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Eldrynn
12-13-2006, 08:04 PM
Hey guys,

My wife's tauren druid is level 7 at the moment. We always have double XP going since we don't play very often. I loaded her yesterday to see if I could catch up the 20% XP or so to be even with my warrior at level 8.

The thing is... I couldn't solo anything near bloodhoof village. Level 7 and 8 mobs tore the holy crap out of me. I would pull with the DoT, then cast DD and auto attack. I would even warstomp then heal myself, but always died. I said screw it and logged off. What am I doing wrong?

Kromas
12-14-2006, 02:58 AM
Does your wifes druid have enough armour? Do you cast Mark of the Wild before fights? Do you fully heal up before the next pull? ... we can go on and on. Please give a bit more info but I would suggest to grind to level 8 (get help if you have to) and get entangling roots. The rest is easy root mob cast spell rinse and repeat.At level 60 im a feral druid and still use that combo to hunt devilsaur.

Fiskrens
12-14-2006, 03:25 AM
The druid can be pretty weak before lvl 10, without the bear form. I think I tried to keep the distance at those levels: Wrath/Starfire -> Entangling Roots -> Wrath/Starfire again -> Moonfire and then finish off in melee. Pretty stable and safe, but costsome in mana; as often as I could (depended on opponent), I skipped the 2nd Wrath/Starfire in order to keep up the pace.

nicholasnum
12-14-2006, 06:09 AM
its very hard 4 druid, try to do wut Fiskrens said. also, if u want to just do quests 4 exp at end, get in a group and do them. i found this very usueful to me :)

Eldrynn
12-14-2006, 12:06 PM
Thanks, my warrior can kill those things no problem. I was just like WTF??? Do low level druids just suck that much?

I just wanted to solo a few mobs to catch up on XP. I'm OCD like that, want to have our XP relatively equal.

For pulling, yes I keep MotW on at all times. Armor does suck tho, you don't get much this early in the game. And I am always FH/FM before pulls.

My main for playing solo is a 21 troll rogue. That dude can tear the crap out of mobs 2-3 levels above him. It just struck me as odd that the druid couldn't hold her own.

My wife and I play as a team. Tauren druid and warrior. I am liking that combo so far. But since I do most of the killing, it seems the warrior gets just a bit more XP. Hence why her druid was behind.

Eldrynn
01-04-2007, 01:26 AM
Well, with my very own druid now I am perfecting the pull and kill method. Took me a bit to change my way of thinking, but now I am killing relatively easy.

Wrath, wrath, moonfire, autoattack.... Weird how just tweaking your play style can change the whole outcome of a fight. I am really liking how to play the different characters in WoW.

Nu, The Hunter
01-04-2007, 09:34 AM
Wrath/Starfire -> Entangling Roots -> Wrath/Starfire again -> Moonfire and then finish off in melee.

ya my druid is lvl 28 now and i try that in ashenvale and i almost keep dieing.. i have to go into cat form and sprint out so i dont get killed.... what am i doing wrong?

tobeka
01-05-2007, 04:58 AM
At level 28 you shouldn't have much of a hard time soloing in Ashenvale. If I were you, I would spend the majority of your time in Cat form. I only switch out of cat form when I need to heal or when I need to pull with moon fire.

You should be able to rip through the mobs in cat form.

Another thing I like about staying in cat form when I solo is I can quickly stealth if I see a Horde coming my way, and then get the jump on them.

Fiskrens
01-05-2007, 05:49 AM
Yeah, maybe I should have added that the tacts I mentioned were for really low-levels: as soon as I got bear form I used Wrath->Moonfire->Bear to speed things up/increase survivability. Replace with Cat form when you get that, only after getting Ravage I think its worth staying in Cat most of the time.

And some mobs (high armor/damage) are worth using Bear form all the time on, so you don't have to shift all the time for healing.