“[The Druid] is really starting to look great!” writes Design Lead Thomas Blair in a dev blog today. “The base equipment set is done, the character is all rigged and ready to start integrating into the game. That means we’ve started creating all of her alternate armor sets, designing her powers and crafting both her unique animations and her spell FX.”
The Druid plays like a ranged healer and ranged nuker, but Blair argues she isn’t a “firehose” healer.
“I said we don’t have any ‘firehose’ healers, the kind that a party might need to take on a boss monster at the end of a dungeon raid. However, we do have support classes, like the Legionnaire, that can be instrumental in helping your team be more effective once deployed on the battlefield. The Druid is a lot more versatile then your traditional PvE firehose healer. When we were designing her power kit and thinking about her thematically, having two trays made the most sense.”