Daily Blue Posts – DoTs, Glyphs, Balance and More

DoTs Critting? Originally, we liked the fact that dots didn’t crit. It’s one of the things that made them different from other types of spells. In turn, it meant that classes and specs that focused on dots cared about different stats than other classes. We think it’s interesting when say a ring drops, and the group has to speculate about who would get the most benefit out of it. We are changing our minds about that...

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Shadow Priest Buffs Coming

Unless I’m mistaken this is the first time we’ve really seen confirmation that the idea of the “utility” class is going away. Personally I say good riddance. Utility class for always just seemed like a subtle word for “bad”. More from a design perspective than actually being a waste of space during a raid. Assuming you are a Shadow priest, the answer is you are a dps class. We’re trying to...

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Rogue / Priest Strategy: Position Discussion Audio
Sep15

Rogue / Priest Strategy: Position Discussion Audio

One of the most important, yet most overlooked aspect of playing rogue / priest 2v2…or for that matter any arena team comp, is without a doubt positioning. Too often I think players and teams get so caught up in the ideas 100 other factors that they completely forget about their positioning. Being in the right place at the right time isn’t an accident, in many ways it’s the only true strategy in arena. Knowing the...

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WotLK Spellpower Change

As many of you know I’ve been watching these WotLK changes come pouring in for weeks now, however one change did happen to slip through my radar, and it’s a pretty big one. As some of you may have read, +healing and +damage will be merged into a single stat called “spellpower” when patch 3.0 is released. The spellpower on your current weapon will be determined by the following formula. Spellpower = +Healing *...

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Nagrand Arena Position and Line of Sight Breakdown
Sep05

Nagrand Arena Position and Line of Sight Breakdown

When I think about Nagrand arena position strategies one word comes to mind…pillars. If you’ve played arena for any stretch of time then you are probably more than familiar with this mechanic. That said, learning to effectively use line sight in combination with proper positioning is no easy task. It requires a lot of practice and a bit of know how, which we’re going to discuss below. Mastering The Pillar Kite The...

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