Using Power Auras to Track the Resto T11 4 Piece Bonus   4 comments

About a week ago, I made the decision to purchase the T11 breastplate so that I could obtain the T11 4 piece set bonus. Now, ideally I’ll snag a T11 helm and swap back to the Magmaw breastplate, but for now, even with the T11 breastplate lacking spirit, it is still an upgrade provided that I keep the 4 piece set bonus active. That’s the trick though, isn’t it? To keep the bonus active you must maintain a 3 stack of lifebloom. “Easy!” you say! “No problem, I do that anyways!” you say! Yea…that’s what I thought too. And guess what – I’m wrong.

Even though I generally have 90%+ uptime on my lifebloom in any given encounter, I have found that I am only keeping my “Bloom” buff up about 75% of the time. To me, this is pretty unacceptable considering that I took a lesser optimized piece of gear on the premise that with the bonus active it’s still an upgrade. And so, I set out to try and remedy this problem and increase my “Bloom” up time.

I created the below Power Aura to help me recognize when I’ve lost the “Bloom” buff – indicating that I’ve let my 3 stack of lifebloom drop and need to get it back up ASAP.

Version:4.9; b:0.6549; anim1:11; g:0.102; icon:INV_Misc_Herb_Felblossom; buffname:Bloom; texture:28; alpha:1; mine:true; exact:true; spec2:false; combat:true; size:0.5; y:52; inverse:true

The circle spins around – annoyingly – to get my attention straight away.  The only thing I may change about it is the color.  I have found that in Nef’s red tinted room the pink is rather difficult to see – and I’m wondering if a bright green circle might not be more visible.  Regardless of if you use this aura, or create your own, I can’t recommend enough making sure you have an indicator to let you know when you’ve lost the “Bloom” buff to help ensure you are maximizing the bonus! :)

Posted February 1, 2011 by Beruthiel in Power Auras

4 responses to “Using Power Auras to Track the Resto T11 4 Piece Bonus

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  1. I’m going to make a PA module that hooks up to your computer chair and gives you a small electric shock – for when images and sounds just aren’t enough!

  2. I must be the only person that prefers text-based auras. Something like “STACK A LIFEBLOOM” would make me react faster than a glowy rune thingy. *shrug*

    • All of my Power Auras posts indicate that everyone should use what works best for them :)

      For me, I am already watching so much that it is easier for my brain to process visuals and pictures over words. If words work better for you, then that is what you should use! There is no “right” or “wrong” way to do it – just whatever works fir you!

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