Druid

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.




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.

Shifting Perspectives: Druid changes in 6.1

Welcome back, druid friends! With 6.1 releasing this week, it’s time to take a look at the changes and see what you need to focus on. There were no groundbreaking changes, so the theme for druids this patch has been one of versatility. Several of the tweaks made previously poor talents viable choices, enabling more diversity in talent selection. First, I'll look at the two global talent changes, then look at each spec in turn.




Shifting Perspectives: The rebirth

Welcome, shapeshifting friends! It’s great to be back. Once again, I am amazed at the community that this site shares, and am immensely grateful to be able to contribute to it. I’m going to steal the Queue’s format for this week and devote this column solely to your questions; going forward, let me know what you want to see! Q&A? Guides? Detailed analysis? Diatribes against the gear-stealing, death-feigning, class-who-will-not-be-named? Leave a comment, let me know!