When I made this I was looking for a bunch of very nice to have Formula’s that I didn’t want to buy. So i set out to farm/collect/etc the ones I could and here is the locations.
When deciding what to add to the list, it was either; 1. A 300 skill that is a must have for end game rading, 2. Very rare drop hard to find/expensive, 3. Vendored in singles sometimes can be missed/or not known about.
If I missed any you feel should be on here it may be because I already have it, and feel free to add it in and I will edit it for the future.
Rare Enchanting Formula Drop locations
Enchant Cloak – Greater Resistance – Atal’ai Witchdocter – Sunken Temple
Enchant Cloak – Superior Defense – Lorelae Wintersong – Moonglade
Enchat Chest – Superior health(+100) – Qia(Vendor) – Winterspring – Limited Supply(1)
Enchant Gloves – Greater Agility – Legashi Rogue – Azshara
Enchant Gloves – Threat – Emporer Vek’nelash – Ahn’Qiraj
Enchant Gloves – Superior Agility – Mulitple Boss – Ahn’Qiraj
Enchant Gloves – Shadow Power – Multiple Boss – Ahn’Qiraj
Enchant Gloves – Healing Power – Multiple Boss – Ahn’Qiraj
Enchant Gloves – Frost Power – Multiple Boss – Ahn’Qiraj
Enchant Gloves – Fire Power – Multiple Boss – Ahn’Qiraj
Enchant Cloak – Subtlety – Emporer Vek’lor – Ahn’Qiraj
Enchant Cloak – Stealth – Multiple Boss – Ahn’Qiraj
Enchant Cloak – Greater Nature Resistance – Revered Cenarion Hold
Enchant Cloak – Greater Fire Resistance – Honored Cenarion Hold
Enchant Cloak – Dodge – Multiple Boss – Ahn’Qiraj
Enchant Chest – Greater Stats – Azuregos(World), Onyxia, Baron Rivendare(BRS), Ragetalon Captain(BRS), Taerar
Enchant Bracers – Healing Power – Revered Argent Dawn
Enchant Gloves – Greater Strength – Spirestone Mystic – Blackrock Spire
Enchant Weapon – Mighty Intellect – Revered Thorium Brotherhood
Enchant Weapon – Life Stealing – Spectral Researcher – Scholomance
Enchant Weapon – Superior Striking – Spirestone Warlord – Blackrock Spire
Enchant Weapon – Crusader – Scarlet Spellbinder – Western Plaguelands
Enchant Weapon – Fiery Weapon – Pyromancer Loregrain – Blackrock Depths
Enchant Weapon – Icy Chill – Anguished Highborne – Winterspring
Enchant Weapon – Healing Power – Multiple Boss – Molten Core
Enchant Weapon – Unholy – Thuzadin Shadowcaster – Stratholme
Enchant Weapon – 1H Agility – Honored Timbermaw Hold
Enchant Weapon – 2H Agility – Friendly Timbermaw Hold
Brilliant Wizard Oil – Rin’wosho the Trader – Stranglethorn Vale
Brilliant Mana Oil – Rin’wosho the Trader – Stranglethorn Vale
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For grinding up a shadow priest (if you’re going to go holy from the start don’t bother grinding, run instances for your exp) stick to mobs about your lvl until you’re around 40′ish then you can move up. You can kill mobs higher than you before that of course, but the xp/hour will be less. Green mobs are your friend.
Before you hit shadow form and have improved VE I would pull with mindblast, drpo a SW:P on the mob, shield, flay once or twice and then wand the rest of the way. With shadowform and imp VE I drop the PW:S (Power Word Shield) as it’s incredibly mana ineffeciant and VE will top me off almost all the way during the course of every fight.
IMHO First Aid should be learned by every class and I have my first aid right up there as well, but I don’t waste bandages during grinding sessions. Generally I’ll sit down and eat some food when I have to drink every so often. Many of the higher level foods will give you nifty abilities such as increasing stam and spirit for 15 minutes if you spend 10 seconds eating it. I also love to have mages on the friends list that will drop me a stack of 80 conjured water as it saves on drink costs during long (10 hour+) grinding sessions.
When you’re starting out wanding is a must and even at a higher level wanding is a must. When wanding you also get out of FSR (Five Second Rule) so you can begin regenerating mana quicker. When spirit tap kicks in it’s almost as good as drinking. In addition your first wand should always be Lesser Magic Wand:
This is made by a low level enchanter, you can use it at lvl 5, and it pumps out 11.3 DPS (can be had for very cheap as well).
I ended up with Cookies Stiring Rod next ( http://thottbot.com/?i=6502 ) which is from the DeadMine but the Greater Magic Wand (again from an enchanter) is another wonderful wand: http://thottbot.com/?i=1318
Greater Magic Wand: lvl 13 and 17.5 damage per second
Cookies Stiring Rod: lvl 17 and 22.3 damage per second
After those wands there’s not much you can get on the cheap from enchanters for wands, you’ll be looking at green drops.
For pure grinding I like a good mix of int/spi but don’t get too hung up in stats. Once you hit lvl 40 and get Shadowform everything becomes a lot more fun.
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Skeram the Prophet
Earth shock: 2500-3000 nature damage. He will only do this if no one is in melee range.
Arcane Explosion: 900-1400 damage.
Split: Disapears, reappearing with two additional copies of himself. These clones have considerably less hitpoints than the original.
True Fulfilment: Skeram mindcontrols the closest secondary target to him. lasts 20 seconds. Damage increased by 300% Spells cast instantly.All resistances increased by 50. Movement speed increased by 40%.
Teleport: Skeram has the ability to teleport to either of the two platforms with the obsidian destroyer statues.
Skeram’s Arcane Explosion is just a normal attack he does when 5 players are in melee combar in addition he will Earth Shock when he is un-tanked, so make sure that your tanks stay up or keep him constantly tanked by any class capable of doing it.
The True Fulfilment seems to occur on a random secondary target in close range of him, to counter this effect sheep/stun the players affected to make sure they don’t kill anyone in the raid.
Every now and then he teleports to either the left or right platform as illustrated in the picture. Either you can choose to keep on tanking him there or drag him back into the middle, just make sure there is always two people capable of tanking him up on the left and right platform.
Last but not least – at 75%/50%/25% he will split into two additional clones of himself, of which one is the real Skeram and the other two will have less hit points but still have all of his abilities. The tanks should instantly taunt these spawns and get aggro or otherwise they will earth shock your raid to death.
The way we check if they are real or fake is simply by keeping your eyes open, because the real one will spawn 1 second after the two fake ones.
When the split occurs the tanks should instantly move their copy of Skeram a bit up on the stairs, cause when he splits he still teleports around, make sure there is always a warrior/paladin/shaman/druid standing ready to tank the mob if it teleports. Once you know which is which, stick a Hunters Mark on either the remaining fake one, or the real one, whichever suits your read group the best from a logic point of view. This Mark is useful, as the Skaerams can still port when there is more than one, and can end up with 2 of him in the same spot.
In this fight its not that important where you place the people, find a comfortable spot just make sure the tanks are in the right place for the spawning and you should be ok.
The Bug Trio
Let’s start off by noting a few things about this encounter. The first thing you need to know is that they have a loot table each, so depending on what order you kill these guys you’ll get different loot.
