. Unfortunately, my energy is pretty limited these days, and writing often takes more out of me than I […]

Resto Shaman Tier 11 Loot List

If you are still gearing up for raids, please check out the pre-raid lootlist. However, if you’re starting to gather most of your pre-raid set and are looking forward to some new raids in the new year, you’ll want to look at this list for planning purposes. Based on my experience so far, Spirit gear […]

Tracking Shaman Crowd Control Abilities

If there’s one thing that is certain about the Cataclysm expansion, it’s that Shamans are going to be featured front and center.  If there are two things that are certain, it’s that crowd control in instances is going to come back in a big way.  With that in mind, now is a good time to […]

A Fresh Start

Patch 4.0.3a (a.k.a. “The Sundering Shattering” for those who prefer catchy titles) is nearly upon us.  By most accounts it will be arriving tomorrow, or perhaps today depending on when you are reading this post.  Change is all around us, and it’s pretty exciting. Inspired by the coming cataclysm, I’ve made one superficial change and one rather […]

Some New Pre-Raid Resto Items

While thoroughly enjoying the Cataclysm experience over the last few days, I’ve found a few items that didn’t make it on my previous pre-raid loot list.  I’ll list them here for you and also add them to the previous post, which you can find here. Kilt of Trollish Dreams – A pretty amazing BoE epic world drop […]

WoW as a Refuge

If you’ve spent any amount of time getting to know your fellow WoW players, I’m sure you have realized that we are a diverse and interesting bunch of people.  One of my favorite features over at WoWInsider is their 15 Minutes of Fame series, where they profile WoW players from all walks of life.  Recently, I’ve been […]