Resto Druid VS Gear: Tier 13 First Impressions

With patch 4.3 just around the corner (be it a corner that is likely to take a few months), we’ve gotten a first look at the Tier 13 (T13) raid gear for Druids, as well as the initial suggestions for the set bonuses. I say suggestions, because rarely goes this ever remain unchanged during the PTR.

Looks alone, I’m really liking it. The use of greens and bright blue off-set looks very druid-y, and reminds me of the mushrooms in Zangarmarsh. It gives a real look of a spiritual character, instead of the armor that we’re currently outfitting ourselves in with Tier 12.

[bluepost]Restoration, 2P — After using Innervate, the mana cost of your healing spells is reduced by 25% for 15 sec.
Restoration, 4P — Your Rejuvenation and Regrowth spells have a 10% chance to Timeslip and have double the normal duration.[/bluepost]

The set bonuses this time around don’t look too bar. The 2-piece looks kind of weak, since it relies on me actually using Innervate. Maybe this is a sign that I’ll go below 60% mana this time around, who knows.
The 4-piece bonus could be good assuming that it actually works 1/10 times. My luck with procs is often much lower it seems. Double time means double the healing the spell will do though, which is outstanding. What would be ideal is if LifeBloom was also included in there.

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