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Antoran High Command

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Preston.

This page covers a healer-focused strategy for the Antoran High Command in Antorus, the Burning Throne. While it's tailored for healers, other roles may also find the information useful. If you have any suggestions or feedback, you can leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak. This guide has been updated and maintained based on my own experiences with the fight as well as Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed. General Mechanics and Abilities Normal and Heroic This is a council style fight during which you'll be fighting the Antoran High Command face to face and inside command pods. Read more...

Garothi Worldbreaker, Healer Guide

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Preston.

This page covers a healer-focused strategy for Garothi Worldbreaker in Antorus, the Burning Throne. While it's tailored for healers, other roles may also find the information useful. If you have any suggestions or feedback, you can leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak. This guide has been updated and maintained based on my own experiences with the fight as well as Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed. General Mechanics and Abilities Normal and Heroic This fight alternates between two similar Stages, the Normal Stage and the Weapons Stage. Read more...

Argus the Unmaker, Healer Guide

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Preston.

This page covers a healer-focused strategy for Argus the Unmaker in Antorus, the Burning Throne. While it's tailored for healers, other roles may also find the information useful. If you have any suggestions or feedback, you can leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak. This guide has been updated and maintained based on my own experiences with the fight as well as Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed. General Mechanics and Abilities Normal and Heroic This is a multi-Stage encounter during which you'll be fighting against Argus the Unmaker with assistance from the Titan Pantheon. Read more...

BlizzCon 2017: Battle for Azeroth Zone Demos

Posted 9 months, 1 week ago by Preston.

BlizzCon 2017 features several different demos of Battle for Azeroth content, including two dungeons and the starting areas for the Horde and Alliance. The Virtural Ticket also provided walk through videos of these demos, which I'm going to provide an overview of below. If you have any thoughts or feedback, please leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

Expect tons of spoilers ahead! If you want even more coverage, check out my Day 1: Opening Ceremony and What's Next for Warcraft article, or all of the BlizzCon articles.

Table of Contents

  • Atal'Dazar, Dungeon
  • Freehold, Dungeon
  • Nazmir, Questing Zone
  • Drustvar, Questing Zone
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BlizzCon 2017 Day 2: Warcraft Art Panel

Posted 9 months, 1 week ago by Preston.

It's Day 2 of BlizzCon 2017! More World of Warcraft news is on the way, and I'm here to provide an overview of it. Expect a gallery of slides from the Virtual Ticket stream as well as any additional insight I can provide. If you have any thoughts or feedback, please leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

Expect tons of spoilers ahead! If you want even more coverage, check out my Day 1: Opening Ceremony and What's Next for Warcraft article, or all of the BlizzCon articles.

Table of Contents

  • Character Art, Creating New Cultures
  • World Building, Animation
  • Effects
  • Environmental Art
  • Dungeon Art, Structures
  • Prop Art
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BlizzCon 2017: What's new for Druids

Posted 9 months, 1 week ago by Preston.

With BlizzCon drawing to a close, there's a huge amount of new expansion information coming in from the panels, interviews, and floor demos. I thought it would be fun to put together a quick overview of changes and features that affect Druids. If you know of anything I missed, you can leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak. I'll update this post as-needed when I discover something new.

Table of Contents

  • Allied Races (sub-races)
  • Mark of the Wild, other raid buffs, are coming back
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BlizzCon 2017 Day 1: Warcraft Gameplay and Systems

Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago by Preston.

It's Day 1 of BlizzCon 2017! Everyone is expecting some big World of Warcraft news, and I'm here to provide an overview of it. Expect a gallery of slides from the Virtual Ticket stream as well as any additional insight I can provide. If you have any thoughts or feedback, please leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

Expect tons of spoilers ahead! If you want even more coverage, stop back tomorrow for my coverage of the Day 2 World of Warcraft panels. If you're itching for some more information, check out my Day 1: Opening Ceremony and What's Next for Warcraft article.

Table of Contents

  • Island Expeditions
  • Heart of Azeroth, Azerite Armor
  • Warfronts
  • Social Features
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BlizzCon 2017 Day 1: Opening Ceremony and What's Next for Warcraft

Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago by Preston.

It's Day 1 of BlizzCon 2017! Everyone is expecting some big World of Warcraft news, and I'm here to provide an overview of it. Expect a gallery of slides from the Virtual Ticket stream as well as any additional insight I can provide. If you have any thoughts or feedback, please leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

Expect tons of spoilers ahead! If you want even more coverage, stop back tomorrow for my coverage of the Day 2 World of Warcraft panels. If you're itching for some information now, check out my Day 0: Warcraft Speculation article, or all of the BlizzCon articles.

