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#3686386 rls vs fmp

Posted brosearch on 16 April 2012 - 08:03 PM

sap priest and have your rogue peel the mage in the opener. get your dots up on both feral and mage. put as much pressure on the mage as u can and blind priest as he comes in range. he will most likely trinket or his mage will block. if he trinkets step dance demon soul ss, and howl the mage and feral. coil out of the  stun or fear from rogue. he will 100% pain sup or die. u do this again and he goes down.

keys to winning:

1. use howl for priest swaps. only use it defensively if you absolutely must. the game will end 10x faster if you howl swap priest.
2. keep both mage and feral dotted when u are swapping to priest.
3. you can go mage or feral if the priest doesnt die(dont spend too much time on the feral because they are extremely hard to kill). you should be looking to fear the priest as soon as u swap off of him.
4. dont trinket a clone when there is no opportunity to kill because u will need it when you are in position for a kill.
5. when you howl the dps on a priest swap your shaman should heal to full if he isnt already. if he is near full hp he needs to be purging both the priest (purge him first) and the feral predatory swiftness buff if he should have one. he can also hex mage as the howl ends since it doesnt last long cuz of mage armor.
6. your shaman should be out of los for both the mage and feral once the howl ends on them. (the reason is any decent fmp will try to kill the shaman 100%. you want to make it harder for them to connect on the shaman at all times.)
7. your counterspell should be used in one of 2 ways:
a)the mage or feral are relatively low and a cs on a heal will result in a death or come cds
b)the mage and feral are putting dmg into you or the rogue. you want to cs any cc on the shaman. make sure you dont cs when your shaman can shock ground or los a poly. basically u want to make sure u have cs for deep sheep.
c) u can use cs in other ways but these 2 ways are by far the most productive. only retards use cs on cd.
8. did i mention kill priest :0

#3659516 hi it's reckful

Posted Reckful on 09 March 2012 - 07:38 PM

made a twitter if ne1 wants to be friends

gonna write about my uneventful day to day happenings


#3665923 r1 rps

Posted Conradical on 19 March 2012 - 01:38 AM

no, people play it because it's...not...fun? what kind of retarded fucking question is that?

#3665446 r1 rps

Posted mukuld50 on 18 March 2012 - 09:01 AM

View PostDinosauer, on 15 March 2012 - 07:39 PM, said:

hey cmon guys why did nobody say anything about me in this give me some attention

I would say something about how i played your character in season 10, but


#3656703 Mouseover macro.

Posted Rith on 05 March 2012 - 08:22 AM

mouseover banish is the only mouseover macro i use :\

#3655823 NAO Invitational Grand Finals + Snutz 5

Posted Yes on 03 March 2012 - 01:30 PM

North American Online Invitational Grand Finals

Today we've ready to present to you the much anticipated NAO Grand Finals between the teams keep it rolling and Team EG. A decision was made by the NAO staff to keep the score 3-2 (Team EG - keep it rolling) despite the technical difficulties that occurred during the Grand Finals. We've learned a lot from this experience, and we promise you that the next upcoming NAO Tournament will have a better set of rules to help tackle issues such as those that arose during the Grand Finals.

The 15 minute time-limit was removed from the offline games. The last game played in the series was actually 43 minutes long; that's how closely matched these two great teams are. Some technical difficulties were experienced while recording this game, and hence the whole game was unfortunately not captured.  We do apologize, and will work hard to avoid these issues in the future. Still, the end result is some really high quality play from these two teams. Click here to start watching the finals playlist, or simply click on the videos below.

keep it rolling vs Team EG

Original Snutz Kollektiv :rogue: :warlock: :shaman: vs :warlock: :priest: :shaman: Azael Talbadar Cdew

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Snutz Interview + Snutz 5

Can't get enough of Snutz's awesome gameplay after watching the NAO finals? In case you've been living under a rock and you've missed Snutz 5, right before the tournament we sat down with him to ask him a couple of questions and of course get a chance to share this amazing movie with as many of you as possible.

Q: Hello, Snutz! You're quite a well known warlock, but can you please tell a bit about yourself?
A: Hello everyone, my name is Kelvin Nguyen but many of you guys know me as Snutz. I have been a part of the WoW eSports scene for quite some time now, and although WoW is currently not very active with live tournaments, I still love playing and competition is what keeps me entertained in this game. I am currently playing with Kollektiv and Original as RLS and we seem to be doing quite well in both the ladder play and the NAO tournament. All of you guys have experienced seeing me or meeting me either online, or at Blizzcon or even past MLG tournaments.

