Resto Druid T13 set bonuses
Come on, WoW devs … you should know better than to release important patch information in the middle of primetime on a Saturday night! Set bonus info vs. a brand new episode of Dr. Who? Why would you do that to me?!
“Restoration, 2P — After using Innervate, the mana cost of your healing spells is reduced by 25% for 15 sec.
Restoration, 4P — Your Rejuvenation and Regrowth spells have a 10% chance to Timeslip and have double the normal duration.”
The two piece bonuses are (as usual) the same across the four healing specs. It will be a nice boost to Innervate but … I mean are any of you still having mana issues at this point? Don’t get me wrong – I use mana much differently now than I did in WotLK, in that I actually acknowledge that I have a blue bar underneath that health bar. But at this point in the expansion, I really never find myself hurting for mana. A thoughput cooldown would be infinitely more interesting. It seems unlikely at this point that 2p tier 13 will be better than our 4p tier 12, but obviously this will depend upon whether mana become more of a concern in the Dragon Soul raid. Given the iLevel difference between our current gear and what drops from Dragon Soul, it’s possible that the increase in Intellect will be more than enough to make any of our current set bonuses irrelevant – but we won’t know this until we see the actual items, of course.
As for our 4 piece … I foresee even more overhealing in my future. I barely use Regrowth at the moment except when I have Clearcasting procs. Rejuvenation is still one of my top spells, but it already does a ton of overhealing in nearly every fight. Both of these will be somewhat helpful for keeping HoTs on my tanks longer without worrying about refreshing, and it’s really only for tank healing that I could see myself wanting this.
Set bonuses are, of course, subject to change and did change for resto druids on our tier 12 sets from what was originally described. What are your initial thoughts to our set bonus? Do you find yourself being more optimistic than I am?