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.