Saturday, January 24, 2009

Glory of the Hero - Red Proto-Drake

I did it! It was hard work, but no-one ever said it was going to be easy.

YEEEEE! Look at it go!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Glory of the Hero - Watch Him Die

I will have my Glory of the Hero Achievement & my Red Proto-Drake!

Recent Achievements:

Amber Void
This achievement was extremely easy, we went with 4 Green Drakes & One Red drake (Me).
Every time a group of welps spawn target the closest one to chain you damage spell through the welps hitting the boss last for massive damage.

Watch Him Die
This achievement Was intense & allot of fun.
Our set-up:

Our tactic involved no messing around/killing adds.
Adds were handled as follows:
Canckle - Repentence & Turn Evil
Darrell - Shackle
Mitsune - Turn Evil
Dann - Turn Evil with Glyph of Turn Evil

This leave you with only 1 add (not including the watchers).
We then nuke the boss. Heroism, Avenging Wrath, the lot.
As soon as I drop to 50% HP I cast Holy Wrath, after 5 Seconds Mits uses his Holy Wrath & then another 5 Secs later Canckle uses his.
By this point the boss should be dead or at least close to death.

Gotta Go!
Since this acheivement was nerfed from 2 minutes to 4 minutes it has lost any challenge it once had. A group with half our dps could have pulled it off.

Red Proto-Drake, To Do List Updated:
  1. Zombiefest!
  2. Lightning Struck
  3. Less-rabi
  4. Split Personality
  5. Emerald Void

Yay, i'm nearly there!
I should be able to grab these at the weekend. Exciting stuff. :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Recent Achievements

Lodi Dodi We Loves the Skadi
Defeat Skadi the Ruthless in Utgarde Pinnacle on Heroic Difficulty within 3 minutes of starting the gauntlet event.

This achievement was easy mode. Our setup was: a Warlock, Myself, a Holy Paladin, a Resto Shammie & a freshly dinged Rogue.
How to do it: Pull the boss and plod towards the end at your own pace. Once everyone has a harpoon & is at the end of the gauntlet, one of the Paladins DI the other. (SoulStone/Ahnk would work fine too)
The boss will have reset, and you will all be alive & with your harpoons at the end of the gauntlet. I drop my consecration in front of the door & the rogue sprint-pulls.
Quickly AoE the adds down and proceed to use all of your harpoons. Now all you need to do is defeat a fairly easy boss in a fairly easy time limit.

Ruby Void
Defeat Ley-Guardian Eregos in The Oculus on Heroic Difficulty without anyone in your party using a Ruby Drake.

Our setup: 3x Green & 2x Bronze
This was suprisingly fun. We basically used the green drakes to kite him around, with the bronze drakes pausing time and channeling when he yells at us or the "tank" gets low.
When Bronze drakes are channeling the damage of all DoTs is increased significantly, which is very nice for healing.

Experienced Drake Rider
On three different visits to The Oculus, get credit for defeating Ley-Guardian Eregos while riding an Amber, Emerald, and Ruby drake on Heroic Difficulty.

It turns out that I had never tried the emerald drake before. :p

50 Emblems of Valor
Loot 50 Emblems of Valor.

Enabled me to buy my Signet of the Impregnable Fortress for 25 Emblems.

Knights of the Ebon Blade
Earn exalted status with the Knights of the Ebon Blade.

I am really bad at remembering to equip faction tabbards before an instance, but I remembered on this day. ^_^

Can I has Red Proto-Drake Nao Plx?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Level 80 Prot Pally Spec

There is allot of debate over What is the best Protection Paladin spec?
The answer is simple: There is no "best spec"

There are some talents you will want & some that you will need.
So instead of telling you how to spec I'm just going to explain my spec.

NEED - Dont go anywhere without this talent
WANT - This talent is optional depending on your preference
GTFO - Just... leave

Note: This is a spec for raids. It is not "the ultimate Paladin build" it is just my preferred build.

Protection Tree Tier 1
(0/5)Blessing of Kings WANT
Many Paladins are taking Kings, but it's not for me thanks.
My reason: My guild has too many Retri Paladins & any PvE specced Retribution Paladin (with no PvP talents) should have plenty of points to Pick up kings.
I consider Kings to be one of the best talents to have as a tank, but given the choice for 90% of Situations I would take BoS over Kings.

(5/5)Divine Strength NEED
Strength = Damage = Threat, it's not hard to understand.
More importantly though, strength will also now increase your Block Value.

(0/3)Stoicism GTFO
This is not something you need, nor is it something that I want. As a human, I don't really consider being stunned ever to be a problem.
& in WotLK I cannot think of a single PvE mob that dispels buffs.

(0/2)Guardians Favor WANT
Blessing....ahem. Hand of Freedom is a wonderful buff, now much more likely to be available when you need it.
It's not really needed but it is nice.

(5/5)Anticipation NEED
If you do not want an extra 5% of pure, non diminishing Dodge: You are beyond my help, please leave my site now. You dont belong here. Thankyou.

Tier 3
(3/3)Improved Righteous Fury NEED
Does exactly what it says on the tin.

(5/5)Toughness NEED
10%... that is allot of extra armor.

Tier 4
(0/2)Divine Guardian WANT
Ok, this a great talent for a Holy Paladin &/or an off tank, but this is not a Main Tank talent for obvious reasons.

