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#1 Arteqt

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 08:27 PM

This is an incomplete guide for Resto Druids. I know there are better R.Druids than me out there so feel free to point out any mistakes/missing via PM. You can also use any information on this post if you want to create a more comprehensive guide.

Most of this information are taken from other threads of AJ. I just wanted to collect them in one place since we didn't have a guide for restoration.

So, here we go;

TALENTS

Tier 1: Displacer Beast

Tier 2: Ysera's Gift or Cenarion Ward. Its a matter of choice.

Tier 3: Faerie Swarm or Mass Entanglement. I always take Faerie Swarm in 2s. You can use it against stealth or just as a slow. Otherwise Mass Entanglement. Typhoon is also viable on the maps you can knock targets off but it is a matter of choice.

Tier 4: Soul of the Forest when the other team is not going to train you. Otherwise take Incarnation: Tree of Life. Use the combo of Reju>Swiftment>NS>Regrowth. Heals for 200k+

Tier 5: Mighty Bash for most of the games. Ursol's Vortex can be used with DK/Rogue for grip/smokebomb combo. Incapacitating Roar is only viable if nobody has same DR.

Tier 6: Heart of the Wild or Nature's Vigil. Take NV it if the other team is not going to train you. Otherwise take HotW.

Tier 7: Germination

GLYPHS

Default Setup => Glyph of Barkskin + Glyph of Regrowth + Glyph of Cyclone

Change Barkskin with Glyph of Enchanted Bark if you are sure the opposing team is not going to attack you. (Most hunter comps)

You can use Glyph of Blooming against heavy dispel comps.

Glyph of the Shapemender with 2x Stamina Trinkets is useful if you are going to Bear Form a lot.

Glyph of the Sprouting Mushroom is the only minor glyph that has some kind of use in arenas. Also a personal preferance.

STATS

Intellect > Haste Mastery > Versitality > Multistrike Crit

Glyph of Regrowth reduces the value of crit.

Spirit is not necessary for short matches. Trinket can be changed with stamina if you are the main target. I still use the ring and trinket with spirit for the rest.

F.A.Q


Q: When do I use Genesis?
A: Below ~70. Do not use it when your target is getting spam dispelled.

Q: When do I use Bear Form?
A: Against Physical damage comps. Provides ~20% physical damage reduction and +20% hp. Best time to use it is when you know you are going to sit in a stun.

Q: When do I use Nature's Vigil?
A: Use Nature's Vigil when you need to heal multiple targets. Some might argue that it can be used offensively but I always use it as a defensive cooldown.

Q: How do I help my DPS?
A: Cyclone > HotW + 5cp + full energy + Ferocious bite> Nature's Vigil

Q: What do I do against heavy dispel?
A: Blooming + Spam lifebloom helps but its not enough. Best way to deal with dispel is pressuring other team so they won't have enough GCD to do it.

Viable Comps

There are many viable comps R.Druid can run. I'm writing all down but red ones are better right now imo.
  • African Turtle Cleave = Prot. Warrior - Hunter - Resto Druid
  • Cheeky Narwahl Cleave = Enh. Shaman - Rogue - Resto Druid
  • Godcomp/Shattreeplay = Mage - Shad. Priest - Resto Druid
  • Kung Fu Cleave = Arms Warrior - (SV or MM) Hunter - Resto Druid
  • LSD = Warlock - Ele. Shaman - Resto Druid
  • MLD = Mage - Warlock - Resto Druid
  • RLD = Rogue - Warlock - Resto Druid
  • RMD = Rogue - Mage - Resto Druid
  • Scoobydoo Cleave = Ret - Rogue - Resto Druid
  • Shadowcleave = DK - Warlock - Resto Druid
  • Thundercleave = Warrior - Ele. Shaman - Resto Druid
  • TreeHD = DK - Hunter - Resto Druid
  • TreeSG = DK - Warrior - Resto Druid
  • Turbo Cleave = Enh. Shaman - DK/Warrior - Resto Druid
  • Unholy Play = DK - Shad. Priest - Resto Druid
  • WLD = Warrior - Warlock - Resto Druid
  • WMD = Warrior - Mage - Resto Druid
  • Thug Cleave = Rogue - Hunter - Resto Druid
Macros

