Monday, May 13, 2013

Heroic Horridon (10 man)

Heroic Horridon is a fight that hinges on DPS doing their jobs properly. The hardest challenge of this fight is proper interrupts, dispels, and DPS to the correct targets at the correct times. Moonkins are very useful in this fight for both solid DPS and group utility. Your personal DPS on meters should be low on your list of priorities during this fight. Maximizing usage of Solar Beam, Nature's Vigil, Stampeding Roar, Remove Corruption, and other utility abilities will allow you to shine on this fight.

Talents, Glyphs, Symbiosis

Ability Usage

Always use Starsurge procs immediately unless noted. Prioritize Starsurge procs in to adds unless your group's DPS is high enough that you can use a focus cast macro to dump Starsurge in to Horridon. You should use eclipsed dots on all mobs in sight - don't focus on applying uneclipsed dots. It is useful to have a focus cast macro to reapply dots on Horridon. Focus priority on the small adds particularly Gurubashi Bloodlords, Venomous Effusions, Risen Drakkari Warriors, and Risen Drakkari Champions. With enough dot spread you should get plenty of Starsurge procs to use on more adds or Horridon.


Common Mistakes

UI Setup

Summary (TL:DR)

Helpful Links

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Heroic Jin'rokh (10 man)

Heroic Jin'rokh is one of the easier fights in Throne of Thunder. The hardest challenge of this fight is dodging Lightning Diffusion during Lightning Storm. Moonkins are no better or worse than most classes for this particular encounter. Your DPS will be highly dependent on how much you min/max your positioning and how bad RNG is with Focused Lightning.

Talent & Glyph Selection

Always use Starsuge procs immediately unless noted. You might want to modify to start 1 cast from Solar Eclipse if your haste is not high enough to reach Lunar Eclipse before the first pool comes out.


Common Mistakes

UI Setup

Summary (TL:DR)

Helpful Links

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Moonkin Macros

DPS Macros
These macros are incredibly vital for making sure Starsurge procs are not wasted. The only caveat to using them is that you will no longer be able to pre-queue spells to the server and will have to spam your key to cast your next spell. You'll notice a slight lag on your spell casts but it's my opinion that the DPS gain from "never" missing a Shooting Stars procced Starsurge far outweighs the weirdness of the delay in casting.

Starfire ("Autocast" Shooting Stars procced Starsurge)
#showtooltip Starfire
/castsequence Starfire
/cast Starsurge

Wrath ("Autocast" Shooting Stars procced Starsurge)
#showtooltip Wrath
/castsequence Wrath
/cast Starsurge

#showtooltip Celestial Alignment
/cast Berserking
/cast Celestial Alignment

Focus Cast Macros
These macros will allow you to cast different abilities at your focus target. They're very useful for keeping dots on a secondary target. It can also be useful on a fight where you want to use all Shooting Stars procs on your focus target (such as the boss).

Set Focus

Focus Cast Sunfire
/cast [@focus] Sunfire

Focus Cast Moonfire
/cast [@focus] Moonfire

Focus Cast Starsurge
/cast [@focus] Starsurge

Set the mob you want to interrupt on focus using the above macro and help your raid with interrupts. Druids are versatile; more than just your DPS is vital to killing a boss.
/cast [@focus] Solar Beam

Raid Utility Macros

Cancelaura Starfall
Useful if you're doing a fight where you need to not get aggro on adds that are spawning or when stop DPS is called.
/cancelaura Starfall

Remove Corruption (Decursing) (Mouseover)
/cast [target=mouseover,help,nodead][help][target=player] Remove Corruption

Innervate (Mouseover)
/cast [target=mouseover,help,nodead][help][target=player] Innervate

Healing Touch (Mouseover)
/cast [target=mouseover,help,nodead][help][target=player] Healing Touch

Nature's Swiftness (Self Cast)
You will need to spam this key multiple times to insure both spells cast properly.
/cast Nature's Swiftness
/cast [target=player] Healing Touch

Rejuvenation (Mouseover)
/cast [target=mouseover,help,nodead][help][target=player] Rejuvenation

/cast Solar Beam

Set Skull (Reference)
/run SetRaidTargetIcon("target", 8)

Set Cross (X) (Reference)
/run SetRaidTargetIcon("target", 7)

Druid Macros

Travel (Replace Fiery Warhorse with your mount)
/cast [swimming] Aquatic Form; [indoors] Cat Form; [combat] Travel Form; [flyable] Swift Flight Form; Fiery Warhose
/dismount [mounted]

Helpful Links

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About Me

My name Justin (Manamonster) and I play a Druid in the guild Devierum on Cho'gall.  I'm starting this blog as a place to get tips and tricks for playing Druid (mainly Moonkin and Resto).  Currently I feel there are no good sources of information for raiding Moonkins and I wish to remedy that situation.

Raiding History
  • December 2012 - Present - Devierum - US top 35 10 Man - Raid Leader - Moonkin Druid / Resto Druid
  • December 2011 - December 2012 - IBT - US top 300 10 Man - Raid Leader - Resto Druid / Feral Tank Druid / Disc Priest / Shadow Priest
  • October 2011 - December 2011 - Rebellion - US top 20 25 Man - Resto Druid
  • October 2010 - September 2011 - Promethean - US top 100 25 man - Healing Leader / Recruitment Leader - Resto Druid
  • October 2010 - Octobter 2010 - Did It For Whitney - US top 100 25 man - Resto Druid
  • November 2009 - October 2010 - Kamigami - US top 600 25 man - Resto Druid
  • October 2009 - November 2009 - Incident Response Team - US top 2000 25 man - Feral Tank Druid
Raid Progression History (while relevant / pre-nerf)
  • US Top 35 10 man Heroic Throne of Thunder
  • US Top 100 Heroic Sha of Fear (10 man) (Post-Nerf)
  • 3/4H Terrace of the Endless Spring (10 man)
  • 6/6H Heart of Fear (10 man)
  • 6/6H Mogu'shan Palace (10 man)
  • 8/8H Dragon Soul (10 man)
  • 7/7H Firelands (25 man)
  • 2/2H Throne of the Four Winds (25 man)
  • 6/6H Blackwing Descent (25 man)
  • 5/5H Bastion of Twilight (25 man)
  • 11/12H Icecrown Citadel (25 man)
  • Normal Ulduar (25 man)
  • 5/6H Trial of the Grand Crusader (25 man)
  • Normal Naxxrammas (wotlk) (25 man)
  • 2 bosses in Sunwell (25 man)
  • Full clear Black Temple
  • Full clear Molten Core
Links / Contact Info
  • About
  • My name is Justin and I play a (primarily Moonkin) Druid in the guild Devierum on Horde side Cho'gall. This blog was created to provide Moonkins (and Restos) with a wealth of information to improve their play in PvE. I have raided in several top end guilds throughout my time in WoW. In my free time I like to hike, swim, play guitar, jog, drum, tinker with programming projects, drink beer, and play all sorts of games (console, tabletop, and otherwise). I have a degree in Electrical Engineering and I work on Windows Drivers for HP.
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