Let's wait and see how we fair in the first raid tier!
While I do not agree that this talent is useless i do think that it should not be picked over the other two simply because your raid comp shouldnt require that you nerf yourself to have a bear shaped crutch for the healers or vice versa. To me this is a talent for pugging and maybe 2v2 arenas,,,, thats about it
Edit: ive only played feral/guardian spec thus far and i wouldnt know how it pans out for moonkin or resto
This talent is ridiculously OP for resto Druids. I have had a 593k FB and 50-80k take ticks. I can consistently crit for 350k-400k with FB as resto. This talent WILL get nerfed.
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6% boost to stam for tanks is... a must. Being able to pop into kitty with HOTW+Berserk when you rotate tanks in the middle of a fight is..a must.
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I really wish a mod could change the title of this thread. I feel like some people could be misled by seeing this. Maybe add (opinion) to it?
If it ever saves your group well then sorry to tell you that your group is making too many mistakes.
As a feral I saved the day without this talent in Scholomance heroic by helping keep the tank up at first by healing NS/FE+DOC healing touches and then going to bear form + survival instincts when the tank finally went down. Was able to stay alive this time tanking in bear form, I've died a few times before trying to emergency-tank - the crits hurt! But I might give the talent a go soon.
My guild is going to get a lot of use out of me popping Heart of the Wild and going cat for 40 seconds with 40-50k-ish dps instead of healing during the Flame phase on Feng the Accursed tomorrow.
Originally Posted by Ghostcrawler
During the Flame Phase in Feng the Accursed I let my Offtank tank first, switched from bear form to caster form, equipped a 463 Int staff, popped an int potion and heart of the wild, and did 115 - 150k DpS for 45 seconds. You become an absurd super dps for those 45 seconds if you set it up properly.
Anyone. And I mean anyone, who thinks Heart of the Wild is bad, should delete their System32 folder.
I accounted for anywhere from 5-8 MILLION damage during that 50million phase.
Wrath hits for 170-200k NON CRIT and can crit, with luck, for 500k.
Similar story, I'm a feral dps and I use HotW+Wepswap during bloodlust phases etc, and it does absolutely insane damage. With my trinkets up (4.2k agi on use), my wraths were hitting for 250k+, critting for 500k+. I had close to 160k sustained dps during those 45 seconds HotW lasted, giving me more than 7 million wrath damage. Tested it in my bear spec later, and was seeing similar numbers. It's an incredible talent and I would not be surprised to see it nerfed soon.