I bumped into a friend yesterday who had casually played a Druid back in the early days of Cataclysm, and mentioned to him that the 5.0 patch was dropping next week. After giving me the “Really? o.o” face, he asked me, simply, “well, what changed?” I didn’t have a good answer, so I decided to come back here and write a few thousand words. Behold! The Patch 5.0/Mists of Pandaria Druid Survival Guide! These short spec-specific guides will get you spun up for Mists within 15 minutes…or your internet back. (Really. I have two internets in my back pocket right now.)
- Play a cuddly yet ferocious feral cat, rending enemies and balls of yarn with equal vigor? The 5.0 Feral Changes Guide is for you. Mind the memes. (EDIT: If you’re looking for something more comprehensive, here’s a full feral guide and gear list for 5.0.)
- Prefer a great bear, gleefully hitting enemies’ fists and blades with your face? The 5.0 Guardian Changes Guide (new spec!) is this way.
- Maybe you’re a manchicken spacecow who blasts things with lasers because nobody appreciates him? *cough* Er. Right. The 5.0 Balance Changes Guide.
- Or last but DEFINITELY not least (yes dear), an arboreal-curious healer with delusions of leafhood? The 5.0 Restoration Changes Guide has taken root over here.
I have almost undoubtedly missed something while writing these up, so please comment here or on the guides themselves and I’ll fix it up.
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