This isn’t all, depending on what order you kill them the encounter will either become easier to really hard, the easiest way to do this encounter is to kill Lord Kri first and finishing with Vem. These bugs have a variety of abilities and these also differ depending on what order the bugs are killed.
This is a very well-thought and entertaining fight, its 3 encounters in 1, so we’ll try to give you the all three versions of it.
Toxic Volley: Hits for 500 damage and puts a DoT that ticks for 125 damage. This once can stack pretty high so be sure to cleanse it.
Toxic Cloud: When Kri dies he leaves a poison Cloud that ticks for 2000 damage per second. This cloud is on a timer and will dissapear once the timer goes out.
AoE Fear: 45 yard fear, that also reduces aggro.
Heal: Ability to heal both her-self and the other two family members if she gets in range.
Summon Bugs: On death, she will summon several small bugs.
Charge: 2000-3000 damage on impact.
Extra: When Vem is killed, if he isn’t the last one you are going to kill, Kri or Yauj will enrage and will hit twice as hard and use their abilities at elevated speed (as someone elegantly put it, it’s like killing someone’s child right in front of them!).
The basic idea is to keep these 3 as far away from each others as possible, now that is obviously easier said than done. The basic tanking positions are shown in the picture, these guys will be tanked at those locations no matter in which order you kill them. The arrow in picture shows the entrance to the room.
Lord Kri, Princess Yauj, Vem (Easy mode):
Start off by killing Lord Kri. Obviously you are going to need all your DPS on him, only one tank is needed – aggro is very stable. Have your druids / paladins / shamans keep the DoT off everyone while the priests keep up the healing until he is dead.
Make sure to move the raid away from that position, just to make sure no one gets feared into the Toxic cloud, with everyone feared and/or not in range, it will result in a certain death for that person.
As the picture shows, you need to tank Princess Yauj on the other side of the room. She will need two tanks to keep her off the rest of the raid. The main tank should have Fear Ward on him at all times possible, for horde side keep Tremor Totem up, and use Will of the Forsaken at all times possible. Have the off tank stand in the middle of the room out of the fears range ready to charge and taunt, just in case the main tank should be hit by the fear and she springs out on a rampage.
Since you are killing these bugs on “easy mode” Yauj won’t heal as much as she would have done once Kri is dead. She should be a lot easier to kill, so let your rogues kick her and mages Counterspell her as soon as she starts casting. She cannot be silenced, but the interrupt effect of Counterspell still works.
While this is being done have your entire spare tank squad including the tank that was on Kri keep Vem under control, because his aggro will be a bit unstable and he will be charging left and right on random secondary targets.
Once Yauj is dead make sure everyone clumps up somewhere in the middle of the room, in order to make it easier for the mages and the warlocks to AoE them. Once that is done move on to Vem and kill him, he should be easy pickings without mom and dad around.
Lord Kri, Vem, Princess Yauj (Medium mode):
All right no matter what people think, this way of killing them is still damn hard. Start of the same way as you did in the previous explanation and kill Lord Kri. You will never under any circumstances kill Vem first as that will enrage both Kri and Yauj, and will most certainly kill the raid (although we intend to try for fun soon). So after Kri is dead move on to Vem and kill him, make sure to keep Vem and Yauj away from each other; Yauj will go on a heal frenzy and will be healing him as soon as he is in range, so make sure you have a minimum of 2 rogues or mages ready to interrupt her once she casts, it’s almost impossible to keep them away from each other.
Once you have Vem dead, Yauj will be a very pissed off princess, everyone needs to be on their game with the kicks, counterspell and spell locks to keep her from healing. It is very important to do so because at this point most of the raid will be drained for mana – the longer the fight takes the larger the risk of failure. Don’t forget to kill the bugs once she’s dead.
Princess Yauj, Vem, Lord Kri (Hard mode):
This is called the hard way because of the healer mana usage during the fight, you’ll need to keep cleansing everyone in the raid from the volley Kri does.
Other than that the tactic is pretty much the same. Keep Yauj from healing, kill her, kill her bugs, move to Vem kill him, and then finish off Kri.
A friendly reminder for the loot master, wait until the poison cloud de-spawns .
This is one of the nastiest fights in this instance for many classes. The key here is too keep an evenly spread out raid; the area you fight her in is huge and the raid should be able to avoid multiple targets being hit of any whirlwind attacks that she makes. Also keep a watchful eye on the where the tanks are, we’ll explain more a bit further in the guide.
Whirlwind: 2000-3500 damage in a 10 yard area around her in a 360 angle.
Enrage: At 20% she will become enraged, +63 physical damage, +30% attack speed.
Berserk: 10 minutes into the fight, she will become enraged. 10k-15k damage to players in the area.
Sartura’s Royal Guard
Whirlwind: 500-1500 damage in a 10 yard area around her in a 360 angle. Similar to Sartura’s whirlwind attack but less effective.
Knockback: They have a knockback attack that will send the targeted player flying several yards.
As shown in the picture, a split pull has to be made, having Sartura tanked in the middle, and the royal guards along the edges of the room, taking down one royal guard after another at a steady pace. This brings us back to the old MC guides, assign a hunter to each tank that will do a distracting shot on each of the royal guards, once they are close enough the respective tank takes over, also have any spare tanks off-tanking Sartura.
For each add that dies, the tank that was tanking it moves to help the main tank on Sartura.
All four of these mobs wipe their aggro once they go into the whirlwind state, making them extremely hard to keep on one guy.
Have your mages cast Detect magic on them; it makes it easier to see if they are stunnable or tauntable. Once they are in their whirlwind they cannot be stopped in any way. Stun them at all times possible to reduce the amount of damage the raid is taking.
Rogues wait for the tank to get a couple of sunders in then keep it stunned for as long as possible before diminishing returns gets too high at that point they should back off for a few seconds to allow the diminish to reset. Repeat the stun rotation until all the adds are dead.
By the time rogues get to melee Sartura aggro should be quite stable on the tanks.
On the first occasion when Sartura is stunnable/tauntable 2 paladins or 2 warriors should stun her to allow the rogues to get close enough to kidney shot without requiring excessive healing.
2 rogues should go in at first and move out of range of the cleave when they have 3 or 4 combo points. After the next phase where she isn’t stunnable, the 2 rogues with combo points need to lock her down while she can be controlled. 2 different rogues now get combo points on her for the next time she can be stunned. Repeat this process and hopefully she will not eat the raid and should die quite easily.
This is very important: Anyone who gets aggro from the guards and / or Satura due to the aggro wipe from Whirlwind MUST run towards their tank if they have no way to drop the aggro (e.g. Feign Death / Fade / Ice Block / Vanish), to allow control to be re-established.
Hence, you have to remember that all of this should be done in less than 10 min, after that time is reached she will go berserk and kill everyone in the raid.
This is a fairly decent fight but takes a lot of time to master. Once everyone gets a bit of confidence the fight will be executed with minimal casualties. Make sure that anyone that gets aggro from any of them to ran towards the tanks and not away from them, it will make the tanks job a lot easier and the survival of the person in question will be higher, running away will certain death and maybe even the death of other raid members.
