Episode 18 – There is Only Zul

Episode 18 is here to help you figure out what to do now that Patch 4.1 has hit the servers! Of course, we strongly encourage you to read the actual patch notes!

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Official Patch Notes: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2657803

Official Patch Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMaGgT8fGnU

MMO-Champion’s 4.1 Info: http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/2265-Patch-4.1-on-Live-Servers-this-Week

Kurn’s Shoutout: Canadians should go to Elections.ca if you have any questions about voting next Monday, May 2nd!

Prior to the show, Kurn asked Twitter what they were most looking forward to with the patch. Here are the responses she got. Follow them!

@Jezriyah: The ability to farm an epic ranged weapon πŸ˜› / TROOOOOOOOLL LOOOOOOOOOORE

@SerrinneWoW: Holy Word: Sanctuary buff!

@hestiahdruid: Smart heal for Efflorescence. And Efflorescence no longer being attached to Living Seed. / Being able to do all 7 heroic runs in a single day.

@whatsatotem: Revamped Fire Nova! (No, wait, now I actually have to use it. Bugger.)

@TikariOfET: Non-hit-dependent interrupts and rogue speed buff πŸ™‚ / Doesn’t like old raid gold nerfs.

Dayden: Call to Arms! A reason to put up with PUGs when I do my daily heroic. / not-hit based interrupts!

@xmolder: Warlocks being even better than they already are.

@Shathus: interrupts no longer missing!1!!11!

@Technophobia: Tie between archaeology changes and the continuation of ZG/ZA / Oh also I WILL SAVE MY LITTLE RAPTOR BUDDY, DAMMIT. / SAVING MY LITTLE RAPTOR BUDDY. (I may have had some alcohol.)

@Hulrok: Heirloom transfers. oh! And hunter AOE is suppose to hit harder now.

@Kaleri_: Strength of Soul removing other weakened soul debuffs! It’s gonna be a debuff removing-fest! / Oh, and sinnce the majority of my characters are healers and one tank, I’m kind of excited about the Call to Arms thinger!

@EntropiaWoW: the changes to the Resto Shaman Mastery is zomgawesome. ;D

@ammonightfall: all the QQ threads!!! Lol / cheap crystals n new dungeons to heal

@matticus: Can’t wait to go trollllll hunting!

@roseofmontague: Rogue movement speed while stealthed buff and the implementation of different graphics for enemy area effects (Ring of Frost, etc.)

@MoodyDK: Raise Ally!

@Bindww: My bags overflowing with glorious maelstrom crystals. Landslide and improved enchants for all my gear!

@JRWStormy: I was a WOTLK baby, so I’m looking forward to NEW CONTENT I’ve never seen! De trolls, mon, de trolls! Also, MIND SEAR BUFF YAY.

@RoaringRogue: Interrupts that don’t miss are high up on the list.

@LunarthePriest: I’m excited for the new AoE healing graphics for druids and priests! Especially the priest, its all sparkly with fairy dust! lol

@JoshuaLive: New efflorescence look. And that’s about it xD

@Velidra: tanking heirlooms oddly enough

@Kenichan: Any indication of Ragnaros related to C’thun lore

@_darista_: New totem toys!

Merk: Frost DK buffs, tanking bribes.

Apply to Apotheosis at http://www.apotheosis-now.com/main/! Seeking a moonkin, a ret pally, a resto druid, an elemental shaman and more!

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Episode 17 – Talking to Tiandrina (the Insane)

Episode 17 arrives with Tiandrina as our guest this week! We gripe about weird heroic lockouts and talk a lot about reputation with the Queen of Rep of Apotheosis!

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Remote Guild Chat Announcement

Elections.ca – Canadians, go vote on May 2nd!

Choice of Skywall – Looking for just about anything except warlocks and hunters, Choice is a great group of people who are 11/12 on 25-man (just Al’Akir up) and 12/12 on 10-man. Apply now!

Prior to the show, I asked people to tweet me with their most hated rep grinds and the ones they thought were easiest. Follow these fine people! πŸ™‚

@DPShaw3: Earthen Ring is least favorite right now. Needs dailies!

@TikariOfET: Timbermaw and sporeggar weren’t bad – herbalist rogue made the latter easy. Hate ogrila; aether rays at 80 or 85 suck

@kenakabones: you say that implying any rep doesnt suck… but the most hated would have to be Hydraxian Waterlords just because its so limited

@Bindww: Without question the guild rep. It takes too long of a grind and the random caps it puts on rep makes it nigh impossible to hit Exalted with a new guild. Deters people from leaving their guilds and hurts recruitment as a whole.

@Hulrok: Favorite was the rep grind in Nagrand for the mount. Least favorite was Sons of Hodir, pre relics.

@SerrinneWoW: Switching from Scryer exalted to Aldor exalted was my most hated but gave me an achivement.Β  SOOO many dead spiders! hyjal rep was easy and fun πŸ˜€

@Technophobia: favorites = any Bronze Dragonflight related ones.Β  Most-hated = Duke Wetnap and the Hydraxian Warlords.


Episode 16 – Snap, Crackle, Corruption!

Episode 16 is here with tips and tricks and details about the Cho’gall fight and the Nefarian fight, the two end-bosses of Bastion of Twilight and Blacking Descent, respectively.

