May 08

MMO-Champion has just posted information on the Tier 8 gear in the recent PTR patch (build 9704).
The sets:

25 man paladin healer set
10 man paladin healer set

First, let me say that the set does look better with a kilt than with pants, but I’m still pretty sad about the way this armor set turned out (compared [...]

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

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

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

I don’t generally make “yay I got this loot last night!” posts, but I can’t help but post about this because I’m so darn happy about it.
Throughout TBC, I was one of my guild’s worst-geared healers, because my dice hate me. I wasn’t lagging to the point of ridiculousness, but I was always one of [...]

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

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

Okay, gear lists are always useful, and as more and more people are starting to hit the 78-80 range, it’s time to think about what you’re going to wear to your first Naxxramas raid. Remember, no-one likes being underdressed!
The following are some suggestions for each item slot; I’ll suggest the best items from various sources, [...]

May 08

This post grew out of an answer I wrote for someone on the PlusHeal forums; I figured other people might find it useful too.
By the time you hit 80 and do a couple of instances, you’ll likely have upgraded a lot of your gear, if not all of it – only a few pieces of [...]

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 [...]