Saturday, January 17, 2009

My WoW Journey, Part III - Shadow Priest

Going from holy to shadow took a good bit of gold and work. I had to not only respec my priest, but I had to respec my tailoring from mooncloth to shadowweave. Then I made and gemmed my Frozen Shadowweave Set. First Kara run went okay, I thought, considering I was using my T5 shoulders instead of the Frozen Shadowweave. Unfortunately, after that run, a damage meter was shared and misinterpreted, and I decided it was time to find a new guild.
Joining a guild that was just getting into Kara after running SSC and the Eye was a really interesting experience. I learned so much about myself, and made some great friends along the way. Thank you, Zerum, and thank you Phantom Dragons for allowing us to merge with you and being so accepting. During this time I created my warlock to check it out.
While I was running around Kara and helping my guild get into Gruul, my husband decided to switch guilds. Eventually, real life events made making raids difficult, and my husband's guild was recruiting for a shadow priest, so I decided to apply. That is the single most important, best WoW decision I ever made.
I struggled with dps on the shadow priest, and wasn't sure if it was gear or spell rotation, or some combination. My husband mentioned that a shadow priest that had just started raiding again was the only one he got mana back from, and I took that to heart. When Younger broke the ice with me by asking me how I was doing on threat, I took the opportunity to ask for help. He helped me with spec and with spell rotation. Thank you so much, you totally rock!
With my shadow priest, I was able to clear Hyjal with my guild, and down Kael'Thas and Illidan.


  1. <3 And eventually you met a kick-ass druid, who wants to wrap you in leafy arms and convert you to be a forest tree herself!

  2. <3 Orbitz. I'm getting to the druid!