View Full Version : Druid i'm new to healing....i suck...

12-30-2010, 04:47 AM

My problem is that i need advice with healing, after just about every pull i'm out of mana. i have 79k mana which i don't think is a problem. am i just using spells wrongly?
I keep Lifebloom up on the tank and use regrowth when needed. Some people tell me to use Nourish more often and i just think its pointless because it hardly does anything:( Anyone got any advice?:D

12-30-2010, 04:55 AM
Nourish keeps lifebloom up and without your pocket heal you will be out of mana in no time. Use your hots wisely, don't heal a target with a huge one if it's not needed ASAP and be generously with tree form, innervate and all your smaller cooldowns.

But maybe you should just check out any actual guide on the net the get a general idea of the new way of healing, eg http://elitistjerks.com/f73/t110354-resto_cataclysm_release or http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/806487-Resto-Druid-Guide-Cata-edition

Ah and don't miss on the most important and general thread http://www.tankspot.com/showthread.php?72515-Triage-Healing-Getting-over-quot-green-bars-quot

12-30-2010, 11:52 AM
There are three reasons you go out of mana.

1. People are taking too much damage. Tank may be undergeared. Not using enough crowd control. People standing in fire.

2. It is taking too long. Naturally the longer it takes to kill things, the more damage done to you while it happens. Lasting a one minute pull is significantly easier than lasting a 5 minute pull.

3. You are doing things incorrectly. Using the wrong spells. Spec or gearing incorrectly. Not prioritizing correctly (i.e. dispelling things that don't need to be dispelled is one good example).

Could you provide a link to your armory as well so we can see if there are any issues with spec, or other decisions you have made that may impact your efficiency.

Without seeing your character specifically all I can offer is very generic advice that "may" help. This is the most mana efficient restoration spec. 3/3 Furor and 2/3 Moonglow is the highest level of efficiency you can run.
Naturally there are tradeoffs to taking this spec, when you're mana issues aren't as bad you can drop talent points in the Balance Tree (Moonglow is ALWAYS weaker than Furor, never drop Furor as Restoration) and reallocate them to other talents diserable in the Restoration Tree.