Odd lag yesterday. Hopefully it will be resolved shortly. I logged in. Considered doing an instance (not bloody likely with that odd lag) and instead decided to start on quests in Netherstorm. Getting Exalted with Scryer on both Lilac and Tatia is now highest priority on my To-Do list. Both toons need the exalted Shoulder enchants.. and Lilac needs the yummy spell hit trinket the [item]Scryer’s Bloodgem[/item].
Two days ago, while running Shattered Halls I noticed the message “Your Shadowmend heals you for 6″ in my combat log. I hadn’t ever seen Shadowmend before.. but figured it was something the priest was doing. Which was odd because the priest didn’t seem to be shadow. I noted the health trickle and decided I needed to tap more preemptively to take advantage of the incoming health. I really didn’t spend a lot of time thinking about it.
Yesterday, while questing in Netherstorm I saw the same message again.. after puzzling about it for a while I -finally- figured out that Shadowmend is the name of the benefit of the 3-piece Frozen Shadoweave set bonus. Specifically: “Your Frost and Shadow damage spells heal you for 2% of the damage they deal.” So whoo hoo for health trickles. Especially nice because I think the only non-shadow spell I’m casting is Immolate.
Though.. I did identify a drawback with this. Lilac can now draw healing aggro from the 2nd or 3rd mob fighting voidy. Before the set bonus I could set voidy on a group of mobs and then focus fire them one at a time without even having to trigger the voidy’s multi-mob growl. Now I need to remember to have voidy growl at the other mobs.. or they’ll eventually turn on Lilac and eat her because of her healing aggro.
I’ve never quested in Netherstorm. Well to be truthful Tatia has done a handful of the quests out there.. but only for very specific quest items. Tatia dinged 70 in Shattered Halls. She hadn’t done any of the quests in Blade’s Edge Mountain, Netherstorm or Shadowmoon Valley. Lilac dinged 70 while killing Spiders in Blade’s Edge Mountain on a quest. Since then Lilac has completed the Blade’s Edge Mountain quests and has moved on to Area 52. She still needs to complete the rest of the Netherstorm quests and all of the Shadowmoon Valley quests. I’m finding that questing makes a fantastic amount of money. I’m thinking that I want to go back to Tatia and finish up her quests as well.