Episode 14 – Back in Blackwing

Welcome to Episode 14 of Blessing of Frost! Our special guest this week is the first repeat guest on the podcast, the tank officer of Apotheosis, Dayden. Our subject, as you may have guessed from the episode title of Back in Blackwing, is Blackwing Descent. Tune in to hear about basic Blackwing Descent boss abilities, tips, tricks and the like from the perspectives of a healer, a tank and a DPS.

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Kurn’s post: Lowbie Holy Paladin Guidance
Echelon (H) of Eldre’Thalas gets the Realm First H. Nefarian Kill. Grats!
Cassandri’s post at HoTs & DoTs about BRD
Rawr: http://rawr.codeplex.com/
4.2/Dev Answers #3 at MMO-Champion
Have Group, Will Travel Hotfix at MMO-Champion
Dayden’s previous appearance on Blessing of Frost

Dayden tanking Maloriak, pre-4.0.6.

Tweets from helpful followers:

@walkstweets “Actually, @healbot‘s latest post taught me an interesting thing about Magmaw: you can BoP a tank on the mangle.”

@JRWStormy “Only been to Magmaw. Absolutely brutal on spriest mana. Smart mana cooldown usage is key.”

@jedsblog “On Tron fight, kiting the poison adds through the poison cloud increases the damage done to them. Works for trons too!”

@LadyErinia “best tip I can think of.  on ods, ctrl 1 is your friend.  make you pet attack the right target.”

@EntropiaWoW “On the Elevator boss: Wait till it’s ascending and near the top before you get on!”

@BeruHeals of Falling Leaves and Wings “Black/White listing interruptible abilities for Maloriak will save you a ton of headaches.”

Addon: Gnosis for black/whitelisting spell casting and other stuff.

@JoeEgo812 “Watch your threat meter for ph2 Chimaeron > Will be the death order > Use HoProtection on caster dps as their turn arrives.”

@walkstweets “On phase 2 of Chimaeron, Shields (PW:S and IH) still provide healing benefit. BoPing your tank also will let you top him off.”

@Kaleri_ “life grip by Kaleri on atramedes is awesome?”

@e_man41 “A rogue makes the Atramedes air phase too easy.”


Kurn: to Megs (aka @whatsatotem) for Pocket Frogs!
Dayden: to the bar staff at the Barcelo Punta Cana
Majik: to Mabs for Rawr


Episode 13 – 10s vs. 25s

Episode 13 makes its long-awaited debut after being interrupted mid-recording on Monday. Our special guest this week is Vidyala of Manalicious, who you may remember as The Pugging Pally. Vid is the guild master of Business Time, an Alliance 10-man raiding guild over on the US-Moonrunner server. Our topic this week is 10s vs. 25s!

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Thanks to everyone for tweeting at me with regards to our topic! Here are the various tweets I got, distilled down into the basics. Follow these people on Twitter if you’re not already. 🙂

25 issues:
– more of a chance you’ll raid with someone you don’t like – Dahrla
– harder to diagnose issues due to the larger group composition – Walks
– more paperwork – Walks
– 25s are much harder on your framerate – Fannon451
– more officers, more organization, “tends to feel more like a small country than a group of friends playing a game” – Dahrla
– some people in 25s feel like strangers – Dahrla
– not being able to find 15 more! – SaltySlainte

10 issues:
– everyone needs to perform to their best ability/less margin for error – Vosskah, Shathus
– you don’t have every class buff – _Rades, Mrhealthplan had to switch from holy priest to holy pally for the group to have might.
– there’s probably no such thing as an “ideal raid comp” given the lack of bodies – Walks, Dayden
– can feel less grandiose – Vosskah, Dahrla
– zone-heal mechanics are not as effective in a 10-man setting (Light of Dawn and Holy Radiance in particular) – Walks

Ranking sites:


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Slight delay on Ep 13

Due to some unavoidable technical difficulties (ie: a fire in the neighbourhood caused the local power company to shut down the power grid around Kurn’s apartment building), Blessing of Frost’s 13th episode was interrupted mid-recording. We’ve rescheduled to continue the last chunk of the podcast, the General Chat segment, on Wednesday evening for a Thursday morning release.

Apologies for the delay, but when you have no power, it’s kind of hard to record a podcast! Check back on Thursday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day!) for a not-remotely-Irish-themed Blessing of Frost!

Episode 12 – What’s Up With Updates?

Episode 12 is here and we talk about the recent announcement that Blizzard intends to release more frequent, smaller patches, rather than the grandiose patches of the Wrath of the Lich King era. Our special guest this week is Apotheosis‘ own Jaymzhendo, our resident feral DPS druid.

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Links mentioned in the show:

Lissana’s WoW Major Content Patch History at Restokin

Patch notes for ALL WoW Patches at Wowpedia

Patch 4.1 Features/Blue Posts at MMO-Champion

Team Waffle Podcast (Druid-centric podcast)

Apotheosis Recruitment Videos: Video 1 and Video 2

Blessing of Frost’s iTunes link: rate us up!

Apotheosis and Kurn on Twitter: @ApotheosisET and @kurnmogh


Episode 11 – Progression Pointers!

This week, we explore raiding, progression and how to figure out where to go for your next kill in this non-linear tier. Our special guest this week is Stoneybaby, the GM of Big Crits, the Horde guild from the Sen’jin (US) server.

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Links mentioned in the show:

Daily Blink comic: “This Idea’s Got Legs!

Feist The Rogue on Twitter

Feist’s guild, Midwinter of Ysera

MrVoletron on YouTube and on Twitter

Thorim, featuring Onyxia Wipe Guy by MrVoletron

Bad Girls, featuring Sindragosa by MrVoletron

Stoneybaby (@stoneybaby) on Twitter

Big Crits Website and YouTube channel

Also, here’s an informal poll for our listeners. Is Kurn really the only one who would never faction-change to Horde? What would you do?

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As usual, you can follow Kurn and Apotheosis on Twitter (@kurnmogh, @ApotheosisET) and leave us comments here or send us feedback at:

podcast [at] blessingoffrost [dot] com