WoW Rookie: How to learn about raiding through heroics


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We all know that you should do heroic 5-mans before you start raiding. It’s more than just a maxim or saying; you need the gear, experience, and practice. But a reader recently mailed me and asked:

I’ve only been trying to do endgame for the last few months, since I didn’t have time while working a full time job. Now, I am trying to learn how to raid by doing heroic dungeons. It’s going pretty rough and I’m getting some pretty good gear but I have a question.

Ignoring the gear itself, what am I getting out of these dungeons? Do raid bosses actually work anything like heroic bosses?

It’s a fair question, and I can see how someone new to the endgame might feel frustrated at not being in the «real» game. The bad news is that raid bosses often do work a little differently; some tactics and maneuvers that exist in raiding have no correlation to 5-man dungeons. For example, you never swap tanks in 5-man instances because you only have one tank at a time.

But all is not lost. It might actually surprise you how many raid boss tactics mirror 5-man encounters. Let’s take a look at some of the T11 bosses and which 5-mans might help prepare you for them. (We’re looking at T11 bosses because, admittedly, you shouldn’t go straight from 5-man heroics to the Firelands.)[hide]Continue reading WoW Rookie: How to learn about raiding through heroics[/hide]Filed under: [hide]WoW Rookie[/hide][hide]WoW Rookie: How to learn about raiding through heroics[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Thu, 28 Jul 2011 17:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide]Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]


New around here? [hide]WoW Rookie[/hide] has your back! Get all our collected tips, tricks and tactics for new players in the [hide]WoW Rookie Guide[/hide]. WoW Rookie is about more than just being new to the game; it’s about checking out new classes, new playstyles, and new zones.

We all know that you should do heroic 5-mans before you start raiding. It’s more than just a maxim or saying; you need the gear, experience, and practice. But a reader recently mailed me and asked:

I’ve only been trying to do endgame for the last few months, since I didn’t have time while working a full time job. Now, I am trying to learn how to raid by doing heroic dungeons. It’s going pretty rough and I’m getting some pretty good gear but I have a question.

Ignoring the gear itself, what am I getting out of these dungeons? Do raid bosses actually work anything like heroic bosses?

It’s a fair question, and I can see how someone new to the endgame might feel frustrated at not being in the «real» game. The bad news is that raid bosses often do work a little differently; some tactics and maneuvers that exist in raiding have no correlation to 5-man dungeons. For example, you never swap tanks in 5-man instances because you only have one tank at a time.

But all is not lost. It might actually surprise you how many raid boss tactics mirror 5-man encounters. Let’s take a look at some of the T11 bosses and which 5-mans might help prepare you for them. (We’re looking at T11 bosses because, admittedly, you shouldn’t go straight from 5-man heroics to the Firelands.)[hide]Continue reading WoW Rookie: How to learn about raiding through heroics[/hide]Filed under: [hide]WoW Rookie[/hide][hide]WoW Rookie: How to learn about raiding through heroics[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Thu, 28 Jul 2011 17:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide]Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]

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