Druid

Tons of new caster animations are coming with patch 7.3 Casters are getting some fantastic spell animation changes on the patch 7.3 PTR. So far we have changes included for Restoration Druids, all Mages, all Priests, and Elemental and Restoration Shamans. Warlocks are being worked on but aren’t ready yet. Most of the updated animations seem to revolve around better spell effects with new glowy...

Playing Hearthstone’s Jade Druid Druids have evolved, and this latest incarnation isn’t something to take lightly. By embracing the Jade Golems and harnessing the Druid’s array of spells to withstand the early game, they turn into a force to be reckoned with. Jade Golems can often hit stats as high as 9/9 throughout the game. I’m not the biggest...




Playing Hearthstone’s Egg Druid in Wild We’re to go slightly off the beaten path this week in our Journey to Un’goro. In May, players who reach the top 64 in the Wild game mode can qualify for an upcoming official Wild tournament. With that in mind, we’re going to examine a Wild deck today. Personally, I miss the old combo Druid deck...

Playing Hearthstone’s Ramp Druid While Cavern Rogue and Time Warp Mage are emerging as competitive decks, we’re going to shift away from that for a moment. At the heart of Hearthstone, it’s all about having fun. Today we’re going to examine one of the more fun decks during this period of uncertainty in Journey to Un’goro as the metagame starts to stabilize. The...

What other classes would you like to see in Diablo 3? The Necromancer is coming to Diablo 3 and that’s great, but there are a host of other classes from the franchise’s history and lore that we could have seen. One of the classes that sticks out in my mind is the Amazon, especially since we just got one in Heroes of the Storm. But there...

Breakfast Topic: What do you want out of your class hall? I have to admit it: I’m a little jealous of Druids right now. In the Legion alpha, the Druid class hall is full of cozy nooks, beautiful scenery, and little places for players to sit back and chill. It looks like the kind of place you want to hang out in, which I suppose is...




troll resto druid
WoW Archivist: Four iconic abilities returning in Legion The Legion alpha rolls onward, and we learn a little more about the expansion with each iteration. While nothing is guaranteed to make it live, it certainly looks like some of the iconic abilities that were pruned away during previous expansions, especially in Warlords of Draenor, will return. Some long gone abilities, like Detect Magic, have not been mourned...

Exploring new Druid artifact weapons and lore in Legion In case you’ve been in the Emerald Dream for the past few days, World of Warcraft: Legion was just announced, and there are a ton of new things to talk about. The new expansion looks amazing, with plenty of new things for Druids of all specializations to enjoy. Let’s discuss some of what we can expect...



Hellfire Citadel raid
Shifting Perspectives: The patch 6.2 Druid outlook We take a look at what's in store for Druids of all specs in patch 6.2.

Tanking for Beginners: Getting started Tanking in a massively multiplayer game like World of Warcraft is when certain classes (Monks, Death Knights, Warriors, Paladins and Druids, in the case of WoW) choose a specialization and perform a role that is intended to keep the monsters in a dungeon or raid focused on said tank, and not instead on the healers or damage dealers in the group. You may already have known that, but it can be useful to establish basics right up front.

Shifting Perspectives: Soloing Cataclysm raids for 6000g a week Looking for something to do? How about raiding for gold? By soloing old Cataclysm raids, it’s fully possible for a reasonably-geared druid on US realms to fully fund their WoW Token purchases monthly. If that interests you, or you just want to find out how to repeatedly kill all those old bosses that gave your raid so much trouble back in the day, read on.

Brighten your day with KageSatsuki’s druid doodles If you're on Twitter, chances are you've seen a certain blue colored cat-from druid occasionally gracing your timeline: that's probably @KageSatsuki's Derpkitty.

Shifting Perspectives: Have balance druids outgrown Eclipse? Welcome to Shifting Perspectives, Blizzard Watch’s regular column for druids of all vocations. This week, Chase Hasbrouck (@alarondruid) is pondering the ecliptic.So Patch 6.2 is coming and all, but we'll have a year to talk about that. (Kidding! Hopefully...) In the meantime, let's talk about a subject that's close to my heart: Eclipse. Frankly, it stinks. I'd like to take a quick look back to see how Eclipse ended up in its current state, then propose an alternative.

Patch 6.2 druid
Shifting Perspectives: Patch 6.2 druid notes and set bonuses It’s that time again! Patch 6.2 is here, heralding the release of a new raid dungeon in our near future. We’ve got lots to talk about, so let’s dive right in and discuss patch 6.2 Druid changes for each specialization from the PTR patch notes, and the datamined new set bonuses as revealed by Wowhead.

Blackrock Foundry Iron Assembly
Shifting Perspectives: Druids disassembling the Iron Assembly Welcome back to another Blackrock Foundry edition of Shifting Perspectives! Today, we’re going to the third and final wing of the raid instance, The Iron Assembly. (If you need to catch up, Part 1 covered the Slagworks, and Part 2 covered the Black Forge.)

Shifting Perspectives: Druid tips to silencing The Black Forge Welcome to Shifting Perspectives, Blizzard Watch’s regular column for druids of all vocations. This week, Chase Hasbrouck (@alarondruid) is on like a magnaron.Welcome back to another Blackrock Foundry edition of Shifting Perspectives! Today, we’re going to continue our series on the bosses of Blackrock Foundry, moving on to the second wing, The Black Forge. (If you missed the beginning of our series, click here to read my druid guide to the first wing, The Slagworks.) The fights in this wing are a good bit more challenging; you'll find managing your position to be key to avoiding the many traps that await you here.