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How to get the help you need, not the help you want

in Balance Balance
Over the course of the last two and a half years, I have been asking and answering questions over discord, private messages, and forums. With tens of thousands of messages on both sides of the fence, I have come to be very knowledgeable of my class and look to share that knowledge with others but sometimes it can be difficult to judge the level of player and what they need if they are not asking the correct questions.
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Balance 8.2 Update

in Balance Balance
While Moonkin hasn’t received any direct changes in 8.2, there are many things being added to the game that change what you need to know if you wish to keep your character up to date. This 8.2 Guide is going to go over Essences, Professions, Consumables, Trinkets, and Azerite. This includes sims for everything, but be sure to sim your own character for full accuracy. Essences Our best major Essences likely will be Vision of Perfection, Condensed Life-Force and Conflict and Strife (situationally).
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Cat Chat - A Moment For Predator

in Feral Feral
We come together (late again) to discuss a variety of hot topics, from Moment of Clarity and Predator in m+, to how feral ended up doing in Battle For Dazar’alor and the new Crucible Loot. Since this episode was recorded prior to the release of the new raid we can now update with regards to the strength of the raid items that we discussed. Boots - Inconsitent but on fights where for some reason AOE does not break the stacks they’re pretty good!
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On Diminishing Returns

in Guardian Guardian
I originally wrote this article back in August 2018, and decided to shelve it to focus on other work. Please pardon the dated references to Uldir. I’ve seen a lot of questions surface recently about diminishing returns — what they are, how they are (or aren’t) related to damage reduction, and what stats are (or aren’t) affected. Let’s talk about it. Be warned: we’re doing a deep dive into the theory of diminishing returns and damage reduction.
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Balance Raiding Guide

in Balance Balance
Introduction Progressing new fights and instances is something that many high-end raiders take for granted. Progressing a new encounter outside top 10 world is just problem solving issues that you know the answer to. In this article, we are going to address everything that can be done to best prepare for progress and how to simplify raid encounters as much as possible. This is meant for players that are already familiar with their class as playing without high class knowledge will hinder your progress and your parties progress.
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Cat Chat - Battle For Dazar'alor

in Feral Feral
In this Episode of Cat Chat we look at the upcoming new raid, Battle for Dazarlor, discuss new traits, how the 8.1 changes have turned out in regards to talent balance (Small Sabertooth Rant), and talk about what we think optimal setups will be. Apologies for the delay in schedule but with BOD on the horizon we should be back to the normal monthly schedule going forwards.
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Feral Bloodtalons and Spell Priority Spreadsheet

in Feral Feral
Spreadsheet Link For proper Bloodtalons usage, you want to buff the abilities that will do the most damage per cast, also known as damage per execute (DPE). In a single target scenario, this is easily done by using it on your finisher and Rake (which will be your second most damaging ability). However, with more targets the priority will change. This spreadsheet will provide both the DPE and damage per energy (DPR) for all abilities including talents.
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Balance 8.1 Changes

in Balance Balance
Patch 8.1 is coming and with it Balance will see some changes to our Traits, Stats and Talents which I will go over. Traits and Stats: Mastery increased baseline from 11% to 12%, and Starsurge/Solar Wrath now scale fully at that percentage. Overall buff 4-6%, Mastery should now sim roughly equal to other stats. Great change now Mastery is not a dead stat and gearing becomes basically ilvl over all.
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