Q: Your team is quite possibly the best RLS in the world. Can you tell us a little bit about why you choose to play this comp?
A: Like I mentioned above, I am currently playing RLS with Original and Kollektiv. I feel that RLS is the best comp on live ladders at the moment, with or without PVE gear (Though PVE gear does make a huge difference). I am playing this comp because it is my favorite comp to play, in the past I have always played Rogue/Lock comps with Reckful and a Healer, and I feel like my synergy with Rogues goes far beyond anything else. Not to mention Rogues are really strong right now. My coordination with Original/ Kollektiv seems to be really good, and Original has been playing RLS for a while now, while Kollektiv is just a beast Shaman so playing with these two is really enjoyable and playing my favorite comp makes it that much better.

Q: Can you give us some insight into why you do really well as an RLS? What is your role as a warlock?
A: Lets see.. my role as a Warlock in RLS seems to be a really PvE damage based play style and many (including myself) can consider this to be really boring. In the state that the game is in right now, Rogues are insanely strong and can burst and lock down targets well, so my job is to just keep dots on as many targets as possible and try to call the best swaps that I can. People think that the general strategy that a warlock uses is to DoT two targets and fear the others, but I prefer just trying to keep dots on everything so it makes it that much easier to swap to them. Of course there will be situations where you will need your dots to fall off in order to spam CC on a certain target, but I prefer sitting back and just spamming my dots. My play style has always been about swaps, and lining things up perfect, which I probably got from playing RMP all the time. It may seem overkill when I want to line up the triple CC strat but that is the playstyle that I generally like to play and it seems to be going pretty well.

Q: What's one thing a Warlock of any level can do to improve their game?
A: One of the most important things a Warlock, or any player for that matter should adjust getting used to is making up room for Focus and Target Arena 1-3 macros. I found this the best way to improve your game play, it is an easy way to increase your awareness and you should be able to CS things a lot easier, as well as target things a lot faster. Generally, as a Warlock you always want to just use your globals wisely and try your best to always have that timer spinning, while casting your DoTs or trying to fake CS. Try changing your focus, or try paying attention to where your teammates and enemies are while doing your regular gameplay, this will definitely help you with what exactly you want to do.

Q: That's some great advice, Snutz. Thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions
A: Thank you for watching my movie and following me, if you would like to see more of my game play you can check me out at twitch.tv/snutzy, where I will answer many of your questions and definitely try to give you the best game play possible!

#3655283 Ranged attacks will be able to be dodged.

Posted Mirionx on 02 March 2012 - 05:51 PM

View PostShaftmster, on 02 March 2012 - 05:48 PM, said:

PvP is dead. cancel sub and play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or DotA 2.

Oh look it's you again, posting the same thing you've posted in the other 30 threads

#3650786 got banned today? np.

Posted GLopez on 25 February 2012 - 10:01 PM

I can't wait to read this thread in six months.  :wub:

#2997816 Vanguards Retribution Paladin PvP Guide (7.0.3)

Posted Vanguards on 19 January 2011 - 02:14 PM

Retribution Paladin Guide (7.0.3)

This guide is written mainly for players new to playing retribution in arena / PvP.

What changed about Rets in 7.0.3?

1.) This is the pre-patch for Legion, Rets and many other specs have been changed completely.

2.) Abilities Removed: Hammer of Wrath, Exorcism, Blessing of Sacrifice, (baseline) Word of Glory, Emancipate, Divine Protection and all Seals

3.) Judgment now applies a debuff to the targets it deals damage to, increasing holy damage taken on spenders such as Templar's Verdict.

4.) Talents are completely changed.

5.) You can use a total of 3 blessings at any time. For example, without a party you can have all 3 buffs on yourself. In 3v3 your DPS and yourself can have Might while your healer can have Kings.

6.) Glyphs are Removed.

7.) Hands became Blessings. Make sure to update your macros!

PvP Talents

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In the talent picture I selected talents that I use as default in arena. Talents and Glyphs should be changed every arena match depending on what composition you're playing, what you're up against, and what strategy you and your opponent might execute.

