Amber’s Weekend Adventures

I didn’t play a lot of WoW over the weekend, though I did manage to sneak in a 25 man Naxxand a 25 man Vault.  Amazing things happened in both.

For the Naxx, I was invited as shadow.  Holy shit.  I got to DPS in a 25 man, guys!  I picked up some nice gear, too-DPS bracers and a dagger (forgot which-it’s a trash drop, and we got two, one right after the other).  Using those two items enabled me to ditch the blue +hit robes I was wearing, so now I wear…my healing robes…to DPS.  I also scored 7.5 pants, which means I can ditch the DPS pants I was wearing for healing and…wear…the shadow pants.  To heal with.  Dude, anyone inspecting me must really scratch their heads sometimes.  Hell, I look at my gear and scratch my head sometimes.

It’s funny.  I have 5/5 t7, of which all but my helm are 7.5.  Of those, 3 of them are from the shadow set-gloves, pants, and helm.  I think it says something about the quirks of gearing a disc priest that this would be the case.  Naturally I’d prefer it if Blizzard just bit the bullet and made three priest sets, but that’s not going to happen.  Instead I’ll be glad that I’m not really interested in the healing 4 piece bonus (greater heal?  if I’m using that much, we’re all in trouble).   I’m also now contemplating using the DPS dagger to heal with, as it’s a nice jump in spell power compared to my Mace of I’m Fucking Tired of Carrying This Thing, aka “That Heroic Nexus Mace.”  Seriously, I’m taking that thing into Ulduar?  REALLY?    I also snagged new boots, Serene Echos, giving me even more crit.  I’m now actually up to a point where I’m happy with it (~25% self buffed).   Am I toting around BiS items?  Only a couple, but I’ve still got some good shit.  I have had to make up for bad loot luck in strange ways here and there (see: inner debate on weapons!), but I’m not exactly a shame to disc priests everywhere, either.   Or even shadow priests.  I hope.

So, the 25 man Vault-Emalon. I had done nothing but wipe on this guy, and at first this group didn’t look to promising.  For one thing I asked the holy priest to stop bubbling and he asked, why?  When I said I benefited more from it, his response was, “But my bubble heals them too!”

Uuuuugh.  After a dismal wipe, several people bailed early…but the people that replaced them seemed to really shift the tide.  While I may not think much of some members of Benediction, for example, a few of them and a few members of Too Drunk To Raid (who ran that Naxx25) and all of a sudden we looked like we had a chance at this.  We had one wipe at 8%, then reformed for another try.

We were doing this with 5 healers-1 PvE disc priest (myself), 1 shadow priest who went PvP disc, the holy priest, and 2 resto shamans.  One resto shaman DC’d.  Another died early on.  I figured we were pretty well screwed but…we kept going.  And going.  The other disc priest called out he was OOM.  I was sitting on maybe 30% mana.  The holy priest was also bordering on OOM.  The only druid we had, the OT, “bear danced” me an innervate and then…died not long after.  So one tank on everything, 3 healers almost all OOM and…

…the fucker died.

It was some seriously INTENSE healing, and ohgoditwasfun.  No loot for me, but hell if I cared.

And last but not least:

If you manage a Heroic: Culling of Stratholme timed run, the mount will go to THE most scrub DPS in the group.  The one who doesn’t even have epic flying.  Mmhmm.  Trufax.

I wasn’t really intending on TRYING for a timed run, or I wouldn’t have brought the idiot.

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  1. #1 by Arrens on May 11, 2009 - 11:43 am

    Since I have a timed CoS run scheduled for this evening, and SINCE my guild leader (who is also a rogue) will be joining in on the fun, it is almost GUARANTEED that I will be the scrub DPS to get a bronze drake this evening. I can hardly wait. ;)

  2. #2 by dorgol on May 11, 2009 - 12:31 pm

    I carried that mace up until this weekend when I managed to grab Turning Tide (in a PUG) on my Paladin. Ooooooohhhh was that Warlock pissed. And there was a mage who asked “WAIT? HE WAS A HEALER?!?”. The Warlock was so desperate as to offer to buy it – for 500g. I just noted that he couldn’t afford my prices and took it.

    And it completed the “Epic” Achievement for me as well. GG me.

  3. #3 by Ambrosyne on May 11, 2009 - 1:58 pm

    @Arrens: Yeah but will you still have a couple of greens mixed in with ungemmed, unenchanted PvP gear? He managed to out DPS the tank but fuck if I know how.

  4. #4 by Paolo on May 11, 2009 - 3:52 pm

    Grats on the boots :) If they weren’t BiS pre-Ulduar, they were damn close. And the 4-piece T8 bonus looks suspiciously like an apology to disc priests for completely forgetting about us in T7. It’s delicious, even if it’s months down the road…

    Oh and other than that mace, your gear looks AWESOME.

  5. #5 by Faulsey on May 12, 2009 - 7:19 am

    Oh, if you’re so tired of that mace, just… put it down over there… thank you…

    -snags mace and runs off-

    I swear, Keri doesn’t drop that for me out of spite D:

    I can’t believe the person without epic flying even rolled on the drake! When I got mine, there were two without, who graciously passes since they couldn’t, y’know, use it. /comfort

  6. #6 by Ambrosyne on May 12, 2009 - 9:13 am

    @Faulsey – I’m carrying that mace on two healers. So tired of it. XD

    /flees before she gets smacked for having two of it anyway

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