With the pre-patch bringing some serious class changes as well as the return of a few guildies who have been missing in action the last few months, we popped in HFC to test out the class changes. The raid went fairly smoothly especially given the returning guildies were either quite undergeared or hadn’t actually seen HFC before.
Resto druids feel pretty much exactly as they did before the patch. My toolbox hasn’t really changed that much and I’m not finding I’m missing too badly any of the spells that were removed. I am really looking forward to Legion healing as a Resto and getting my artifact weapon up to the point where I can have a moving tranq again (I do miss the days when I could steal Spirit-walkers grace for a mobile tranq).
What I don’t like is not having access to Stampeding roar as Resto anymore. I really liked the extra utility it brought and the speed boost but at least I still have displacer beast and dash. The removal of Mass rez from all but healers is a serious pain in the arse, I do hope that gets changed. While I’m not in favour of public outcry, I would add my voice to having this change rolled back.
Seeing ach’s pop up, has made me realise there are a ton of dungeon/raid ach’s still to get so that might be a good thing to focus on in the wind-down to Legion.
After raid tonight we headed off for a few mythic dungeons for guildies that hadn’t done the achs yet. We had more than enough healers and dps that wanted to come so I brought along my undergeared tank. She hasn’t actually tanked all the Draenor heroic dgns yet, but there’s nothing like jumping right in the deep end.
I was pretty squishy which was fairly predictable given I still have 2 heirloom pieces and felt a bit bad at the start for stressing out our new healer who’s just joined us. They’re a long term friend of the most of the guildies so at least it wasn’t a complete stranger I was torturing.
There was a point where I whispered Twice, who organised the run saying I should leave, but he said stay and it wasn’t as bad as I was saying especially as I wasn’t the only undergeared one in there. So I stayed and despite the deaths it was pretty fun (from my pov anyway!) My tank picked up a few pieces of gear and one ring was an 80 ilvl upgrade which was phenomenal.
Auchindoun was definitely the easier of the two though there was one particular trashpack that proved more difficult than most of the boss fights in both the dgns we did.
Hopefully I haven’t scared my guildies too badly as to my tanking ability (or lack of) as I really do want to tank a lot more. Hipho, one of the guild tanks has offered to come and run LFR with me this week, which would be awesome if we go and do. It’ll be much easier being able to talk to the tank I’m working with especially for such a new one.