Category Archives: Philosophy

Posts about healing philosophy

MoP in Review, Part 3: The Troubles with Bubbles

In this third installment of my Mists of Pandaria review/opinion series (previous posts in the series here), I’ll be tackling the topic of absorption healing and why it has been so prominent throughout the expansion. This is a retrospective, more of a historical … Continue reading

Posted in Discipline, Mists of Pandaria, Paladin, Philosophy, Priests, Raids, Theorycrafting, Tier 14, Tier 15, Tier 16, Warlords of Draenor | Tagged | 11 Comments

Warlords of Draenor Mini-Analysis: Double Your HR, Double Your Fun

Pretty late in the evening for you Western Hemisphere types, Celestalon dropped a major bomb on Twitter about Restoration Shaman: @healiocentric Yes, you'll be able to have multiple HRs down. — Celestalon (@Celestalon) April 6, 2014 << record scratch >> … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Shaman, Theorycrafting, Warlords of Draenor | Tagged | 9 Comments

MoP In Review, Part 2: Mana Matters

This opinion-laden post follows on from my previous MoP In Review topic, Healer Representation, and builds on themes I started to explore in the introduction. Go back and catch up there if you’d like 🙂 In the interests of full disclosure, … Continue reading

Posted in Cataclysm, Discipline, Druid, Dungeons, Holy, Mists of Pandaria, Monk, Paladin, Philosophy, Priests, Raids, Shaman, Theorycrafting, Warlords of Draenor | Tagged | 12 Comments

MoP In Review, Part 1: Healer Representation

As this expansion comes to its denouement, with Heroic Garrosh vanquished and a long wait until Warlords of Draenor is released, I’d like to take some time to reflect. This has been the first expansion in which I have completed … Continue reading

Posted in Discipline, Druid, Holy, Mists of Pandaria, Monk, Paladin, Philosophy, Priests, Shaman, Tier 14, Tier 15, Tier 16, Warlords of Draenor | Tagged | 30 Comments

5.4 Update: Raid Cooldowns Overview

Contents Healer Throughput CDs Non-Healer Throughput CDs Damage Reduction CDs Methodology Back in 5.3 I made a blog post about raid cooldowns and their comparative strengths, which you can find here. I went into a lot of detail about the different … Continue reading

Posted in Discipline, Druid, Guides, Holy, Monk, Paladin, Philosophy, Priests, Raids, Shaman, Theorycrafting | 20 Comments

Water(Totem)gate: 5.4 and the Resto Shaman Controversies

Contents HR/CH Buffs Ascendance and AG Ancestral Vigor Baseline HTT Level 75 Talents T16 Set Bonuses Conclusions *pokes her little wombat head out of her burrow* G’day, mates! It looks like I’ve forgotten all about this place. I hear that … Continue reading

Posted in MoP Beta, Philosophy, Raids, Shaman, Theorycrafting, Tier 16 | 26 Comments

Raid Cooldown Overview

Note: This post contains outdated numbers and mechanics for several raid cooldowns that were changed in Patch 5.4. However, the philosophical discussions of what cooldowns to use when, and the table at the bottom listing all raid cooldowns and their … Continue reading

Posted in Druid, Guides, Monk, Paladin, Philosophy, Priests, Raids, Shaman, Theorycrafting | 22 Comments