The Druid is truly a shapeshifting hybrid class (in Bear form comparable to a Warrior), and is also 1 using the most versatile classes inside the game. As with other hybrids, Druids need to specialize to turn out to be most effective in any function.
Due to their need to shapeshift to fulfill roles, they're in a position to only carry out 1 function at a time; they ought to switch in in between the numerous shapes to adapt to altering scenarios.
The core abilities of a Druid consist of three single-target and 1 multiple-target harm spells; four single-target and 1 multiple-target healing spells; a Cat Form with damaging distinctive moves comparable to a Rogue; a Bear Form supplying armor and nicely becoming comparable to a Warrior; poison- and curse-cleansing spells; together with a range of utility spells like many travel kinds, crowd manage, together with a great group buff.
- Balance Druids specialize in harm spells and an additional Moonkin Form, turning them into an efficient ranged spellcaster that is somewhere in in between a Mage together with a Shadow Priest in play style, inside the equivalent of plate armor. They excel at nuking single targets also as supplying effective off-healing and crowd-control support.
- The Feral tree enhances every using the Druid's melee kinds, permitting them to tank and melee DPS a lot much more successfully. The Talents in this tree usually enhance every kinds; nevertheless some talents separate the two roles, and gear also makes a distinction. Feral Druids are effectively a warrior together with a rogue utilizing the capability to heal themselves to boot.
- Restoration Druids take points in enhancing their healing spells and an additional Tree of Life Form. Their resurrection spell Rebirth will probably be the only resurrection spell that might be cast in combat, offset by its 10-minute cooldown (decreased from 20 minutes in Patch 3.3.0). With Patch 3.0.two, Druids got the regular resurrection spell Revive, now producing them viable main healers for 5-man instances.
- The Tree of Life form has been altered to resemble the Ancient Protectors of Darnassus as of Patch 4.0.1, will now function like Metamorphosis (30 to 40(talented) second duration getting a 3 minute cooldown), and will bolster the druid's healing spells, also as no longer quit the druid for casting Balance spells (Wrath will even be stronger and have a shortened cast-time while in ToL).