I don’t play a resto druid. I am unlikely to ever play a resto druid (priest healing has spoiled me forever, I think). But there’s a lot of unhappy resto druids out there due to the proposed changes to Tree of Life form.

Tree of Life is changing from a passive talent to a cooldown-based talent, similar to Metamorphosis. Mechanically, it feels unfair for a druid to have to give up so much offense and utility in order to be just as good at healing as the other classes who are not asked to make that trade. We are exploring the exact benefit the druid gets from Tree of Life. It could strictly be better healing, or it could be that each heal behaves slightly different. You also will not be able to be banished in Tree of Life form (this will probably be true of Metamorphosis as well). Additionally, we would like to update the Tree of Life model so that it feels more exciting when you do decide to go into that form. Our feeling is that druids rarely actually get to show off their armor, so it would be nice to have at least one spec that looked like a night elf or tauren (and soon troll or worgen) for most of the time.

Shapeshifting is totally one of the coolest things about being a druid, IMO, it seems like there should be some sort of compromise between the PvP utility of not NEEDING to be in tree form and the desire to keep the unique look of being a tree in PvE.

Resto druids  – would you give up a minor glyph slot to be an all-the-time tree?

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