This is a guest post written by Devon.
Click the link above fellow totemites, let the rejoicing begin. This position of power ensures Shaman buffs in the future (and hopefully a college football playoff); not even Blizzard can tell this guy Ã¢â‚¬Å“noÃ¢â‚¬Â. Damn government just can’t keep its hands off, but in this case I’ll keep my trap zipped.
In preparation for the shaman revolution and my PvE aspirations I’ve compiled a quick gear list and to-do list for the chain healer in all of us. This can, and should, be started at late level 77 and 78. The goal is not to make heroics manageable, but to make you one of the best resto shamans in your guild regardless of your time in Naxx.
Print it out, tack it to your wall, and let it do the thinking for you. You know you want to.
*Steps 0-0.5 are preliminary. The rest should be completed every day until your desired epeen loot level is achieved.
freak spec on.
Before respeccing I suggest getting your Icecrown quest achievement. It will get you the Cannoneer’s Morale trinket, Knights of the Ebon Blade rep, and Argent Crusade rep. Searing totem just doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t kill as fast as ye olÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Stormstrike.
http://www.wowhead.com/?talent=hZ0xxIZxMezVxogkrIRt is my recommendation.
The 16 points in Enhancement are very solid. The following build has the restoration tree must-haves, everything else is just gravy (or filler you pessimists):
Head over to the AH and grab your Glyph of Chain Heal, Water Mastery, Earth Living Weapon, and Water Shield. You should have already had the latter Boudreaux.
This oh-@#^& macro free of charge from elitistjerks.com:
#showtooltip Nature’s Swiftness
/cast Nature’s Swiftness
/Cast Tidal Force
/cast Healing Wave
With this and rip-tide IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve had no heroic troubles. This has the over-zealous rogue seal of approval.
Where the little guy gets his totem.
Grizzly D. Adams will give you Totem of the Bay.
Dis one, it’s da best. Get 30 of these.
What’s with the fat guard standing on the quest giver? Go do your Wyrmrest Dailies everyday until you are Exalted for the Grips of Fierce Pronouncements.
- Drake Hunt at the Nexus. Raelastrasz 33, 34 coords. The harpoon has ridiclous range. If you don’t have your flying mount I recommend the western platform.
- Defending Wyrmrest Temple at Wyrmrest Temple. The quest-giver is on the MIDDLE level of the temple. As with all dailies practice makes perfect, but I recommend renew and the sprint (press 4) every time they are up. For those going for time note that it only takes one dot and one flame breath to kill the drakes, pwn and move on. Happy hunting.
- Aces High. See comments here.
Knights of the Ebon Blade make me think of emo kids at my high school.
Ebon Blade Dailies everyday until you are Exalted for your Kilt of Dark Mercy.
Reading the Bones - First Turn-In 250 rep, thereafter 10 rep per turn-in
Troll PaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢troll everyday until Exalted with Argent Dawn for your Signet of Hopeful Light.
The Troll Patrol quest is given in the Argent Stand of Zul’Drak. 3 of them are very easy, the quest form Alchemist Finklestein WOULD be difficult if you didn’t have this mod: http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/easyserum.aspx
You get a bonus for doing Troll Pa’troll in less than 20 minutes, there should be time to spare using this mod.
No moar dailies, so sayeth my sanity.
All in all I spend about 1.5 hours doing dailies. I try to keep my play time at less than three hours a day for personal reasons so another 0.5 – 1.5 hours lets me run an instance or two (good riddance UBRS). In addition to the loot list below I recommend doing the daily regular or daily heroic instances for the reputation and emblems of heroism. Much of the gear you get in this step each day will be a place holder for crafted epics listed in Step 5. Start with the Wyrmrest Tabard since those dailies require longer flights between quests.
- VH for Spaulders of the Violet Hold
- COT Strat for Soul Preserver (thanks Matticus)
- Heroic Lightning Halls for Mail Girdle of the Audient Earth
- Heroic UK for AnnhyldeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ring
- Heroic Nexus for Bands of Channeled Energy, and Amulet of Dazzling Light
Ok, I can haz gold now.
As money permits purchase the following items or their respective mats as they show up on the AH:
Revenant’s Breastplate (Leatherworking): 12 Heavy Borean Leather, 12 Eternal Water, 1 Frozen Orb
Revenant’s Treads (Leatherworking): 10 Heavy Borean Leather, 10 Eternal Water, 1 Frozen Orb
Titansteel Guardian (Blacksmithing) – 6 Saronite Bars, 6 Titansteel Bars, 2 Frozen Orb
I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t gotten my guardian yet because IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m scurd of handing a stranger that many mats. Guild blacksmith has a wifey, no chance for me there. The two revenantÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pieces cost me about 1000 gold, which you should have after all that questing you did RIGHT? Quick aside: Lesser Healing Wave and its associated glyph rocks my healing socks.