Getting my group "Raid Ready"

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Hey everyone,

Currently I am the raid leader of a casual group. We are mostly real life friends that come together to go through new content. I am wondering if anyone knows of any raid prepare guides out there. I realize it is still pretty early, but I seem to remember more complete "101" type guides out there for Cataclysm. I have been a long time fan of Icy Veins and your guides are fantastic, so I figured here would be a good place to ask.

Things I am wondering:

  • Optimal feast / food buffs (what materials should I be collecting)
  • Item averages (I know it is early, but what should I be asking people to work towards?)
  • DPS / HPS averages (Once again, I know the top progression guilds usually establish this and we all work off of that, but are there any plans for one somewhere?)

Thanks for the help!

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I don't have anything to share but I'll keep an eye out. I'm in the same situation, so would be glad to see any guides for this.

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Cant remember for the life of me where I found this but enjoy


Flask of the Warm Sun - 4 Silkweed, 1 Golden Lotus

Potion of the Jade Serpent - 1 Green Tea Leaf, 1 Silkweed

Mogu Fish Stew – 1 Black Pepper, 5 Emperor Salmon, 5 Raw Crocolisk Belly, 25 Mogu Pumpkin


Flask of Falling Leaves – 4 Green Tea Leaf, 1 Golden Lotus

Steamed Crab Surprise – 1 Rice Flower, 5 Jewel Danio, 5 Raw Crab Meat, 25 White Turnip


Flask of Winter’s Bite – 4 Fool’s Cap, 1 Golden Lotus

Potion of Mogu Power – 1 Green Tea Leaf, 1 Fool’s Cap

Black Pepper Ribs and Shrimp – 1 Black Pepper, 5 Giant Mantis Shrimp, 5 Mushan Ribs, 25 Green Cabbage


Flask of Spring Blossoms – 4 Snow Lily, 1 Golden Lotus

Virmen’s Bite – 1 Green Tea Leaf, 1 Snow Lily

Sea Mist Rice Noodles – 1 Rice Flower, 5 Tiger Gourami, 5 Raw Turtle Meat, 25 Scallions


Flask of the Earth – 4 Rain Poppy, 1 Golden Lotus

Potion of the Mountains (armor) – 1 Green Tea Leaf, 1 Golden Poppy

Other Potions

Master Mana Potion – 1 Snow Lily, 1 Green Tea Leaf, 1 Fool’s Cap

Master Healing Potion – 1 Green Tea Leaf

Darkwater Potion (runspeed) – 3 Desecrated Oil

Alchemist’s Rejuvenation (health and mana) – 1 Green Tea Leaf

Potion of Focus (MoP version of Potion of Concentration) – 2 Snow Lily

Other Food

Spicy Salmon (Hit rating) – 1 Rice, 5 Emperor Salmon, 25 Witchberries, 25 Striped Melon

Spicy Vegetable Chips (Expertise) – 25 Jade Squash, 25 Pink Turnip, 25 Juicycrunch Carrot

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This is all very useful thanks!

I also noticed after my post yesterday that Icy Veins has a "Gearing Up & Best in Slot" section for each specific class that I never noticed (probably because I was so busy pouring over rotations). It's not condensed information but if you send your guildmates to their proper spec it does have everything you need.

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Awesome - Thanks everyone. I will keep updating if I find anything else as well! :-)

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