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For Monks, by Monks, About Monks

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For Monks, by Monks, About Monks

    Nerf Culture – Peak of Serenity Podcast Ep. 116

    Nerf Culture – Peak of Serenity Podcast Ep. 116

    Blizzard has hit Sepulcher of the First Ones with YET MORE NERFS. On this episode of the podcast, our hosts emallson and Anomoly break down the nerfs to Lihuvim (2 heal now?!), Halondrus, Anduin, Rygelon, and the Jailer.

    This show is also available on YouTube and is streamed live every week at 1:30pm EDT over at https://twitch.tv/emallson
    Timestamps
    00:00 More Jailer Jail!
    12:17 Accessibility: Shadow Priest Voidform Speech
    15:29 Wowhead Dragonflight Talent Calculators
    16:53 Classic Realm Consolidation
    22:08 Halondrus Hotfixes
    24:51 Yet More Nerfs: Lihuvim
    32:02 Yet More Nerfs: Halondrus
    34:49 Yet More Nerfs: Anduin
    40:07 Yet More Nerfs: Rygelon
    42:40 Yet More Nerfs: The Jailer
    53:55 Raid Tuning, Power Progression & System Complexity
    01:24:17 Fated Tuning
    01:29:06 Question: BoK Usage for DPS as MW?

    Music: Skye Cuillin by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4371-skye-cuillin
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Mythic+ Nerfs! Fervent Strikes Removed – Peak of Serenity Podcast Ep. 115

    Mythic+ Nerfs! Fervent Strikes Removed – Peak of Serenity Podcast Ep. 115

    This week, Blizzard announced that they were removing the miserable Fervent Strike mechanic from trash mobs across the Shadowlands dungeon pool! This change has been oft-requested since the mechanic was introduced in Battle for Azeroth---and it comes along with other nerfs for pain points across the dungeon pool.

    This show is also available on YouTube and is streamed live every week at 1:30pm EDT over at https://twitch.tv/emallson
    Timestamps
    00:00 Progression Recap: Jailer Jail
    12:21 Diablo IV Beta Pre-Registration Now Open
    13:47 Dragonflight: Internal Alpha on Launcher
    15:58 Cross-Faction Rated PvP & (More) Sepulcher Nerfs
    21:47 Mythic+ Boss Nerfs: Sanguine Depths, Necrotic Wake, Theater of Pain
    25:55 Overwatch 2 - Beta Announcement
    28:24 Fervent Strikes - What They Are, Why They Suck, & Their Removal
    44:55 Undocumented Changes to Codex of the First Technique

    Music: Skye Cuillin by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4371-skye-cuillin
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    We Have (Druid & Death Knight) Talents! – Peak of Serenity Podcast Ep. 114

    We Have (Druid & Death Knight) Talents! – Peak of Serenity Podcast Ep. 114

    On Friday afternoon, Blizzard released a preview of the new Druid & Death Knight talent trees! This week on the podcast, emallson and Anomoly walk through the new trees and speculate about what their structure means for Monk talents. We also had Patch 9.2.5 release this week, and recap some of the fun bugs, hotfixes, and changes from the patch.

    Dragonflight Talent Preview
    MythicTrap Talent Calculator

    This show is also available on YouTube and is streamed live every week at 1:30pm EDT over at https://twitch.tv/emallson
    Timestamps
    00:00 Rygelon Progression
    11:27 Diablo Immortal Released
    16:43 Cross-Faction Play & Faction Transfer Sale
    24:21 Dark Ranger Transmog & Customization Unlocks
    27:14 The Veilstrider Meta-Meta-Achievement
    32:19 New Mythic+ / PvP Catchup Gear
    35:27 9.2.5 Hotfixes: Pandemic Broken (& Fixed), M+ Scaling Fixes, and Codex Broken
    45:30 Dragonflight: Restoration Druid Talent Walkthrough
    01:07:24 Dragonflight: Death Knight Talent in Contrast
    01:12:44 Dragonflight: What About Monk Talents?