Table of Contents
  • Opening Ceremony
    • World of Warcraft Classic
    • Battle for Azeroth, New Expansion
  • What's Next for World of Warcraft
    • World and Story Overview
      • New Continents, Zandalar and Kul Tiras
      • Character Stories
    • Features Overview
      • Allied Races, Heritage Armor Sets
      • Leveling Improvements
      • Island Expeditions
      • Warfronts
      • PvP Updates
      • World PvP Updates
      • Dungeons
      • Raids
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BlizzCon 2017 Day 0: Let the Warcraft speculation begin!

Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago by Preston.

To kick off my coverage of World of Warcraft during BlizzCon 2017, I thought it would be fun to gather as much speculation information as I could from around the web and provide my own take on it! If you have any thoughts or feedback, please leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

Expect tons of spoilers ahead! Unless all these speculations are wrong, in which case, enjoy the stories? If you'd rather have coverage of what's actually coming, stop back tomorrow for my coverage of the Day 1 World of Warcraft panels, during which expansion information will likely be announced.

Table of Contents

  • The Next Warcraft Expansion
    • Naga Ties
    • Old God Ties
    • Darkspear Ties
    • In Summary
  • Sub-races
    • Nightborne
    • Void Elf
    • Lightforged Draenei
    • Highmountain Tauren
    • In Summary
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Invasion Points and Bosses Guide

Updated 11 months, 1 week ago by Preston.

This page contains quick guides for all of the Invasion Point bosses in Legion. None of the fights are particularly complicated, nor are any of the mechanics particularly deadly, but knowing how to handle everything can make things that much easier. If you have any suggestions or feedback, you can leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak. The guides have been updated and maintained based on my own experiences with the fights as well as Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed. Read more...

Return to Karazhan, Healer Guide

Updated 11 months, 1 week ago by Preston.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the bosses in the Return to Karazhan mythic instance. While it's tailored for healers, other roles may also find the information useful. If you have any suggestions or feedback, you can leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak. This guide has been updated and maintained based on my own experiences with the fights as well as Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed. There is a summary of debuffs to track at the very bottom of the page.  DBM settings have been included in each boss's section. Opera Hall You will face one of these encounters at random every week. Read more...

Return to Karazhan, DPS Guide

Updated 11 months, 1 week ago by Virendra.

This is a DPS-focused guide for the new mythic-only dungeon coming in Patch 7.1: Return to Karazhan. The information in this guide is preliminary and based on the PTR Dungeon Journal, but will be updated as needed when the dungeon goes live. If you have any suggestions or feedback, you can leave a comment below or tweet @VirendraDG. You can also watch a video version of the guide by clicking the banner below.  Opera Hall You will face one of these encounters at random every week. Wikket There are two targets in this fight that share damage: Elfyra and Galindre. Read more...

Patch 7.3 Restoration Druid Changes, Updates, and Overview

Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago by Preston.

With Patch 7.3 coming on August 29, 2017, I wanted to compile a list of changes that are affecting Restoration Druids. As usual, you can tweet @PrestonDvorak or leave a comment at the bottom of the page with any questions or feedback.

There are quest and content spoilers ahead, proceed with caution if you want to avoid them!

Official Patch 7.3 Survival Guide

Patch 7.3 is being released on August 29, 2017.

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Seat of the Triumvirate, Healer Guide

Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago by Preston.

This page covers healer-focused strategies for the bosses in the Seat of the Triumvirate dungeon. While it's tailored for healers, other roles may also find the information useful. If you have any suggestions or feedback, you can leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak. This guide has been updated and maintained based on my own experiences with the fights as well as Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed. There is a summary of debuffs to track at the very bottom of the page. Full Clear Video Zuraal the Ascended During this fight, you will face Zuraal, in and out of the void realm. Read more...

World of Warcraft Macro Guide

Updated 1 year ago by Preston.

Macros allow you to refine your playstyle and spell usage without installing an addon. Below are some common macro types that can be applied to nearly any class and spec. I've used Restoration Druid spells as examples, but you can substitute your own spells in. Feedback and macro ideas are always appreciated. You can leave a comment at the bottom of this page or tweet @PrestonDvorak. Basic Macro Parts Below is a basic macro that casts a spell on your current target. Read more...