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11-28-2011 @ 2:38AM
My guess for what they get from mages:Feral: Mirror Image. Threat wipe plus minor DPS.Guardian: Frost Nova. In the hands of a tank, a great tool to keep control over loose adds.Balance: Polymorph. Gives them a solid CC (I don't count Hibernate/Cyclone).Restoration: Evocation. Healers need mana.And for what mages get from druids, I'm gonna get a little nontraditional and say Rejuvenation. Of the class-wide druid spells, heals are the only non-melee abilities that aren't redundant with what we already have (e.g. Invisibility~Prowl, Dash~Blink, Hurricane~Blizzard, Entangling Roots~Frost Nova). Rejuv would help mages more than Healing Touch, since the new ability shouldn't take our focus away from DPS.
11-28-2011 @ 2:41AM
looks like an angry druid mangled my comment for talking about mages too much.I don't count Hibernate/Cyclone *as 'solid'*
11-29-2011 @ 2:49AM
Hibernate is as solid as polymorph is. It just works on dragonkin instead of humanoids.And an evocating resto druid is so incredibly leaps and bound better than anything else; that's way too powerful. It's the only one of your four possibilities that is above 'marginally useful.' 60% of a healer's mana? When Bring-the-Player-not-the-Class dictates that A) the resto druid can't overshadow all the other healers with a mage in the raid and B) the resto druid can't be useless without a mage in the raid. The mana game is at the heart of healing gameplay; evocation does an end run around that, which is fine for magi, what are designed to have that out. But not for druids.Keep in mind that it doesn't necessarily have to be a spell that the donor character can actually cast; it may end up that way, but nothing we know states that definitively yet.
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