Fankriss the Unyielding
Welcome to the Fankriss guide, this is one of the more interesting zerg fights in the game because you actually can control the fight. But first a bit about Fankriss’s abilities.
Mortal wounds: reducing the heal effect on the target by 10%, stacks 10 times.
Not too fancy a list of abilities, as you might gather. But the problem isn’t really him, it’s his kazillion friends that tag along with him.
As far as the tanking goes, it’s not a big deal – the main tank and the off-tank need to play a bit of ping-pong with him in order not to stack the debuff too high, this shouldn’t be too hard since he is tauntable.
There are 3 entry points for bugs to massively zerg the raid; place one tank at each exit, their main job is to keep every single bug that comes out of those holes to go straight on them, with a demo shout, if you don’t have enough tanks for this you can use a paladin or a druid.
The paladins can easily keep the spawn at them with the help of consecration and the druid can do the same with demo roar.
There are two types of bugs emerging through those entry points, one of which is the Silithid Drones which are the ones that are supposed to be tanked by tanks at those entry points. The second is Spawns of Fankriss, these should not be tanked by the tanks at the entry points, these should be killed as fast as possible by the dps squad. All the dps should stop attacking Fankriss at that point and concentrate every shred of it on the Spawns, these hit hard really hard and can bring down a cloth wearer in one or two hits; make sure they are immobilized at all times possible via stuns and frostnova or any other things you may think of. We should add they enrage if they aren’t killed fast enough, which means they will hit people for 12000 damage each attack which in turn is an instant kill for anyone in the raid.
As long as the Spawns are maintained, the entry points covered the aggro switching between the tanks goes as planned, this should be a walk in the park.
The arrow in the picture shows where you will be coming from
This is a highly entertaining and at the same time a very frustrating fight, for Alliance at least.
Viscidus cannot leave his room, consequently, if all targets on his aggro list leave his room, he will reset, preventing a full wipe, and allowing many raid members to escape. This makes this a less painful encounter to learn.
Toxin: Spits a cloud on a random secondary target which on impact will create a cloud over a 5 yard area around the target. The cloud remains in place for a long duration, doing 1500 nature damage per second and slowing move speed to 60% for as long as the person maintains his position within the cloud. It is possible for the initial target to resist the attack (This is a binary Yes/No resist of the initial attack) If so, the cloud will not appear at all.
Poison Bolt Volley: 100 yard radius, poison nova which hits nearby targets for 1500-2500 damage and in addition puts a DoT on the targets which does 300-800 damage per second (poison).
Poison shock: Melee based attack does 1050-1350 damage.
The key to winning this fight lies with the mages. Viscidus is vulnerable to frost and freezes up if the mages casts certain amount of Frostbolts at him. Start off by having all the mages in the raid spam rank 11 frost bolts, make sure to take off 5% of his HP, after that start casting rank 1 frost bolt until he freezes. Once he is frozen he needs a certain amount of melee hits to shatter him, make sure everyone in the raid is hitting him if possible, even healers. The melee dps should be able to take 1% more off his HP lowering it to 94% before he shatters, more about why we do this later in the guide.
We have all our melee damage outside of Viscidus room ready for the call.
He goes through 3 stages of freezing and each will be announced clearly.
Viscidus begins to slow: At this stage he will hit your main tank at a 15% slower rate.
VIscidus is freezing up: At this point he is close to a frozen state and will hit at a very slow rate 30% reduction; you need to have timing right because soon you will have to call in your melee.
Viscidus is frozen solid: At this point he is frozen and is immobilized for a short period of time. At this state the melee (meaning the rogues, warriors, and every other class that can be spared) runs in and melees him. We equipped our rogues with white very fast vendor bought daggers when learning the fight, as it isn’t the damage that will shatter him, it’s the amount of melee hits, the same logic as Frostbolt rank 1. During his frozen state he will yet again go through three phases of cracking.
Viscidus begins to crack: After a few hits you will receive this message.
Viscidus looks ready to shatter: at this point you are very close to making him explode.
Viscidus explodes: at which point he will explode into 20 Globs of Viscidus.
Note: If he doesn’t get the X amount of melee hit on him during his frozen state he will not shatter, and the best way to save your time and mana is to call a wipe and any living raid member should run out of the room in order to reset him.
Each glob has approximately 10000Hp and will be spread evenly in a circle around the room. These globs don’t do anything other than start to move in to the center of the room and reassemble themselves into Viscidus. These Globs can’t be stunned, slowed, feared or CC’d in any way.
Here is the finesse in this fight. You have to assign 6 evenly divided damage-dealing groups, one guy in each group will be the targetter and the rest of the group is to assist him on the Glob; the Globs move slowly to the middle of the room in the beginning but pick up the pace as they get closer to each other, so save any heavy damage boosts like trinkets and the like for this phase. Each glob you successfully kill will take out 5% of his health.
If executed correctly you will have killed 6 globs. It eases the targeting if you divide the room into 6 equally large sectors; each targetter will be assigned a sector – target one of the globs that spawns and kill it. This will also be easier since you remove the chances of double targeting on the same glob if you are evenly spread out and have assigned points to kill.
If you should miss out on 1 glob then the buffer you created by taking off 6% of his HP in thebeginning of the fight has become of use.
Now that you have successfully shattered him once and killed 6 of the globs you will have to repeat what has been said here. Once he re-assembles have the melee run out with a Healer/cleanser to remove any DoT that may be on them and heal them up fully. After that that healer and/or cleanser runs back in and joins the freezing stage again.
This is a very mana intensive fight, we have 5 paladins on cleansing duty along with 2 or 3 druids. We have 2 priests that heal the main tank and any other priests in the raid are evenly spread out to spam prayer of healing. Usually they are in the mage groups.
At this rate you will need to shatter him 3 times before he is dead, if you successfully kill 6 globs each shattering round. Once he is reduced to very low hitpoints (<10%) he will require shattering one more time. This final shatter kills Viscidus, there are no globs produced. If you only get 5 Globs, press ahead; any less than 5 Globs killed on the first split and we choose to reset. While it is of course do-able in more stages, 5 globs per split is a good target for a fight you can reset before you lose people. In adittion once you are in the 15% health area make sure that you dps him how under 10% and then freeze him to avoid an additional shattering phase.
Tips: There will be a lot of toxin clouds in the areas where people stand, so make sure no one is standing in the doorway where the melee are supposed to run in. That will save you both mana and time.
Totems are a great boon in this fight, as Poison cleansing totems can efficiently keep the DoT from the Poison Bolt Volley under control.
Horde raids can also effectively use an AoE tactic since Shamans have Fire Nova totem that they can place out at the reform point to ensure any globs on low HP die.
Frenzy: As in all Frenzy attacks in the game they can be tranquilized by the hunters, this is no exception.
Poison Bolt Volley: 1500-2500 damage on impact to the 15 closest targets. Only occurs when Huhuran is in frenzy mode.
Noxious Poison: 2900 damage over 8 seconds. Random area of effect spell that will silence the targets.
Wyvern Sting: 15-yard area of effect sleep. If cleansed deals 3000 damage.
Acid Spit: 219 damage to 281 damage per second; stacks 99 times affects only the main tank
Berserk: At 30% health, Huhuran’s attack speed doubles, and she releases poison bolt volleys every 3 seconds to the 15 closest targets.
