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Knoemd
02-03-2011, 09:57 AM
Hi i was wondering if there was any balance druid's out there that would like to share what they have learned or experienced while playing cata. The things that I would like to know is what spec you prefer, what rotation you use and if you change them for some bosses but mostly off all i would like to know the little details about what gear you are getting (i know blizz suck's at making blanace gear) and what kind of secondary stats you are prioritizing. Examples is if you are stacking mastery maybe stopping at 20 the go haste spam, if you are doing all stats, if you are doing crit/mastery or haste/mastery. This is mostly to get the ball rolling on this cause i never have been able to find a helpful guide on a balance druid.

Feel free to ask questions or links to something that might be helpful.
also if you agree with me that blizz suck at making balance gear /vote yes

Quinafoi
02-03-2011, 11:33 AM
Hi i was wondering if there was any balance druid's out there
Yes.


that would like to share what they have learned or experienced while playing cata.
Sure, why not.



The things that I would like to know is what spec you prefer
This (http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/feathermoon/quinafoi/talent/primary) would be my current personal preference. Though I can probably afford to drop Furor in the near future personally.


what rotation you use and if you change them for some bosses
We have a power bar that tells us what to cast. Your effectiveness is in reducing mistakes, changing priorities at the right time, and usage of cooldowns while trying to maintaining high DoT uptime. Using BalancePowerTracker (http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info18000-1.0.4.html) will assist you in proper timing of your switches since it uses projected power instead of actual power.


(i know blizz suck's at making blanace gear)
(Not anymore.)


what kind of secondary stats you are prioritizing
Basically Balance priorities and Restoration priorities are identical with one exception, and that being that Balance has a functional cap on how much Spirit (effectively Hit rating) they want where as Restoration would continue to get more Spirit beyond that point.
Intellect > Spellpower > Spirit/Hit (to Hit Cap) > Haste > Crit > Mastery


i never have been able to find a helpful guide on a balance druid.
If Moonkinology (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j8_D7lD-iA) is the Religion... Hamlet's guide on Elitist Jerks is The Bible (http://elitistjerks.com/f47/t66856-druid_balance_pve_updated_cataclysm_release/).


Feel free to ask questions or links to something that might be helpful.
How well do you do now?


also if you agree with me that blizz suck at making balance gear /vote yes
/no

kittikat
02-03-2011, 12:30 PM
^ I like this guy :D
Great links! Makes me curious about playing a moonkin now