Hey everyone! I have played WoW over the years but always as a hyper casual since it was only ever my backup game to play when bored with others. I’m hoping to spend this season to actually get better and try harder content, so this is my first season ever trying M+. So far my general experience has been really enjoyable. People have almost all been really pleasant to play (pug) with. Kittyweaving is the most fun method of dpsing that I have experienced so far as a healer. Some runs have been smooth as butter, but others have been an absolute demoralizing nightmare (Grimrail I’m looking at you). Slowly getting more addons/weakauras which help immensely. Hope you all don’t mind a bit of a lengthy post with some general feelings and questions.
Does the healing style change for rDruid when healing Grievous? Should I be spamming Regrowths when people get stacks? I have been trying to read up on guides on how to heal M+ and it seems to be recommended to not obsess over constantly topping people off. Trying my best to learn that, but I assume that Grievous is kinda an exception to this so you can remove the stacks?
There are some runs where it feels like literally all I can do is just spam heals nonstop and barely take my eyes off the party frames. This makes me apprehensive to try to push higher because I am worried I won’t be able to keep up. But…the more dungeons I run, the more I am getting the feeling that a lot of this is just people eating mechanics all the time? My highest key so far is a +11 and it was quite easy, but lots of my +4-10 keys have been hell to me (often going oom every other pack due to the required healing).
Because of those moments where I am having to spam heals nonstop, I have been taking Abundance and Germination. Honestly I really like both of these and feel like I can’t swap off them because I don’t feel the longer CD talents will cut it for me. I totally see the value in Cen Ward and Flourish (Flourish especially seems really cool), but perhaps get the impression that they may work better for playing with groups who know how to avoid damage better, and healers who know their spec better? I could be totally wrong with this but Germ certainly feels like a safe, noob-friendly option thus far and I’m really partial to it. And then Abundance has really nice synergy with Germ and makes all the Regrowth spam much more efficient.
How does Mother Tree leggy feel in M+? I have been running Circle so far and really enjoy it, but I have trouble responding to big spikes of group-wide damage when it is unplanned and I have no hots rolling. So many GCDs are used and it takes a while to ramp everything up and get people healthy again. I’m considering giving Mother a run to help alleviate this, but the 40% chance seems kinda annoying. Also, does it apply Germinations to people who already have Rejuvs?
A non-Druid related question, but…what is the name of the addon that announces if mechanics are happening to certain players? Like if I am being targeted for X skill. I’m still having trouble pulling myself away from staring at my frames when incoming damage is high and I have been eating certain mechanics which of course makes it worse. The example in particular that I’m thinking of is the bulls in Iron Docks. I swear they don’t face their target when preparing their charge skill and I all of the sudden see them do a 180 and rush towards me. I downloaded DBM today but it only seems to work for the demon affix thing and if I’m standing in stupid.
My current item level is 276ish. I’m starting to develop more confidence the more I play, but I still worry that I am going to be undergeared if I try to push any higher and cause people’s keys to be depleted. My personal goal is to be comfortably running +15s by the end of the season and hopefully get the mount (it’s really pretty). I believe at this iLvl I should be more than good running +15s, yes?
Thanks for reading all of this and thanks even more if you take the time to reply. I can’t find my Druid in the list of characters here to post from, so if it’s worth anything my raider,io profile is Zamalaki-Draka (can’t post links).