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Trecheon
04-15-2006, 08:00 AM
Hey its Trecheon again,
I created this thread so that druids can share their PvP tactics when fighting in BGs. So anyone who thinks they have a good tactic for fighting in PvP as a druid post it here.


And heres one from myself:
If you are just trying to get HKs, then get in cheetah form and run around just trying to hit as many guys as possible, you dont have to kill them, just get a hit on them. Once the guy gets killed, you will get an HK for doing it and the honor as well. Remeber this is only good for doing it if you are trying to get HKs, if you are trying to actually help this is not a good tactic at all. Note* it also sometimes makes the people you are fighting with mad, so just be careful.:elfbiggri

Waterloo
04-16-2006, 01:20 AM
Well....for Moonkin what I've seen so far is Starfire works very well if you're helping to take someone down, Wrath works good for it you're fighting another caster, and Moonfire if you're going to die anyways. i.e. there's 10 horde comming for you; take one down with ya. ;) And if you use barkskin don't ever use wrath with it. Starfire works better if you're focusing damage.



Good to see another allaince druid. =D

lumbergh
04-16-2006, 02:11 AM
I was witnessing a Horde raid on Auberdine tonite, and I did not turn on the PvP flag. Yet there was some mega uber dude that took one swing and killed me! How is that possible? :eusa_booh

Kyane
04-16-2006, 07:39 AM
Did you accidently heal or buff someone that was flagged? That will flag you.

lumbergh
04-16-2006, 11:56 AM
Oh, that must be it, then. I might've buffed somebody in between the fights.

How do I switch to PvP mode?

Kyane
04-16-2006, 12:58 PM
You can type /pvp to turn it on...
To turn it off just don't attack ( or get attacked, or heal a flagged or buff a flagged ) for 5 min

lumbergh
04-17-2006, 02:17 PM
ok, cool.

I'm only a level 20 NE druid, will I get my a$$ kicked in PvP skirmishes? :elfbiggri

Tarrasque
04-17-2006, 02:52 PM
WSG: I find myself 95% of the time going for the flag. Druids are strong on that. Save your cat sprint for flag attempts. And turn NS on before you get the flag. Sometimes if you cast the NS after you wont have time to click the heal....

AB: I find myself healing a lot and ninja stealing points.

AV: I AOE a lot in AV, a well placed tranquility can give your group that edge to win a point and so does a Hurricane. Other then that i am either healing people or running from AF.

EDIT: Barskin + AOE FTW

:wiggle:

Tarrasque
60 Druid
Dethecus

Kyane
04-18-2006, 12:01 PM
As stated above, in WSG we ARE the flag runners. Little better than a good druid running the flag ( and maybe a bubbled priest ).

AB is random, with a good group I'll hold a point and heal. If it's not a group and it's a free for all I just try to keep the horde from getting organized.

AV I think I can count on one hand the number of times I have cast Tranquility. 94 hp every 2 sec for 10 sec just isn't enough when taking on the warmasters.

Now when keeping horde from capturing a flag, then hurricane is great as with each damage taken it interrupts their attempt on the flag.

I usually am in feral form and feral gear until we get to the relief hut at which point I go caster and healing gear to keep the MTs alive. I did tank the general once and I have to admit that was crazy fun :)

Jimmay
04-18-2006, 12:11 PM
I tanked Vanndar Stormpike from start to finish last night and....wow he hits insanely hard. Strangely enough I managed to maintain aggro throughout the entire fight without it flopping around like it normally does when a warrior tanks him. Tanked all the marshalls....well I guess if you call tanking getting wtfpwned by 3 on occasion and rezzing back in to continue tanking zerg style then ya I did that =)

Seeing my rage bar at 100% nearly the entire fight....was pure insanity, first time I have ever seen the red bar full lol. Think its time to hang it up after tanking him because that was by far the most fun moment I have had in AV thus far. Managed to snag exalted last night so I am never going back into there except to fill time between AB/WSG =)

ps. I have used Hurricane on occasion to bomb a flag in AV, but I don't think Tranquility is even on any of my hotbars lol.

Ittles
04-18-2006, 12:23 PM
Druids indeed are great flag runners for WSG, but still second best to a frost mage flag runner. *Sits back and waits for criticism :)

Wulfgor
04-18-2006, 12:25 PM
I found that a well placed hurricane on a large group trying to take a tower in Alterac Valley is nice on the HK's. I really like the cheetah idea though!

Jut might not work too well on a hunter or druid if they are paying attention.

Jimmay
04-18-2006, 12:30 PM
Druids indeed are great flag runners for WSG, but still second best to a frost mage flag runner. *Sits back and waits for criticism :)

:bs:

Frost mage is fine but when some MS build warrior decked out in epics charges at them and 2 shots them, I will take the druid mainly because we can run faster than a mage and shift out of any movement impairing debuff. Runners are usually only as good as the team that supports them, so a druid will get destroyed equally as fast as anyone else trying to escape a fr with no support and 4-5 opposing players killing him/her.

