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Dipping into Kara

This has been an odd week.. in that last night (Thursday) was our first night in Kara this week. Other RL things got in the way.

Even then, we said we’d start at 9 but Amellea, our Druid Healer, said he had to make a phone call.. so everyone else gathered at Kara.. and after waiting a while, decided to tackle animal trash.

Happy note: The kara spiders drop Netherweb Spider Silk (yeah!). Just what I needed to get another 18-slot bag. Other than that.. it was a wash of +15 rep per kill.. but no real phat lootz.

It turns out you can do animal side with only one healer.. you just have to be very judicious with the crowd control.
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Fun with math

AKA: Downranking with a vengeance

Flash of Light rank 1 costs 35 mana and heals between 67-77. It gets 19.00% effective coefficient from your +heal. I can cast it 10 times in 15 second. Meaning it’s costing me ~117 mana per 5 to cast it.

If I have greater than 117 mp5 then whatever it heals is [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Short and sweet

No Kara last night. We only had 8 people on.. and one of them wasn’t keyed. So we formed a group and ran him through the start of the key chain (heh.. ok.. pun slightly intended).

I think we’ll actually have him fully keyed after one more night of running him around.

While in Shadow Labs [...]

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Infogasm – Addon: Recount

Seriously, if you don’t have it, get “Recount”. I spotted this on WowInsider UI of the week feature.

It’s Yet Another Damage Meter… but it’s more much much more. I’ve only started twisting the dials.. and it’s very very pretty. How much information is too much information?

I -do- wish it had either a minimap [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Adding Judgement of the Crusader

Judgment of the Crusader – Unleashing this Seal’s energy will judge an enemy for 20 sec, increasing Holy damage taken by up to 190. Your melee strikes will refresh the spell’s duration.

Having mucked through the math to get nice line charts for Seal of Righteousness vs Seal of Vengeance.. it seemed just a shame to let that go to waste. That said.. I think my math is broken.

I added in Judgment of the Crusader to see how that would effect Seal of Righteousness.. and I’m kind of surprised by the results.

Edited: My math was fine.. my method was broken.

The “up to 190″ can be thought of as +spell damage that only shows up on Holy spells (your spells and the spells of others) as modified by the +spell coefficient on the holy spell being cast.

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I think it’s working…

So.. running through my daily quests.. and kept an eye on SW Stats especially the ‘Effective DPS’ part. I’m finally Honored with Ogri’la so I’ve just gotten the “banish the demons” quest. MMMmmm demons are yummy and jack my (lol)dps through the roof.

I spiked as high as 293. Woot! I know mages [...]

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Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe

So.. I believe the previous graphs show that all else aside, Seal of Righteous will have the best DPS with a 2-handed weapon.

The problem is, one-handed and two handed weapons aren’t created equal.
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Seal of Righteousness vs Seal of Vengeance

Which is better from a DPS standpoint? To quote Big Red Kitty, it depends.

Here’s our basic Righteousness vs Vengeance graph. 10 second cooldown on Judgements, 0 spell damage, “normal” Seal of Righteousness. This further assumes that you’re using a 3.0 second swing for Righteousness 2-h and Vengeance and a 2.0 second swing for Righteousness 1-h.

In this example Seal of Righteousness (SoR) is better than Seal of Vengeance (SoV) for the first 19 seconds. From 19 seconds to 26 seconds they’re about the same. After 26 seconds SoV diverges upwards and is the clear choice.

The question gets more interesting when you add talents and spell damage.
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Contemplating respec for Moroes

I’m contemplating this spec: 44/7/10

Why respec:

Moroes is the next boss we’ll run into in Kara.
Every 30 seconds Moroes garrotes a random raid member. This is 1K damage every 3 seconds for 5 minutes for a total of 100k damage.

Garrote can be gotten rid of by the following:
* Dwarves Stoneform
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What I learned in Kara today…

Yes, we have finally entered Kara. We were: Tatia (Holy Pally), Amellea (Resto Druid), Gongniu (Warrior), Pheefee(Warrior), Knunn (Rogue), Drakus (Rogue), Stiletta (Rogue), Daegothh (Mage), Sibiy (BM Hunter) and Raouen (MM Hunter).

The first hallway to Midnight is on a 30 minute respawn timer. If you can’t get to Midnight before 30 minutes after [...]