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Resto Druid = Tank Healer?

Discussion in 'WoW General Discussion' started by Elm, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Elm

    Elm Adventurer
    Stratics Veteran

    May 12, 2008
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    Ok so recently i have been testing out different builds while i have been playing in the beta and testing their effects since respec only costs 1 copper.

    I thought i would try moving my druid over, he is ungeared past the thick dreg armour and is level 63.

    I decided to spec into the resto tree to test out how their healing would be with the tree spec so spent all my points here...

    Went into Terokkar Forest and decided to find a group of 3 orcs... using only my Gift of the Wild and Thorns enabled i waded in and just healed myself.

    I never attacked the orcs in any way.. just stood there letting them pound on me. For the experiment i tried to heal myself at the 1k health mark and ONLY used the 3 HoT's available (Regrowth, Rejuvenation and Flourish). I never used Healing Touch, Lifebloom, Swiftmend or Natures Swiftness at all.

    Here was the effect: Click here to watch higher quality
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    Only reason i died was i wasn't paying attention and started casting too late... there was no kickback from the attacks to cause me delays... if i either attacked any of the orc i think they would have died or if i managed to heal in time i would have 3 dead orcs from suicide as thorns would have killed them :)
  2. Hehe, yeah, restore druids are pretty tough to take down, gotta love those HoT spells...that's why i love pvp as restore druid, very hard to take down, usually takes a while and require 2 or more people.
  3. Devilengine

    Devilengine Guest

    I remember when druids were maligned and underpowered; terrible at everything they did. **** poor tanks, inefficient healers, and horrible nukers. How things have changed.
  4. The Barista

    The Barista Guest

    Heh, yeah that's why I stopped playing my druid and went with a paladin and a hunter. Now druids are beefy but I dont want to have to gear all the way up again (my guild moves slow)