Friday, November 5, 2010

Epic Head

We didn't have the ideal group for Heroic RS last night, so we just killed it normal and did a chieve run in Uldaur and got a number of people their Ironbounds. Which is nice as its just about the coolest mount in the game IMO.  Except for Mimiron's head.  That's cooler.

My raid leader ninja'd master looter from me while we were on a break before Yogg 0, so when it came time to distribute the spoils I was out voted by the officers, and they gave it to me. Sometimes its good to be GL.

Also there is an update to the ptr.

Shaman (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)

•Windfury Weapon now deals 125% weapon damage when Unleash Elements is used, up from 40%.
A very nice buff, to what had been looking like an underwhelming ability.

According to Rouncer over on EJ its also increased the haste buff to our next 6 from 20% to 40% which then become 60% with 2/2 elemental weapons.
All together that should be a nice 4-5% dps gain if I'm not mistaken.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Beta Changes.

Shaman (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)

•Elemental Reach now also increases the range of Searing Totem by 7/15 yards.

•Windfury Weapon now deals 40% of weapon damage when Unleash Elements is used, up from 20%.

Doubling the direct damge portion of UE-WF is a decent change. From what I've been hearing the dd portion of that is next to nothing right now.  The longer searing range is nice for Elementals.  Wish they'd made it baseline though.

Fire and Blood did an achievement run last night. We'd had several people who were missing out on some of the chieves for their frostwyrms. It all went pretty smoothly, aside from Sindragosa.  Frost tomb placement got a bit dicey, and we ened up having a tank get a 6th stack when the boss was at 1%. Dots took him down, so looks like we get to do that wonderful all you can eat again next week.

I had a pretty good Saurfang parse pulled 17.4 k
Of course that was with a rogue tricksing me, since there were no other rogues for him to trade with last night.

Not sure where I gained all the dps from last week. Tricks is maybe 500 dps at best.  looks like I had quite a few more Lightning Bolts.  and a bit better percentage of Lava Lash crits. I had more than 50% more WF hits as well.  Looks like RNG was good to me this week, or bad to me last.