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    Default Quick Druid Guide v3

    This is a guide on how to play Druid both as Damage and when Leveling.
    The solo version includes a guide on how to sepc while leveling from level 1 - 65.
    Also warning mistakes could be present.



    Best Spec:
    61 Druid, 10 Shaman, 5 Inquisitor

    Alternative Spec:
    55 Druid, 16 Justicar, 5 Inquisitor - Solo


    Masteries:
    Level 61 - Righteous Protection
    Level 62 - Blessing of Penitence
    Level 63 - Supplicant's Haste
    Level 64 - Diversify
    Level 65 - Punishing Strike

    Buffs:
    Fury of the Fae
    Aid of the Forest
    Spirit of Asphodel
    Armor of Devotion
    Vengeance of the Winter Storm
    Through Step

    Pet Buff:
    Subtlety

    Pets:
    Tank:
    Greater Satyr Protector

    Damage:
    ST Greater Satyr Destroyer
    AoE Greater Faerie Seer

    Healing:
    Greater Faerie Healer


    Standard Rotation:
    Apply Vex then Eruption of Life and Crushing Force.

    Refresh Vex and Crushing Force when they expire and Eruption of Life if it every does.

    Use the Fervent Strike macro provided to deal single target damage.
    Use the Wild Strike macro provided to deal AoE damage.
    For AoE damage while using Greater Faerie Seer toggle on Fae Dispersion as well.


    Abilities you need to know about:
    Spoiler!

    Macros:
    #show Fervent Strike
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast [notactive] Spirit of Asphodel
    cast Fae Mimicry
    cast Resounding Blow
    cast Punishing Strike
    cast Combined Effort
    cast Massive Blow
    cast Essence Strike
    cast Fervent Strike
    cast Trickster's Bolt
    cast Crushing Force
    petattack

    #show Wild Strike
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast [notactive] Spirit of Upheaval
    cast Wild Strike


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    Leveling Guide:
    Level 0
    0 Druid, 0 Shaman, 0 Inquisitor
    Spoiler!

    Level 6
    6 Druid, 0 Shaman, 2 Inquisitor
    Spoiler!

    Level 12
    12 Druid, 2 Shaman, 2 Inquisitor
    Spoiler!

    Level 18
    18 Druid, 4 Shaman, 2 Inquisitor
    Spoiler!

    Level 24
    24 Druid, 6 Shaman, 2 Inquisitor
    Spoiler!

    Level 30
    30 Druid, 8 Shaman, 2 Inquisitor
    Spoiler!

    Level 36
    36 Druid, 12 Justicar, 0 Inquisitor
    Spoiler!

    Level 42
    42 Druid, 14 Justicar, 0 Inquisitor
    Spoiler!

    Level 48
    48 Druid, 16 Justicar, 0 Inquisitor
    Spoiler!

    Level 54
    49 Druid, 16 Justicar, 5 Inquisitor
    Spoiler!

    Level 60 - 64
    55 Druid, 16 Justicar, 5 Inquisitor
    Spoiler!

    Level 65
    55 Druid, 16 Justicar, 5 Inquisitor
    Spoiler!
    Last edited by Burninalways; 02-12-2015 at 11:43 AM. Reason: 3.0 Updates & Masteries
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    I've updated the guide with masteries for Druid.
    Punishing Strike is now it the macros.
    Last edited by Burninalways; 11-01-2014 at 07:15 AM.

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    why fae mimicry in the aoe macro? it doesn't seem to apply on the dummies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warku View Post
    why fae mimicry in the aoe macro? it doesn't seem to apply on the dummies.
    yea its a mistake i made, i did say their could be some.

    Just take it out or delete the aoe macro as it only works with single target damaging abilities.
    Last edited by Burninalways; 07-31-2013 at 12:56 PM.

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    might be nice to add something about using the greater farie seer and fae dispersion for aoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burninalways View Post
    Useful or Useless Information.

    Buffs:
    Fury of the Fae (Toggle Ability)
    Increases Attack Power and Spell Power by 225 on all party or raid members.
    This got changed in the patch

    "* Fury of the Fae: Now only applies to the Cleric and their pet and stacks with similar buffs."
    Last edited by Randmaniac; 07-31-2013 at 09:02 PM.

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    thx for the guide
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    Thanks Just Starting My New Druid This Will Be a Big Help.

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    one question,

    at how many targets does the seer + fae dispersion > destroyer?
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    with Spirit of Upheaval it will make them hit the same amount, BUT, fae dispersion causes the Seer's skills to hit 5 targets, with a 40% reduction. Destroyer is all ST

    I'm also not sure how good it is to put essence surge into a macro. I had some issues where Eruption would fall off before it was used again and it doesn't seem to reapply when Eruption reaches 1 second
    Last edited by Mistress; 08-01-2013 at 09:04 AM.

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    This guide is so much win. I was trying to figure a good solo build since I just hit 60. Been Justicar for so long and it was so slow-going. I tried this setup this morning, and macros, and was completely blown away. Great job!

    The only thing I didn't get was the Break Free. No idea what that is, and I can't find anywhere.
    Last edited by Agetro; 08-01-2013 at 09:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agetro View Post
    This guide is so much win. I was trying to figure a good solo build since I just hit 60. Been Justicar for so long and it was so slow-going. I tried this setup this morning, and macros, and was completely blown away. Great job!

    The only thing I didn't get was the Break Free. No idea what that is, and I can't find anywhere.
    Break Free is a standard ability you get in all specs, check your general and ascended powers tabs (can't remember which). Also, don't ever put it in dps macros, it will be wasted on snares and short CCs.

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    Press P > Ascended Powers > Escape

    Break Free (no GCD)
    Removes all control and movement effects. Does no trigger a global cooldown. 1m 15s cooldown.

    Mostly used in PvP, less so in PvE and atleast one time when raiding.
    Triggers if you get snared, rooted, stunned, feared, caged.
    Last edited by Burninalways; 08-01-2013 at 10:52 AM.
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    Ahhhh yeaaa. I remember it. I usually have that on my bar. I must have missed it when making this build. Yea i'd rather have control on that.

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    Default Hi

    Your macros...
    #show Combined Effort
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast [notactive] Spirit of Asphodel
    cast Fae Mimicry
    cast Essence Strike
    cast Combined Effort
    cast Massive Blow
    cast Fervent Strike
    cast Trickster's Bolt
    cast Shield of Oak
    cast Break Free

    agreed, take out Resounding Blow that's just playing the lucky game, don't put mimicry on aoe macro its just a waste really, you shouldn't aoe that much druid its for ST, let other ppl do it

    Use resounding blow for Combined Effort and Curshing Force, it times perfectly and after i tryed it your way its about a 1k dps increase at the dummies on my gear atleast:
    SP:6091
    SC:2321
    CP:800

    I have my CE hitting for 24k minimum up to 45k crits on cooldown which is lovely when mimicry its active and CF criting for 3.5k. This should get you to outparse your shaman or be next to it. Don't know if shaman would still scale more on raids.
    Last edited by Proxeneta; 08-01-2013 at 03:45 PM.
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