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The News

Quick and Dirty Tomb of Sargeras Tanking Guide is Here!

It’s still in rough draft state since some bosses don’t have a lot of information out there, but at least every one has a basic guide! Tomb of Sargeras Tanking Guide

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7.2.5. Brewmaster and Vengeance Survival Guides

7.2.5 is coming on Tuesday, and both classes I main are getting some big changes!

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Mage Tower Tank Challenge | Kruul | The Highlord’s Return – Brewmaster Monk

The second class around took a lot less time, but was still pretty difficult! Where the DH challenge tested my timings and burst damage management, the monk challenge tested my situational awareness and self healing. Some things, like movement and ranged damage, were much easier on the monk. Some things, like healing and dealing with knockbacks, were …

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Mage Tower Tank Challenge | Kruul | The Highlord’s Return – Vengeance DH

After a truly embarrassing number of wipes (let’s just say it rivals the number of attempts I put into endgame bosses back when I was a competitive raider), I finally got this down. I’m not a particularly skilled player, but I am diligent. As long as you’re one of those things, you can do it too! …

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7.2 Vengeance Survival Guide

For the latest patch in late March.

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7.2 Brewmaster Survival Guide

For the latest patch in late March.

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New Transmog Pages

When Nighthold came out and I realized I was missing several pieces that only dropped in Emerald Nightmare, I decided to compile a list of where I can get all the monk and dh tier 19 models so that I know exactly what to spend my bonus roll tokens on. Also, with the new Armor …

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New Nighthold Tanking Guide!

The tanking guide is up for normal and heroic Nighthold. As always, I’ll be updating over the next few weeks as I learn these fights, simplifying where I can, correcting what I got wrong, and filling in the “notes” tabs with talent builds and class-specific tips.

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Vengeance 7.1.5 Survival Guide

Overview 10% physical damage reduction was moved from Demon Spikes to passive, making us more sturdy when Demon Spikes isn’t active. We also got a stamina buff to help manage burst. Metamorphosis was greatly buffed, and now offers an armor increase and guaranteed Soul Fragments from Shear. Many talents got rebalanced. Expect to re-evaluate most talent tiers, especially tier …

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Brewmaster 7.1.5 Survival Guide

Overview New talents in the level 75 defensive tier! (Healing Elixir, Mystic Vitality, Dampen Harm) You should swap that talent tier around much more often now. Re-balanced numbers for some underused talents. You should experiment with them. (Elusive Dance, Gift of the Mists, Niuzao, Rushing Jade Wind, Ring of Peace) Item level should be more important in deciding …

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The Blogs

Microblog: Spirit Bomb and Fracture and Resources

Today I want to talk about these two talents and how I really enjoy what they do to the rotation. They are both alternate resource consumers, acting as a compliment to Soul Cleave. Soul Cleave takes pain and souls and turns that into healing and damage reduction. Fracture is half of that, taking pain and …

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Microblog: Greater Complexity

It seems that with Legion, or perhaps my increasingly aging brain, classes have gotten very complicated. It used to be that a proper guide only had to outline the rotation and stats and talents and be pretty solid. That’s 90% of the way to understanding a class!

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Microblog: Pooling Resources

Some classes are built around pooling resources. That is, their abilities consume only a portion of their max, allowing them to use multiple of the same or similar abilities in quick succession, and allowing them to save resources when they’re not needed. Poolable resources act like a buffer against unpredictability or mistakes. Brewmasters are the …

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Microblog: Dual Main Mastery

Playing both my DH and my monk regularly, I was surprised that I can keep them both competitively geared and at decent artifact levels. I mean, I’m definitely behind on those, but not in a detrimental way, and that’s more due to my casual play time outside of raids than due to splitting mains.

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Microblog: Writer’s Block

I need to get back in the habit of writing regularly. Especially these microblogs, which are good for accomplishing small things every few days.

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Six Year Blogoversary!

Wow, I’ve been doing this a long time. The big events this year were Legion beta, Legion release, and all the new raids and guides that come with that. It’s been a big year for this site. I’m particularly proud of how far my guides have come. My raid guides have more polish, my class guides …

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Microblog: Skill

The other day I was playing a console game and struggling with a boss fight. I’d been working on it for many attempts and failing miserably to get the boss anywhere close to dead. After tolerating a half hour of raging, my boyfriend borrowed my controller and, after having never played this game, killed the …

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Microblog: Character Inspiration

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Microblog: Talent Choice Equation

Long time readers might be familiar with how I chose talent recommendations, and might know that it’s a little different than most guides out there. I think what surprises most is that I don’t rely on sims. They’re a part of the equation, but not the last word. I value many other things when it …

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My Experience with Vengeance and Gul’dan

For the most part in this expansion, I’ve been able to use my monk and dh interchangeably. Sure, there have been some situations where one was a bit stronger than the other, but I could cover those weaknesses with some adjustments in strategy or toolkit and it worked out fine. But when we hit heroic …

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