Saturday, January 19, 2008

WTB Dual Wield for The Maelstrom's Fury

The Maelstrom's Fury
Binds when picked up
One-Hand Dagger
37 - 111 Damage Speed 1.80
(41.3 damage per second)
+33 Stamina
+21 Intellect
Durability 75 / 75
Requires Level 70
Equip: Improves spell critical strike rating by 22 (1% @ L70).
Equip: Increases damage and healing done by magical spells and effects by up to 236.
It's one-hand and it's not unique. A shadow priest in my guild said he wanted to learn dual-wield in order to have it in both main hand and off-hand. ^o^
Dual-wielding with this might not give the best melee dps. But if I have a enchancement shaman raiding Black Temple, I will want it just for the look and because I can have it. Main hand Hammer of Judgement and off-hand this sword would work too.
Probably Blizzard will change that to main hand soon, since it's probably a mistake or a typo or to spoil the fun.

Friday, January 18, 2008


Randy Deluxe on The Instance, my favorite WoW-podcast, asked for a good buffing addon. Within one week he received lots of tips and a segment reply from Patrik. He recommended SmartBuffand I downloaded it immediately to try.
With PallyPower, Ise the tankadin can "bless" the entire battleground players. And now with SmartBuff, Aethel can also buff the entire battleground players with Mark of the wild. Before that, some random lucky players can get the buff, but now everyone in range can have that.
Also for raiding, I can buff the recently ressed players without scratching my head to remember who was dead.
There is some delay in detecting group buff, however I hope I can work around it when I'm more familiar with it.
PallyPower is still better in quick managing blessings since it shows time-left and who miss my blessings.
Except for paladins, this is a great mod!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

My seventh alchemy discovery

After a month of quietness, Bauhinia finally discovered Transmute Primal Earth to Primal Life. And I failed to take a screenshot.
I have been using transmute primal shadow to primal water when there isn't enough mats for transmute primal might. Since primal shadow is not fun to farm, I was very excited to discovery this transmute.
Though these two primals can be easily farmed through mining or herbalism, the value-added for this transmute is quite high.

[Edited: I managed to find the screenshot in a strangely sorted folder ^^ ]

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ghost wolf pet, no more.

After patch 2.3 went live, ghost wolf was a hot hunter rare pet and it would be more rare now. Many hunters have tamed this almost-mission-impossible Grimtotem Spirit Guide (aka ghostwolf). Until recently CM Drysc announced that Blizzard has finally put a stop on it almost two months after the patch. Luckily, for those who has tamed one, they will not disappear.
The taming process was challenging since the ghost wolf will despawn in exactly 8 seconds. With taming beast spell lasts 20 sec. to cast, a hunter would need to increase spell haste through Mystic Skyfire Diamond proc and Drum of Battle or Shaman's Bloodlust.
I don't understand why Blizzard took away this challenging and fun taming possibility.
Luckily one of my guildmate has tamed one so I had a chance to adore its beauty.

(Picture courtesy via Mania's Arcania)