Hi, I’m currently leveling as resto through timewalking, and it has been a mixed bag. Most runs are okay, but I am dealing with tanks rushing along and pulling huge packs of mobs. I understand they can survive it all, but the rest of the party, not so much.
There are many cases in these dungeons where multiple party members are taking damage from various things. It might be exploding enemies, poison stacks that need cleansing, rocks falling on their heads. Most of it is unavoidable, no matter how valiantly party members try to sidestep it all.
My problem is that when multipe party members are down to roughly half health, I have a very hard time recovering from it as they continue to take damage. I maintain LIfebloom on the tank, and keep rejuvinations up on everyone. I use Regrowth as my burst heal, but the initial heal doesn’t seem to do much. Efflorescene is of no help, as people are constantly moving, and Wild Growth also doesn’t seem to do much.
I end up having to rely on my cooldowns, such as Tree of Life, Flourish, Swiftmend, and Tranquility, but they aren’t up often enough to be reliable when the damage is constant. I have to spam my heals constantly, with no time to throw in damage as I go. It’s all just exhausting, and everything I’m doing and juggling goes completely unnoticed by anyone else.
Healing is my favourite role, and druid is my favourite class, but I’ve been struggling to keep up with spike damage and recovering when I fall behind, especially when it comes to party wide damage. I’m not sure I want to continue to dedicate myself to it.
At times I have asked tanks to slow down out of respect for the rest of the party because they die to things I simply can’t heal them all through at once. The tanks either respond with no or just ignore me, as they are only interested in leveling as fast as possible. Hey, so am I, but they forget there are four other team members being dragged along with them.
If you have any advice for me, or I am doing something wrong, I’d appreciate the feedback. Thanks for sticking with me and reading my long post.