Garrthos of Gul’dan recently posted a guide to Arena competition as a Restoration-specced Druid. Unlike more comprehensive guides which touch on a little of everything, Garrthos’ giude details strategies for dealing with individual classes and specs, including the dreaded Warrior/Paladin 2v2 combo, resulting in a guide full of recommendations that should be easy to apply.
Here’s a snippet of his summary on fighting Rogues:
Rogue is all about timing against a druid. The only thing a rogue is thinking when he fights a resto druid is “shift out of bear, shift out of bear”. So remember that. the only time you should be out of bear form is if you’re ready to get a massive amount of dps laid into you, or you have the rogue effectively CC’d. When I’m in the arena with my warrior partner, I start out stealthed, so, I’ll usually see the rogue before he does me (because he has to stunlock my warrior off his healer).
Chariet of Sisters of Elune has created a guide to Restoration Arena play with more general suggestions (i.e., not tailored for specific classes) to help best leverage forms, even when specced for healing. Here’s a sample of what she’s written:
They will not know what to expect from you until you shift into your Tauren/Night Elf form, and they can glance at your armor. (Sometimes armor gives away the spec. Feral gear looks scary, resto gear looks pretty, etc). If you have a scary-looking feral mask, wear it! Make them think you’re feral so they will underestimate your lovely heals. (Example: I have a mask from a recent raid that is a dark hood and it makes my eyes glow red. Looks very feral!)
An additional reference for PvPing as a Druid against specific classesis available through WoWWiki.com: How to kill a… (Druid).
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