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04-18-2005, 10:37 AM
although this is very obvious in retrospect, it never occurred to me until i was dueling a friend of mine who also plays a druid yesterday. he's a standard mixed build druid, i'm a restore/balance druid, but i still need to go bear form to fight him since roots isn't an option. when i went bear, he popped out of his bear form and put me to sleep. when i shifted back to caster form, the hibernation effect remained. don't know if the rest of you were aware of this, but i've never seen it done before, so i hope you'll have some fun sleeping a druid in your next pvp encounter :).

04-18-2005, 11:30 AM
For some reason we can shift while stunned sometiems, but it doesn't break the stun.

One very bad time to do this is if you get kidney shotted by a rogue while in bear, and then try to go caster to get a root up right away. You'll shift, but stand there with way less HP while he wails on you until the stun wears off.

Blizzard needs to fix the timing on some things too. If polymorph gets timed right I can be morphed right after I go into bear form. I hear the sounds, see the puff of smoke, and lose the mana for morphing, but I still get sheeped. A hunter can do the same thing w scare-beast. If I morph back to humanoid at a specific moment, he will land his fear beast on my caster.

Hibernate is great vs hunter pets, and vs druids it lets you bandage and land a sweet starfire (or build up your cat energy).

04-18-2005, 11:43 AM
i absolutely love fighting hunters, esspecially when they pick a fight with me. many of them dont seem to know we can sleep their pets, which makes them a joke to deal with.

04-18-2005, 12:30 PM
sleep pet
root hunter
stand in sweet-spot and cast moonfire/starfire.
do /chuckle or /smirk.

04-18-2005, 12:32 PM
Also works on Shaman in ghost-wolf form.

04-18-2005, 02:17 PM
Hunters getting the jump on you can be a little dangerous. Its really hard to channel through a pet and arrows hitting you all at once. Barkskin really helps there though if you have quick fingers.

04-18-2005, 03:11 PM
yep. hunters are verrrrrry easy for a druid. As soon as he attacks run towards him, throwing up rejuvenation and barkskin. Root the hunter, then hibernate the pet. I used to mess around trying without bark, but now I realize this is a very practical use for the spell in pvp (I find its the pet that causes the most grief for casting tho, not so much the arrows)

If anything bad happens along the way, nature's swiftness + healing touch will buy you the time you need.

If he uses the cheezy mana-drain, put abolish poison on.