In this fight you will need 15 players with exquisite nature resistance gear. The goal is to have those players have 240+ NR and ready with greater nature protection potions.
Once she nears the 30% health level those 15 people should be standing as the picture shows in a “V” formation around her protecting the players without the nature resistance behind them.
In addition you need to have a priest in each one of the teams that will take the hit from the Volley once she Berserks, their primary job is to spare as much mana as possible during the fight and dispose of it through Prayer of Healing for the last 30%.
We use three tanks to keep her in check, a tank with 300+ nature resistance can’t handle more than 13-15 stacks of the Acid Spit, and it seldom gets resisted or reset.
The tank switching in this fight should be fairly easy, once the stack is at 9, the main tank should stop any special attacks while the next tank in starts to do everything in his power to gain aggro, at some point the switch will be made and you can ping-pong back and forth between those two tanks, don’t forget to keep up the previous tank he will most certainly have a stack of 10 on him.
The third tank is just a precaution in case one of the tanks should die, he can step in and the circle is closed again.
A very important side note is that you need to have cleansers near the tanks to remove the Wyvern sting on the OFF-TANKS ONLY, you should never remove it of the main tank nor any other close combat class that may be in the area, the damage they will take will drain the healers for mana and might even kill them as well (that was OFF-TANKS, in case you missed it, NOT the MT or rogues!!).
As far as the fight goes the first 70% of it is really a cake-walk, the damage output on the raid is minimal. The only ones you need to keep up at all times are the 3 tanks which will take up most of the healing. All classesneed to save any high cooldown abilities until that phase, be sure to have the druids ready to innervate the priests that are healing the nature resistance people (at around 35% if needed, otherwise when the Poison Volleys start to fly), if they die it’s most certainly a wipe. Make sure that everyone drinks a greater nature protection potion if it’s available shortly into the 30% stage; dont drink it right before, wait until a PoH has been cast by your group’s Priest but you are not at full HP. Drink the pot at this point, absorbing the next 1-2 hits and giving your healer a break.
Remember to Tranquilize her as soon as she frenzies you don’t want any unnecessary damage during the first 70%, healer mana is a precious thing in the latter stages of this fight and all heals should be kept on the main tanks.
This is one of the most well-designed encounters in this game in our opinion, and a guild favourite; everyone needs to be on their game and awake to exit as the winner, the slightest mistake will cause the raid to wipe, so here is the winning formulae.
Emperor Vek’nilash: Immune to all magical damage.
Uppercut: Random secondary target knockback,does approximately 2500-3500 damage.
Unbalancing strike: Massive melee attack, deals 4000-8000 damage.
Mutate Bug: Mutates a bug every 10-15sec causing it to go aggressive, and deal 1800% more damage per hit. Size increase by 400%.
Emperor Vek’lor: Immune to all physical damage.
Shadow bolt: 3000-4000 damage.
Blizzard: Random secondary target AoE spell. Slows the players in the area as well a damaging them for 1500-2500 damage every second during the period which the player is under the effect. Also suffers from delay to the event from the server reaching your game client quite frequently, causing the damage from Blizzard to be incurred well after you have left its radius.
Arcane Burst: Massive magical attack AoE. Proximity based, deals 3000 damage and knock-backs the targets in range.
Explode bug: Explodes a bug every 7-10sec causing 2500-3500 damage in a 10 yard area. Size increase by 200%.
Heal Brother: Whenever they get within 60 yards of one another, they will start healing each other for approximately 20k damage, instant cast.
Teleport twin: Every 30-40 seconds, the two twins will switch places.
Frenzy: After 15 minutes, the Emperors will go into frenzy mode dealing massive damage to the raid, if the frenzy is initiated the raid will die.
Qiraji Scarabs/Qiraji Scorpions:
Virulent Poison: Poison attack can be dispelled.
You are going to have to split up the raid in several forces. A melee squad consisting of all the rogues and offensive warriors you have, a caster team consisting of all your mages and warlocks, two heal squads (one for each tank) consisting of priests, druids and paladins / shamans.You will also need two additional tanks tanking in the middle with two hunters assisting them. The hunters’ job is to pull any mutated bugs in the room to their corresponding tanks where the casters will finish them off.
As shown in the pictures, the casters stand on the top of platform, the melee squad will have to run back and forth between the emperors chasing Vek’nilash.
General Positons :-
At the start of the fight Emperor Vek’nilash will be on the right platform and Emperor Vek’lor will be on the left. The team that will start with Emperor Vek’lor will have two tanks. A warrior, and a warlock with Soul Link as the second. We estimate a warlock with Soul link and 8k HP should have 165 shadow resistance to be able to tank it, it is possible to do it without Soul Link but it is advisable that warlock should have 240+ shadow resistance.
The pull on both sides needs to be timed perfectly; a rushed start will wipe the raid. The team starting on Emperor Vek’lor will send in the warlock to initiate the pull. Since Vek’lor is a bit stubborn and refuses to move, hence the warlock’s primary objective is to pull him at least half-way to the tanking position before the first switch comes in; once that side gets Vek’nilash and the warrior takes over it he will be far easier to move into position.
The warlock should initiate the encounter a second before the warrior on the other side by using deathcoil, searing pain and corruption to gain a bit more aggro.
The Warrior tanking Vek’nilash should have no problem at all dragging him down to his tanking position before the first switch is at hand.
The hard part about this fight is that you need to get into the rhythm of the tank switching. We will try to explain to you how to do this, but it will require some practice to get this to work properly.
Both emperors react on proximity, meaning that the player closest to any off them will receive a huge amount of threat. This will work in your advantage when switching between warrior and warlock.
We will start by explaining the first tank switch after the initial pull:
Transition from Warlock to Warrior:
This is the easy switch, basically have your tank standing in front of the warlock placing him closest to Vek’lor, when the switch comes to Vek’nilash the proximity aggro will do its duty, if no one is closer to him other than the tank he will receive initial aggro and the transition is made.
Transition from Warrior to Warlock:
When the switch comes have the warlock stand between Vek’nilash’s legs. When the switch happens Vek’lor will be stunned for 2 seconds giving both the warrior and the warlock the necessary time to get away from him so that they don’t get the arcane burst. The reasoning behind the warlocks positioning is to make sure that the warlock is closer to Vek’nilash than the tank, so when the switch occurs the warlock will receive the proximity aggro.
Tanking Postions :-
The reason why we have a warlock tanking in this fight is because the aggro is stable enough for the casters to crank up the damage a bit. But we have this on only one side because the casters on the platform need to clear out the mutated bugs as soon as they spawn, and when the warlock is not tanking the casters duty is to clear out any additional bugs that may spawn.
Of course having two warlocks tanking on each side will increase the damage dealt to them significantly.
However, the warrior that started off with Vek’nilash will need to keep aggro on his own on both the Emperors, his job is easier. Once he receives Vek’lor, the two second stun will give him enough time to run out of range of the arcane burst, but here too you have to make sure NO-ONE stands closer than that tank. Make your tank stand a few yards away from Vek’lor and spam Bloodrage, Shield Block and Battle Shout, this will generate enough aggro to keep Vek’lor’s attention. At this state no caster should be casting a single rank of spell on him since he will be very unstable and hard to handle. Once the switch has happened a couple of times, casters can put out 1-2 frost / shadow / fire casts maximum.
