Well, obviously this one depends on the character, but I tend to go with as many consumables as I can justify bringing for the cost for my priest (who is not a progression character) and all available buffs/flasks/potions for my shaman (who is). I bring both flasks and elixirs to most raids, in case things don’t go as planned. Progression nights are definitely flask nights, but the rest of the time I try to judge based on how the raid is doing and on how many wipes we’ve had.
Also, I try never to log out without repairing, so I don’t noob it up and show up at a raid with 40% durability…
In game lists:
- Golden Fishsticks (20)
- Blackened Sporefish (20)
- Superior Mana Oil (2 vials = 10 charges)
- 1-2 Shattrath Flasks of Mighty Restoration
- 10 Elixirs of Healing Power
- 10 Elixirs of Major Mageblood
- Mana Potions (usually not less than 10) – especially SSC/TK specific pots
- 1 stack bandages
- 5+ Ankhs
- Fish Oil (20)
- Shiny Fish Scales (20)
- 40 water/coffee and 20 food of whatever type I can buy
- Three full sets of gear – one equipped, two in bags
- Crunchy Serpent/Bluefish or other +damage food (20)
- Spicy Crawdad or Fisherman’s Feast (20)
- Superior Wizard Oil (2 vials = 10 charges)
- One Flask of Supreme Power
- 10 Arcane Elixirs
- 10 Elixirs of Draenic Wisdom
- Mana Potions (usually not less than 10)
- 1 stack bandages
- Sacred Candles (60)
- 40 water and 20 food of whatever type I buy
- Two full sets of gear – one equipped, one in bags
And of course – a few things that I usually have out of game too… sticky notes (for coordinating healing), some simple knitting, and something to drink. (No, I don’t knit while healing, only while waiting on wipes/breaks/raid start).
Depending on how well/poorly the raid is doing, that something to drink will occasionally contain alcohol, but never/very rarely caffeine. (see last Friday and the Amaretto Sour) I’m *extremely* sensitive to caffeine, to the point where a soda or a glass of iced tea after about 3pm will keep me awake all night – sometimes any caffeine during the day at all. So I don’t really ever have the stuff, and I won’t have more than one drink either.
I also usually have a cat on my desk for raiding. This is not a necessity, and is often an annoyance. As yet neither of them have caused any raid wipes, though other feline members of the raid family have. However, in the presence of successive frustrating wipes, having a fuzzy, sleepy, purring cat to pat and snuggle is decidedly stress relieving.
So what are your raiding necessities?
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