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Resto: shaman or druid for PvP?
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I want to make a new character and level it and then eventually heal in PvP at level 90. I can't decide if I want to make a shaman or a druid. I mean, I would like to make a monk because they level fastest but they don't seem viable for PvP.
In general, which is in a better spot right now, Shamans or Druids for resto PvP?
And which levels faster as cat/enh?
I feel like druids might level faster because I can have a bear offspec and get instant queues.
I will be using shadowcraft heirlooms.
Role Druid, imo. As resto Druid pvper I'm biased.
ALAMO TEECHES YOU TO PLAY DURID.
Does anyone do that for shaman? NOPE.
Druid heals are harder to interupt, which really gets frustrating. go druid.
and druids can stealth so they dont need to reveal themselves until its time to start healing... although if theres a good priest on the other side they can dispel all of your heals
Druid is awesome, you have got quite good mobility and great synergy with other classes due to your Symbiosis.
Yeah, I have kind of the same problem...leveled my troll shammy to 90 and JC to 600, went resto (which I preferred in the past) and have found all my heals interupted or dispelled and getting 2-3 shotted by most OP dpsers. (I'm in full dread gear with Sha boots) Getting frustrated, so will temp. shelve my shammy and concentrate on my disc. priest for heals and my rogue and warrior for dps. Sound like a plan? Shammys are just so weak now...hopefully blizzard buffs them soon!
I would say druid because you have some additional cc (i.e Entangling Roots, Cyclone, 75 talent etc.) to help you or partner(s) out if situations get a little bit out of hand, whereas with shamans I cannot think of much in that department other than Earthbind totem or whatever its called.
Shaman look at the top rated healers. Resto Shaman. since the rest of their specs are broken!
Both have strengths and weaknesses. Druids probably have the edge in mobility, definitely have an edge in cc, and stealth is certainly a big bonus. A druid is also typically going to be a slower healer than a shaman, and less capable of responding to burst (which, in the arena these days, is more prevalent and potent than it has ever been).
A shaman is going to bring substantially less cc capability, is going to be a bit less mobile, but will be able to make up large deficits with less ramp up time. Shaman also have some unique emergency utility (spirit link and healing tide) that can contribute a great deal.
Also- currently in the PTR patch notes, druids are losing a great deal of escape utility now that Displacer Beast will no longer put them in stealth. Something to consider.
Short answer- it depends on what you want to do in PvP.
Both are good. But both do not have Spirit Link Totem.. which has saved a LOT of potential ppl in arena from getting gibbed.
Well with the current state of pvp and what seems like endless cc. I'd go druid due to their HARD, UNDISPELLABE, CHAINABLE(9 seconds), IMMUNITY GRANTING, rage inducing crowd control in Cyclone . Where as Shamans(blizzard pls buff me u took my totems T_T) have close to none besises earth grab and hex. Not to mention that resto is all about dot heals which means cast and forget which allows u to focus on more cc.
But with a druids lack of the ability to put up big numbers shammies still shine in both bg's and arenas. With them its all about NUMBERS because who doesn't like big numbers running across their screen right? But alas with the changes to shamans entering MoP there is no longer anyway to escape these cc blankets that are the bane of many healers.
So all in all choose a druid(although i prefer my shammy). Good luck in your choice.
playing both I say resto druids have the edge in pvp (shaman in pve) because of the instant casts druids have. if I am focused I can usually live longer on my druid but when not focused my shaman can put up some huge numbers
Driuds can remove "rooted/slow" affects like farts in pants. Also, u cant be polymorphed if you are in beast forms.
thats why i play druid.
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