The melee squad:
The melee squad need to be on their game because they can cause a wipe easily. They need to make sure that the transition is complete; the aggro is stable enough before they even get close enough to do any damage.
As far as healing goes we usually have two team consisting of two priests, two druids and a paladin / shaman in each team for the tanks, an additional two paladins / shamans to heal the warlock’s voidwalker; in addition those players should be healing the tanks that are tanking the mutated bugs, they do mild damage that can easily be out-healed.
Because of the space created when tanking Vek’lor, the healing team should take a few steps back placing them almost in the middle of the room, that way they will be able to heal the tank/warlock and outrange the Blizzard.
As far as the Blizzard goes if it should hit you, try to get out of it as soon as possible, Frost protection potions are handy here, absorbing more damage than a heal pot and allowing you to bandage. Once Vek’nilash is back, retune to your original positions so that you may be in range of the warrior.
Keep in mind you need to do this within 15 minutes – after that the twins will make a short story of your raid, to be precise 2 seconds until total annihilation. Stick to this guide, repeat the procedure and you should be able to kill them before that time.
Sand Blast: 100 yards range, 2sec cast, area-based 65 yards; this spell will envelop the targets in a whirlwind state, during that time the player is immobilized. Simultaneously the targets will be hit for 3400-4600 Nature damage.
Sweep: 360 degree (physical) knockback, short proximity, does 2625-3375 damage.
Quake: Ouro will submerge, and split into several tracks underground, anyone hit by them will continuously take 500-2000 damage depending on nature resist.
Summon bugs: Once Ouro re-emerges he will summon 15-20 scarabs.
We divide the raid in 3 squads around Ouro, one for ranged dps, one for melee dps and one healer squad. The ranged dps stands to the right side of Ouro at maximum distance, their main job other than to do as much damage as they can on him, is to grab the attention of his secondary targeting, namely the sandblast. In addition, have one or two healers standing in the dps squad because the other tanks will be standing as close to Ouro as possible, directly in front of the ranged dps squad. We have a few healers there as the knockbacks may hit a few tanks out of range of the healers. In addition to all this, have 3 healers stay way behind the ranged dps squad – again at maximum distance. These three healers’ objective is to heal the ranged dps up to full hp once they get hit by the sandblast (which they will 90% of the time) – if these three healers stand correctly they will be well out of range of the sandblast and will never get hit by it. Place the remainder of healerson the left side of him and in front of the rogues; this healing squad’s main objective is to keep the tanks up along with the rogues.
The main tanks objective is to always have Ouro facing away from the raid, the picture shows in more detail how the positioning should be executed.
If this placement is correct the only ones hit by the sandblast will be the ranged DPS with the exception of 1-2 healers and the odd one or two off-tanks.
Ouro needs to have someone in close combat at all times or else he will submerge and can’t be damaged. He will submerge eventually but we want to keep him up as long as possible. Start of with the main tank tanking Ouro, and try to face the boss away from the raid. The placement of the tanks and their primary objective is to take over tanking in case the main tank is swept away, and also serve as a buffer for the rogues so that they don’t grab Ouros attention. Each time a sweep is about to occur, have the Rogues run out of range; any off-tank hit by the sweep should make sure to intercept back as fast as possible to Ouro so that he doesn’t submerge, however some of the tanks will resist the sweep, making them the MT. That tank needs to be quick to position Ouro facing away from the raid yet again until the main tank can make his way back to his position.
If executed correctly Ouro will stay up from 1:30 min to 3:00min.
At some point during the fight Ouro will submerge – at that point raid will have to out-run or out-heal the damage caused by the quakes. We don’t advise to spread out as much as possible because Ouro will re-emerge on one of the raid members causing a ground rupture on the target. If you are unlucky and your main tank is too far away it could result in an unnecessary submerge phase yet again. So stay semi-clumped up (as a guideline, imagine a circle which has a radius exactly half the distance from the middle of the room to the outer walls) – this will help you to exterminate the scarab spawn as well. Once he re-emerges a spawn of 15-20 scarabs will appear at this point you need to clump the raid up tightly (i.e. close the circle) so that the mages and the warlocks gets the chance to AoE them. Once they are down the raid splits back to the positions explained above and repeat the procedure until the next submerge phase.
But this is not all, once you take him down to 20% he will go into frenzy mode. He won’t submerge in this stage, but will use both emerged and submerged abilities, so in addition to dealing with his Sand Blast, there will also be constant Dirt Mound Quakes and summoned bugs. This is an extrememly chaotic phase, and success requires careful overall control and individual reactions. As the bugs spawn constantly, they’re best dealt with by fear kiting, or frost novas. We suggest any class that has any high cooldown abilities make sure they’re active in that phase and give it all you got until he’s down.
And for our final guide we bring you the C’Thun guide, the fight that has caused many arguments and disputes. Here it is for your reading pleasure.
C’Thun phase one abilities:
Eye Beam: 2625 – 3375 nature based spell, functionally similar to chain lightning, in that it jumps from target to target if they are in range of it. For each jump it does, it doubles the damage, resulting in certain death to the people that get hit after the initial target got hit. He casts this spell every 3 seconds.
Dark Glare: 43750-56250 Shadow damage any players that get struck by this spell will with a 110% certainty die.
Eye Tentacles: 45 second spawn timer, spawns at the edge of the dark mist around C’Thun, knocking any targets on their spawn point; casts mindfly (channelling spell), 750 shadow damage per second, in addition slowing the targetted player.
Claw Tentacles: Random spawn over the entire area during phase one. They have approximately 2000Hp in addition hitting any targets in melee range for 200-300 damage.
Ground Rupture: If emerged under players; will case a knock back effect and damaging the targets for 1350 – 1650 damage
Entry to the room:
Because C’Thun’s ability to target players outside the room and even hit them through walls we’ve chosen to have an evenly spread out raid along sides of the entrance, with minimal distance to each other flowing into the room once the encounter has started.
Some people like to send in 1 player ahead of everyone else due to C’Thun targeting him as initial aggro, which gives the raid approximately 3 seconds to run in and spread out. This works fine, but is also more risky and suits players used to the fight. Which you’re probably not, if you’re reading this!
On the other hand there is a flaw with our "safe" way of doing it aswell, if the raid doesn’t flow in to the room fast enough, C’Thun might start casting dark glare at the entrance killing the last people that are trying to get into the room, but the death rate is far less this way and as players get the entry speed correct it will no longer be a problem.
Have two paladins (or if none available) / two player with high nature resist take the lead of each side of the line, let them drink a greater nature protection potion, priests shield them and have them run in. We chose paladins due to their survivability, if they get low on health, they can just put on their shield and get into position.
After the initial hits on the people that run into the room, C’Thun will start targeting people outside the room; if everyone has a greater nature protection potion on them that they drank before the start of the encounter, everyone should be able to get into the room, get into position without taking a single point of damage. If people are positioned correctly, the Eye Beam will not do significant amounts of damage and players can whipper / bandage; but when learning the fight drink the pots.
