So last night I finally decided (well it finally decided to finish the download after 6 failed attempts ) to get on the PTR and check out what was happening to Resto Druids with my own eyes. Now I just copied over my main since I wanted to know what would happen with her when the patch hit. Here are pretty little charts that compare current wow to the ptr patch for my current gear level with no buffs: (Also note that I was not specc’d into mana reduction talents)

Stats:

Current WoW

PTR Patch

Health

21097

32387

Mana

24951

39336

Intellect

1449

2408

Spirit

1157

1149

Stamina

1386

2515

Spellpower

3782

3709

Haste

738 / 22.51%

738 / 22.51%

Crit

16.71%

15.54%

Mana Regen

800 / 432 Casting

1117 / 646 Casting

Healing Spells:

Current WoW Mana Cost

Current WoW Healing Done

PTR Patch Mana Cost

PTR Patch Healing Done

Healing Touch

1049

12500 – 19000

1328

14000 – 20000

Nourish

572

5500 – 8500

349

4500 – 7800

Lifebloom HoT

782

1824

244

1252

Lifebloom Bloom

11000

9000 – 14000

Rejuvenation Initial

0

874

1406

Rejuvenation HoT

446

3066

2498

Regrowth Initial Heal

719

6000-13000

1223

6000 – 9500

Regrowth HoT

1493

846

Wild Growth

643

870-1000

943

400 – 900

Effloresence

0

349

So I forgot to test tranquility, but I will do that tonight. As I look at the numbers I can obviously see some big changes but I do not think it is nothing that we cannot handle when the patch hits. Yes, we will run into the increase cost of our HoTs but at 80 and the content we are currently on, there should not be a big issue. Tank healing with these talents and heals will be a breeze. Yes there will be a big change in the way we are healing from now, but I feel Blizzard is giving us the tools to learn how to do it.

I know there will be a different story at 85 and in the new dungeons and raids, but right now I am content that I will be able to heal until the next xpac without much trouble.

For some great information and numbers about what you will be dealing with when you reach 85, check out Restokin’s Blog where Lissanna has a special page all about Beta healing numbers.

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