Category Archives: Theorycrafting

Posts about the mathematics and theory of healing

Warlords of Draenor Mini-Analysis: Chain Heal and High Tide

In this [Editor’s note: not-so-] mini-post, I’d like to explore changes that are being made to Chain Heal in Warlords, and then look closely at the Restoration Shaman level 100 Talent High Tide, specifically a particular aspect of the Talent that … Continue reading

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Warlords of Draenor Mini-Analysis: Mistweaver Edition

This is going to be a pretty short post as I don’t want to get into all the details of Mistweaver changes — just check the patch notes’ Monk section for the vast majority of the details that have been … Continue reading

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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

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Warlords of Draenor Mini-Analyses: Healing Gameplay

Preliminary patch notes for Patch 6.0 (the Warlords of Draenor pre-patch) were recently released, and there is a lot of information contained therein. It’s a little overwhelming, and a little difficult to fully piece everything together. Healing is going to change … Continue reading

Posted in Discipline, Druid, Holy, Monk, Paladin, Priests, Shaman, Theorycrafting, Warlords of Draenor | Tagged | 12 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

Blizzcon Whoahs

Contents New Raiding Hierarchy Level 100 Talents Druid Monk Paladin Priest Shaman So, BlizzCon happened, and thankfully – since I can’t be there myself this year – my Twitter is all a-flurry with speculation and excitement over what’s been announced. … Continue reading

Posted in Discipline, Druid, Holy, Monk, Paladin, Priests, Shaman, Theorycrafting, Warlords of Draenor | 10 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

Patch 5.4: Resto Druid Changes

Patch 5.4 has brought quite a few changes to Resto Druids! I’ve already covered many of them in depth in a previous post, so I’ll try to keep this limited to discussing what’s changed since then. You can of course … Continue reading

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Patch 5.4: Resto Shaman Changes

I’ll try to keep this pretty short and sweet since I’ve already gone over a lot of this in a previous post, and everything else can be found in my updated Shaman Changes page. So behold, my best attempt at succinctness!

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Amplification Trinkets in 5.4

** Updated for new trinket behaviour in patch 5.4.8 (May 20, 2014) ** This is just a pretty quick post to talk briefly about the trinket drops collectively known as “Amplification trinkets” that we’ll see in 5.4. As usual in WoW, … Continue reading

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