Jul 1st 2011 7:25PM Beth can be considered a gear check but I would lean more towards a dps execution fight. The smaller spiders that feed drones and Beth have to slowed and nuked quite quickly. First phase also reminds me of halfus due to the large raid wide spikes in phase 1. Blowing a tranquility or equivalent is a must after she clears out the top web and tanks are waiting for their next web to get back up. Having melee deps taunt to help get heals up top faster greatly helped our transistion and soaked up damage the bottom tank would otherwise have to take. Bottom line mark the small spiders spawn points and apply your favorite form of aoe. Would love to buy a boomy for our 25 man. My mushrooms in resto spec sadly do not slow.... QQ happy hunting!
Jun 19th 2011 2:34PM Better check boomkin if your making that statement, least you have an easy rotation that doesent require micro management with the possible loss of 10k dps if played porely
May 1st 2011 10:18AM Int/hit gem? This always gets me when a hybrid makes this easy mistake. Hybrids get hit from spirit as you already stated.... So why wouldnt I go int/spr and get the free mana regen??? If im having ice cream im sure as hell getting all the free toppings i can get. Just saying.
Apr 22nd 2011 11:32PM giving up the 30int from my helms socket bonus isnt worth the very minimal gain in mastery and 30 crit bonus, thought getting cataclysmiclly epic i guess is an incentive
Reforging to haste really isnt worth it either if your above 915 and cant reach the 2k breakpoint mark and large amounts of mastery are hard to find on most new epics, but to each his own. Mastery is actually better if your running 10 man content seeing as WG only has a 1-2 sec downtime. Thankfully in 4.6 we can drop all .8% of healing that living see gives us and reinvest in natures bounty, but would really like to see crit make a comeback in druid healing. My resto had around 45% at the end of wraith which was killer for fights like Dreamwalker.
Apr 22nd 2011 9:15PM Well as a resto druid I've been praying for an omnitron shoulder drop... 11 kills no luck, so the shoulder are a welcome addition not to mention the do look awesome but are definitely trumped by the t11 model
As for the head piece..... not sure what blizz was going before but I have a feeling druids are getting an invitation to thanksgiving this year as the main course.... socket bonus is blah 30 crit makes the jp helm nearly as good.
And as for the bracers, more crit.... best of luck to all druids trying for chimaerons drop, another one high on my wish list.
Goble goble druids, fear not we have a new shapeshifting form lol
But in all seriousness, can't wait to romp through zg again, bring on the epic mount hunt!
Mar 29th 2011 8:58PM Skipping Abominations might? You must be joking. More attack power generates more threat, and that bonus strength? Guess what more parry. It is a tanking talent, period, end of story, TAKE IT!
Mar 26th 2011 7:54PM Dear Blizz thanks for more belt drops..... not....
If i had a nickle for everytime a belt has dropped and been de'd cause any raider whose a real raider already has the crafted one that now go for pocket change on most servers...
And once again mail/leather healers get left out in the cold.... How about a little love for shammans and druids? I ask you one epic leather int bracer in current content? 5 belts?
Mar 25th 2011 1:18PM As a druid healer this fight is one of my worst. After downing him a second time tonight on normal I had gone through quite a few strategies for getting casutic slime targets back up above the 10k mark.
~The first involved using wild growth and nourish combo. While mana efficent this takes far to long and truthfully wild growth is more or less usless ticking for 2k at the start and nourish having a 2 sec ish cast 1.8ish with procs.
~After that we split our raid in two and each healer got a group with one healer tank healing and floating. I switched to regrowth spams on my flock of dps'er and found i was oom shortly after fued 2
~Finally I went Wraith style and let the 3.3k mana rejuv's fly at will and it worked beautifully, With GotEm this gets dps above 10k in a hurry at a manageable mana cost. Granted at the burn phase I went oom from spamming dots and mushrooms of death.
~As for other strategies, druid may be the greatest godsends for Fueds. Argue priests all you want but having a tree form for 2/3 fueds that can throw lifeblooms like its gong out of style, switfmend/effo, and wg to 8 targets and you have the almighty tranq to make fued 2 feel like a tickle.
Feb 23rd 2011 12:26PM O and make Living seed more then 2% of heals, cmon, so worthless
Feb 23rd 2011 12:25PM In all honesty do we really need another cd?
Nature's swiftness is still ehh, most people are still not taking it.
Tranq getting interupted? Barskin fool, duh!
Tranq healing for 300-400k in one cast? Unreal, no priest or pally skill comes close.
In most encounters a Tree, Tranq, Tree rotation in emergencies gives us 3 cd's per fight
My other two healers in our 10 man are a pally and holy priest. Me and the priest are far ahead of the pally and I top the priest by 5% more often then not. Druids still have the ultra throughput and the mana efficency to go a long way. That said you wont see a druid single healing like you could in wraith. We need the support of a tank healer or two so were free to blanket the raid with Wild Growth and Rejuvs. Nerf to tree form seemed kinda unfair. Seems ungodly short now.