May 08

Credits: This FAQ was developed in response to a request from Josh of Eye For An Eye, and was created at the PlusHeal forums with input from the community there. I’m posting a modified version of it here as a number of readers don’t frequent PlusHeal (although you should! it’s great!). The format is [...]

May 08

On the whole, Blizzard’s done a pretty good job of normalizing the various crafting professions and their products in Wrath of the Lich King, although a couple of professions (tailoring and enchanting) arguably need a bit more love.
They even made sure you could skill up cooking without having to fish as well. Almost all [...]

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

Time for the next installment in my series of ‘How To Gear Your Paladin In WotLLK’ posts: Holy Paladin Gem Choices. This is an issue that’s been somewhat complexified by the mountain of new gem cuts in WotLK.
Updated 1 Feb 09 to include the Reckless orange cut and adjust recipes based on 3.0.8.
In general, I [...]

May 08

A quick tip for mana users: in advance of Wrath of the Lich King, you can buy the next rank of “water” already.
Except it’s not water, it’s pungent seal whey. Yummy.
Still, it’ll restore your mana faster than any water’s done before – presumably because you toss it back so fast it can’t hit your [...]

May 08

This is a revision and update of this post, incorporating some items I’d overlooked the first time around (and with thanks to commenters who reminded me about some of them). Thus, I present: the Revised Guide to Holy Paladin Consumables.
Two things to note:

I’m recommending consumables that give you a good balance of stats, where [...]

May 08

Update: This post has been revised and updated here.
This one’s going around the blogosphere lately, so here’s my quick guide to raiding consumables for holy paladins. (Bellwether covered the same issue for resto druids, and Big Bear Butt for feral tanks; I’m sure there will be more coming soon.)
Two things to note:

I’m recommending consumables that [...]

May 08

As any regular level 70 player would know – especially a raider – the costs of mana and/or healing potions can become a bit punitive after a while, and no-one enjoys having to take a night off raiding/instancing to farm for consumables. Thankfully, Blizzard have recognised this, and while some of the steps they’ve taken [...]