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Initial Battle for Azeroth Warrior and Demon Hunter Impressions

These are my rough notes. I haven’t had a whole lot of time for the beta, just a few hours spread across weekends (planning a wedding is a real time suck). I don’t really feel like spending much time polishing them up into formal responses (I’d rather spend that time on the BfA guides), but …

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Mythic Details Added for Antorus

I finally got around to updating almost all the bosses (I haven’t seen mythic Argus yet) with details for mythic! This has been a rough winter and busy spring for me, so I’m sorry it took so long! Hope it’s still helpful. :) Antorus Tanking Guide Also, we’ve covered a lot of stuff on the …

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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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The Blogs

Playing around with a new header

With Legion coming to a close, I figured I needed something less demonic as my blog header, so here’s a pretty Niuzao. If anyone has met me in person (or seen selfies), you recognize him as a colorized version of my tattoo! The artist is Melanie Steinway, and I did the color (which I will …

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Battle for Azeroth Main Musings

I’ve been thinking more and more than I’m going to need a change come BfA. Not that I don’t love my brewmaster, but more that I’ve been doing the same thing for six years and I need some freshness. I feel more like I’ve hit a wall in improvement on my monk, where technically I …

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A Sunnier Void Elf

Ugh, athletics classes. Sunnier had tried all the specialties. As the child of two famous adventurers, she was supposed to be good at swordsmanship (like her holy-light-loving father) or daggers (like her slightly-more-scoundrelly mom), but neither seemed to click. Even the study of the magical arts failed to draw her attention.

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Microblog: Unrealistic Battle for Azeroth Race Plans

With all the new allied races, I’m already imagining what all my alts should be in Battle for Azeroth. It’s all unrealistic for a number of reasons. It costs a lot of money to change races. I don’t think I could actually maintain more than one character Horde-side. I’m going to need to level up …

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Blizzcon Reactions

So Battle for Azeroth! Overall quite excited for the new systems and features, though the story seems a little like…maybe there’s some big events but they don’t want to spoil them? At least that’s the feeling I got from their incomplete descriptions of raids and dungeons.

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Why Lightforged Draenei Should Be Able to Play Monks

This is ridiculous. I just want to start with that statement, since arguing for what classes should be available to what races has always been a pointless endeavour in World of Warcraft. If I was a wise person, I’d let it rest and give in to the inevitability of playing what feels like my perfect …

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Microblog: Things to do instead of social media during raid

Social media during raids destroys my concentration. I’ll read something and get emotional in one way or another and think about that instead of keeping my head in the game.  That’s fine sometimes, but during progression raids it is deeply distracting and makes me forget things like countdowns and cooldowns. So here are things I’ve …

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Microblog: External Min-maxing

There’s a lot of work that goes into finding what the best things to do for your character. Get the best relics, get lots of artifact power, get all your stats at the right levels, etc. Those are all well and good (though I don’t always pay attention to them), but there are other ways …

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Microblog: A Sunnier Bear Redux

I’ve finally leveled my druid to 110. This is the first time this character has been max level since she was my main back in Cataclysm. Readers who have been around here a long time might remember her. I’ve resisted playing her for a few expansions because on TankCast we want to cover all the …

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Microblog: PvE Transmog Woes

Why is it easier for me, a devoted pve raider, to get complete pvp transmog sets than complete pve transmog sets? I don’t do battlegrounds. Wherever a Mark of Honor daily pops up, I do it on my three max level characters and get a enough tokens for a whole pvp set plus a little …

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