Photosynthesis and dark titan's lesson being mutually exclusive makes me sad, I liked that build. Oh well.
Wow, I feel like I'm reading the user manual for some sort of space ship, or I'm taking some advanced chemistry course.Look, I'm not saying to make a 4 buttons game like LoL, but let's at least limit ourselves to the 2 main action bars we have, for all talents, abilities and consumables.
FINALLY the heal-while-you-DPS (even if just for a bit) talent resto druids have been missing to compete with other DPS-in-your-standard-rotation healer.Furor really needs to be “for 4 sec after you shapeshift, you keep the benefits of your previous form” (bear HP/armour, moonkin armour/spelldmg, tree +healing) so bears can leave form to get off a cast, any spec with balance talents can heal then still starsurge/whatever and have a bit more choice about WHEN they use a GCD to get back into form.If that’s too powerful, make it decay over 4 sec or something, but it sucks having no choice at all about when to re-kitty/owl as an off spec, and that bears can basically NEVER leave form unless they’re super-kiting M+
I really wish they’d made this a web so you can go back up, not just down. If I want to go resto with moonkin talents but also spend a few going back up to get interrupt (or shield on barkskin), is that really OP? It feels too locked into “kitty offspec gets this, balance offspec gets this” at the moment.Also, let me pick what I want. Soothe, dispel and cyclone are too mandated for progression/points; yes I want soothe nearly all the time, but maybe I want to pick something ELSE for that one M+ I know I can do without it on (or try a different tactic). Is that really an issue? There’s far too much “illusion of choice” and not enough actual choice currently, from a resto perspective IMHO.
The first paragraph for convoke felt really hard to read and very confusing. It was written like we had convoke before shadowlands. Maybe this was just me but you might rephrase this one thing. Otherwise it was a decent read.
Likes: Keeping convoke and swarm. Convoke always felt like It filled a void in the rDruid kit so well for me, enjoy the playstyle too. Personally I like the option of having a strong 16 spell. If they do introduce 1min, let 2min still be an option for those that prefer it as needed - maybe 2 sub options in the node. Dislikes: 1) No ranged kick, it’s definitely not on par with rSham as the article states. Needing to shapeshift (or be cat affinity) is not ideal for balance affinity enjoyers. By the time I go to kick I’ll be too late. Wind shear is so fun, would love an rDruid equivalent in ranged caster form. 2) Shape shifting to do dam is clunky comparatively too, I hope the new talents help us to naturally dps easier! I know rDruids shapeshift, but atm it’s like a traffic light. Stop dps, go heal.Lively Spirit sounds great (innervate alt), but how would this work in m+. Would you get it when you innervate yourself? Hmm.
The original post with druid and deathknight did say you needed at least 1 of the nodes above a point fully filled IE 2/2 3/2 4/4 before progressing to the next point in the tree, so progression is set as downwards. Floater nodes like wild charge for druids, let you start a new branch just for filling the minimum total tree points.
Last ask for Resto Druids.... pretty please Podtender as part of our kit? (Replace Heart of the Wild?) It's so so good, distinguishing from other healers, balanced, and a perfect example of "If I think I'm good enough not to die, I can skip this and take a +healing/dps talent instead" choice talent.
Something that is EXTREMELY disappointing for me is seeing that Feral got the legendary effect for Adaptive Swarm, but Resto did not. Resto Druid was the spec that Adaptive Swarm was BY FAR the most viable on, and without the legendary, it'll never be taken. It's a shame, because Adaptive Swarm is my favorite covenant ability from all of Shadowlands, and it was so very good for M+. It honestly just feels like a wasted talent on the tree without its upgrade.
Death Knight first impressions next?
ok from what i have seen this is just the reconstruction of Spellbook and talentree as one...what people want are new spells..... so do that. add new spells, effects and traits
Whoever does these RDruid builds really needs to stop. Why are the RDruid guides here on wowhead so aweful? Who in hell would take Dark Titan Lesson and Germination over Ephemeral Incarnation and Improved Convoke in a Raid Build?