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6-21-2011 @ 7:57PM
Hmm, not sure I like the changes to mastery but then again I didn't really like the 4.0-4.1 version of resto mastery either. My main spec is moonkin but my offspec is resto and my guild needs me to heal about 33% of the time. I do so in my gear optimized for moonkin (spirit to 1742 cap, then as much haste as possible, followed by mastery and crit). What is interesting is that I am out-healing the other healers in my guild all the time. I don't use healing touch, and I very rarely use nourish (only if I'm out of mana) since these have an excessively long cast time and excessively high mana cost. I just stack lifebloom on the tan, use wild grown on cooldown, throw efflorescence on clumpled melee or clumped range group on cooldown and throw rejuvs to hot up the raid. I don't even use tranquility very often since I don't find it necessary on most fights. I guess this would make the new mastery kind of useless to my play style. The fact I am topping the healing metres (although other druids and pallies are sometimes close) makes me wonder if haste is the best secondary spec for a resto druid since I outheal the ones that prioritize spirit.
6-22-2011 @ 5:22AM
Remember that Efflorescence is triggered by Swiftmend, which is considered a direct heal in the case of this Mastery. If you use it on CD you'll have the buff up most of the time.
6-22-2011 @ 10:58AM
You have the general jist of healing as rd, keep lb up on tank, and use wg, and rejuv under high damage situations. I don't even take efflouresence right now (I will be with new mastery and I'm about to hit the 2005 haste cap) it can be nice but I prefer other talents. The thing is you should be using nourish any time you need to single heal but with no rush and you should be trying to refresh lb with it if the tank has a small amount of damage, use regrowth if your introuble. Your fine with mana now but I'm going to guess you haven't tackled too many hard modes, mana effincincy is key. Heroic halfius, mana burn for the first 2 min, magmaw, mana burn for the last minutes. Malorak is an easy fight to heal as long as your raid is good and we're working on chim and atra now. Chim is hard to heal but not because of mana, because if your tanks eff up it's over lol. The only time I use HT is if the tank is low, and already has regrowth on him. That and I use it to instant.
6-22-2011 @ 6:54PM
Intellect is greater than spirit, if your gemming spirit, regem. Otherwise yeah thats about all most Druid raid healers do. Tranq is more useful for heroic raids. The haste breakpoint part the above comment is good info as well.
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