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10-07-2008, 01:06 PM
i used to have so many issuses trying to run dailies as a resto but i changed my spec now and only have 47 points in restoration its great for dailies and solo stuff cus it lets me have 14 points in balance spells which gives me back my insect swarm and lowers the casting time of starfire and wrath and also it raises the damage of thorns and roots so give it a try i mean how often do you use healing touch in a raid anyhow i never use it

10-07-2008, 01:37 PM
Hooray for massive run-on sentances :) I was actually just thinking of posting something like this...

I really need to do some dailies on my Druid, but just cant stand killing things with my 8/11/42 spec (used to doing dailies on an epic warlock / warrior and just tearing through things).

I'm getting poor from buying gems / spellthreads / mats etc.

What kind of spec do you guys think is going to be strong for dailies (come 3.0 - dont think im gonna respec before then as its pretty close and a free respec). I'm not currently doing arenas on my Druid, just bg'ing and healing pug heroics / kara's. I'd like to keep tree form, but still be able to kill things. Suggestions?

10-07-2008, 02:45 PM
Personally I say see what your DPS in full healer spec is after the patch. Currently the issue is that your "spell damage" is way low in healing gear. All that hard earned purple/blue healer gear is going to become pretty dang good DPS gear in about a week. So it won't hurt to just kind of see what your DPS is like in about a week because you'll get a pretty substantial bump from the traditional say 95 healing and 25 damage gear... when your spell power goes up to say 65 from 25... that's a big jump.

10-07-2008, 03:13 PM
Good point. I think I'm gonna go with a 20/0/41 build and stay in my healing gear, maybe throw in a few dmg pieces

Or probably as Replenish looks pretty nice.

Edit: hmm, 2 points in Vengeance or Moonglow?

10-07-2008, 04:40 PM
Your healing gear will be better than your current damage gear. I went from 2k heals and 700 damage on my healing gear on live to 1050 spellpower on the ptr. Light's Justice went from 382 heals to 203 spellpower, iirc.

10-07-2008, 04:43 PM
I'm really looking forward to seeing what I've got as now I can evaluate some of my dps and healing gear side by side and pick one unified set of gear for boomkin or healing.

10-08-2008, 12:45 PM
I am a Tree. And, I have tried every spec known to Druids, in order to complete my dailies in a timely and orderly fashion, and I've learned the following:

Full out Boomkin - Sure you can kill'em fast but I found myself reaching for Swiftmend way too often only to realize, "Hey! Where'd it go?!?" then my emergency heals sucked so bad that I ended up dashing off anyway.

Dreamstate - You can kill them and you can heal yourself. Sweet! But you are still a healer to your guildies, and have you ever tried to heal a 5-man with a Dreamstate build? Unless you absolutely love Healing Touch, it's rather stressful.

Raiding - Having all your points in the Resto Tree leads me to assume you heal raids. If your guild is anything like most others, you'll be expected to be at your full healing capacity by Raid night. And, most raid leaders prefer a Tree over a Dreamstate build. So, that means paying to respec on a weekly basis. It gets costly. And all that gold you've earned goes towards respeccing.

Balance Points - It is possible to complete dailies effectively - albeit slowly - with as little as 12 points in the Balance tree.

My link (if you care):

It's not a perfect build (this time I gave up Celestial Focus and I kind of miss it) but I never die, I make money and I'm always invited to the Raids.

Anyway, that's my personal perspective, and if you don't agree you can tell me to go pound salt. Perhaps you don't raid all that often and never run 5-mans. If that's the case, I guess I'd recommend Dreamstate. It's a riot on the battleground and you're still considered a healer.

10-08-2008, 02:16 PM
Thanks maggie!

Right now I'm 8/11/42 for cyclones / charges / imp bash cc). It works really well for amazing CC in BG's, and healing is strong in instances, but my Starfire Root Wrath killing is sloooow.

I do try to pug Kara's and heroics when possible, though my Druid's server is pretty dead right now with a lot of people taking a break before wotlk.

I'm gonna pick up tree and everything that buffs HoT's (leaving out all HT nonsense), not sure about 2pts in tranq. The reduced cd makes it a lot more attractive, and 0 threat is awesome, but its still a ton of mana. I'll probably end up taking it, as its a great O$HIT groupheal... hmmmmm

On a wotlk note, Genesis, Moonglow and Nature's Splendor seem pretty necessary in balance (for healing) huh?

10-08-2008, 09:08 PM
I've just respecced from a 17/0/42 to a full on 61 point resto build. I'm very surprised how little impact it's had over my ability to do dailies bearing in mind I'm still gearing up in Kara. Granted it's still a chore compared to doing them on my hunter, but it's not been the huge impact in DPS that I was anticipating.

I do miss my insects though.

10-09-2008, 09:10 AM
Granted it's still a chore compared to doing them on my hunter, but it's not been the huge impact in DPS that I was anticipating.

My sPriest just dinged 70 (in silly greens and pitiful blues) and has just started on the Isle. She struts through there killing with incredible ease, barely breaking into a sweat while my poor Resto Druid sits in the corner and bawls with envy.

Of course, that poor Resto Druid - being a healer - will see a heck of a lot more raid time than the sPriest, so when all is said and done, she still comes out the winner.


10-09-2008, 11:05 AM
I was a full resto druid with 2k healing (sunwell BoJ gear + some KZ items) and i am having a good look at a hybrid boomkin/resto setup for WotLK

If talants stay as they are i think i will choose this one @ 70 2000000000000532033100331330010000000000

and this one @ 80 2031000000000532033100331330013300000000

I think this will suit my play style for solo and healing in 5mans + the 3 cool resto glyphs

Glyph of Rejuvenation
Glyph of Lifebloom
Glyph of Regrowth

I cant wait for 3.0 to go live, ive had loads of fun on the PTR

10-09-2008, 12:09 PM
You only get 2 glyphs at 70. The third isn't available until 80.

10-09-2008, 12:37 PM
I cant wait for 3.0 to go live, ive had loads of fun on the PTR

Tell me about it....I haven't seen half of my guildies in weeks....they are all on the PTR!

10-09-2008, 01:10 PM
Yeah we have that problem too... lots of people playing in the PTR. I played the beta for a long time so I'm not messing with the PTR. Plus **** changes too fast to get bent out of shape over.