Archive for May, 2011

10-Man Chakra States

I originally wanted to write something of a more personal nature today, but I’m still trying to find the right way to start the post. So instead, I’d like to talk about Chakra states as a 10-man holy priest. Now, I don’t get the opportunity to tank heal altogether too often, but when I do, it’s definitely a fun time, because it’s a nice change of pace, so that’s something I’ll cover in here as well. Through and through, I’ll always be a raid healer at heart, but when you’re healing 10-mans, it’s a little different, because you are always cross-healing between the raid and the tank(s). But recently, I got to make some excellent use of Chakra: Serenity outside of Maloriak and Conclave of Wind (which is where a holy priest is most likely to be using Chakra: Serenity in any raid, especially 10-man).

Sometimes we two-heal in our raids, especially if one of our other healers goes MIA for a night, and that’s okay, because we still manage to get things done, even if it is an exercise in throughput and regeneration. Generally, if we’re two-healing, it’s myself and our restoration shaman (generally because our discipline priest and/or holy paladin aren’t available). So I’m going to go over two-healing some encounters, and where I tank heal otherwise in a general sense, and where you might use different Chakra states in various encounters (sans Cho’gall and Nefarian, as we do not have extensive experience with those encounters). Also, incoming wall of text.

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The Accused

Today, I actually wanted to share something else that I’ve been working on. All in all, there’s recently been very little news regarding priests as a general, and honestly, I feel that I might have been going a little further away from priest topics as I’d like, in some regards. Still, there’s some things that I’ll be rambling about in the recent future – I actually have a sticky note with all the different things I intend to cover. For now, though, on to some not-so-important stuff, but something that hopefully I’ll continue. I’m probably going to put this on a separate blog/subdomain so as to keep it relatively clutter-free, but right now, I’m actually still undecided on the title. I think for now what I have works, but I only have planned out so far, and I want to make sure it’ll fit with the rest of it, too. Anyhow, comments and critique are most certainly welcome!

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I Miss Old Priest Racials

We’ll call this a “retro post.” Contrary to previous posts I’ve made recently, I actually wanted to discuss something that I actually find that I’ve been missing recently. Besides, it can’t always be about theorycrafting and OMGSRSBZNZ stuff all the time. Remember, WoW is a game, it’s there for entertainment. So here’s a “fun” post that has nothing to do with all the number and maths for a bit. Well, sort of.

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Back until 3.0 hit, priests were unique relative to all other classes in that they had racial abilities that they could train at levels 10 and 20. I’m not sure how much, if any, debate this caused regarding other classes and how “fair” it was for priests to have their own special abilities. But I do know this – it made racial choice a little more important in both PvP and PvE, since this was long before race and faction transfers were available.

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