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November 19, 2008

The Rush to Level 80

Filed under: World of Warcraft — Cranky Sysadmin @ 9:19 am

Our guild is very active these days on perenolde. Everyone is in a rush to get to level 80 and see the raid content. The fact that the raids have a 10 man and a 25 man mode is nice. I’ll be leveling my shaman first. I switched to enhancement, which I had no good gear for. Now I look like a clown in my greens and a couple of blues.

I’m getting used to dropping a different set of totems. When there are enough mobs to make it worthwhile, I drop Strength of Earth, Windfury, and Mana Spring. I keep Windfury weapon on my weapons now that the totem and weapon enchant stack.

My current attack rotation probably needs work, but here it is:

  1. Turn on auto-attack
  2. Lightning Bolt (maybe)
  3. Flame shock
  4. close with mob
  5. storm strike if windfury is not up.
  6. lava lash
  7. continue stormstrike/lava lash rotation.
  8. Whenever maelstrom weapon is up, use lightning or healing wave depending on need.
  9. keep water shield up.

The stats that I look for on gear are in this order:

  1. Agility
  2. Intelligence (only a slight preference for agility)
  3. Attack Power
  4. strength
  5. Crit

This is only for leveling. I pay very little attention to Stamina although a lot of northrend gear seems to have it. I am trying to do as much damage as possible with the least downtime possible. Stamina adds hitpoints, but with instant Healing Wave every time maelstrom weapon is up, I haven’t seen a lack of stamina slow me down.

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