Due to the layout of the room and the amount of eye tentacles spawning during this phase, we decided to split up the raid into 8 sections, meaning 5 players in each section of the room. Each group’s duty when they are not damaging C’Thun or trying to avoid the dark glare is to interrupt and kill the eye tentacles that spawn in their sector as fast as possible, they don’t have a lot of HP so they go down really fast.
Each group normally consists of two healers, one melee, one ranged, and the fifth member either a healer, melee or ranged. This setup is made so that the use of the space in the room is optimal making sure that the players aren’t close to each other so that they don’t chain the Eye Beam.
In the picture one section of the room has the general positions to which each group/section should try to stick to, to make sure they are spread out enough :
As stated in C’Thun’s abilities the Eye Tentacles will spawn each 45 seconds, at which time all the DPS should stop hitting C’Thun and do anything within their power to bring down those eye tentacles as fast as possible. If they are not killed they will most certainly wipe the raid, and if not killed within 45 seconds an additional round of them will spawn and you will have two of them in the same location. These eyes are priority number one for the entire raid, kill them ASAP. We cannot stress this enough, even if 1.5 sec into a 2.5 sec damage spell cast, interrupt it and kill the Eye Tentacles. Immediately.
While this is happening approximately every 90 seconds C’Thun will start to cast Dark Glare, aimed at one of the eight sectors shown in the positioning picture. Everyone needs to keep their eyes on C’Thun – this cast is initiated by him swirling a dark cloud in front of his pupil, at which the group affected needs to start running away from that sector.
Each group has a primary sector and a secondary one, the primary one is the location where the players should run to once they enter the room; the secondary sector is located 180 degrees around the room, placing it in the opposite side of the room. So, for example, sector 4′s alternate position is sector 5, sector 8 alternates with sector 1, and so on.
Once the Dark Glare has been initiated C’Thun will rotate 180 degrees around the room, still casting, and then he will stop casting the spell and go back to casting Eye Beam. At this point everyone in the raid should be at their secondary positions until the time comes for the second Dark Glare, at which you should move back to your primary position.
In addition to all of this the Claw Tentacles will spawn randomly throughout the entire room, taking up precious space; have any class with DoT capabilities put a few on them, it should bring them down quite fast due to their lack of HP. Instant casts from mages and melee hitting them as they run past all help.
Also, keep in mind when you are running to your secondary or primary position, you should keep a good distance from the Dark Glare – it might seem harmless when you are running behind it, but all it takes is one claw tentacle to spawn under you knock you into the Dark Glare and you are dead. Mages can Blink through the beam, this can be used to kill leftover Eye Tentacles with great effectiveness if the player is careful.
Once your raid is drilled into this phase it shouldn’t be that hard to complete it with minimal casualties. It is very important for everyone in the raid to survive phase one because every single person counts in phase two.
Once you have reduced Eye of C’Thun’s Hp to 0 his eye will implode and the God himself will appear. C’Thun doesn’t have any abilities except the fact that he is immune more or less to any type of damage, any type of damage caused to him will do 1-20 points of damage, so it’s pointless hammering him – besides, at this point you will have your hands full with other things.
Giant Claw Tentacle: Identical to the Claw Tentacle that spawns during phase one, the only difference is that they do double the damage, and they have increased in size by 400%. This means that you will get a ground rupture for 3000-4000 damage, and their melee hits are for 2500-4500 damage. In addition it uses Ground Tremor, which will cause the targets in a 5 yard area to fall to the ground and get stunned for two seconds.
Giant Eye Tentacle: This Giant Eye will start spawning during phase two; it has the Eye Beam capabilities same as the Eye of C’Thun. In addition it only has 40000Hp and may be stunned and silenced.
Eating Tentacle: This Tentacle can’t be targeted nor harmed in any way, it will spawn under a random target in the raid eating him and sending him into the belly of C’Thun.
Before going any further into the description we need to set a few priorities in order to get this working. These priorities are:
1. Eye Tentacles
2. Giant Eye Tentacle
3. Giant Claw Tentacle
Everyone should keep this at the forefront of their mind during phase 2 attempts, and re-assess it constantly. Since C’thun himself isn’t doing any direct damage to the raid, the Tentacles takes priority (set based on how dangerous they are to the raid). Everyone in the raid should keep the position they are in when the Eye of C’Thun is dead, depending on where you are it should be either your primary or your secondary position.
Due to the Giant Claws and Giant Eye Tentacles not having fixed positions, heres a picture of a random placement of a Giant Claw and Giant Eye Tentacle and because of the priority list the dps is on the Giant Eye Tentacle :-
The first thing that will happen is a Giant Claw Tentacle spawn; at this point have the closest tank charge it and all disposable DPS should go at it and bring it down as fast as possible. While this is being done, one or two people in the raid will be swallowed into the belly of C’Thun, where they will find two Flesh Tentacles – these are harmless for ranged DPS since they are immobile and only have a basic melee attack that does 1000-2000 damage. The people that get swallowed into the belly (depending on what class they are) should stay in there as long as possible and do as much damage as they can to those two, they are the key to weakening C’Thun.
We try to have as much ranged DPS as we can in there along with one healer if possible – tanks should instantly run out again. As in all end-game fights communication is of the essence; once you are inside the stomach you will receive a DoT called Digestive Acid that will be automatically removed upon exiting the room. This Dot does around 150 damage every 5 seconds, and will stack on you 99 times. A normal well geared player can handle about 10 stacks of it before running out, which brings us to a key factor in the fight – cycling through and prioritising who should be in or out of the stomach.
For example, if a Priest is already in the belly and another healer (Druid maybe) zones in it is that Priests’ duty to tell the Druid before him to get out and take over the position of healing the people inside. Everyone (including the ranged DPS) should start heading out when the digestive acid hits around 8-10 stacks, it is essential not to die in there, loss of people in this phase could cause the loss of the fight. Rogues should (if they have the Evasion ability up) activate Evasion and do as much damage as they can before running out. The way out of the belly is on the island inbetween the two Flesh Tentacles; you only need to step on it and you will be shot out taking 1000 damage on your way, once out you’ll find yourself somewhere along the edges of the room.
Having covered the stomach part we go back to where we were outside. You should have enough time to bring down the first spawn of the Giant Claw Tentacle before anything else spawns; if the Eye Tentacles should spawn before you killed it everyone should switch priority to the Eyes, leaving the tank (and his off-tank) with two healers on the Giant Claw Tentacle. It is imperative to have an off-tank on the giant claw if available, in case the tank should get eaten – an un-tanked Claw Tentacle will despawn and respawn somewhere else in the room causing Ground Ruptures and possibly killing people it hits. The healers should make sure they keep their distance to the Giant Claw Tentacle in order not to get interrupted.
This fight is all about controlling the spawns of the Tentacles and having a co-ordinated raid that knows the priorities. To explain this a bit better we will explain an extreme scenario:
C’Thun is weakened; a weakened state lasts 45 seconds, at which point the Flesh Tentacles in his stomach will re-spawn and you’ll need to kill them again in order to weaken him again.
You have 8 Eye Tentacles up, along with one Giant Eye Tentacle and one Giant Claw Tentacle.
