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7-22-2010 @ 8:16PM
In my personal experience, it's very hard to heal a tank as a druid unless you've specced and glyphed yourself for tank healing (taking Nourish-improving talents and glyphs, mostly, which typical HoT spamming druids ignore), and then you're actually pretty good at it.The problem is that 99% of raids expect a resto druid to arrive specced, glyphed, and geared for raid healing (aka HoT spamming). I've been known to swap out my glyphs so I can tank heal before (mostly because my druid is a scribe himself which makes it a simple procedure), but I've never actually gone to the trainer and respecced for it so the experience was always rather frantic and unfun. >.>
7-22-2010 @ 11:55PM
If you're unfamiliar with the Tank healing glyphs for druids: Swiftmend, Nourish, Rapid Rejuv or Lifebloom and possibly Regrowth are all very nice. Just make sure you have Glyph of Nourish, since that's what you'll be spamming when you're not re-hotting.Swiftmend will help take care of the burst and save you a GCD of re-hotting.Rapid Rejuv will really increase the tick rate of your rejuv, and it helps immensely in 5-mans and (less so) 10 mans even without being assigned to the tank since you don't have as many people that need to be rejuv'd all the time and the extra healing from faster ticks can pick up the tank heals nicely.You'll be restacking Lifebloom many times while tank healing, and getting an extra tick (which when haste capped is another gcd!) before you have to recast can be a relief to your mana. Just keep in mind it'll hurt your regen from Clearcasting procs if you're relying on them for extra mana.
7-23-2010 @ 1:02PM
the reason druids seem to complain about nourish is cause it has a cast time. whenever you see a druid in a video they seem to need to hop around and run in circles to heal, often for no real reason, so i guess having to stay in one spot to heal sucks if you're that adhd
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