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Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium #48: Pawn

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Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium #48: Pawn

[Feb 14, 2011 | No Comment] by: Icesnake Frostfyre

Segment 48: Pawn

You’re running 5-mans, trying to gear up so you can level even faster, or run heroics, or raid. You see other people clicking “need” on gear that you think you might want, but you’re not sure if it’s really an “up” for you, and you don’t want to be “that guy.” What do you do? Pawn.

Pawn is an add-on that uses values from Wowhead to quickly compare loot items (or quest …

Icesnake’s Add-On Emporium #46: PlayerScore

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Icesnake’s Add-On Emporium #46: PlayerScore

[Jan 31, 2011 | 2 Comments] by: Icesnake Frostfyre

Segment 46: PlayerScore

The single biggest complaint heard in World of Warcraft is about pick-up groups, usually called “pugs.” Why? Because players join pugs without the proper gear or experience to make a successful run. In the past, group leaders (now called “dungeon guides”) had two add-ons to help them determine the level of readiness a player might bring to his pug, GearScore and SkillScore. Individual players could use them to determine their own state …

Cataclysm Pre-Raid Gear Questions? Ask Mr. Robot

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Cataclysm Pre-Raid Gear Questions? Ask Mr. Robot

[Dec 23, 2010 | One Comment] by: Jason Zimmerman

This week I was informed about a website that helps players find the best Cataclysm pre-raid gear for their class and spec. The website is Ask Mr. Robot.

Ask Mr. Robot is a simple and easy to use tool for finding gear. You select the icon for your class, followed by the icon for your spec. Then Mr. Robot does some calculations and brings up a list of gear that it considers to be …

Cataclysm Pre-Raid Gear Lists for DPS

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Cataclysm Pre-Raid Gear Lists for DPS

[Dec 16, 2010 | 2 Comments] by: Jason Zimmerman

I’m continuing my series of posts where I compile resources for players looking for the best gear to have in order to start raiding in Cataclysm.

See Also:
Cataclysm Pre-Raid Healer Gear
Cataclysm Pre-Raid Tank Gear

Below are some of the better gear lists I have found so far. I’ll keep updating this list as new resources become available.

Death Knight

Death Knight Pre-Raid Gear Guide

Death Knight Cataclysm Pre-Raid Gear List (2-Hand Weapon)


Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium, Segment #21: SkillScore

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Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium, Segment #21: SkillScore

[Jul 9, 2010 | No Comment] by: Icesnake Frostfyre

Segment 21: SkillScore

SkillScore is a lightweight addon that will let you quickly check a player’s experience in specific raids.

SkillScore is a much more useful indicator of a player’s experience than GearScore, because it doesn’t depend on the luck of the Need or Greed roll. SkillScore will tell you how many times the player has completed ICC 10 and ICC 25, for example.

Similar to GearScore in the abbreviated mouseover display, SkillScore will give …

Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium, Segment #17: Outfitter

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Icesnake’s Add-on Emporium, Segment #17: Outfitter

[Jun 29, 2010 | No Comment] by: Icesnake Frostfyre


Let me start by saying “Thank you!” to Tonkah for the tip regarding the “freeze on training” bug. Disabling the Wowhead Looter add-on fixed it for me. However, it didn’t work for a friend who runs Fubar; possibly that’s difference that matters.

This week we’re going to talk about an add-on that may seem redundant; in patch 3.1.2, Blizzard introduced the equipment manager. The equipment manager “can… be used to just swap weapons or …

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Frosty Gear in 3.3

[Nov 16, 2009 | No Comment] by: Honors Code

In past patches, I’ve only given a cursory glance at new gear as it’s discovered on the PTR and reported on sites like MMO-Champion. I figured that A, the gear could change and 2, Petrus on Maintankadin would update his gear list and I’d check it…

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Disappionted With Tankadin 4 Piece

[Oct 8, 2009 | No Comment] by: Honors Code

So these are the T10 Tanking Set Bonuses.Death Knight• 2 piece bonus – Increases the damage done by your Death and Decay ability by 20%.• 4 piece bonus – When you activate Blood Tap, you gain 12% damage reduction from all attacks for 10 seconds.Dru…

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Noob vs. Onyxia

[Sep 24, 2009 | No Comment] by: Jacob "Modem"

So here’s how it goes…

3.2.2 just dropped and you’re looking for a group to go try out the new Onyxia fight.  Problem is your still in item level 150 blues and greens.

If you’re asking for my advice here it is… DO NOT MAKE A GROUP PUT UP WITH YOUR LACK OF GEAR!

I mean even Samurai Mike thinks that’s wack…

In my opinion it’s considered pretty selfish to think you can join a …

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Emblems of Triumph Pick Order (10 Man Raider)

[Sep 4, 2009 | No Comment] by: Honors Code

When Wrath started Heroics and Naxx10 gave you level 200 gear. Naxx25 gave you level 213. Then Ulduar came out. Ulduar 10 gear was level 219, while Ulduar 25 gear was level 226.Now with Crusade out you have 3 different levels. Crusade 10 will give you …

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Spending Conquest Badges as a 10 Man Raider

[Jun 30, 2009 | No Comment] by: Honors Code

I hope no one has the delusion that just because I write a blog I have everything figured out. I don’t. I read alot, but still struggle with decisions all the time. My current pondering is what to do with my Emblems of Conquest. As you may know, my gui…

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Guest Post: Yuki Learns You Stat Weighting (p1)

[Jun 23, 2009 | No Comment] by: Jason Zimmerman

As stated last week, here’s the post outlining how to determine weights to plug into lootrank to figure out your best in slot.  It’s a general list written by (alas) a DPS-type, so it’s not aimed at healers specifically, but I hope you all can still find it useful.  Yuki’s been my guildie, my buddy, [...]

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[Patch 3.2] Joining The Emblem Debate

[Jun 19, 2009 | No Comment] by: Honors Code

Any dungeons that previously dropped Emblems of Heroism or Valor, such as Naxxramas or Heroic Halls of Stone, will now drop Emblems of Conquest instead. Emblems of Conquest can still be converted to Valor or Heroism.o The heroic dungeon daily quest wil…