May 08

Blizzard have finally released information on the dual specs feature talked about for months. You can read the full Q&A on the official site; here are some of the highlights, with my reactions.
Nethaera: Who will be able to use it?
Ghostcrawler: Players who have reached the maximum level will be able to set up dual [...]

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 (I originally covered holy paladin glyphs here and here; however, those posts are out of date since the changes during the WotLK [...]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

3.0.8 brings two welcome changes to holy paladin glyphs:

Glyph of Flash of Light – Your Flash of Light has an additional 5% critical strike chance. (Old – Your Flash of Light heals for 50% less initially, but also heals for 140% of its inital effect over 12 sec.)
Glyph of Holy Light – Your Holy Light [...]

May 08

Finally, it’s all done!
Inscription Guide v1.2
Last Update: 10 October; PTR build 9056.
If you want to see the levelling guide here on the blog, I’ve updated the Inscription Levelling Guide post.
Alternatively, for the full list of Inscription recipes and the complete Inscription Guide, download the guide as a PDF file here: inscription12.pdf. (The full guide [...]

May 08

Just FYI: the test realms are about to go down to update with a new patch. I’ll be issuing a revision of the Inscription guide a few hours after they’re back up; I don’t want to revise it now, only to find that I have to do it all again tomorrow.

May 08

Unsurprisingly, build 9014 has changed some things for Inscription yet again.
Of particular interest, a lot of the glyphs that were previously green when learnt are now orange, meaning that skilling up from 200 onwards shouldn’t be as painful or costly as my guide suggested. On the other hand, many inks have doubled in cast, so [...]

May 08

I alluded to this in my last post, but I felt I should make it clear for people who didn’t read behind the cut:
A lot of information around the net – including my own Inscription guide, currently – says that Scribes will be getting an extra Major Glyph slot that no-one else gets.
This is no [...]

May 08

Note: this post contains information on Wrath of the Lich King.

So, you’re wondering what professions will serve you best at level 80? Here’s a super-quick rundown of the crafter-only advantages of each profession, to help you pick.
In addition, I’ve listed the major epic items that each profession can make, even if they’re BoE, as there’s [...]

May 08

Note: this post contains spoilers for Patch 3.0.

This is the second of a two-part guide to Inscription, the new tradeskill being introduced in Wrath of the Lich King.
Last Update: 10 October; WotLK beta build 9056.
If you have questions, feel free to contact me.

Part 1: Introduction (Scribe abilities, How Glyphs Work, Inscription Trainers, Milling)
Part 2: [...]

May 08

Note: this post contains spoilers for Patch 3.0.

This post is a revision of my previous Inscription Guide.
This is the first of a two-part guide to Inscription, the new tradeskill being introduced in Wrath of the Lich King. The second part will cover specific recipes, required mats, and a recommended path for levelling the skill as [...]