Friday, July 16, 2010

A brooch to paint shields

When do you know something is really good? How about when its good enough to put it on one of the few legendary weapons WoW has? As many of you know with the introduction of Ulduar blizzard implemented on the game the first level 80 legendary they made it a one handed mace for healers as shown here: Val'anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings as more raid came out and the gear started to get higher and higher this mace became less and less good stat wise, but what makes it legendary you ask? well simply Blessing of Ancient Kings will always make it legendary even at level 85 who knows. The reson is the better the gear the bigger the heals, the bigger the heals the bigger the shields.
Now you might think that blizzard came out with this idea after patch 3.0, well think again because it was just a copy of a trinket dropped by Viscidus an optional boss in the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj ( 40 ), a giant slime with quite interesting mechanics that I hope to see more often in Cataclysm. and here is the trinket Scarab Brooch tada!
This trinket is a use trinket and when you click it you have a 100% chance to shield any friendly allies that are hit with ANY of your healing spells. The good thing about it is that you can basically chose when you want to be able to shield people rather than the 10% proc chance on the weapon. This does not make this trinket better than a weapon of course because the weapon might not have the best stats but it has something and the trinket just has nothing, but if you can get your hands in a 284 item level LK H weapon like Royal Scepter of Terenas II I personally think you you change it with the legendary for some fight where its shields turn out to be at the bottom of your healing done, and the best you can do is use the legendary weapon and the trinket at the same time for damage heavy fights and time you weapon proc and once its up use your trinket and boom it became 30% shields and with the current 25% ICC raid buff its just stupidly crazy we finally can beat priest! ( not really that will never happen)


Hey lets have a look at what cataclysm has upcoming and under construction for paladins :D
First off altho most of you already know the old 76 point based talent trees are gone from the beta and a new 31 points core talent trees have been added to all classes. When you select what path or spec you want to follow on your character before any points are spent you will receive something called primary skills which will basically help your character fulfill the specific role. I will only go over holy primary skills and talent changes since that's what interests me the most.
Primary Skills:
  1. Holy Shock
  2. Meditation
  3. Healing Bonus
Boom, right out as you click yes I want to be a healer! Ok with the new talent system you MUST spend 31 ( least ) points into the holy tree in order to be able to put points into the prot/ret tree. It is quite easy to come up with a spec something like this : 33/3/5 and sad to say that for a PvP holy is something like this 38/0/3. Ok lets go straight to how "I think" healing will run down for us in cata.
  1. Flash of Light costs way more mana about as much as a current HL costs just a bit more and heals for way more about a non crit HL as of 3.5 12k-14k. It is not affected by beacon which doesn't make this ability as efficient for tank healing.
  2. Holy Light cost as much as a current FoL even less! and heals for a lot less than it currently does. DOES WORK WITH BEACON OF LIGHT!
  3. Well Holy Shock its basically free >.< style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">DOES WORK WITH BEACON OF LIGHT! which makes this a very very useful spell for us not as of right now where is kind of doll.
  4. Divine Light is the ohh shit incoming undergeared tank tanking H festergut after he absorbs blight! heals for A LOT about 21-30k crits for an icc 10m geared paladin. Sadly it is not affected by beacon of light so this is totally something we don't want to spam due to its humongous mana cost.
Those are the basic healing spells ( note that I am not including the new 80+ spells since I have not yet had a chance to test them )

I will only go over the ones that are really amazing...wait that will be all of them >.<

  1. There is no doubt that Judgement spells will be a big deal for cataclysm which it should I mean what makes us paladins? ok so in the first tier there are some interesting talents among these Sanctified Light and Divinity which was moved from the protection tree over to holy.
  2. As soon as we move to second tier we start to get sad as we see Judgements of the Pure got nerfed from 15% haste down to 9% haste.
  3. But not all hope is lost since once we reach tier 3 we get 4 very awesome talents among these Inspired Judgement see i told you judgements are a big deal :D and Beacon of Light Change as well more nerf than change but hey gotta keep our hopes up! following this comes Illumination who now refund mana on EVERY critical strike this includes judgements, crusader strikes every single spell we have and lastly as explained earlier Divine Light out new big heal.
  4. As we reach the layers of awesomeness we face ourselves with out 4th tier and yet another nerf the Flash of Light ( HoT ) is gone for good.
  5. Nothing here but the simple cleanse mechanic that every cleanser class got so not be able to remove magic unless your a healer and you spec in it Sacred Cleansing
  6. Aha enough pain said blizzard in a slow taunting voice its time for some cool mechanics as he blessed us with Purifying Power this is another prove to my statement Judgements will be a big deal again ohh I sure miss those days raiding MC and being awesome. Not only blizzard decided to make us more involved in doing damage and smacking the boss as healers but they also want to make sure we are not selfish with Selfless Healer
  7. Ahh but not all that glitter is paladin... as we face out Divine Illumination yet again we do not deserve such awesomeness as healers lets just give them crit instead. Honestly I am only specced into it because we have to other wise I will find interest somewhere else any ways I just think we won't use this as often.
Well that is about it for now as I get more information I will make sure to get back and edit/delete things that might happen don't forget this is all under beta so I will only give things careless attention. Without further due I'll leave you with a picture edited in Paint to let you have an idea of what happened to the trees original Idea for the picture from red x means either transfer of talents or completely gone from the tree and yellow means it was changed. go ahead knock yourself out :D

BIS updated for 3.5

Don't you just love when there is an instance / raid where every single drop is BIS for you? I bet you do well at least if your loot system is fair ( which most are ) and isn't it awesome how you have to compete with everyone in the raid and earn their hate slowly? i hope not but well here it is:
Head: Sanctified Lightsworn Headpiece
Neck: Blood Queen's Crimson Choker
Shoulders: Sanctified Lightsworn Spaulders
Cloak: Cloak of Burning Dusk
Chest: Rot-Resistant Breastplate
Wrist: Bracers of Fiery Night
Weapon: Royal Scepter of Terenas II
Shield: Bulwark of Smouldering Steel
Relic: Libram of Renewal
Trinket 1: Talisman of Resurgence
Trinket 2: Glowing Twilight Scale forget intellect as a second trinket this is too good to give out IMO.
Ring 1: Ashen Band of Endless Wisdom
Ring 2: Ring of Phased Regeneration
Boots: Foreshadow Steps
Legs: Corrupted Silverplate Leggings
or Leggings of Dying Candles
Belt: Split Shape Belt
Hands: Fallen Lord's Handguards

Friend of Foe?

Well I finally did it, I decided to faction change from Aliance to Horde. I was trolling on the AH looking for deals when i found an interesting item which i bought Lei of Lilies does not look that amazing but we can use its conjured item Lily Root as another way to min max along with Dark Rune etc altho they both share same CD dark rune has 15m lily has 2m so you can use dark rune ASAP then 2m in the fight use lily. Well i have to go now look for a life at craiglist and ebay brb.