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Jun
23

Ruby Sanctum Halion PTR Kill

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Good clip here guys of the 25 man Halion encounter.  Looks funky! there is certainly enough things to not be standing in.  Also this guys UI, I want that, give me that UI baby!

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Jun
07

Wipe Insurance: Am I Prepared?

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Welcome to the first edition of Wipe Insurance, Waranvil.com’s new raiding column. This will be posted every monday, so make sure you come back every week for new strategies, tips and tricks! This week we are going to discuss when you are ready to raid. So you’ve just dinged 80 and all you’ve heard about since level 5 is endgame raiding – many people will tell you its where the real game is, you level up and may even do some raids at your level along the way. But entering the current endgame raiding is different. Theres tiers, caps, stat weights, enrage timers, gearscore, jerks, death knights in full tier 9 doing 2k dps (Theres a lot of them…), casual, hardcore, no-lifers, hard modes…its enough to make your head spin.

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Hi there, as you may already know, we here at Waranvil.com want to make this site better, and we want to give you more content! A good way to start would be some regular class specific columns for you guys and girls! So welcome to the brand new Waranvil.com hunter column Double Killshot, making its debut here and continuing every wednesday! Ok, thats enough exlamations (thats what the kids like now, right? Exclamations?) To kick this column off we are going to do a standard “get to know your class stats” rundown.

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I do 11k deeps. In my whites.

I kid, I kid. Icecrown is a challenging instance, or at least, it was. About a month or two ago, I stepped into the grand Light’s Hammer hall and gazed upon Tirion Fordring and the knights of the ashen verdict. The Damned clashed against their might just down the hall and a giant skeleton with the words “Lord Marrowgar” lied in wait at the end.

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Last week I went over the stats of the new legendary healer mace Val’anyr.  A lot of people have been unsure of whether the proc on this mace is worth the effort and who should get it in their raid. Bornakk was nice enough to give us a good overview of how the proc actually works over in the official forums.

Here’s a quick TL;DR:

  • It can proc off both HoT ticks  and Direct Heals (as long as they actually heal the target).
  • It has a 10% proc chance and a 45 sec internal cooldown.
  • The healer gets a buff for 15 secs that allows them a chance to cast the shield on any targets they heal.
  • The shield absorption is 15% of the heal, rather than just what the player received. [This means overhealing will still produce good shields.]
  • The shields  stack. Meaning if you have a 1500 damage shield up on someone, another heal will proc another  shield (lets say also for 1500) which would be a total of 3k damage absorption. All heals cast on a shielded target contribute to the shield while the healer is buffed.
  • It stacks with Power Word: Shield.
  • The shield last 8 seconds and is refreshed on each heal while the healer has the buff.

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So thats the official word. Now, opinions on over or underpowered?
I know I would be pretty happy to have my pocket healer carrying one from the tank standpoint.

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Apr
29

It’s For My Dual Spec!

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We have come to the start of a new era in the World of Warcraft. With the implementation of Dual Talent Specialisation, everyone can do everything that their class was made for. Mages can go down the Frost tree for some PvP, leave the Battleground, hit a button and be ready for raiding Ulduar, Frostfire build and all. Paladins can switch from healing to tanking in five seconds. Warriors can either be useful and do what they were intended for, or DPS instead. But in all of this wonder and diversity, there is a very, very serious problem lurking in the background, just waiting to destroy that decent PuG run you’ve been enjoying.

“It’s for my other spec.”

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A bit of digging through the official armory over at MMO-Champion has revealed the stats for the new legendary healer mace.

The stats have been updated into wowhead – but here they are anyway.

Val’anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings

  • Main Hand (93-298 dmg)
  • 1.8 Speed/108.6 dps
  • +52 Stamina
  • +54 Intellect
  • +47 Critical Strike Rating
  • +46 Haste Rating
  • +587 Spellpower

On Equip: Your healing spells have a chance to cause “Blessing of Ancient Kings” for 15 seconds, allowing your heals to shield the target, absorbing damage equal to 15% of the amount healed.

Tooltip: “The power of creation courses through this weapon

Ghostcrawler’s comments included:

The proc is probably better than you guys are assuming (even for druids). I’m not going to spoil it though. :)

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It’s our intent that it is useful to all four healing classes. That’s about all I’m going to say.

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I’m not a healer myself, so I can’t pretend to know if this is amazing or poorly done … your thoughts?

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Apr
23

Raid Leading – Casual Guild Style

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As many of you may know, there is a slight war going on regarding raid content. I’m speaking of “the casuals” versus “the hardcore”. Now I don’t believe too much in these extremes…everyone who plays this game is casual and hardcore in their own way. But that is not todays topic, todays topic assumes you are an officer who has just been tasked with leading your ragtag group of semi-casual heroes into the fray of a 10,20 or even 40 man raid! These people may not have the gear, but they have heart! So let’s talk about how to get your casual guild raiding and keep interest long enough to get things done.

Join me after the break!

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Evenin’ lads and lasses!  If you would like to peruse the image below, you will see that we have a guild who has set up residency in our Teamspeak server. We had a good 20 people or so in there the other night, and the number only increased as the night went on. Many thanks to the SNM guys for making such good and consistent use of the server.

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For us here at WarAnvil, this is fantastic. It’s very heartening to see our server getting some proper use, but we want more! If your guild needs a channel, email me! If your friends guild needs a channel, email me! If you just want a channel for your 3v3 Arena Team, email me! Hell, if you register on the Teamspeak server you can create your own passworded channel, and it’ll be there permanently from that point on, so you don’t even have to talk to us at all if you just want a basic no frills channel! Remember, this is a totally FREE service we’re offering here. Your guild could have a raid ready Teamspeak channel TONIGHT.

If you want us to set up a channel, email me with the desired channel name and password. If you just want to try it out, log on and create one yourself! You can access the server by clicking the big old Teamspeak link at the top of the site. Now get in there and make some use of it!

Oh yeah, and did I mention you can email me?

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Jan
10

Warlock talent builds for Wrath raiding

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Following on from my previous article on gear to collect outside of raids, we’re now going to take a look at talent builds that you may wish to consider. I’ll let it be known from the get go that I don’t have extensive experience in these specs, so what I’m really showing you are the popular ideas that are floating around the message boards. What’s more, take these ideas as just that, ideas. Use them as templates and tweak them if you feel it necessary. This seems to be the done thing from research I’ve done, and for that reason, there are many variations upon the builds I’m going to list.

Read on and let’s get down to business.

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