HoTs and DoTs: A Restoration Druid and Shadow Priest

Tag Archives: Restoration Druids

Save the Trees

Tree of Life is changing from a passive talent to a cooldown-based talent, similar to Metamorphosis. Mechanically, it feels unfair for a druid to have to give up so much offense and utility in order to be just as good at healing as the other classes who are not asked to make that trade.

Patch 3.2 Resto Druid Gear Guide: For the 25 Man Raider

OK, this post has been much harder to collate than I expected. Blizzard have made this especially difficult considering they have the same items with different names for Horde & Alliance. They have also named items that drop from both normal and heroic versions of the Trial of the Crusader raid the same… but given them different stats arghhh! To top this off items that have been data mined by MMO Champion, are not showing in Wowhead yet so its hard to get a full view of which items are best.

Instead of waiting for everything to be added properly, I’m still releasing this now, however will most likely edit the post with an update in a few weeks after all the bosses are unlocked to ensure the information is still accurate. For any Horde looking that this post, all the items I’ve listed are the Alliance versions – do not fear! You also have the same items available to you, the names are just slightly different.

Patch 3.2 Resto Druid Gear Guide: For the Casual/10 Man Raider

With the changes to mana regen (again) and the boost to MP5, I’ve been scouring through Elitist Jerks posts and articles to try and find some consensus on resto druid gear weightings for Patch 3.2. It took me ages, and I ended up going into Northrend Beasts last week with absolutely no idea if there was an potential drop I should be looking out for.

Now that I’ve finished my reading & research I want to make it easier for other trees out there,and have created a gear wish list so you know what to look out for.

My Secret Healing Shame

I have identified a terrible healing problem within myself…. At some point over the last few weeks I’ve begun to mourn silently whenever I’m assigned to heal a tank. I don’t quite know when I made this transition; back in BC I was always happy to be in charge of our tanks. How did this internal tantrum come about? I have my suspicions that a number of incidents have occurred making me a raid healing addict.