Shikamaru's back

Shikamaru's picture

After some hard thinking, I've decided to come back into the World of Warcraft a couple of weeks previous to this post. I have no idea if any of you remember me or even know me. I know a couple of you do. And for that small group of people, I'm writing this News Post.


It all started again two weeks ago when a friend of mine wanted to get me back into WoW, but I couldn't be arsed to level from level 1-60 again. We started thinking, and came up with this brilliant idea and blessing from Blizzard Entertainment: Recruit A Friend.

1-60 in two days, that's not bad at all. As of now.
I'm walking around the eastern part of Borean Tundra with my Warlock 3-hitting mobs ending up with full mana/HP if I don't get hit by anything.
'Lulz, Destruktjon is for newbz and is ineficient' --> you fail at life.
Destruction is a very, very viable specialization to level these days along with Affliction and Demonology. As of now, he's level 70.


Now to get back on what I wanted to say, I'm back. I hope my writing skills aren't gone by now (they weren't that good to start with, but hey) and if they are, I'll have to polish them again.

I'll be working on actual guides, I'll be sharing some of my gold tactics and I will be telling you what to do and what not to do in the Auction House.

Special big hello and hug for Jiyambi and Jame, good to be back.

Comments

Welcome back! I am coming

Welcome back! I am coming back to WoW in September. I am very excited about the changes to the EoH/V/C system in 3.2, which might actually allow me to get decent gear. Until then I will be giving my two cents here and there.

"Like sands through an hourglass, so are the the days of our lives." Yet, you can't flip life upside-down and restart.

Shinke's picture

Heh... Welcome back, I'd

Heh... Welcome back, I'd love to make a post like this too, but let's just say I'm back, and my story would be very similar to Shika's.

Hello again Shika, and everyone. Smiling

Jiyambi's picture

Yay yay Shinke!

Yay yay Shinke!

Shinke's picture

Hi Jiya! How have you been?

Hi Jiya! How have you been?

Jiyambi's picture

Good, busy, too much to do

Good, busy, too much to do an not enough time to do it. But good Smiling

Benhir's picture

Welcome back, Shik. We sure

Welcome back, Shik. We sure remember of you and I greet you warmly. You are already back with hints for the players - and I'm leveling a 'lil lock too!

Shikamaru's picture

Locks are cool!

Locks are cool!

Jame's picture

About time! WB Shikamaru

About time!

WB Shikamaru Smiling

Jiyambi's picture

Glad you are back, Shika!

Glad you are back, Shika!

Kwaice's picture

Welcome back Shikamaru. I'm

Welcome back Shikamaru.

I'm curious about your destruction leveling spec, please share Laughing out loud !

Shikamaru's picture

My talent build and glyphs

My talent build and glyphs are located right here.

Do not put three points in Improved Corruption, I misclicked and was too lazy to respec again, how troublesome.

One of the most important spells you will be using: Drain Soul (yes, you heard me right).

Rotation: Soul Fire -> Immolate -> Conflagrate -> Chaos Bolt -> Drain Soul.

We are opening with Soul Fire because we would be overflooded with Soul Shards if we didn't. Try ending EVERY fight with Drain Soul. You'll need it.

Improved Soul Drain returns 15% of your mana if the target is killed by you while you drain its soul.

I always tend to watch what the mob's HP is at after Conflagrate. If it's below 15%, you can start draining. If not, send out a Chaos Bolt and kick in Drain Soul before Global Cooldown meets your screen.

I do NOT drop <95% HP/Mana after a fight, ever.

This works for me, very well. I can keep going and going and going, just like I can with Affliction.
This people, is proof that Destruction IS a viable leveling specialization. If you don't tend to agree, please make post a comment with the reason you don't think it is.

(Make sure to get the glyphs I have, especially Glyph of Conflagrate! It's a must-have!

nice little write up and

nice little write up and actually a very enjoyable way to play very different to what i was doing before a nice change.

Maw's picture

"How troublesome..." That

"How troublesome..."

That is Shikamaru indeed Laughing out loud

Jiyambi's picture

Hehehe, how troublesome!

Hehehe, how troublesome!