Restoration Spreadsheet for Wrath Talents and Equipment
Paininabox of Runetotem (US) has released an updated, beta version of Hydraar’s original Restoration spreadsheet that includes our new talent trees and items from Wrath of the Lich King. This is something several readers have asked me about, but keep in mind that the sheet is still considered beta. Eventual features Pain would like to add include buffs, consumables, and Glyphs. If you’d like to contact Paininabox to provide suggestions, comments, or corrections, your can e-mail him at .
Posts I Loved
- How to get 50 Mounts before WotLK from Tree Bark Jacket
Keeva shows you how to get your own Albino Drake by collecting 50 or more mounts, no easy feat for a Tauren!
Crit Immunity – Redux from Of Teeth and Claws
Karthis discusses the changes Feral Druids need to make since the release of 3.0.2 made much of their defense rating redundant.
- Advanced Druid Healing from Part Time Druid
Pummra discusses the things that makes a Druid different from other healers and shares tips on increasing your effective healing throughput, including the liberal use of Swiftmend and Nature’s Swiftness.
- L2PvP: Fakecasting from Yet Another Warlock Nerf
Horns teaches you how to cast a less desirable spell in the hopes of causing an opponent to waste a crucial interrupt ability. Once their interrupt is on cooldown, you’re free to cast what you will. This will be a valuable skill with PvP-implications of the Lifebloom nerf.
- Feral Druid Profession Choices from ThinkTank
Kalon takes a look at the benefits to a Feral Druid from each of the available tradeskills.
- Arena Spec Prep for 3.0 (Part I) from Out of Mana
Megan (whose name is just one letter away from “mean”) examines several possible Arena specs for Druids post-3.0. Part II is available here.
“Mark of the Ancients” Wallpaper from Andrige
Modifying Your Rebirth Macro
/cast [nocombat] Revive; Rebirth
Thanks, Alathi! However you forgot the “/say This resurrection brought to you by Resto4Life.com” that comes standard with ALL of my resurrections!
Bloggy Bloggers and the Bloggers who Blog Them
It’s harvest time here in the U.S., and accordingly I have a crop of new blogs to share with you:
- Feral at Heart
The author of FaH plays two Druids, one Feral and the other Restoration. Contains lots of commentary on talent specs.
- Flash of Moonfire
Dedicated to her two main characters, the first a Balance-specced Druid (a Moonfire caster) and the other a Holy-specced Paladin (a Flash of Light caster), Flash of Moonfire celebrates the versatility of two of the most “hybrid” of classes.
- Ride the Pain Train
Groloth plays a predominantly PvP-oriented Druid with experience in Balance and Restoration. Definitely seems to take a page from Megan’s l33t coloring book of post images.
- Tree Bark Jacket
Keeva of Caelestrasz (US) brings us a fantastic new blog about her play as a Restoration Druid. Amazing pictures, humorous writing, and a diverse set of topics make this blog a must-see/must-subscribe!
- Trigger Wicked
Mooyagi of Mug’thol (US) blogs about WoW “rumors, news, and adventures with friends” from the perspective of a Feral Druid.
Talent Chic: 31 Flavors … of the Month
|Resting Resto Tauren Druid
by Melissa O’Brien
Curious what everyone else is doing so you can be rebellious and spec for Dire Aquatic Form? Check out Talent Chic, a site that aggregates the most popular talent specs by class by mining Armory data. Uses a great system whereby the most popular builds are given a numerical identifier and variations on that build are expressed as a +/- change to that build! Some interesting facts about Druids:
- The 11 most popular builds for Druids are primarily Restoration, all of which include 53 or more points in the tree and Wild Growth. Apparently, the AoE healers have made quite an impression on us!
- The 10 most popular builds for Druids include 3/3 Living Spirit. This may have something to do with the increased mana cost for many of our spells, including Lifebloom.
- The top 2 builds comprise by and large comprise the most popular choices for Druids and include a 5/0/56 build and an 8/0/53 build. The primary difference? The latter swaps Replenish for Moonglow.
Thanks to reader David Peterson for the heads up on this fun tool!