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Tier 16 Model Released

by on Jul.03, 2013, under Gear Discussion, Mists of Pandaria

MMO-Champion was able to datamine the Tier 16 druid model.  What do you think?

 



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5.4 PTR: Season 14 PVP Set Released

by on Jun.12, 2013, under Gear Discussion, Mists of Pandaria, PVP Discussion

MMO-Champion has datamined the season 14 PVP set.  Your thoughts?  Click to enlarge.



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T16 Bonuses Released!

by on Jun.12, 2013, under Gear Discussion, General, Mists of Pandaria

Here are the tier 16 bonuses as datamined from the PTR:

Your thoughts?



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Tier 15 Balance Bonuses

by on Jan.10, 2013, under Gear Discussion, Mists of Pandaria

Oddly enough, the 4P bonus is probably weaker than our current 4PC, considering we get additional DoT ticks and get to reforge about 1500 mastery to crit.

What are your thoughts?  I think these are much weaker than T14.



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Tier 15/Season 13 videos released

by on Dec.24, 2012, under Gear Discussion, Mists of Pandaria

Our friends at MMO-Champion have rendered a video modeling tier 15 and season 13 gear on a few races. What do you think?

Tier 15:

Season 13:



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Druid Tier 15 Released!

by on Dec.22, 2012, under Gear Discussion, Mists of Pandaria

Our friends at MMO-Champion have datamined the tier sets, and the druid tier set looks very interesting!  Maokai, anyone?  Click to enlarge.



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Sha of Anger Quest Item

by on Oct.05, 2012, under Gear Discussion, Mists of Pandaria

At the start of Mists week two, the Sha of Anger now drops an item called [Claw of Anger] that starts the quest ‘Remnants of Anger‘. The claw is lootable by everyone who killed the Sha and rewards boots based on your spec, with the balance boots being: [Crushing Treads of Anger]. Make sure to go out and kill Sha today!



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Rep Requirements removed from Justice Gear

by on Oct.01, 2012, under Gear Discussion, Mists of Pandaria

Hi guys,

I know I haven’t posted much about Mists yet.  Been busy digging in and gearing up to raid, rep up, etc.  I will have a post coming shortly about my first opinions and what I think is great, as well as what I think needs to be improved.

In the mean time, this was hugely needed, and I’m glad they finally implemented it.

Bashiok posts:

We’ve just applied a hotfix that removes the faction requirements for Justice gear.

Shado-Pan and August Celestial factions will no longer require Golden Lotus faction to purchase this gear. This will allow players who have reached level 90 to have additional sources of item level (ilevel) 450 gear to progress into the Dungeon Finder Heroic dungeons more readily.

Players who are looking to purchase this gear should seek out the following vendors:

Townlong Steppes:
Shado-Pan – Rushin the Fox in Shado-Pan GarrisonAll – Commander Lo Ping in Niuzao Temple

Vale of Eternal Blossoms:
August Celestials – Sage Lotusbloom or Sage Whiteheart in the Horde and Alliance Shrines Golden Lotus – Jaluu the Generous in front of Mogu’shan Palace

Dread Wastes:
Klaxxi – Ambersmith Zikk in Klaxxivess



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Tier 13 Set Bonuses Updated

by on Sep.29, 2011, under Gear Discussion

The 4 piece set bonus has been completely redesigned:

  • Balance, 4P — Reduces the cooldown of Starsurge by 5 sec.

While an improvement, I have yet to sim it to see what kind of DPS it will provide. I will provide further thoughts tonight.

EDIT: I’m not even sure this is an improvement now that I sit down and think about it.  While this could give more credibility to the [item]45603[/item], due to all of our [spell]93400[/spell], it will be under-utilized.  I really hope that Blizzard wakes up. This is another case of Ghostcrawler really not knowing anything about Balance druids, and really not knowing what to do with them.



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Tier 13 Set Bonuses: My thoughts

by on Sep.25, 2011, under Gear Discussion, General

Since I didn’t really have enough time to sit down and crunch the Tier 13 set bonuses, I decided to make a second post actually detailing my thoughts.

2P: Insect Swarm increases all damage done by your Starfire, Starsurge, and Wrath spells against that target by 3%.

This bonus is nice, and definitely better then the junk 2p T12 bonus that we currently have, however, I’m not sure I like it when you compare it to other DPS classes 2piece bonus.  Some of them seem to be pretty amazing, and while I don’t know other classes nearly as well as I do moonkin, seem they’d average more then 3% more damage on their main nukes.

4P: Starsurge generates 100% extra Lunar or Solar energy while Eclipse is not active.

I think unanimously, the opinion on the 4 piece bonus is that it’s extremely weak.  Starsurge is our highest DPS nuke that we have available.  Why we could sacrifice it outside of an Eclipse just to get an extra 15 energy is beyond me.  That being said, it could be fixed very simply:

Starsurge generates 100% extra Lunar or Solar energy while Eclipse is not active, or costs 0 Lunar or Solar energy while Eclipse is active.

This would give us one extra cast IN an Eclipse, and I think would be much more attractive.  But honestly, I’d also like us to see some bonuses that didn’t involve Eclipse.  It’s getting old already.



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