Everyone likes gold. Can’t ever get enough of it. But in Warlords of Draenor, garrison resources are a currency unto itself. You can’t run missions without it. It’s what gets buildings built and upgraded in your garrison. Et cetera, et cetera.
When it comes to your elite team of garrison followers, it never hurts to have a couple three four Scavenger followers to help bring in some of those sweet sweet resources. So you better make sure that if they’re taking up a spot on your starting lineup, they’ve got the skills to get the job done.
Speaking of min-maxing ubermensch, the folks over at MMO-Champion sat down and weighed stats, crunched numbers, and did what they do. What they came up with is a list of effective ability counters for Scavenger followers, from best to absolutely horrible.
Group Damage: 261.08
Massive Strike: 238.83
Magic Debuff: 197.75
Danger Zones: 173.08
Timed Battle: 160.83
Minion Swarms: 113.33
Powerful Spell: 93.75
Wild Aggression: 63.33
Deadly Minions: 0
So if you’re shopping for Scavenger followers, use this list to tell the difference between a prime rib follower and a follower that’s pure hot dog meat. That’s right, nothing but lips and arseholes.
When you’re trying to put together a team of Treasure Hunters, you want them to be successful. You want to load your crew with Treasure Hunters who have superior abilities that will bring success. Success that is measured in piles of gold.
So when you go to your Inn and tell your Headhunter that you’re looking to hire Treasure Hunters, how can you tell which of the three prospects will be the best choice? Much like everything else in this game, the awesome number-crunching nerds over at MMO-Champion have tested and calculated which follower abilities are the most effective.
This is what they came up with, from the top down:
Massive Strike: 833.32
Wild Aggression: 666.64
Powerful Spell: 571.65
Timed Battle: 537.47
Minion Swarms: 501.65
Deadly Minions: 470.83
Danger Zones: 444.99
Group Damage: 443.32
Magic Debuff: 302.49
On Tuesday, when you go to the Inn to get another Treasure Hunter, don’t make your selection based on cute names and pretty armor. Pick the prospect that will make you some gold.
Because gold… is good.
MMO Champion released a video of the WoD Tier 17 models for the DK armor sets. Color me kooky, but I like the look of them. I’ll never possess any of these sets, but I like the look.
MMO Champion was kind enough to discuss my new mount – the Obsidian Nightwing, available July 17 2012. It will be available through the Recruit-A-Friend program, replacing the X-53 Touring Rocket.
Here’s why this is awesome:
- Much like the Sandstone Drake, it allows you to turn into a flying mount.
- Also like the Drake, you can carry a passenger on your back.
- Also also like the Drake, the Obsidian Nightwing will be Account Wide (but unlike the Drake, it’s assumed this will happen in July rather than waiting for Mists of Pandaria.)
I’m sure people will bitch and moan about this mount – it looks ugly, it’s a reskinned something or other. But I looked high and low, and could not find a single reason to give a shit what people think of it.
- It’s a perk from Recruit-A-Friend, which means leveling up toons at an accelerated pace (not to mention the other many RAF perks).
- Skin and Achievement aside, you don’t need the 30-50k gold to get the Sandstone Drake once you have this.
- It’s a two-person flying mount. How is that NOT cool/practical/beneficial?
So yes, it would appear I will be dipping my toes back into the RAF pond once again. And once again, I will get a handy mount. And once again, I will abandon the account with a bunch of level twenty characters on it.