(0/3)Improved Hammer of Justice WANT
This is another talent that is not bad but not great either, the only reason I would ever take it would be to help me solo the tiger boss in ZG. ^_^
I wouldn't recommend this talent to anyone, but also wouldn't kick it out of bed. :p

(3/3)Improved Devotion Aura NEED
Extra Armor & Healing for your entire raid is an opportunity that should not be missed. As long as you remember to use it!

Tier 5
(1/1)Blessing of Sanctuary NEED
As it stands the Protection Paladin is build around this buff. This is the buff that I wouldn't go anywhere without & all of your tanks will love you for it.

(3/5)Reckoning WANT
Most people don't spec for Reckoning & I cannot say that I blame them. I like to put 3 points in Reckoning for soloing mostly for maximizing the benefits of Seals & Judgements.
I wouldn't spend 5 points in Reckoning, that would be just pure waste, 3 is enough. :p

Tier 6
(2/2)Sacred Duty NEED
Divine Protection aka Bubble Wall cooldown being reduced & 6% Extra Stamina is awesomeness.

(5/5)One-Handed Weapon Specialization NEED
+10% Extra Damage from all of your the abilities that you have at your disposal. I love this talents and you should too.

Tier 7
(1/1)Holy Shield NEED
The fact that this is always on Cooldown While Tanking makes it an essential talent ^_^
That and the fact that you will need it if you wish to get the next 2 talents down the ladder.

(5/5)Ardent Defender NEED
When you have less than 35% health, all damage taken is reduced by 30%. Having 5 points here can and will really save your ass at one point or another.

Tier 8
(3/3)Redoubt NEED
30% Block Value is fricking OP!
If you have 2000 block value this adds an extra Damage reduction through 600 Block value!
When you think about it like that it sounds superb doesn't it?

(3/3)Combat Expertise NEED
Expertise, Stamina and 6% extra crit chance. What is there not to want about this talent?

Tier 9
(3/3)Touched by the Light NEED
This will be your one and only source of Spellpower, so it's important that you don't leave it out.

(1/1)Avengers Shield NEED
Your ranged attack. You will need this for those moments where a body pull just wont do. :p

(2/2)Guarded by the Light NEED
Saves you allot of Mana & gives you extra protection against casters.

Tier 10
(3/3)Shield of the Templar NEED
Damage reduction with the added bonus of extra boom! Yes Please.

(0/2)Judgements of the Just WANT
This talent is not worth picking up if you have a warrior with improved ThunderClap, since most prot warriors will spec for this chances are you wont need to & no, they do not stack.

Tier 11 (Final Tier)
(1/1)Hammer of the Righteous NEED
Nothing says "attack me" like a good loud "DONG!" which also tears mobs apart.

Retribution Tree
Tier 1

(5/5)Deflection NEED & (0/0)Benediction WANT
5% Parry will go a long way to help you surviving Patchworks enrage ^_^
As for Benediction: if you are using BoS & Divine Plea you should have no mana issues.

Tier 2
(2)Improved Judgements, NEED (3)Heart of the Crusader WANT & (0/0)Improved Blessing of Might GTFO
Reduced cooldown on a core Paladin ability + Crit for everyone!

Tier 3
(0/0)Vindication GTFO
Bosses are immune, this is purly a PvP talent & shouldn't be considered in any PvE build

(5)Conviction WANT
5% Extra Crit

(0/0)Seal of Command GTFO
Wont put out as much damage as SoR with this spec anyway

& (0/0)Pursuit of Justice WANT
Extra speed is nice & something I may consider after they nerf rocket boots :p

Tier 4
(0/0)Eye for an Eye, GTFO
E4aE is another PvP retribution talent... it goes without saying really, I don't think any Prot Paladin has this anyway. ^_^

(0/3)Sanctified Seals WANT VS (2/3)Crusade WANT
Ok Crusade is clearly better, it's not even questionable since my threat is not crit dependant anyway. At the moment I'm using Sanctified Seals though to help me solo Garr every week. Of course I intend to change this in the not too distant future.

Holy Tree
Tier 1
(0/5)Seals of the Pure WANT
Not something I want myself but can understand why a Protection Paladin would want it.

I'm only including this one because there's not much more for you in the Holy tree.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Twilight Assist

Last night we did Sartharion again but decided to try and keep a drake alive. The result was surprisingly easy once we had sorted our positioning out. Here's what happened:

& thus Sartharion the Onyx Guardian was defeated granting us the achievement Twilight Assist.

Next week we go with 2 drakes up!

Oh yeah & btw, I now have fraps working again on my computer as you can see. ^_^

You also can see the video on YouTube, & Subscribe to my Videos. (I will probably make more :p)
You can visit my YouTube Channel Page thing here.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

My Paladin UI (in the style of Diablo 3)

Well since it's a new year I thought I'd start a fresh with my UI since 90% of it had been made redundant by various patches, I haven't actually had a complete UI that I was happy with since October.
May I present my new Paladin UI:

As with every UI that I ever created it is just a complete rip off of someone else's UI, made to suit my needs.
Addons used include:
  • Bagnon
  • Big Wigs
  • Button Facade
  • Coords
  • Cowtip
  • Diablo 3 Dynamic Orbs
  • Dominos
  • Hide Bars
  • Hide Blizzard
  • Omen 3
  • Pally Power
  • Prat
  • Quartz
  • Rating Buster
  • Recount
  • Skinner
  • Xperl
+ I just added SpamMeNot to get rid of those pesky gold spammers.

It still needs a few tweaks but it's looking good so far imo. ^_^

Oh yeah & btw Happy New Year