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New Guide Coming Soon

I will start working on a Priest Healing Guide for Icecrown very soon.  I just need to get comfortable enough with what I am doing on the various bosses before I pass anything along.  When I wrote the ToC25 Guide, I was at the point that I knew it like the back of my hand.  In fact, I could probably recite it to you right now, but I won’t. 🙂  Just click the link if you need to. 


Now I can pug in a pug with my pug

Meet Pugnahstee, pronounced puge-nah-STEE. I call her Nasty for short.

I got “Pugnahstee” today, and I am so proud of her.  She is much more well behaved than my RL dog who does the boot scootin’ boogie herself from time to time, too.  Anyone with a small dog knows the results of that are not always nice and do not smell all that great!  “Nasty” does this periodically in public but at least we don’t have to smell the “end” result!  So, welcome to the family, “Nasty”!


Festergut 25 Tonight

Back on Uncle Fester tonight.  Seeing him go down in 10-man and taking the healing strategy from there and applying it tonight should help out a bit.  I look forward- oh boy do I- to reporting a kill later tonight.  Wish us well, will you, please? 

OMG.. Shout Out!

So I was poking around the web and realized Mike Schramm mentioned my Oculus post on his blog.  Woot!  Mike, if you ever come back by here… thanks a bunch.  I got some new eyes this week thanks to you.  Mike Schramm wrote for and recently moved over to Joystiq  .  You can find his blog here.  Of course, all the new people already knew that, right? 🙂 

Speaking of The Oculus

Since my initial post, I gave The Big O a try, and now that we are so OP, it’s not so bad.  You still need to have someone in the group who knows what the heck to do!  As for the reward at the end?  I have seen a pug get the mount only once, and I get some nice gems that my DK can transmute to epics.  So how did I feel when it was over?  I still feel empty inside, but my pockets, i.e. bags, are fatter for it.  So it’s all good.  I seem to get dumped into The Oculus daily now.  It’s like Blizzard is playing a cruel joke on me.. and all the others who hate it.  After a while, I will know it like the back of my hand, and it won’t hurt so bad.  I think the reward bag has helped a lot though.  None of the folks in my groups have dropped yet.  Congrats, Blizz, you win. 

My DK Can Tank Now

I did it.  I made the ultimate melee leap by officially making DanityKane tank.  She did four or five instances yesterday, and I must say: I did ok.  I need to work on the NPC’s that occasionally get away.  As a healer, I know how BAD that can be, but the people I ran with were very complimentary.  Hubby went with me on a few runs so he could take over in case I screwed up royally.  I tanked UK, UP, Nexus and something else, and they all went surprisingly well.  So now, there is an extra tank in guild for people who seem to get stuck in the LFG queue.  Luckily, Blizzard has made it easy to gear up in T-9 quickly with all the Emblems of Triumph we get now.  Thanks! 

Gear Score Add-Ons

Speaking of which…  I keep hearing trade chatter of people LFM with a minimum gear score requirement.  Some want WoW-Heroes scores.  Others are using a frickin’ add-on to basically count you out before you can even say, “Mother, may I?” I say this because it happened to DPS DanityKane this past week.  I was looking to get in a trash run for ICC, and the RL told me to come to Krasus Landing “So we can talk a bit.”  He only wanted to run my toon through his GS machine.  LOL.  “Sorry,we’re looking for minimum 4500.”  I think I am right below that.    DanityKane has been on ICC trash runs before as DPS.  She holds her own.  LOL.  I know, I know.  I got over it, and I understand completely! 

 So I went to check one of these add-ons out.  (This link refuses to work!) It has a very interesting set up, but I say people can have all the best gear in the world and still not know how to play.  I can also tell you from personal experience that people with low gear scores may do better than you think.   I am curious to read what you guys think about this. 

Last But Not Least

Check out BobTurkey’s 3.3 holy priest gear list.  Sweet! 

Happy Raiding!


Priest-icide… FTW!

So, I was looking at Doug’s suggestion the other day about healing Phase 3 of Anub’arak in Spirit of Redemption form.   Doug wrote:

 A Holy “trick” you can pull is to intentionally let yourself “die” and finish out the fight in Spirit of Redemption form, tossing Guardian Spirit on the tank as it expires.

So, I figure if I use Glyph of Spirit of Redemption for this fight, then I could “live” for an extra 21 seconds without fear of “dying.”  I could just concentrate on healing and hopefully not get sweaty palms. Continue reading

Priest Healing Trial of the Crusader Part Four


Ahh, Anub’arak.  I really don’t know where to start- mainly because we are STILL trying to down the bloody bugger in the heroic 10 version.  10 and 25 regular?  Not a problem at all.  But in hero 10- we got the filthy scarab down to 10-frickin-% last night. 


Anyhoo.. now that I have vented about hero versions of bugs I can’t stand, I will talk to you about the regular versions who die on a weekly basis.  If you are looking for previous bosses are found at these links: Northrend Beasts, Jaraxxus and Faction Champs, Twin Val’kyr. Continue reading

Priest Healing Trial of the Crusader Part Three

We are now on the Twin Val’kyr.  You can find the Northrend Beasts here and Lord Jaraxxus here.

Twin Val’kyr

This fight confuses me most of the time, but I usually start off with the Dark Essence.  Of course, tehre are times when I start off with Light Essence.  It all depends on my assignment.  I do not change unless DBM- or a very knowledgeable raid leader- tells me to do so.  Continue reading

Priest Healing Trial of the Crusader Part Two

This is Part Two of Priest Healing Trial of the Crusader.  You can find Part One here.


“Trifling gnome..  You face Jaraxxus!”

The raid leader usually spreads us out in groups of two around the star’s points on the floor and tanks the guy in the middle.  I turn on /range to make sure I am not close to anyone but my partner.  Continue reading