    Music: Skye Cuillin by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4371-skye-cuillin
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Saving the Alliance with Patch 9.2.5 – Peak of Serenity Podcast Ep. 113

    Saving the Alliance with Patch 9.2.5 – Peak of Serenity Podcast Ep. 113

    Patch 9.2.5 arrives this reset, and with it come a number of buffs and hotfixes for Monks, nerfs to Sepulcher of the First Ones, and---of course---cross-faction raids and dungeons!

    This show is also available on YouTube and is streamed live every week at 1:30pm EDT over at https://twitch.tv/emallson
    Timestamps
    00:00 Introduction & Progression Recap
    08:43 Diablo Immortal: Release June 2nd
    11:01 Blue Post: Addons & Accessibility
    21:11 PTR Bug (?): Cross-Faction Guilds
    23:33 Season 4 "Later This Summer" - CE/AotC/KSM still open
    25:06 Cross-Realm Mythic Opens on Reset
    28:49 Massive Renown Buffs, Legendary Crafting Cost nerfs
    33:30 Cross-Faction Instanced Content
    39:04 New Social Contract (and its implications)
    43:46 Windwalker / Mistweaver Buffs! Threat Buff! Brewmaster Fixes!
    01:01:29 MASSIVE Sepulcher Nerfs (again)

    Music: Skye Cuillin by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4371-skye-cuillin
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Raid Nerfs & Season 4 Mythic+ Affix: Shrouded – Peak of Serenity Podcast Ep. 112

    Raid Nerfs & Season 4 Mythic+ Affix: Shrouded – Peak of Serenity Podcast Ep. 112

    Anomoly has returned! This week on the show, we catch up on the massive nerfs to Mythic Sepulcher of the First Ones and discuss the newly-present-on-PTR Mythic+ Affix for Season 4: Shrouded.

    This show is also available on YouTube and is streamed live every week at 1:30pm EDT over at https://twitch.tv/emallson
    Timestamps
    00:00 Introduction
    01:39 Progression Recap & Mythic Sepulcher Nerfs
    17:27 Week in Review: Mobile Games, Narrative Director & Curseforge
    31:25 MDI Last Stand!
    37:53 BDGG Sepulcher Interview
    47:39 Patch 9.2.5: Fated Raid Loot & Windrunner Easter-Egg
    51:19 Season 4 Mythic+ - Shrouded Affix & New Dungeons

    Music: Skye Cuillin by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4371-skye-cuillin
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Talking Windwalker (and Deterministic Loot?!) with Babylonius – Peak of Serenity Podcast Ep. 111

    Talking Windwalker (and Deterministic Loot?!) with Babylonius – Peak of Serenity Podcast Ep. 111

    With Anomoly on hiatus for real life this weekend, emallson is joined by Peak owner Babylonius to talk about the state of Windwalker in Sepulcher, what kinds of talents we want, and about the deterministic loot system that has been announced for Season 4 of Shadowlands.

    This show is also available on YouTube and is streamed live every week at 1:30pm EDT over at https://twitch.tv/emallson
    Timestamps
    00:00 Windwalker in Sepulcher w/ Traitorlonius
    22:59 What Would Windwalker Talents Look Like?
    51:39 Season 4: Deterministic Loot!?
    01:05:35 Our Best Interests
    01:14:08 Cross-Faction Shenanigans in 9.2.5

    Music: Skye Cuillin by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4371-skye-cuillin
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

erik_hess ,

Great Podcast, even if you're not a Monk!

Love hearing the thoughts and opinions of the show hosts. Very well structured yet relaxed enough to go off the rails and have fun tangents. Monk players should get a good idea of the current state of the show topics but are very relevant for players of all classes and spec roles. Anom's lore dumps are always a great off the rails experience!

MAnNY3g ,

Glad I found this show.

I’m glad to have found this show. Monk is my favorite class but as a returning player, there are a lot of whole in my game.
I look forward to listening as we move into Shadowlands.

Dyecast27 ,

Thank you for this!

Thank you for everything you do for the monk community. By far the #1 resource for monk help and insightful information.

- Dyemonk, DPS/MW monk on Stormrage-US

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