Resto Druid VS Firelands: Majordomo Staghelm

If you’ve missed our previous Firelands boss guids, be sure to check out our Shannox, Beth’Tilac, Baleroc, Alysrazor and Lord Rhyolith guides. Today we’re taking on Ragnaro’s right hand man scorpion fire cat…the sixth boss in this Raid: Majordomo Fandral Staghelm. This former good…actually he was always a bad guy. This bad guy is now […]

Resto Druid VS Firelands: Lord Rhyolith

Being the Soft little fleshy-things that we are, we’ve made it past the half-way mark of this raid. What does that mean? That our next stop is the elemental giant that is Lord Rhyolith. In case you’re lost, we have guides on how to beat Shannox, Beth’Tilac,Baleroc and Alysrazor as well. All caught up? Great, […]

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 […]

Resto Druid VS Firelands: Alysrazor

Welcome to the fourth installment of Resto Druid VS Firelands; Your guide to not looking like a newb in raids. If you’ve missed them, be sure to check out our Shannox, Beth’Tilac and Baleroc guides. Today we’re taking on Alysrazor, formerly Alysra of the green dragons. This traitorous flying foe has it coming! We complete […]

Resto Druid VS Firelands: Baleroc

Welcome to the third installment of Resto Druid VS Firelands. If you’ve missed our previous installments, feel free to check out our tips & tricks for Shannox and Beth’Tilac. Today we’re going to be looking at the third boss on our list; Baleroc, The Gate Keeper. Update: Edited following Sept 20th Hotfixes/Nerf We did this […]

Resto Druid VS Firelands: Beth’tilac

Welcome to our second installment of Resto Druid VS Firelands. If you’ve missed it, be sure to check out our guide on Shannox. Today we’re taking down the nasty looking spider that is Beth’tilac, The Red Widow. For 10-man, we used 2 tanks, 3 healers, and 5 DPS. Fight Mechanics: This is a Two Phase […]

Resto Druid VS Firelands: Shannox

Welcome to the first of seven installments in our Resto Druid VS Firelands series. We’re going to start off with Shannox since he’s often the first boss that gets taken down, as well as the easiest of the Fireland raid bosses. In 10 man there will need two tanks, two or three healers, and the […]

Resto Druid VS Basics: Need To Know

Resto Druids are amazingly fun to play end-game. They have many aspects that separate them from other healing classes and give them a play style all their own. You’ll either love it, or hate it; There is no in between.

Today I’m going to give you a quick run down of the basics for resto druids as of Cataclysm patch 4.2+. You’ll notice I’m skipping a lot of the little stuff, and focusing more on the parts that end up being more complicated. If you have any questions feel free to ask them in the comments.

Why play Resto?

The biggest difference between druids and most other healing classes is that a good chunk of the druid healing spells are Heal-over-Time (HoT). What this means is that the person doesn’t get healed as soon as the spell is done casting, it will deliver the healing over a period of time instead. The bad news about this is that we’re not designed to be the saving throw at the last minute. However, the good news is that we can plan ahead to put the HoT up and not need to worry about it. Set it and Forget it as the saying goes.

This makes it play like a chess game where you always need to be thinking 2 moves ahead. We can mastermind the fight from start to finish, and the tanks will never know.

Still Interested in playing a Resto Druid? Keep reading after the jump.

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