Naelina

Resto Druid - Looking for Feedback

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Hello! I have an ilvl 666 Resto Druid that I've been raiding with and I'm hoping to get some feedback/suggestions. I'll preface this a bit... I played WoW for perhaps 6 months during MoP and didn't return until WoD came out. I never raided (or had max level characters) until this expansion. My druid, Naelinna-Suramar (US), I started at level 1, leveled to 60, then boosted her to 90 with the WoD expansion's included boost to 90.

 

Our raid team is usually between 12-16 people...at first (mostly in Highmaul) we typically had 3 healers, but when BRF came out, we had a fairly regular 14 person raid team with 4 healers. We have a Pally & DK tank.

 

I've looked through Icy-Veins, Noxxic, Wowhead, Battle.net forums, askmrrobot.com, and various other resources to see what suggested glyphs/talents/rotations, etc are. I've spoken with a friend who pulls good overall/hps numbers on his resto druid as well.

 

However, despite trying some different strategies, switching talents/glyphs, etc I still feel my heals aren't where they should be or perhaps could be improved. I suspect that having the 4 healers is partly affecting my numbers (especially with the Priest who can throw shields on people, etc), but I'd like to see if there's other feedback/suggestions people have. It also seems like my HoTs get healed over some of the time, so they don't do as much as they could.

 

On some fights I end up doing a bit of DPS as it seems like people are topped off (or very close) and I'd just be doing overhealing. I have not been pre-potting or potting during the fight usually; mostly because I've felt like there's not tons for me to do, except at certain points. Perhaps that's a mistake.

 

Here are the logs from last night's raid: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/ZdTR8GmYAbgCfBHV

 

And here's the ones from our guild in general (I was in all of them): https://www.warcraftlogs.com/guilds/34192

 

Thanks in advance!

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Moved your topic to the appropriate subsection. Next time, pay some attention, please.

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However, despite trying some different strategies, switching talents/glyphs, etc I still feel my heals aren't where they should be or perhaps could be improved. I suspect that having the 4 healers is partly affecting my numbers (especially with the Priest who can throw shields on people, etc), but I'd like to see if there's other feedback/suggestions people have. It also seems like my HoTs get healed over some of the time, so they don't do as much as they could.

 

The bolded is a huge issue[because 1/ theres not enough damage taken & 2/ theres not enough dps so fights are lasting far too long] , but since i'm just about to nip out I cant delve into all the other details [i've had a quick look, and will have a lot to say] if you give me a couple of hours till i'm back and cant rake through everything

 

Assuming this is your armory link

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/Suramar/Naelinna/advanced

 

I'll create a new post below to go through some stuff

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Couple of things before I start, I normally raid 6hours a week, but have only raided around 8hours total in BRF, I dont claim to be the "best" or "smartest" Resto Druid [as you will see shortly with my armory] But Bar Imperator I rank top 95 Percentile on WCL for Normal HM & Top 86% for Heroic [including a still top 200 on Normal Twins from 5+ Weeks ago @663 ilvl]

 

http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/magtheridon/homsil/advanced

https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/character/3630665/6/#boss=0

 

Yes I still gear/enchant/gem Mastery & Run 1100 Spirit [No I do not recommend this or think its a good idea] But I have already disenchanted the Tectus Staff & Twins Int/Haste Trinket ph34r.png

 

Gear

In General I would say run more Heroic HM, swap out the Head / Crit Ring (& The 2nd Spirit Trinket unless you start using a lot more of your mana)

 

Talent / Glyph Wise

We're similar, you have so much Spirit that running DOC is a waste on a lot of fights and you could use HOTW To increase your HPS drastically [i'm only still running DOC as I oom far to fast Until I can get the beastmaster spirit regen trinket]

 

Spell Use / Spirit

Yeah I bang on about spirit [and 99% of people will think I'm crazy] but take your Butcher Kill [from last week] as a prime e.g. its a HPS/DPS Race

 

https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/aNTLAYGw97DBkxXz#fight=5&type=resources&source=13&spell=100[4min 40 fight]

https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/jRPmqHD7vBtkfc1N#fight=2&type=resources&source=1&spell=100[3min 56 fight]

 

You actually finish the fight [without using any potions] with more mana than I have 2mins into the fight [Where I channel a mana potion/wrath to conserve mana for final phase] Despite this with a 2ilvl difference I do 20k more HPS 

 

Heres the same fight with your best HPS vs the closest log I could find to your kill time [3s faster]

 

https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/aNTLAYGw97DBkxXz#fight=5&type=healing<-- You

https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/4R6b31NgjdKaGPTk#fight=5&type=healing<-- Me

 

I healed against 2 other Resto Druids [and a shaman] so there was hots everywhere sad.png & I'm 654 ilvl

 

128 casts [27.4 a minute] vs 190 casts [41.4 a minute] both 4 healing with the same amount of players 54.45m damage taken vs 50.95m

 

Harmory uptime is pretty good 88%, Lifebloom is awful, 21.4% should be 90%+ , Rejuv is also super low, 34 casts [~7 a minute], its bread & butter healing especially on a fight where 3/4 of the raid takes ticking damage and the rest take an "announced" ranged attack, Mushroom use is also low at 5 [could have had 9 or 10] especially with it glyphed you should drop it under the group "taking" the stacks, or under tanks and grapping some of the melee as well, could have used tranq on the first ranged attack, and then used it during berserk but if people are going to die it has to be used

 

Gruul is a similar fight 25.4 casts per minute vs 38.5 [Granted this is partly because you have too many healers and not enough dps] but in this case you have sooooooo much mana that you heal for almost 5minutes without using a potion and end the fight with 50% mana blink.png  *alarm bells* 

 

https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/ZdTR8GmYAbgCfBHV#fight=9&type=resources&source=8&spell=100

 

TLDR: Cast a lot more often, swap DOC for HOTW or bin your spirit/haste trinket for INT & swap your rings/back/neck out for haste/mastery 

 

Hope this in someway helps with your issues & I Didnt "not go into enough detail" or come across as a prick tongue.png , Sure Krazy can go into more details re: ITOL usage etc  

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