It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for Kurn’s Q&A! I really do enjoy my days off of raiding. It lets me get all kinds of stuff, WoW, not-WoW, RL, etc, done!
1) does sacred shield use gcd
Yes, it does. That’s why it’s very important not to refresh your Judgements of the Pure, your Sacred Shield and your Beacon of Light all at the same time. That’s three GCDs (3-4.5 seconds) of not healing.
2) “drape of the violet tower” vs. “heartsick mender’s cape”
I’ll be talking about the 251 version of the Heartsick Mender’s Cape here, just because it’s more accessible than the 264.
The Heartsick Mender’s Cape, however, has 45 haste.
Even though it’s a lower item level and is missing out on 8 int and some crit and spellpower, the 45 haste makes this godly compared to the Drape of the Violet Tower.
The Drape has one other thing going for it — accessibility. 50 Emblems of Frost and it’s yours. Too bad it’s not a great choice. Heartsick Mender’s Cape is a little deeper into ICC10 than many pugs go, unfortunately, but it’s still way better than the Drape.
3) baltharus the warborn armor debuff
Wrong boss. It’s General Zarithrian that has the armor debuff and that, my dear readers, is called Cleave Armor.
4) heroic putricide is fun
I really do enjoy it. Malleable Goo can still kiss my ass, but I really like the plague.
5) holy paladin which gem for lockjaw
Brilliant King’s Amber or Brilliant Dragon’s Eye if you’re a JC. Unless you’re running Flash of Light style, in which case a Runed Cardinal Ruby or Runed Dragon’s Eye.
6) holy vs. disc heroic putricide
I like disc. Not only do you keep the 3% damage reduction buff up by casting shields (Renewed Hope is hax!) but you also have the ability to mitigate a CRAPTON of damage in P3. And believe me, you NEED to mitigate a crapton of damage in P3.
7) lay on hands glitch 13 min cooldown
The only way you have a 13 minute cooldown on Lay on Hands is if you have 1/2 Improved Lay on Hands in the holy tree as well as the minor Glyph of Lay on Hands. It’s not a glitch, you’re missing a talent point in that talent.
8) marking vengeful shades targets
Nope, sorry. They are not targettable. Period.
9) putricide heroic army of the dead
I am normally not a fan of “army of the nub” as I call it, but it’s GREAT on Putricide on the second transition phase to help improve DPS and to help eat up the Ooze Explosions.
10) sanctum guardian xerestrasza despawns?
Yes, she despawns after a soft reset of the instance (30+ minutes with no one in there).