Wulfgor
04-18-2006, 12:34 PM
ps. I have used Hurricane on occasion to bomb a flag in AV, but I don't think Tranquility is even on any of my hotbars lol.

Wow. Off the top of my head if I could just throw out one thing that made people love me in a dire situation in a raid instance, it was a well placed barkskin/tranquility. And I am feral.

Phalanx_era
04-18-2006, 12:48 PM
I've never used Tranquility in AV because the tooltip says it heals for your group members. I doubt it'd work for the entire raid, or whoever is in the area (someone PLEASE correct me if that is not so). Besides, most of the time I'm randomly grouped where my group members may or may not be anywhere nearby :(

Jimmay
04-18-2006, 12:55 PM
Wow. Off the top of my head if I could just throw out one thing that made people love me in a dire situation in a raid instance, it was a well placed barkskin/tranquility. And I am feral.

I am not trying to be an ass here Wulf but we were talking about PvP not a raid instance. It's very rare, if ever that the entire group you are in during an AV is all going to be within range to make a Tranquility worthwhile in the first place.

I am sure there are instances in which Tranquility is nice and actually effective, but I have not seen it yet because I am in BG's whenever I am online, hence why the spell is not on my hotbar.

Kyane
04-18-2006, 12:58 PM
:D Beat me to it. I was going to be the ass and bring that up ;)

Jimmay
04-18-2006, 12:59 PM
taurens have bigger asses than night elves....so if I get mine chewed out I should have some left over =)

gwmort
04-18-2006, 01:55 PM
I've used tranquility in WSG before effectively, particularly while defending the flagroom from an incoming zerg and lots of defenders are getting tore up at the same time, but also on offense in the flag room to aid our zerg, and have horde waste time targeting me so the runner can get away.

Wulfgor
04-18-2006, 03:08 PM
This is true. It only works on your group members. I spend some time in BG's, but more time in dungeons. Not having tranquility on my toolbar would be like hunter not using traps. Watching the priests mana closely and seeing the entire group falling in health, you call forth an area heal. I suggest casting barkskin first of course. You will be loved.

gwmort
04-18-2006, 04:37 PM
You know, I've done just that in instances and no one seems to notice, but maybe the MH, everyone is just oblivious as long as they don't die, in-grates :(

Jimmay
04-18-2006, 04:44 PM
letting someone else ressurect people is more mana efficient anyways :texla:

Kyane
04-18-2006, 04:44 PM
Everytime I've done it people comment on the "sparkles" but that's it.

goa
05-02-2006, 06:29 AM
1. Get engineering.
2. Get Goblin rocket helmet.
3. Enter AB.
4. Stealth to flag.
5. "Sap" first guard of the flag (yes, can be used in stealthed catform nowadays).
6. Kill other guard - preferably the cloth wearer (if there was only one guard, proceed to 7).
7. Cap flag.
8. Do some lame emote to the sapped guy.
9. Restealth.
10. Kill sapped guy.

:D

goa
05-02-2006, 06:34 AM
:bs:

Frost mage is fine but when some MS build warrior decked out in epics charges at them and 2 shots them, I will take the druid mainly because we can run faster than a mage and shift out of any movement impairing debuff.

Not to mention that the tank-runner-druid has popped into bearform when he noticed the badass warrior coming at him, so the badass warriors mighty asscandy sword now feels like thai-massage on the tank-runner-druid. Tank-runner-druids friends has time to come meet him if necessery.

The Frost mage? erhm.. well the badass warrior killed him on the way to the druid runner. Sorry Frost mage. No armor makes badass warriors mighty asscandy hurt your squishy body, badly. ;)

Woolybully
05-16-2006, 11:38 AM
WSG - pretty straightforward. Flag runner, decoy or slowing down the opposition with feral charges and roots. Great at flag running.

AB - depends on your group really. Good at attacking or defending. And a druid is able to get around pretty quickly using there forms.

AV - As a feral druid it sucks. In cat form I have to wait for stragglers and people sitting down to drink. And usually there are 5-10 people around ready to jump all over me after I get a kill. In bear form a druid can make a pretty decent tank when your trying to push back the opposition at a graveyard flag. Just the mere presence of warriors and druids in bear form seems to push the masses back although your going to take a beating and most likely die unless you have some healing. Great at kiting guards and defending graveyards.

bovineprime
05-19-2006, 06:40 PM
I've found that sniping from the wood beam above the cave exit of the alliance is great. No one looks up! Nuke em from orbit.. it's the only way to be sure. Sorry noob that I am, the capture the flag in blood gulch. Get's me HK's and I don't have cheetah form yet.