Everyone needs to keep calm once C’Thun is weakened, because in that state no Tentacles will respawn; everyone should have the three priorities in mind – kill the Eye Tentacles while having a few rogues and mages stunning or counterspelling the Giant Eye Tentacle. Once the Eye Tentacles are dead move on to the Giant Eye Tentacle and kill it, and now you may damage C’Thun for what time is left in the weakened state while the tank, off-tank and the two healers are keeping the Giant Claw Tentacle occupied.
An even more extreme situation that may occur if things get out of hand is the same scenario as above, only you have an additional Giant Claw Tentacle, in which case you should bring down one of them before damaging C’Thun.
While things like this are happening, you need to keep in mind to be spread out as with phase 1 once a Giant Eye Tentacle spawns; also remember your positioning in relation to people running around to get the optimal DPS on the tentacle that spawns – this doesn’t happen in phase 1, and your raid needs to adjust. Healers should make good space available for DPS to move around when they have the option to do so. You also need to keep in mind that the Eye Tentacles will spawn soon, which means that you need to have either a class that can keep it occupied in each sector or a DPS class that can make a short story out of it.
Summary: Everything in the room in phase two should be killed as fast as possible, in the priority order above, with the exception of one Giant Claw Tentacle which should be killed if the opportunity presents itself.
By admin On June 29, 2010 No Comments
Herbalism is the art of picking flowers. It is also the art of making cash, which is what we want
Herbalism is one of the few professions that will net you money with little effort. All other professions require you spending a lot of materials to level them up, thus you need to do a lot of business to even break even.
It’s highly recommended that you wait until you have a mount before you start leveling herbalism seriously. Up until then just pick whatever flowers you stumble upon. In fact, forget about professions (except skinning) until you hit 55+, since you can’t pick the profitable flowers until then.
The best way to level this profession is by being patient. Get a 5-10 minute route down, ride it, then log for an hour and repeat it.
1-15: Here you will collect Silverleaf and Peacebloom in the newbie zones. Easy.
15-50: Earthroot. Alliance head to Dun Morogh, Horde to Durotar. Maps: http://thottbot.com/?s=earthroot
50-85: Mageroyal. Alliance head to Loch Modan/Westfall, Horde head to Barrens/Silverpine. Maps: http://thottbot.com/?i=658
85-150: Stranglekelp. Here you have two options: Wetlands or STV. Personally I prefer Wetlands. For Wetlands swim up and down the coast a bit out. For STV either swim up the west coast from BB to the Zandalar tribe isle or swim up and down the SE coast. Maps: STV: http://thottbot.com/?m=8889 and Wetlands: http://thottbot.com/?m=9239
150-195: Liferoot. Wetlands is the best option for this part. Ride around the western swamp area; from the coast to the road leading to Dun Modr. Interspersed with the liferoot is also Kingsblood, which sells decently on AH due to it being needed for Thorium rep. Maps: http://thottbot.com/?m=9232
195-235: Wintersbite. The only place for this herb is in Alterac Mountains. When coming from the south (either TM or SS), first ride through the yeti area of the mountains, then ride through the ogre stronghold and finally ride through the ogre part of the mountains. Log and wait 30-60 mins, then repeat in reverse order. This part is pretty quickly done. Maps: http://thottbot.com/?m=19247
235-270: Blindweed. I prefer using Swamp of Sorrows for this part, since you can get a nice pattern going easily. Simply circle the central lake, log 30 mins and repeat. Alternatively ride back and forth through the northern part of the swamp. Maps: http://thottbot.com/?m=21505
270-300: Dreamfoil. This is the reason you level herbalism. Dreamfoil is used extensively in all the top alchemy recipes and sells for a pretty penny. .75-1.5G per flower depending on server. There are three main places for this herb: Azshara, Felwood or Un’goro. Try all three places and find the least camped one. Dreamfoil grows in open spaces, so stay away from rocky areas. However, Mountain Silversage (used in health pots), grows in mountains, so find a few spawn points of this herb and ride past them on your rounds.
Of the three Un’goro seems to be the least camped…but again it varies with server. Personally I use Azshara to pick my Dreamfoil and it works quite well.
Other herbs worth picking:
Icecap: Used in flasks and mana pots. Only grows in Winterspring in open areas. Heavily camped. Maps: http://thottbot.com/?m=28935
Mountain Silversage: Used in Mongoose pots and health pots. Grows in mountaneous regions. Un’goro is the spot for this herb. Alternatively Winterspring if you are after Icecap.Maps: Un’Goro: http://thottbot.com/?m=33245 and WS: http://thottbot.com/?m=28933
Plaguebloom: Used in Mongoose pots and various elixirs. Grows in both plaguelands and Felwood. Maps: EPL: http://thottbot.com/?m=14671 and WPL: http://thottbot.com/?m=26432 and Felwood: http://thottbot.com/?m=1011788
Gromsblood: Used in Flask of the Titans. Grows in Desolace, Felwood and Blasted Lands. Maps: http://thottbot.com/?i=5537
And there you have it. Herbalism is very good money with very little actual work. You only have to ride around When you decide to sell your gatherings, check your AH first and undercut a bit. If the bottom drops out of the market, jsut wait a few days and stockpile in the meanwhile, then sell when prices move back up.
By admin On June 29, 2010 No Comments
Ahh, first Aid! One of the most least understood professions in the game….yet one of the most useful! In this guide I’ll be going through the various aspects of first aid, it’s uses and pretty much anything else you could possibly desire.
So enough with the smalltalk, let’s get started:
First Aid Overview
First Aid is a secondary profession which allows you to create ‘bandages’ out of the various pieces of cloth which drop off of humanoids around the world of WoW (you can see the full list from the trainers in the game, just turn of the ‘unavailable’ filter when viewing the training list). First aid differs from eating food primarily because you can apply first aid during combat on yourself or others, and there is no need to sit. You also gain health at a much quicker rate than eating food.
First Aid Ranks
Apprentice (1 – max 75)
The apprentice rank can be trained in any major city. Just speak to a local guard and ask them where you can find the local first aid trainer.
Journeyman (50 – max 150 skill)
Like the apprentice rank, you can train up to the journeyman skill in any city, just speak to a local guard and find out where the local physician is located.
Expert (125 – max 225 skill)
To become an ‘expert’ first aid toon, you’ll need to purchase a book for 60 silver. The individual vendors for alliance/horde are listed below.
Alliance: Deneb Walker, located in the Arathi Highlands….just inside Stormgarde keep.
Here’s a map of Ms. Walker’s location on thottbot.
Horde: Balai Lok’Wein, located in Brackenwall Vil
lage in Dustwallow Marsh.
Here’s a map of Balai’s location on thottbot.
Artisan (225 – max 300 skill)
Requires Player Level 40
Once you’ve maxed out your Expert skill level in first aid, you come to one of the more entertaining quests in the game, the Triage! The triage requires you to ‘save’ 15 injured warriors/soldiers in a small physician’s room loaded with casualties…….BEFORE 6 of them die. There are 3 types of soldiers, critically injured, badly injured and injured. The critically injured die rather quickly so bandage them first, same goes for the badly injured.
A few more tips on this quest:
- Position yourself in the MIDDLE of the room.
- Adjust your camera until you can see a part of ALL the beds containing the injured. This allows for quick targeting.
