We named our 3v3 team …

June 16, 2009 at 11:12 am 5 comments

Two Healers and a Tank.

Because that’s exactly what we are:  Disc priest.  Resto shaman.  Feral druid.

… Keaton may have to keybind Teleport: Moonglade for this!  😉

10 things I learned in my first night of 3v3 arena:

  1. You can’t switch between dual-specs during preparation, so make sure you’re specced correctly before zoning in.
  2. Hint: under most circumstances, 0/0/0 doesn’t constitute “specced correctly.”
  3. Hunter pets and a Death Knight’s ghoul do very little damage to a decently geared resto shaman with pushback resistance.  They do, however, proc Water Shield.  If these pets are on your resto shaman, they’re essentially crowd controlled.
  4. If you’re a stealth class (such as a <cough> feral druid), be sure to bank your Haunted Memento before joining the arena queue.
  5. Whichever way you’re facing on the elevator in the Ring of Valor is probably the wrong way.  Turn around!  (Or use the map.  If you want to be clever about it.  But where’s the fun in that?  /scoff)
  6. The dumber the opposing team’s name, the more likely you are to lose.  (MycouchpullzoutbutIdont? How is that even a name?)
  7. The cockier the opposing team’s name, the more likely they are to lose.  (Tip: If your team name contains the word “pwn” in any context other than cheerfully self-deprecating, try not to lose to two healers and a tank.)
  8. The spell hit cap for a Tauren elemental shaman against an equal-level opponent is 4%.  Two points in Elemental Precision will grant that.  However, see #2 above.
  9. Thunderstorm.  Is.  Amazing.
  10. Purge can be kind of useful.  If you took it off your action bars sometime between Naxxramas and Ulduar, you might want to dust off the old spellbook and … I don’t know, bookmark it or something.  Otherwise, when your feral druid tells you to “Quck!  Purge that Innervate!”, you won’t be left /flailing.  (On the plus side, you can always remind him of the Haunted Memento incident.  It’s like a Get Out Of Jail Free card.)

Wonder of wonders …

We won 6.

Lost 14.

But won 6!


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. repgrind  |  June 16, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Yep, that sounds about like how my first foray into arena this season has been. At least for the first couple of weeks or so. It sounds like you’re having fun with it though, which is the most important part.

    Love the haunted memento incident, that made me literally LOL. Dog wondered what was so funny.

    How do you kill anything with two healers? Oh, wait. Don’t answer that. I know how much trouble we have in 2v2 facing a team with one healer … facing a 3v3 team with two healers? /shudder .. do your matches last a long time?

    • 2. Elleiras  |  June 16, 2009 at 2:14 pm

      Most of them are actually very short.

      3 seconds in: Shaman dies.
      5 seconds in: Priest dies.
      6 seconds in: Druid teleports to Moonglade.


      If we can survive the initial burst -and- our druid is able to get the jump on the other team, we stand a chance.

      Speaking of our druid … I know he’s been spending too much time on Icanhazcheesburger.com because everytime I ask how the hell he just won that last match, he proudly announces that he found the other team’s healer and eated it. (I need to hurry up and marry him just so I can ask for a divorce in moments like these. /facepalm)

  • 3. kyrilean  |  June 16, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Gratz! I think I’d be happy with that record. Sounds like you’re holding your own.

  • 4. Anea  |  June 16, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Whichever way you’re facing on the elevator in the Ring of Valor is probably the wrong way.

    TOO. TRUE.

    Your team start sounds very much like the start that Lus and I had. My sympathies 😉

  • 5. Abi  |  June 16, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    “If you’re a stealth class (such as a feral druid), be sure to bank your Haunted Memento before joining the arena queue.”

    I lol’d IRL. Thanks for that!


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