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The Heart of the Cards: WoWs new RNG system

The Heart of the Cards: WoWs new RNG system

In 7.2.5 Blizzard introduced a new system of RNG into the game, featuring it on several legendary items and a trinket. It was accompanied by a brief explanation in a Reddit developer AMA. It’s designed to smooth out your luck, making chance-based items much more consistent at the cost of the huge streaks you can achieve with pure chance. Think of it as ‘Good luck […]

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The skies are falling: Resto Druid 7.2.5

The skies are falling: Resto Druid 7.2.5

Don’t worry, it’s not time to re-roll Monk just yet. All areas of the site are updated for the new patch, and after reading this post you might want to stop by the FAQ.   Let’s comb through the patch notes. All healing reduced by 4% Urgh, nerfs. Given our power over the last few months this isn’t too significant. Aman’Thul’s Wisdom maximum extend reduced to 9 […]

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Tomb of Sargeras Healer Trinkets

Tomb of Sargeras Healer Trinkets

UPDATE: Trinket numbers were adjusted again with the live patch. All values contained within have been similarly updated.   Tomb of Sargeras adds six new healer trinkets across nine bosses and the effects vary wildly. In Nighthold we got one great (Map), one situationally powerful (Cake), one class dependent (Paradox), and one outright terrible (Mirror) trinket. They almost all received immediate buffs a week into the patch. […]

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The Rise of Aman’Thul: Legendaries in 7.2

The Rise of Aman’Thul: Legendaries in 7.2

The 7.2 legendary changes are now live. Some of the changes are quite significant (shoulders) while others are smaller and just push items further into their niche. Some brief information on each is included below, and this post will change if any new theorycrafting is done. The changes can be found here. The Legendary Tier List has also been updated for 7.2 and can be […]

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The value of a Gem Socket

The value of a Gem Socket

Every class seems to have a rough ‘rule of thumb’ when asked what a socket is worth. Ask your friend what a socket is worth for them on say, a helm. What did they say? 5-10 ilvl? Let’s get a little more precise. Calculating the value of a socket in ilvl is actually quite tough. There are some challenges: Some slots naturally have more stats […]

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Nighthold Healer Trinkets – Update

Nighthold Healer Trinkets – Update

Update: You can find a trinket breakdown for Tomb of Sargeras trinkets here.   In my last post, I calculated the value of the PTR versions of the four Nighthold trinkets and decided they weren’t really up to scratch. This wasn’t a new feeling for us since the trinkets in the Emerald Nightmare were also very weak (looking at you Horn of Cenarius!) and so we’d resigned […]

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Nighthold Healer Trinkets

Nighthold Healer Trinkets

UPDATE: Blizzard have buffed three of the four Nighthold Trinkets. I have posted an update (with new numbers, and new verdicts) here. Additionally, you can find a breakdown on the Tomb of Sargeras trinkets here.   Nighthold offers some very interesting options for trinkets, and Healers are no exception. Normal mode trinket values will appear in blue, and Mythic trinket values will appear in green […]

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