- Once you receive your ‘triage bandages’ throw them in a hotbar slot (#1 is easiest). This will let you speedily heal the injured and not have to fumble around in your backpack.
So now that I’ve told you all you need to know to SUCCEED in this quest, you’re probably wondering where the hell you get it! Here’s how you can obtain the triage quest.
First, you’ll need to speak to Nissa Firestone in Ironforge, she’ll then direct you to speak to Doctor VanHowzen in Theramore. Here are thottbot maps for both NPCs.
Nissa Firestone: http://www.thottbot.com/?n=2353
Doctor VanHowzen: http://www.thottbot.com/index.cgi?n=7383
To begin this quest you need to strike up a conversation with Arnok who hangs out in Ogrimmar. He’ll then direct you to speak with Doctor Victor in the Arathi Highlands. Here are maps for both NPCs.
Doctor Victor: http://www.thottbot.com/index.cgi?n=5873
By admin On June 28, 2010 No Comments
Link to build
Stance-Dancers are warriors that use the best out of the 3 stances. You might want to use the stancedancer for doing dps and tanking at the same time.
If you think I should make some changes let me know, this my first guide. I will be making an updated version for Burning Crusade later on.
To help with blocking
5/5 Improved Rend
Adds some dps
3/3 Deep Wounds
Adds more dps
Increases critical strike damage for all skills in all stances
5/5 Tactical Mastery
Will help you keep rage as you change stances
1/1 Anger Management
Helps you keep your rage longer
2/2 Improved Overpower
50% increased critical strike chance for Overpower will help in the battle a lot
2/2 Improved Charge
to get extra rage
1/1 Sweeping Strikes
get extra damage to multiple mobs
1/1 Mortal Strike
deals a ton of damage and halves healing done to target
And the rest you can choose.
more critical strikes will be nice
5/5 Shield Spec. or 5/5 Anticipation
gives rage when you block and helps you block increasing defense skill
10% more armor from items will help
threat generated by your attacks will be increased by 15% in defensive stance. that will help a lot in groups
By admin On June 25, 2010 No Comments
So, who wants to go to Old Ironforge? i just sent a group over yesterday, and it was well worth it, too. In order to get over, you need a warlock that can summon and a mage. The other three people can be any class. However, everyone must be level 60 and have thier epic mounts. Sorry.
First, go to the bank and face it. Jump up on the right column and go behind it and have all of the people in your group do the same. You need to start a duel. It may say ‘You cannot duel here’. If it does, then just move around back there, and both who you are going to duel and you try to start the duel, its easier that way. You must duel the mage, you’ll see why later on. Once the duel is started, get on your mount and ride through either the left or the righ passageways and go to the chamber with the King of Ironforge. Make sure you run to the very back of the room, or the duel will end. If it does, just start over.
Once you are in the back of the throne room, run up to ste spot where the ramp meets the platform to the left or right of you, depending which way you went. Now, from the king’s point of view, you need to go to the right door in his chamber. The doors have large locks on them and are right next to the exit of the throne room. Now, run up aganst the door, get yourself in the center of the door, and try to run in place. Have the mage polymorph you (Polymorph: Pig will not work for this, must be sheep).
Hopefully, you will have crossed over into a hallway. do not move. turn around until you see a passageway, then walk straight. This may take some time to do, but it is do-able. Do the same for the other party members, and once there are 3 people, including the warlock, are over, have them summon you and the remaining party member. Have a nice time in Old Ironforge!
If you want to see old Ironforge but dont feel like going over, i took some pictures
Anything doesent work or any problems, please post on here telling what went wrong and ill try to post back with a soloution.
By admin On June 24, 2010 No Comments
Step one: Ask a friend who’ll not be needing to enter a party for a while to help you, make him send an invite to your main character.
Step two: Press alt+f4 to effectively disconnect your main but not kick him out of the party, now log onto your alt and ask a friend to invite your alt into the party with your disconnected main.
Step three: Bring your alt and main to the instance of your choosing using the alt+f4 technique.
Step four: Make your main kill all the mobs that can potentially agro your alt while trying to get him to the boss.
Step five: Now that you’ve cleared all the mobs with your main, alt+f4 and log onto your alt, make him run straight to the boss.
Step six: Alt+f4 again, log onto your main, and fight the boss…bring him down to about 5-10%, make sure you don’t have your pet attack on by then, or dots, etc.
Step seven: Alt+f4 and log on your alt all while the boss is attacking your main, when you log in onto your alt, you will literally see the boss still attacking your main.
Step eight: Make your alt kill the already weakened boss, gather loot, and /dance
By admin On June 24, 2010 No Comments
Making 300-400g Per Hour
If you are a skinner you make even more gold.
In Winterspring where the elite dragons are you can make a lot of gold.
They have a pretty high drop rate of Mature Blue Dragon Sinew that sells for 300-400g depending on your server but on our server they sell for 300-400g. They also drop lots of grey that you can vendor for some g, and plenty greens to. If you don’t already have 16 slots bags you will get yours there to.
We’ve got mostly Traveler’s Backpack. That sells for 18-25g at AH, depending on your server (as always).
If you are a skinner you get a lot of rugged leather and blue dragonscales.
And they also drop silver from 14-20s, They are easy to kill solo also; we re playing a shaman with decent gear killing them with no problems.
Our exact amount of gold right now is 3759g
Hopefully this will help all those poor guys out there.
The droprate % of MBDS, check here:
By admin On June 24, 2010 No Comments
Sorry for waiting so long to post this update. I don’t want to affect my own efforts. As you can see I have been collecting a lot of low level gems. My feeling is that these gems will have the highest markup after the expansion. The rule I set for myself was to not spend over 10s for malachite, tigerseye, and shadowgem. It is realistic that people after the expansion will spend 20s-50s each just to get past the low levels of jewel crafting. It’s funny because the bulk of the gems I bought for less then 3s each. In order to feed my apatite for gems I had to switch gold over to the alliance side. So now the market on my server both side has gone to ****. People are trying to charge 1g for 1 shadowgem. Same with tigerseye, but there is no way in hell anyone will spend that much at this point. As someone else pointed out gold, silver, truesilver bars will be a good thing to have for jewel crafting. I have made my own collection of these bars. But the point id like to make is that ore is 100% drop from veins. Unlike gems being a chance to drop.
Id like to share a story from the past and one from today. Long time ago I was saving gems to make a frostguard. As my gem collection grows the drop rate got worse and worse on gems from rich thorium. It got so bad to the point that I had to buy the rest of the gems I needed. As soon as I made the frost guard the rich thorium veins started to drop again like crazy. A friend of mine around the same time said she has not found a gem in like a week. The difference with her was that she sells all her gems in the auction. It’s my opinion that as long as the gem you mine is not turned into an item. It puts a hold on gems that you can potentially find. Selling gems in the auction is the worse thing you can do. Because someone may hold on to them for a long time making you finding gems imposable. As for the story from today. You can notice I have a lot of high level gems. With arcane crystals being the least amount I have. All my arcane crystals were mined by myself. When I mine rich thorium I only find arcane crystals, no other types drop for me. It must be my collection of other types of gems that stop them from dropping. Of course this is only my opinion on what I have observed.
I hope this has been of some use to some of you. Here are the links to my gem alts. I need 2 of them now.