I splurged out with my conquest badges last Wednesday to purchase the tier 8 chest piece – Conqueror’s Nightsong Robes meaning I was finally getting to try out the resto druid 4 piece bonus that I’ve been drooling over ever since I saw it posted on MMO Champion. Thursday night saw us in front of the lovely Freya and lucky for me I was assigned to raid healing! Rejuvenation now does an instant tick of approximately 1500 plus its regular ticks. I’m finding when assigned to raid, Rejuvenation is now contributing to approximately 50% of my healing, followed by Wild Growth and then Lifebloom.
It’s amazing – back in BC I rarely used Rejuvenation at all. Lifebloom was just so much more effective both in terms of healing output and mana used. While I’m still sad that Lifebloom is a shadow of its former self, it is good to see a once weak spell now take its place front and center in my healing rotation.
Unfortunately for me, while the 4 piece set bonus is deliciously good, the actual gear is nice but not great. It will be awhile before my guild is clearing 25 man on hard modes, and until then my tier 8 pieces are pretty sweet. On hard mode there are many individual pieces available that are much more valuable in terms of stat distribution and I’m hesitant to keep 4 pieces of tier just for a bonus. I’m going to be keeping a close eye on the healing meters to see whether or not the instant heal is worth keeping my Conqueror pieces, it’s still early days