Target macros
/tar yournamehere
/tar party1
/tar party2


/target arena1,2,3
/focus arena1,2,3

Do this for Faerie Swarm, Cyclone, Mass Entanglement, Roots etc
#showtooltip
/use [nomod] Bash
/use [mod:shift, @focus] Bash


NS + Regrowth
#showtooltip
/use Nature's Swiftness
/use Regrowth


Powershift Bear
#showtooltip
/use !Bear Form
/use Frenzied Regeneration


Get rid of annoying T3
#showtooltip
/use Nature's Control
and T5 talents
#showtooltip
/use Ursol's Power

Addons

I believe Omnibar is the only necessary addon in this list. Rest is personal preferance.
  • I use default Raid Frames to see my party.
  • Gladius to track enemy team.
  • Omnibar (interruptbar)
  • GladiatorlosSA (voice alerts for enemy CD and CC,)
  • Weakauras
  • Tidyplates
Streams

There aren't many R.Druids streaming a lot. But here is few

http://www.twitch.tv/miixzy1
http://www.twitch.tv/ryndlol
http://www.twitch.tv/doomsen
http://www.twitch.tv/minpojke
http://www.twitch.tv/pinkrangers
http://www.twitch.tv/sodez (properly banned)
http://www.twitch.tv/venruki ( just started playing it. normally plays mage & monk )
http://www.twitch.tv/sodapoppin ( rarely plays resto. feral main. )

Credits

Thanks to Mortalous for Viable comps list. Here is his post : 3v3 Comps list for Balance/Feral/Resto
Thanks to HeyimJack for stream links.
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#2 Intrilo

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 11:52 PM

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 12:10 AM

http://www.twitch.tv/sodez

sodah is permabanned so you might as well remove that.
also this:
God Comp = Mage - Shad. Priest - Resto Druid
is called
Shattreeplay
pls erase any memories of mop; it did not exist.
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#4 Arteqt

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 01:46 AM

pls erase any memories of mop; it did not exist.


lol.

Godcomp changed to Shattreeplay as requested.

Thanks for the positive feedback. Keep em coming !
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#5 Amoeba

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:04 AM

Hey, I'm a new resto druid, and I think I have some questions that you could answer and add to your guide.

1. When do I use mushroom while healing?

2. Should I always be using my dispel to get rid of debuffs, or should I save it for certain moments?

3. What is a general way to position yourself in combat?

Some of these topics might seem straightforward for an experienced player, but for me and others I'm sure they could benefit from some answers.

Thanks in advance.
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#6 Phatkat

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 09:33 AM

Nature's Vigil doesn't do dmg anymore afaik, which means it also doesn't break CC.

Typhoon is still good especially when you're playing with a mage vs no stealthers and esp on z axis maps.

You linked the balance druid barkskin glyph rather than the resto barkskin auramastery.

Roots glyph is reasonably good in certain matchups. I think stampeding roar and dash (for shifting in globals) also have potential uses. And of course double dispel might be good too. I can't really ever see a situation where you would use blooming over clone glyph though (or at all, but thats just my personal preference). Also the sprouting mushroom minor glyph is good, again up to preference.

Being pedantic about comp names is really stupid, 90% of people recognize what godcomp is so you should leave it in.

I cannot in good conscience agree with gladiatorlossa although I mostly just hate it when you can hear it through skype.

And lastly if you're mentioning targeting macros i recommend having focus123 as well and focus macros for all CC and ff, clicking arena frames is so wotlk.

Overall nice effort, thanks.
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Posted 11 January 2015 - 09:44 PM

why focus 123 when you can just use arena1,2,3 withou need to setting annoying focus.
Also focus drops after vanish guise etc and arena 1,2,3 always works
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Posted 11 January 2015 - 09:46 PM

Focus frame is like 100% required even if you're not using focus macros to track buffs/casts
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Posted 12 January 2015 - 01:54 AM

Can anyone comment on gear progression? I was looking at the top 3v3 players but their gear choice was throwing me off.

