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Demon hunter build


This is as close as I’ll come to a Demon hunter ‘guide’. As usual it’s just ‘how I play my toon’. After reading last night that there is a huge variation of different class builds in Diablo 3, I thought I might record the one I’ve been using for the last couple of levels. I just hit 60, and haven’t even looked at my lvl 60 runes yet. As soon as I hit 60 we killed some champs and I didn’t want to lose my nephalem … Continue reading

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Healing Baleroc 10 man – reloaded

Flat demon.

Our guild has changed our Baleroc strat a couple of times according to raid composition and in the spirit of switching things up. Our first few weeks we killed him as I outlined here with one tank, three healers, 4 soakers. The last few weeks we’ve been two-healing it, so I thought I’d briefly describe that. Strategy Raid composition: one tank (druid) two healers (paladin, druid) seven dps (three melee, four ranged – but it doesn’t really matter) Roles: six crystal soakers two healers on the … Continue reading

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Healing Alysrazor 10 man

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My thoughts on healing Alysrazor in Firelands, as a resto druid. (This one!) As usual, I’m assuming you know the basic fight mechanics; this isn’t a guide of how to do the fight, but rather an outline of how I heal it. Strategy Raid composition: two tanks (warrior/druid) three healers (shaman, paladin, druid) five dps (two on each side, one in the air) As you can see we’ve been using three healers. It’s definitely healable with two healers in phase one and two easily, it’s just … Continue reading

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A chain pull is only as strong as its weakest lynx.

Five of us took a romp through ZA yesterday, so here is my brief, draft version of my experiences healing it as a resto druid. Screenshots and details to follow after another run or two. I healed/tanked it back at 70, and there aren’t a lot of changes, so if you’re familiar with it from 70, much of that can be reapplied at 85. There are some differences though, so at the same time it pays not to assume too much. Our party set up was … Continue reading

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Heal aggro

Healing aggro can feel like a major negative when you’re starting out as a healer. I feel it even more on my druid: we lack threat lowering tools like fade or salvation. And especially on large trash pulls and for boss fights where adds spawn and spend any time untanked. But managing and taking advantage of healing aggro can change it from a feeling of helplessness “TANK! GET THESE ADDS OFF ME!!!” to using your threat a powerful tool. Threat and aggro What’s the difference? Threat … Continue reading

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Druid guides

Guides I’ve written for druids Restoration healing – the basics A brief guide for those healing on a druid for the first time. Includes a sample talent build, plain language spell descriptions, simple healing strategies for 5man dungeons and ui/keybinding tips. Restoration healing – managing heal aggro A close look at how to use the threat generated while healing to our best advantage: positioning and timing and defensive abilities. Druid CC A brief guide to Using Entangling roots, Hibernate and Cyclone in 5man instances, whilst healing.

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Healing basics

How to heal as a restoration druid: the absolute basics Lets imagine a scenario: you’ve levelled to 85 with a dps spec, and want to try a hand at healing.  You googled “druid healing” and feel kind of overwhelmed. You’d like to have some idea of what you’re doing before you set foot into an instance, but you don’t want to spend hours researching it. The aim of this guide is to lay out the basics of druid healing. Step 1: Talents First thing you need … Continue reading

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