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It was @Elsen_DraenorEU who said she was going to listen to all 15 episodes of Blessing of Frost at work on Monday to keep her sane. Tweet her and let her know there are other, better options for her sanity! πŸ˜‰

Choice of Skywall – holy paladins should apply so Kurn doesn’t lose what’s left of her sanity.

Conquest of Ner’zhul – The guild run by THEEEEEE Matticus of World of Matticus.

Announcements about the Dungeon Finder Call-to-Arms:


Apply to Apotheosis at http://www.apotheosis-now.com/main/!

Cho’gall tips:

@xmolder: While taking down the adds in Cho’gall’s fight is important, demo locks need to cut out that Hellfire spam. Send your felguard in, but stand back and use Rain of Fire for the bloods. Immo Aura is totally safe for the eyestalks, though.

@SturgarHawkwind: Re: Cho’Gall: Going into Phase 2, if there’s no fire on the throne, tank him there and clump up inside the skull. Gathers up the Creations in a small area (allowing for AoE). Also, if you’ve got SV hunters, Entrapment is HUGE. If you need blood help, get it.

@Shathus: have a hunter spec w/Entrapment for 2 extra slime stuns on Cho’gall

Dayden: Prot paladins can make a macro to target an enemy player, throw AS, then target back to Cho. Β Works great to break worshiping!

@BeruHeals: Make a power aura for when you are puking so you don’t throw up on your friends!

@e_man41: IRL power aura needed RT β€œ@BeruHeals: @kurnmogh Make a power aura for when you are puking so you don’t throw up on your friends!

@TikariOfET: Cho: Hotkey *all* your interrupts and determine a priority order going in so you know which to fire next.

@TikariOfET: Cho: smokebomb works wonders on tentacles. Smoke, they’ll target you, then cloak off. Lowers the raid damage.

Nefarian tips:

@Derevka: Lightwell on the Pillars for Nef. Glyph Psychic Scream on Chogal. πŸ˜‰

@walkstweets: Nefarian: despite pillar assignments, everyone on the pillar (who isn’t assigned) who can interrupt should gun for the first! / Nefarian: On the pillars, a lightwell can be placed over the lava. It floats!

@SerrinneWoW: 4Nef: click the lightwell while tail-whipped! Β useable while stunned πŸ˜€ Β also glyph your GS/PS if you are the p3 add tank healer

@xmolder: Bane of Havoc and Shadowburn are a destro lock’s best friends in Nefarian! Use them on Ony (or Nef, if you’re on Ony-duty) and the pillar add to help keep Improved Soul Fire rolling without hard casting it. Plus, it pads the meters. πŸ˜‰

@JoeEgo812: Glyphed Divine Protection + HoSac on a tank for a crackle works. Useful? Not sure.

@Bindww: INTERRUPT!!!!! / for Nef p2. Jump up onto the platform at an angle so you don’t get stuck on the sides

@OriginalOestrus: Body & Soul is great for helping the add tank kite adds in P3 and for your healers to keep up with them.

@TikariOfET: rogue-specific: feint at 2s left on elec. cast and cloak (if up) at .5s. That way if timing is off on cloak, feint will be up / if you’re having trouble getting out of lava, try a different spot around the pillar. Tab-target before getting out.

Shoutout Links:

Kurn: Canadians, go vote on May 2nd! elections.ca has all the info you need. Also, huge thanks to Beru from Falling Leaves and Wings for help with heroic Chimaeron and Maloriak info!

Rate us up on iTunes!

And here’s Apotheosis vs. Nefarian!



Episode 15 – Beating Down Bastion

Episode 15 of Blessing of Frost — how on earth did that happen? No guest this week, just Majik and Kurn chattering away about Halfus Wyrmbreaker, Valiona & Theralion and the Ascendant Council.

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And we are proven wrong once again… Hours after recording the podcast, MMO-Champion updated the ZA/ZG loot list to include: Bracers of Hidden Purpose. The purpose of which, I imagine, is so that Kurn can upgrade from 316 blue bracers relatively easily…

Vidyala’s Gemming for Fire Mages post

Blizzard’s April Fool’s Patch Notes

Thanks to Selyndia who commented over on my blog about Al’Akir

Halfus Schedule: http://www.halfus.info/ and http://www.wowpedia.org/Halfus_Wyrmbreaker#Drake_combinations

Canadians, go vote on May 2nd! http://www.elections.ca/

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Tips and tricks from helpful people on Twitter (follow them!):

@Hulrok: In Council trash, be sure you can tell which circles are bad and which are good.

@walkstweets: You can sneak up the middle of the room to avoid trash between Halfus and the Drakes. πŸ˜‰ / I suppose more seriously: the phase shifter trash can be LoSed and aoed down (the two packs before Halfus). / Hand of Protection is great for the stacks on Halfus, Hand of Freedom yourself after getting the grounded buff to axe the slow.

@SturgarHawkwind: Do the Portal masters last, they create much wackiness. Also, on the faceless, split em up and ice trap preemptively.

@bippy1990: be liberal with mana on the dragons as mana tide can be dropped more than once πŸ™‚ xx / my guild like blood lust to be dropped on the first drake on halfus. From a resto shammy on EU – Saurfang πŸ™‚ xx

@TikariOfET: V&T – rogues should be feinting throughout the fight, redirecting between dragons, and using cloak for blackout/meteorite. / You should send someone you’re willing to sacrifice down the long stairs to eat the elementals.

@JoeEgo812: Parachute cloak, slow fall, HoP, charge abilities, etc all prevent fall damage from Gravity Crush.