Also, when I look at the primal gladiator's dragonhide helm on the armory it shows mastery and haste as stats but there's no ingame item with those stats that I can find, anyone experiencing this too?
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Posted 12 January 2015 - 02:05 AM

Anyone know why sodah got permabanned?
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Posted 12 January 2015 - 09:39 AM

Can anyone comment on gear progression? I was looking at the top 3v3 players but their gear choice was throwing me off.

Also, when I look at the primal gladiator's dragonhide helm on the armory it shows mastery and haste as stats but there's no ingame item with those stats that I can find, anyone experiencing this too?


Helm is haste mastery in-game. I think you couldn't find it.

Also going to add the BiS set soon.

Anyone know why sodah got permabanned?


Account sharing. Reckful got banned for the same reason.
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Posted 12 January 2015 - 11:01 AM

Thank you for the guide! Really appreciate it, Just wondering why shouldn't you use genesis against dispell, and is it okay to just macro NS with regrowth since I will never use it with anything else? Also, you can add Pinkrangers to the stream list, he has been streaming a lot and is 2750+ resto druid. Thanks again.
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#13 Artonkn

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 12:26 PM

Thank you for the guide! Really appreciate it, Just wondering why shouldn't you use genesis against dispell, and is it okay to just macro NS with regrowth since I will never use it with anything else? Also, you can add Pinkrangers to the stream list, he has been streaming a lot and is 2750+ resto druid. Thanks again.


If they dispell your genesis, as it's a hot, you've wasted a lot of mana.
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Posted 12 January 2015 - 04:44 PM

Thank you for the guide! Really appreciate it, Just wondering why shouldn't you use genesis against dispell, and is it okay to just macro NS with regrowth since I will never use it with anything else? Also, you can add Pinkrangers to the stream list, he has been streaming a lot and is 2750+ resto druid. Thanks again.


2xReju + 1xGenesis = 3GCD for a single HoT. Trading 3GCD Heal for 1GCD dispel will put you in a very disadvantageous position.

However some might argue Genesis will still do some healing between dispels. Which is correct for some cases;

Best Case: Your lifebloom gets dispelled and you genesis with 2xReju.
Genesis duration=2.70 (My haste rating 1100 = 11%)
Enemy GCD=1.50
Genesis duration before dispel = 2.70-1.50 = 1.20 Which is ~44% ( I didn't take tick steps into account but it shouldn't change much )

tl;dr Your genesis will heal %44 of its normal value at the best case. Which means you are most likely to heal less than that.
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Posted 12 January 2015 - 05:54 PM

Nature's Vigil doesn't do dmg anymore afaik, which means it also doesn't break CC.


You linked the balance druid barkskin glyph rather than the resto barkskin auramastery.



You're wrong on both accounts here.

NV does splash damage to enemies around the players receiving healing.

And the barkskin glyph? ROFL. They're both usable in either Resto or Boomkin. If you're going to attempt to correct people at least know what you're talking about.
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Posted 12 January 2015 - 06:41 PM

sodah is permabanned so you might as well remove that.
also this:
God Comp = Mage - Shad. Priest - Resto Druid
is called
Shattreeplay
pls erase any memories of mop; it did not exist.


Not trying to be a dick, like really... But shouldn't you be fond of MoP seeing as how that's the only expansion where you received titles of the glad kind? lol... Just curious how that works.
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Posted 12 January 2015 - 06:43 PM

And the barkskin glyph? ROFL. They're both usable in either Resto or Boomkin.


I actually linked Glyph of Imbued Bark first by mistake and he pointed out.

Don't know what he meant by NV tho.
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#18 Rukkyeahhhhhhh

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 12:37 AM

Nature's Vigil doesn't do dmg anymore afaik, which means it also doesn't break CC.


I'm not sure if this is correct. I swear I'm still seeing little yellow numbers when I activate it. I'll have to test for myself, but my hunter was constantly screaming that someone broke his traps yesterday.
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Posted 14 January 2015 - 12:39 AM

NV does damage. It's damage is almost equal to reflective shield of a priest through the arena. You can see it in your scoreboard.

Unfortunately, it doesn't work with Tranq. Tried in Ashran, such a shame..
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Posted 14 January 2015 - 12:42 AM

Really good guide... Good job :)
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