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12-08-2009 @ 7:58AM
Shift into Bear Form, really? Using Barkskin would be a far wiser idea as it would allow trees to continue healing people taking DoT effects.I have been raiding as a restoration druid for 2 years now and not once have I shifted to bear form to minimise damage especially given the comparatively minor difference in armor bonus between Tree of Life and Bear - Barkskin is far better as the health pool increase will likely not save you with the lack of self cast HoTs. In fact, the only time I have used Bear form whilst raiding was on Faction Champions in order to bash a caster coming out of cyclone.Your advice in regards to survivability for druids is very misguided in my opinion.
12-08-2009 @ 8:24AM
Most non-raiding resto's or non-druid players would assume that the PvE and PvP survivability playstyle is similar. In PvE the only reason to shift into bear is for Bash or to run into a corner and shadowmeld/reset a fight. And it doesn't really happen a whole lot in PvP anymore. In Arenas/BG's I'll be toggling between travel and tree form, hardly ever drop into bear since the massive HP nerfs.
12-08-2009 @ 9:56AM
I have come to learn that Matt Low can be pretty good at explaining fights, but he has huge blind spots, particularly in class mechanics. :shrug: No offense to Matt, but I take his advice with a heavy grain of salt.
12-08-2009 @ 2:37PM
I think he means that if you're getting pursued(he targets random player) to switch from tree to bear to mitigate some of the initial whilwind damage. Not the bleed...hence why he said anticipate some of the damage. You can go right back to tree form and heal your little heart away, I'm sure you'll still ahve hots rollin the whole time.Everyone knows a whirlwind cuts down a tree like a lumberjack!
12-11-2009 @ 12:51AM
and barkskin doesnt mitigate the initial whirlwind damage?
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