5.0.4 and You – All Classes Edition

Last week I was talking to the guys on the Leetsauced Podcast and Logan expressed the opinion that there was a lack of good, informative WoW content on blogs lately. I disagreed and thought that while we were in a bit of a dry spell, as soon as 5.0.4 hit, we’d have all kinds of bloggers making posts about how to best play your class/spec. Here’s what I’ve found.

If you’ve written a guide and I have not included it here, please let me know and I will add it. Thanks to Ceraphus from Variant Avatar, who has also been on the lookout for class guides this week.

First, some really helpful 5.0.4 information for everyone:
Blizzard’s Patch 5.0.4 Survival Guide
Addons for 5.0.4 and where to get them – WoW Insider

If my list of blog posts link doesn’t include your class, take a look at one of these sites, as they have covered (or will soon have covered) all classes and specs:
MMO Melting Pot Patch 5.0 Class Guides
Icy Veins Class Guides
WoW Insider 5.0.4 Guides

Death Knight

Unholy Death Knights in 5.0.4 – Variant Avatar
Blood Death Knights for Patch 5.0.4 – Variant Avatar
DK talents, Just in time for 5.0 – Warcraft of the Worlds


Moonkin 5.0 Survival Guide for Mists – Restokin
Balance Druid Changes in Patch 5.0 – The Fluid Druid
Level 85 Patch 5.0.4 Survival Guide – Gray Matter

Feral Druid Changes in Patch 5.0 – The Fluid Druid

Guardian – Patch 5.0.4 Survival Guide – The Inconspicuous Bear
Guardian Druid Changes in Patch 5.0 – The Fluid Druid

What Resto Druids Need to Know for 5.0.4 – Cannot be Tamed
5.0.4 Resto Druid FAQ – Falling Leaves and Wings
Resto 85 Healing in 5.0 – Restokin
Druid Changes – Healiocentric
Restoration Druid Changes in Patch 5.0 – The Fluid Druid


The Hunter’s Guide to 5.04 – Marks 365
A mapping of glyphs from Cataclysm to Mists of Pandaria – Esoth
A mapping of talents from Cataclysm to Mists of Pandaria – Esoth


5.0.4 Mage – Manaflask


5.0 & You, Talents, Glyphs and Playstyle Changes at 85 – Kurn’s Corner
How to Holy Paladin in Patch 5.0 – Healbot
Holy Paladin Talents in 5.0 Part 1 & Part 2 – Blessing of Kings

Patch 5.0.4 Round-Up – Sacred Duty


5.0.4 Disc Healing for Dummies – Heal Meh
5.0.x and Mists of Pandaria – World of Matticus

5.0.x and Mists of Pandaria – World of Matticus

My Shadow Priests’ Patch 5.0 Talents and Changes in Playstyle – Bible of Dreams
5.0.4 is here, for Shadow Priests, is the sky falling? – Shard’s Thoughts


Playing a Rogue in Mists of Pandaria – Forever a Noob
Rogue Glyphs in Mists 5.0.4 – PVE Rogues
An Assassin’s Guide to 5.0.4 – Tikari’s Tricks of the Trade
Combat Rogue Guide – Sinnaabun, Accession Guild
Mists of Pandaria Rogue Guide – PVE Rogues


Enhancement Primer – Totemspot

5.0.4 Elemental Shaman Changes – Elemental Entropy
Elemental Primer – Totemspot

The Resto Shaman Pocket Guide to 5.0.4 – Life in Group 5
Patch 5.0.4 Shaman Talents Review – Spiritwalker’s Grace
How to Resto Shaman in Patch 5.0 – Healbot
Shaman Changes – Healiocentric


Warlock Changes in 5.0.4 – Spellbound


Prot Warrior Changes for 5.0.4 – Elemental Entropy

Where are all the Mages, Ret Pallies, and dps Warriors at?

17 responses to “5.0.4 and You – All Classes Edition

  1. Still carrying the torch for good blog writing! Druid stuff at http://fluiddruid.net and Monk stuff at http://worldofmonkcraft.com. Great list, even if I’m not on it yet. 🙂
    Alaron recently posted..5.0 Druid changes in depth

  2. Sadly, this Arms warrior has been busy as hell, and just hasn’t had time to write up a guide considering the limited beta time I got. Hoping to remedy this after Tuesday – I’ll keep you posted. 🙂
    Pixelated Executioner recently posted..D&D Campaign – Oct 9, 2011 to May 20, 2012 – The Catchup Post – Part 1

  3. I kind of agree with what Logan’s saying about information. The thing with us bloggers and content creators is that our stuff is going to ebb and flow. There’s only so much we can write about until new content and patches get released.

    But there’s a huge discrepancy between quality, useful postings and fluff, “What I’ve done today” type posts. And historically speaking, there always seems to be more of the latter then the former.
    Matticus recently posted..5.0.x and Mists of Pandaria: Holy and Discipline Priest Info

    • There are a lot of bloggers out there. Not everyone who writes about WoW is interested in writing guides and how-to posts. Some people just like to write about their hobbies without really being a ‘community resource’. My point was that there are still a lot of bloggers out there who I would consider good resources for WoW/class information.

  4. Thanks for including my guide in your roundup — I suspect this post will be a very handy resource for folks over the next few weeks!
    Anexxia recently posted..My Shadow Priests’ Patch 5.0 Talents and Changes in Playstyle

  5. balance druids also have http://graymatterwow.blogspot.ca/
    for information on 5.0.4

  6. Jasyla, this is an awesome compilation! Thank you so much!! I’ve been following resto shaman stuffs, but my other healers? Not as much. You rock! Maybe I’ll even pick up my neglected warlock too. 🙂

  7. Hey hey! Wow you’ve been busy ^_^ Thanks so much for including one of my posts. Don’t forget I have a full guide building up as we speak 😛 http://www.pverogues.com/mists-of-pandaria-rogue-guide/

    And yes I also think that as time goes on, every writer goes through phases where they write a lot or write little. It’s important not to force yourself too much, or you’ll end up hating it like a job 😀

  8. Mage Guides can be found on Manaflask:


    They have some decent guides in german as well. *shrug*

  9. http://www.raidprotection.com/p/mop-prot-warrior-guide_20.html

    Im working on it as we speaks o only a couple guides in there atm. :< Prot warrior stuff ^^