As I have stated before, I’m back to healing on my druid Elunamakata; it’s really my favorite thing to do on her…if the content is challenging. Well Kurby is always up for a challenge! He has started us in challenge modes and heroic scenarios lately. They are indeed challenging!
My first challenge mode was Mogu’shan Palace, and we finished it on bronze the first go through. We managed to redo it and nab a silver that same night. However, I could have performed so much better if I had actually prepared ahead of time. Here are are a few things I wish I had done before embarking on challenge modes.
1. Reevaluate my talents and glyphs. I went in the instance with the exact talents and glyphs I use for raiding. In fact I haven’t reevaluated those talents in a while period. Not the most wise choice!
2. Consumables. I brought a few mana pots, yes, but I didn’t have any water, buff food, elixirs or other useful consumables geared towards timed runs at all.
3. Awareness. I knew it would be challenging but what I didn’t prepare for was stepping up to assist more with crowd control and even dps as needed.
Admittedly I still need to work on my spec, both for raiding 10 mans as well as challenge mode heroics. I have since read up on consumables such as restorative amber and invisibility potions that I would normally never use. I have plans to improve my user interface to allow easier spell usage between healing and casting, though not quite implemented yet.
All of these things will make our challenge modes run smoother along with strategy of course. What tips do you have for someone just heading into challenge modes?