Latest World of Warcraft PvP balance adjustment targets Restoration Druids

    
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Latest World of Warcraft PvP balance adjustment targets Restoration Druids

Some more PvP tuning adjustments have been made in World of Warcraft, but this time around, it’s a laser-guided nerf targeting the Druid class. According to the forum post from Community Manager Kaivax, “since [the] PvP mana changes to healers and Restoration Druids” that were made earlier this month, “Lifebloom, as a source of healing, has become too efficient.”

To try to bring Druids into line with other healers in PvP, the devs have dished out a pretty significant nerf to the Focused Growth PvP talent. Whereas Focused Growth previously granted a 20% reduction to Lifebloom’s mana cost in addition to a 20% increase to its healing per stack of Focused Growth, both of those bonuses have now been sharply reduced to 8%.

The devs acknowledge the severity of the nerf but seem confident that it won’t cripple the class as a whole: “While the reduction to Focused Growth’s increased healing and mana cost savings is a sizeable change, Restoration Druids have a wide variety of well-performing PvP talent options to fit in its place,” the post reads.

In addition, the devs also found that the Bonded Souls Azerite power “has been providing too much healing in an arena environment when multiple members of a team equip the trait.” As such, the healing from Bonded Souls has been reduced by 85% when engaged in combat with enemy players, a significant increase from the previous 50% reduction.

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Mark Werenczuk

So glad that I stopped playing this stupid game. WoW is like a bunch of kids running around hitting each other with sticks and some adult keeps coming up and breaking everyone’s sticks in half.

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Utakata

“…Restoration Druids have a wide variety of well-performing PvP tlaent options to fit in its place,”

Now if they could balance their typos before their press release…as in, WTF is a tlaent? I doubt that’s something Druidic. o.O

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Utakata

Update: Oh, it’s been fixed up for the article now. o.O

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Chosenxeno .

I was just talking WoW with someone on YouTube and I said to him one of the things I got tired of in WoW is literally all Resto Druid nerfs were PVP related. As someone who didn’t care about PVP it really annoyed me.

I’ve been done with WoW for 5 years and nothings changed lol. Meanwhile DFO has 61 Classes and they manage to separate PVP and PVE balance.

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PanagiotisLial1

DFO is fun, I am lvl 50+ already without playing a lot even, on my machinist. Walking robo-bombs are also funny and generally many cool looking fun skills

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Chosenxeno .

It’s a cool game but it can get expensive because the absolute best way to get gold is to buy and sell packages. There are no mega gold drops in the game. Too bad you just started. You could have gotten a full 85 Epic Gear character up until 2 days ago.

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Ben Stone

If you don’t care about PvP why would this annoy you? They don’t need a nerf in PvE.

Resto has been pretty average for raid healing for a while. They are higher on the pecking order for Mythic+ meta, but only for brez if you don’t have that already.

The only thing they have been really outstanding for in quite some time is PvP, mostly due to Guardian affinity.

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Chosenxeno .

I see they added some PVP specific stuff. I haven’t played WoW in years but prior to whatever they are doing now, Resto was always nerfed in the name of PVP balance. I mained a Resto Druid from 2006 to 2014.

I’m not surprised they fell off a cliff in PVE. When I quit I was getting outhealed by Paladins because of that Aura they had(have?) on Movement fights(and they added Healing Pandas). That was our specialty. After reading what you said, I’m glad I got out when I did. We were always at risk anyway because Priest shields were arguably better for harder stuff(back then).

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Andy McAdams

It feels a bit like fixing that squeaky floorboard on the Titanic, doesn’t it?

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Nate Woodard

Hahah!! I can’t wait for Taliesin and Evitel!!!

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Ironwu

Oh boy! Weaker and less effective characters! THAT will inspire me to resubscribe right NOW!

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Mallus

I was thinking the same thing. I guess they forgot that druid heals take time and can be removed…Oh well I doubt I will be coming back anytime soon.