Level 15:
Highly Recommended: Final Verdict

This increases your Final Verdict damage by 20%. Currently the other 2 talents just don't beat out the damage you can gain from Final Verdict in a PvP scenario.

Level 30
Recommended: Zeal and More Testing Needed

This tier is much more debated than the level 15 one. Some people prefer The Fires of Justice which is higher single target DPS if you can use CS on CD. I find this rarely ever occurs in PvP especially now with our lack of mobility so I prefer Zeal which deals more damage on a longer CD and also can cleave. Greater Judgment is also not bad, this tier needs to be tested more.

Level 45
Recommended: Fist of Justice

Logic here for Fist is very similar to WoD, the other 2 talents are mostly used if you want to strategize around them. Repentance is somewhat improved in the fact that it doesn't use the CD if you cast it on a Beast, but you'll require a lot of effort to land it especially on Druids. Blind is essentially the same as before, not very useful unless you want to rush a game.

Level 60
Recommended: Virtue's Blade or Blade of Wrath

Burst vs Consistent Damage. Divine Hammer lowers the damage too much to be used in an arena setting, but perhaps in Battlegrounds it could be used.

Level 75
Recommended: Any

All 3 talents here are quite unique in what they do. I usually default to Eye for an Eye when I queue skirmishes since that talent is amazing for fighting Melee. If there is no melee on the opposing side any of the other 2 talents will obviously perform better. Try to use Justicar's Vengeance in stuns. Word of Glory is the best if you're not being targeted at all, but you have to be very close to your healer or whoever is getting hit (think small Holy Nova.)

Level 90
Recommended: Divine Steed or Seal of Light

Our Mobility in this pre-patch is horrible, and definitely needs a talent to help it. Both these talents help mobility, Divine Steed is burst and doesn't spend holy power while Seal of Light will keep us 20% faster nearly the entire game.

Level 100
Recommended: Divine Purpose or Holy Wrath

Holy Wrath does 50% of your missing HP as damage. This is incredible burst, but requires very specific scenarios to be used effectively and has a long CD. Divine Purpose is a more consistent choice.


Gems / Enchants / Stats
Gear is scaled in Arena, in general it has a much smaller relevance in PvP. This is still being tested, but the stat-priority assumption is:


Viable Ret Comps
Still being tested.

What rotation do you use in PvP?
There is no "specific" rotation in PvP.

The best I can give you is this in terms of a PvE Damage Rotation:

1. Virtue's Blade or Blade of Wrath to generate Holy Power
2. Crusader Strike to generate Holy Power
3. Judgment (provides debuff that gives your holy power spenders with more damage)
4. Execution Sentence if talented
5. Justicar's Vengeance if talented using Divine Purpose Proc (also talented) only
6. Templar's Verdict to spend holy power.

What macros does Ret have for PvP?
Macros are largely preference. I use a lot of focus and party target macros. The goal is to be able to use your spells without changing your target.
Add #showtooltip to the start of these macros if you want to see it.
Some other general macros:
1.) Focus HOJ
/cast [target=focus] Hammer of Justice

2.) Focus Repent
/cast [target=focus] Repentance

3.) Focus Rebuke
/cast [target=focus] Rebuke

4.) Focus Judgment
/cast [target=focus] Judgment

The Support Macros I Personally Use:
(switch x with number or partyx with Toon Name)

5.) Blessing of Protection
/cast [target=partyX] Blessing of Protection

6.) Blessing of Freedom
/cast [target=partyX] Blessing of Freedom

7.) Word of Glory
/cast [target=partyX] Word of Glory

8.) Flash of Light
/cast [target=partyX] Flash of Light

Get the 3min CD medallion. This is your only choice currently. You will receive it once you enter a battleground or arena in your General spellbook tab.

General Arena Tips
Ret is a hybrid melee, with a large role to supporting your teammates. We have good burst damage during wings, but outside of that we're a bit gimped. We have some off heals and good support, but we're also incredibly easy to CC as a melee class.
As a ret pally, you always have to remember you ARE NOT a warrior. You need to watch your partners the entire game. Do not waste your off heals, and blessings. In an arena match my eyes are on my party screen the most.

Ret PvP Stream
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#3533882 shit talking - why?

