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  1. ronald
    August 30, 2012

    seeing the new manapoolcap of 100k … imo regem that intelect to spirit. im currently trying this .. and im verry happy with my choiche now the 100k doesnt drop like hell and its hardly noticable on the heals .. (healing touch unbuffed highest crit 120k)

    • Crazy
      January 23, 2013

      I’ve always used Int over Spirit simply because I never got too involved with raiding, but since I’ve hit lvl 90 and been having alot of fun on my druid in LFR I’m thinking I might take your advise ronald and reforge Int to Spirit. I don’t have much of a mana issue, but I’ve noticed that reforging to Int doesn’t really effect my heals.

      So in conclusion after reading this article I think I’ll be using Spirit > Haste > Mastery for my reforging. If all goes well I should be able to pop alot more heals without having to worry about burning through my mana so much.

  2. kyndri
    September 1, 2012

    what kind of weapon do you recommend for a resto druid? is a staff better than a mace or dagger and an off hand?

    • Hugh Hancock
      September 7, 2012

      It’s going to depend on the stats. Take the combination that offers the best stat combo for you.

      • Dane
        October 22, 2012

        I don’t know Hugh, we pick up a 165 Intellect by having an Off-hand enchanted. I think just as in Cataclysm, the Off-hand is going to be preferable, for this very reason. Obviously this assumes the MH and OH are the same iLvl as the staff.

      • Hugh Hancock
        October 22, 2012

        Good point, Dane. In theory Blizz bakes in the bonus into itemisation, but in practise, often, not so much.

        If I get time I’ll look at the more accessible Druid options for weapons and get a definitive answer.

      • Dane
        October 22, 2012

        What do you mean that Bliz “bakes in the bonus into itemisation”? I think I know what you’re saying, I just want to be clear.

  3. Druid 107k
    September 7, 2012

    um… 100k? Lol uh no.. I have 107k on mage AND druid.. there is no “100k cap” on Mana lol

    • Hugh Hancock
      September 7, 2012

      There is a new mechanic for mana – it no longer scales with Intellect. That means that you’ll find your mana pool much more limited and Spirit will, as Ronald says, become correspondingly more important.

  4. cmdr
    September 8, 2012

    So can you use Tree of Life at 85 in 5.0.4? Or is it just the glyph for appearance. You mentioned its a short cooldown.

    • Hugh Hancock
      September 8, 2012

      Tree of Life is under the Incarnation ability as a cooldown, but the minor glyph also turns you into a tree. It’s confusing, I know!

      • cmdr
        September 8, 2012

        Is this only at level 90 or is ToL available at 85?

  5. cmdr
    September 8, 2012

    oh i see it now, it’s the level 60 talent, “Incarnation”

  6. rich
    October 17, 2012

    you say to reforge all your crit to sprit if your short on manna i did this and it made the problem 10 times worse. because you have so many hots on you have alot of chances to crit on ticks and these crits realy add up and with out them u need to cast alot more heals and use even more mana so id say you wanna keep a minimum of 10% crit chance. other wise iv found this page quite usefull tanks

    • Hugh Hancock
      October 18, 2012

      Interesting argument – thanks for posting that!

      How are other people finding Spirit vs Crit?

      • Dane
        October 20, 2012

        I’ve never heard anything about a soft cap on crit. If that’s what he thinks is working for him, great, but I’m very much of the opinion that crit is our worst stat and should always be reforged out of, except for maybe the rare occasion of having excess haste to reforge from.

  7. Dane
    October 18, 2012

    Harmony is 20 sec, not 10. No need to refresh every 10 seconds.

    • Hugh Hancock
      October 18, 2012

      Heh, thought I’d changed that. Good catch – indeed, Harmony changed in MoP to be 20 sec.

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