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1-17-2012 @ 9:09PM
My polls over the holidays indicated that druids felt that their problem was largely one of Utility and not raw output power (which shows up in logs). If other healers are competitive with us in terms of healing, but also bring better utility, it makes druids not feel as good about their place in the raids.Also, the heroic-mode raiders had the most problems, but the sample size was too small to make grand conclusions about the class, other than the fact that difficutly level and raid size both seem to be impacting how druids look. If 25-man Normal-Modes and LFR are being averaged together, it's going to make druids look better than they actually are for normal-mode burst-damage, since they are really great for all the LFR splash-damage.
1-17-2012 @ 9:46PM
My problem with my resto druid is the enormous amount of setup before it seems like any healing gets done. If the tank runs in before I have a chance to stack LB, that's 3 GCDs I lose while they're taking damage (which usually results in a LB, HT/Nourish, LB, HT/Nourish, LB sort of pattern from me, so I can keep their health up while I stack the HoT), plus the 2 GCDs from Rejuv + Swiftmend, or even just HoTing someone and then having to use a direct heal because they're still taking damage or whatever. When I play my druid, I really feel like I'm fighting my GCD is really what it comes down to (and my druid's gear isn't that great, so his haste is lower than I'd like, which I know is part of the problem), especially compared to my other healers (I have one of all four healing classes at LFR-level).
1-17-2012 @ 9:49PM
WoL separates LFR from normal and heroic modes.What um, what utility are druids missing? Is it because they are the only healer without an absorption mechanic? (Forgive me if that have a shield mechanic, I'm not aware if they have one, I think they still don't but I don't play resto druid.)In terms of raw healing, the meters show druids are doing just fine, except that paladins appear to be OP, with holy radiance being the culprit compared to the other classes' aoe heals.I'm just curious as to what utility resto druids feel like they are missing though, because I've never felt like they lacked utility.
1-17-2012 @ 10:38PM
Druids are the only healer class with neither a tank cooldown nor a raid mitigation cooldown, which on some fights hurts them a lot. I think that this is supposed to be made up for by their incredibly powerful raid healing cooldown, but it doesn't always work like that. Getting targetable Barkskin in MoP will help though.
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