Resto on the BfA Alpha

“In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Dash It All

Today’s date is: April 7, 2018

Hi! I’ll betcha that if you are a Shaman, you are pissed! Don’t blame me that Blizzard can’t be creative enough to give different names to the healing classes. This is about Resto-DRUID! So sorry!

I got the Alpha today and decided to take a peek. We’ve known for a while that Tiger Dash would replace Displacer Beast. We won’t be able to blink over mechanics in raids anymore, which is a shame.


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Notable to me is the switching of Germination and Stonebark. Since our Mastery will NOT change and we will continue to click-like-fiends to spread our HoTs over way too many players to be competitive — this will be a welcome change. I’d run with Spring Blossoms and Germination happily.



Like playing a game of Three Card Monte, I was distracted by Hibernate. What I almost didn’t notice is that Dash is gone from the Resto-Druid spell book.


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Balance has it.
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Feral has it.
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Guardian has it.
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But it has been nerfed. Who cares, we won’t have it.
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Healer Penalty
Taking away Dash from the Healer will be rough on us. Do you know how far it is to run back to some of these bosses after a wipe? Healers are the only ones with Mass Rez, it is our job to run back while everyone pores over their meters and discusses the faults.

I can already feel the humiliation as a Hunter runs past me with Aspect of the Cheetah.

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4 thoughts on “Resto on the BfA Alpha”

  1. Neat quote 🙂

    Uuh, I’ll look forward to that combo of spells too!

    But, gosh, both Dash AND Displacer Beast gone from us? I guess I’ll cope, even though I hate it when things gets taken away. But I do wonder, how the PvP scene will look. Granted, I am no pro PvP player anymore, but I find those two escape skills to be nessesary to survive all the burst damage.

    I wonder, how other classes look in terms of speed? This goes well along the “Slow down” mentality, Blizzard is trying to encourage us to follow.

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