As all great resto druids must realize by now, you have to either quit and reroll a shaman or play with Reckful to get Gladiator, shaman healing stream totem not only outheals 3 stacks of lifeblooms but also gives the entire team resistance with the glyph (Major Glyph). I have run Reckful's comp with a famous rogue featured in Reckful 3 many of you know as Jailbreaklol and Inmotions spriest (Featured as spotlight movie in Inmotion1 on WCM) to about 2800 rating before Jailbreak had to leave to play with idiots that paid him $150 to 3v3 and teach them how to play WOW. Also after playing 300 plus games this season Ive realized... Even if you CC a resto shaman the entire game, their Earthshield and inexplicable instant healing (Are Shaman instant heals better druids wtf)their teammates just wont die.
In other words Shamans don't need to fake cast since their instants and Shields save the game a majority of the time, and if they miss a Shock, lol'd Grounding, into tremor.
Also if you haven't already noticed, shamans have completely migrated into druid positions and took over our spots. People would rather take my Resto shaman in quest greens and blues than take my 4xGladiator t2 Full Vicious decked out druid. Its disgusting and I am done with this game. For the rest of you, Good luck friends. It's been a pleasant....ish... 6 years on World of Warcraft and 4 seasons of Gladiator is good enough for me. Take it easy. Oh and if Shamans get nerfed for once in their lives tell me so I can cut my dick off.
Shaman healing stream doesn't outheal lifeblooms.
3x Lifeblooms heal for 1900/sec.
Healing Stream heals for 1600/2seconds.
If you wanna AoE heal, druids top that department as well with WG/rejuve/efflorescence
The only thing comparable is a shaman critting someone at 10% with earthshield and 20% healing buff can crit for around 70k.
But a swiftmend with efflorescence can do the same, just over 7 seconds.
Really the only downside to playing druid right now is that you require non-retarded teammates that will protect you from CC chains/swaps/etc while you control people. It's annoying playing against a spriest/mage team and watching myself get df/sheep/cyclone/fear/silence while my teammates don't do anything to stop that chain.
It's worse when I get df/sheeped and then you see the spriest running in to fear only for your lock or mage to CC their mage, not the spriest about to fear. Or the druid setting up to cast cyclone.
I do miss tossing people on my back and carrying them, though shit changes.
Adapt and move on. Nothing was worse than s5 and even then you could get glad and beat any non-dk team.
Edited by daays, 18 May 2011 - 02:05 AM.