Posted Pharaun on 30 October 2011 - 09:05 PM

View PostDonald, on 30 October 2011 - 08:50 PM, said:

- why am i insecure?
- why am i a virgin?
- why do i think this game is real life?
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#3490938 The WoW PVP community

Posted Xessi on 19 September 2011 - 04:32 PM

Will AJ ever return to the state it was in a couple of years ago?
I kind of stopped reading AJ because every topic is about how awful and easy the game is and people just cry all the time.

Imo this is one of the best seasons so far.
I'm pretty sure everyone here called the game fucking terrible after dying in a mace stun from 70-0% because windfury procced at the same time in TBC.
But people only remember the good things about old expansions, where's the time people called Wotlk awful when it just released and now I'm reading the complete opposite.

View Postzephah, on 19 September 2011 - 04:12 PM, said:

Nostalgia hides imperfection and people really need to realize that on this forum =\

And this topic proves his point:
S9 and S5 better than s10?
People already forgot the Frost TSGs? 4.0.6 Warriors? Mages with Lust? And that's only 1 season ago.

After Druid being the best healer by far in TBC, together with mace stuns, windfury, viper sting and so on..
DKs destroying everything in s5
Protection Paladins being the best healer in s6
s7 protection warriors, MLS
and s8 wizards
I don't see how you can call Cataclysm bad.

It's an MMO, it will never be balanced, if you're looking forward to a game like GW2 I'm already going to have to dissapoint you because it's not going to be balanced either.

A lot of the stuff people are whining about is getting fixed like unavoidable CC.
Deep Ring got nerfed, they're looking into Predatory Swiftness aswell.
Atleast it's better than s8 where I didn't even bother to fake cast a polymorph because gl interrupting a 30% passive haste, icy veins, bloodlusted sheep.
You had to preemptively cast a wind shear if you wanted to interrupt a Fear for example.
A couple of small changes balance wise and the game would be great imo, they're looking into wind shear which is an outdated TBC mechanic when shamans didn't have magic dispel,
removing NS/Mind numbing slowing effects, a nerf to Frost mage mastery and a couple of other things and it would be even better.

The top players are still at the top and if you say the game became too easy in Cataclysm you should be a Vicious Glad who got it in 3s with a 90%+ win loss.
You should realize that about 80-90% of the entire WoW population has never even broken 1800 rating in 3v3.

This season would be amazing if they resetted the ladder after changing the way MMR works because right now it's almost impossible to break 2.7k but why would I care?
I'm not aiming for rank 1 this season and if you're good enough, gladiator shouldn't be a problem.
If you don't like the game just because you won't be able to get Ruthless Gladiator this season, I'd start looking for a different game because just playing for titles is a waste of time.

For me, the WoW PvP community is killing the game, not Blizzard.
If you really don't like WoW anymore, you should stop playing it and stop crying on AJ so we can turn this forum back into a place where people discuss on how to beat a certain comp instead of whining about how overpowered it is.

I could give you 10 million more examples why the game is good right now but I think I made my point.

#3396937 Mastery locks

Posted Nycto on 26 July 2011 - 08:09 PM

int > haste > crit > mastery in terms of damage.

Pure mastery build would be stupid as hell.

#3373736 Warlocks

Posted Conradical on 16 July 2011 - 11:49 PM

How do you have access?

+rep if this helped

#3251003 TSG - out of controll

Posted Nielah on 21 May 2011 - 01:44 AM

This picture comes into mind..
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#3235711 Drain Soul Execute

Posted Vexxius on 12 May 2011 - 04:12 AM

View PostIamjennifer, on 12 May 2011 - 04:01 AM, said:

personally i don't drain soul as an execute as it ticks way to slow for me. I feel like i would much rather drain life or fear something or do something to ensure the kill.
Btw the drain soul if you start it below 25% still does the 3x damage if they get healed. Unless they changed it without me knowing from wotlk to cata.

Nope, you are correct. As long as you initiate your Drain Soul cast on a target at or sub-25%, every tick will tick for 3x normal damage, ie: "execute."

In regards to how often you should use Drain Soul as an execute: in certain circumstances (where the target is already fully dotted up, and when I feel that dotting up other targets/fearing a target isn't beneficial or necessary for whatever reason), I'd use Drain Soul – especially if the opposing healer is cc'd, chances are you're going to get at least 1-2 ticks off, and the damage isn't too terrible. Chances are, though, that if you lack dots on your kill target or don't have other pressure going, you're probably better off just re-applying dots and cc.