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What do you pack for a raid?
comment 5 Written by on March 13, 2008 – 7:36 am

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:

shaman Annorah:

  • 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

priest Annalira:

  • 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 drinkwaiting 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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5 Responses to “What do you pack for a raid?”

  1. hey there,

    My necessities are as follows~

    Im the exact opposit of you, I require soda, or Thai Iced tea.

    Many of the consumables I carry I can make myself, Str / Agility pots.

    And normally I have my kid sittin in my lap. (she is almost 2)

    great blog~

  2. Uh oh! Nublet typing! And it’s funny, I was less apt to throw a shot of something in my (caffeine free) soda back when I was still DPS specced. I think it’s a healer thing. But yeah – not having a high level alchemist means potions are a high commodity for me, so I try to be conservative with them.

    Probably also should work on my mage (level 49), as she’s already nearly 300 alchemy skill.

    By Anna on Mar 14, 2008 | Reply
  3. Tarquin
    -40+ Spicy Hot Talbuk (melee hit food)
    -A fairly fully loaded healing potion injector
    -10+ Haste Potions
    -Full poisons and flash powder.
    -A Shattrath Flask of Relentless Assault, 2 if we’re looking at a long night and some new attempts on bosses.
    -A couple stacks of Elixirs of Major Agility as a backup to the flask.
    -Two stacks of bandages.

    Tarquin’s player
    -A bag of chips, usually Kettle Chips (the perfect side dish for revenge!) or tortilla chips & salsa.
    -The spreadsheet I printed out at work that morning, containing pre-arranged group compositions for each boss we plan to fight that night.
    -Cell phone so it can ring at inopportune times.
    -If it’s a Thursday, coffee.
    -If it’s a Friday, beer.

    By Tarq on Mar 15, 2008 | Reply

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