May 08

Some information has started to trickle out from Blizzard about the way loot will work in the next tier of raid content. Some of it’s what I expected, some of it surprises me.
Here’s some of what we know, now.

There will be a new Emblem type: the Emblem of Conquest.
You will be able to spend Emblems [...]

May 08

(I originally titled this post “Divine Plea Nerf Ahead of Schedule” but I thought that sounded too bitter.)
At the end of last week, I posted about the changes Blizzard announced for 3.1, including a nerf to Divine Plea (changing the healing penalty from 20% to 50%).
Not content to wait until 3.1, Blizzard continues the fine [...]

May 08

This post refers to gear that drops in 25-man raids. If you’re looking for a list of gear to get ready for raiding, you might be more interested in my Pre-Raid Holy Paladin Gear List instead.
This post aims to provide a nice ‘wishlist’ of holy pally gear to aim for. Let me say up front [...]

May 08

Just posted on the WoW forums by Bornakk:
As we have suggested, we have become concerned that mana regeneration is currently too powerful, especially for healers. We want players to have to keep an eye on mana. We don’t want you to go out of mana every fight, but running out of mana should be a [...]

May 08

An essential part of playing a spec is choosing the right glyphs to support your spell use. Here’s a quick guide to the best glyphs for Holy Paladins, current as of patch 3.0.8. (I originally covered holy paladin glyphs here and here; however, those posts are out of date since the changes during the WotLK [...]

May 08

Last year, I wrote about the usefulness of the festival dumplings compared with conjured manna biscuits.
Let’s look at it again compared with the level 80 Conjured Mana Strudel. It restores 15000 health and 12960 mana over 30 seconds, whereas the Festival Dumplings restore 4% of your health and 3% of your mana per second for [...]

May 08

As with previous guides, two things to note:

I’m recommending consumables that give you a good balance of stats, where feasible. If you’re very well-geared in one area and need to boost a specific stat, you can make your own choices.
My recommendations are specific for holy paladins. If you’re a priest, all those +Spirit consumables I [...]

May 08

More of my Google traffic comes from ‘jewelcrafting dailies’ than any other single search term, so obviously people are looking for some good information. Hope this helps.
Unlike most other tradeskills, there’s a daily quest for Jewelcrafters to complete. Each daily rewards you with 13.23 gold (or 7.4 gold and 12,650 experience if you’re doing it [...]

May 08

A few of the items I recommended in my Pre-Raid Healadin Gear Guide are seeing some changes next patch, and they’re worth looking at. (Source: this MMO-Champion thread.)

The best change, in my opinion: the Brilliant Titansteel Helm is being beefed up. Old version: 46 crit, 24 mp5, 108 spellpower. New version: 53 crit, 24 [...]

May 08

Two handy Wintergrasp tips for you:

It’s a great place to get the With A Little Helper From My Friends achievement. WG is one place where it’s fairly easy to get a lot of HKs without getting repeatedly killed by the other side, provided you’re smart and you use cover and teamwork appropriately. It’s easier if [...]