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Sunsong Ranch lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

Posted 1 year ago by Preston.

Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at Sunsong Ranch!

Sunsong Ranch is located just north of Halfhill in the center of Valley of the Four Winds on the Pandaria continent. It’s best known as the Yoon family farm and is renowned across Pandaria for its award-winning crops. It’s hard to say exactly how old the Ranch is, but it’s been in the Yoon family for at least three generations, starting with Old Yoon. Old Yoon was a highly respected farmer and an early member of the farming faction known as the Tiller’s Union. We can infer that he died shortly before the time of the Mists of Pandaria expansion, based on events explained below.

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Throne of Kil’jaeden lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

Posted 1 year, 1 month ago by Preston.

Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at the Throne of Kil’jaeden!

The Throne of Kil’jaeden is located in north-eastern Hellfire Peninsula on the Outland continent. The location was named by Gul’dan decades before Draenor had become Outland, during the time when the orc clans met on the mountain in what was then Tanaan Jungle to drink the blood of Mannoroth, turning them into the Legion’s slaves. The location is named after the Legion’s second in command at the time, Kil’jaeden, and the weakened fabric of time in the area served as a direct connection to his lair on the Legion home planet of Argus.

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Uther’s Tomb lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

Posted 1 year, 1 month ago by Preston.

Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at Uther’s Tomb!

Uther’s Tomb is located in southern Western Plaguelands on the Eastern Kingdoms continent. It was constructed following Uther’s death during his fight against his former pupil Arthas Menethil at Andorhal. The battle took place following the Second War during the fall of the Lordaeron kingdom when Arthas returned to Andorhal as the Lich King to reclaim Kel’Thuzad’s remains. Uther’s body was retrieved by the few remaining paladins and buried in the southern ruins of Andorhal. This is how the Tomb would remain for several decades before first appearing in World of Warcraft upon its release.

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Kil'jaeden, Healer Guide

Posted 1 year, 2 months ago by Preston.

This page covers a healer-focused strategy for Kil'jaeden in the Tomb of Sargeras. 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 three stage fight with two intermissions during which you fight Kil'jaeden and the full might of the Legion. Read more...

Mistweaver Monk Talents and Builds

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago by Tyler.

Below you'll find details on how each Mistweaver Monk talent functions and what its best use conditions are. Mistweaver talents allow you to customize your setup for any encounter, be it single-target healing, group-healing, or utility. This information is geared towards new and intermediate players, so I've done my best to avoid lots of math or complex theories. Feedback is greatly appreciated! Feel free to leave comments at the bottom of the page or tweet @Daemagor. Read more...

Mistweaver Monk Stat Weights and Gearing

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago by Tyler.

This page briefly covers the stats that are relevant for a Mistweaver Monk and what kind of things you should look for when gearing up. Feedback is always welcome, feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the page or tweet @Daemagor. Stat Priority and Relative Weights This is a quick glance at the stats you want. You'll find stat weights in parenthesis next to each stat. You can use these weights on sites like AskMrRobot with decent results. Note: the weights don't always work well with trinkets, so default to your best judgement using the information in the Best in Slot lists. Read more...

Mistweaver Monk Guide

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago by Tyler.

Welcome to my Mistweaver guide! This guide is targeted at new and intermediate players. I will try to lay everything out in plain words while avoiding math and obscure theories. Feedback is greatly appreciated! Feel free to leave comments at the bottom of any guide page. Read more...

Mistweaver Monk Spells and Abilities

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago by Tyler.

Below you’ll find details on how each Mistweaver Monk spell functions and what its best use conditions are.  Monks have a very versatile toolkit that makes them very good at healing in many situations, while having the most mobility options of any healer.  Mistweavers can excel at both Single-target healing, AoE healing, or DPSing while healing based on talent choices. If you have any questions or feedback you can leave a comment at the bottom of the page or tweet @Daemagor. Your main spell should be the one you're using most often during most situations. Read more...

Mistweaver Monk Healing Tips and Tricks

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago by Tyler.

Healing doesn't really have a rotation of spells to go through like a DPS spec does, however, there are often certain types of situations that arise where you can respond in a certain fashion. I've detailed some of the most common situations below, as well as how to heal them. In the heat of battle, you may not always be able to stick to these things exactly, but with a little practice they should become second nature. If you have any quetions or feedback, you can leave a comment below or tweet @Daemagor. Things to always do Cast Renewing Mist on cooldown. Read more...

Mistweaver Monk Artifact Traits and Relics

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago by Tyler.

This page gives you a brief overview of the Mistweaver Monk artifact weapon, Sheilun, Staff of the Mists, with a focus on what paths you should take when starting out. Feedback is appreciated, you can leave comments at the bottom of the page or tweet @Daemagor. Recommended Artifact Paths, before Empowerment   Initial Path (First 6 Traits): Grabbing The Mists of Sheilun adds some extra healing to Enveloping Mists and Renewing Mists which will help in dungeons and raids. Grabbing Mists of Life will add very good burst healing to a huge defensive cooldown. Read more...

Mistweaver Monk Addon Overview & Setup

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago by Tyler.

There is an endless amount of addons available for World of Warcraft, and while I encourage you to experiment with your own interface setups, I wanted to write an overview of some addons I use as a starting point. Feedback is appreciated, you can tweet @Daemagor or leave a comment below.

WeakAuras (Spell Alerts)

I use WeakAuras to give me additional visual cues for spell cooldowns and durations.

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Fallen Avatar, Healer Guide

Posted 1 year, 2 months ago by Preston.

This page covers a healer-focused strategy for the Fallen Avatar in the Tomb of Sargeras. 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 two stage fight during which you'll be fighting the Fallen Avatar and a corrupted Maiden of Valor. Read more...

Legion World Boss Guides

Updated 11 months, 1 week ago by Preston.

This page contains quick guides for all of the World 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. World Boss Rotation: At this time, the world boss rotation seems to be random. Read more...

Patch 7.2.5 Restoration Druid Changes, Updates, and Overview

Posted 1 year, 2 months ago by Preston.

With Patch 7.2.5 coming on June 13, 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!

Patch 7.2.5 is being released on June 13, 2017.

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Ravenholdt Manor lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

Posted 1 year, 2 months ago by Preston.

Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at Ravenholdt Manor!

Ravenholdt Manor is located in the mountains between Hillsbrad Foothills and The Hinterlands on the Eastern Kingdoms continent. Not much is known about the early days of the Manor, but the building’s architecture along with its location means it was probably part of the Alterac Kingdom around the time of the Second War. This human kingdom came to an end following the Second War, when it’s leader, Aliden Perenolde, was thrown out by the other human kingdoms. Aliden went on to form The Syndicate, a criminal faction of humans who see the Alliance as their mortal enemies and the Horde as nothing more than brutes to be used as slaves.

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