[Resto Druid] Gemming?

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[Resto Druid] Gemming?

Postby Nikachelle » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:16 am

Quick question... I glanced briefly through this area but didn't see an answer to my question.

My resto druid is currently level 63 and as she progresses towards level 80, I realize I have absolutely no idea what to gem her for. I kinda think spell power and I kinda think spirit, but I have no idea if I should gem full spell power, or full spirit gems, or go for combination gems. Also, what socket bonuses are worth going for? I believe gemming for intellect on druids was considered retarded (although that's going off a few people I know, not math, but they played fantastic druids.)

Thanks for the help!
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Re: [Resto Druid] Gemming?

Postby Flex » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:19 am

Haste cap>Spell Power
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Re: [Resto Druid] Gemming?

Postby Nikachelle » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:24 am

[Incoming retarded question]What's the haste cap?

And you wouldn't gem for spirit at all?
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Re: [Resto Druid] Gemming?

Postby Hokahey » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:30 am

Nikachelle wrote:[Incoming retarded question]What's the haste cap?

And you wouldn't gem for spirit at all?


Its not a retarded question. I don't know the answer.

No, only gem spirit when you need it for a socket bonus or to activate a meta, or both, preferably.
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Re: [Resto Druid] Gemming?

Postby Flex » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:35 am

Nikachelle wrote:[Incoming retarded question]What's the haste cap?

And you wouldn't gem for spirit at all?


It greatly depends on your group make up but this link has the run down.

http://restorationdruid.com/2009/12/10/ ... ruids_3-3/
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Re: [Resto Druid] Gemming?

Postby Nikachelle » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:38 am

Thank you!
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Re: [Resto Druid] Gemming?

Postby Nikachelle » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:53 am

So now I go and look at all the resto druids in my guild, and none of them are gemming for haste and hover around 500 haste rating. Hrm. Not so good...
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Re: [Resto Druid] Gemming?

Postby Jedah » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:01 pm

This is a stupid question from someone who knows nothing about casters (three level 80 tanks (pally, DK, warrior) and a lv 80 rogue).

Aren't a majority of a resto druids heals instant cast? Why is haste so important? Does it reduce the GCD from 1.5 down to 1.0 seconds? I guess that probably answers my own question, I just wanted to make sure that I'm not doing something wrong when I play my wife's resto druid on occassion by not using cast-time heals very often.
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Re: [Resto Druid] Gemming?

Postby Flex » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:04 pm

Jedah wrote:This is a stupid question from someone who knows nothing about casters (three level 80 tanks (pally, DK, warrior) and a lv 80 rogue).

Aren't a majority of a resto druids heals instant cast? Why is haste so important? Does it reduce the GCD from 1.5 down to 1.0 seconds? I guess that probably answers my own question, I just wanted to make sure that I'm not doing something wrong when I play my wife's resto druid on occassion by not using cast-time heals very often.


That be out. Can push out the HoTs faster
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Re: [Resto Druid] Gemming?

Postby Shathus » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:23 pm

Plus, depending on what you're doing. faster nourish/regrowth, and rejuv affected by haste if you have the right glyph. And of course what was said above about getting your GCD to 1.0
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Re: [Resto Druid] Gemming?

Postby Levantine » Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:25 pm

Whoring Keeva again, but she has a great gemming guide on her blog with the reasons behind gemming that way.
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Re: [Resto Druid] Gemming?

Postby anthony » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:09 am

Nikachelle wrote:Quick question... I glanced briefly through this area but didn't see an answer to my question.

My resto druid is currently level 63 and as she progresses towards level 80, I realize I have absolutely no idea what to gem her for. I kinda think spell power and I kinda think spirit, but I have no idea if I should gem full spell power, or full spirit gems, or go for combination gems. Also, what socket bonuses are worth going for? I believe gemming for intellect on druids was considered retarded (although that's going off a few people I know, not math, but they played fantastic druids.)

Thanks for the help!

y u so bad :P Any more trees and we'll be more a forest than a guild
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Re: [Resto Druid] Gemming?

Postby Nikachelle » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:10 am

anthony wrote:
Nikachelle wrote:Quick question... I glanced briefly through this area but didn't see an answer to my question.

My resto druid is currently level 63 and as she progresses towards level 80, I realize I have absolutely no idea what to gem her for. I kinda think spell power and I kinda think spirit, but I have no idea if I should gem full spell power, or full spirit gems, or go for combination gems. Also, what socket bonuses are worth going for? I believe gemming for intellect on druids was considered retarded (although that's going off a few people I know, not math, but they played fantastic druids.)

Thanks for the help!

y u so bad :P Any more trees and we'll be more a forest than a guild

LOL Very true. But I can't help it... they're so darned cute!
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Re: [Resto Druid] Gemming?

Postby anthony » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:13 am

Nikachelle wrote:
anthony wrote:
Nikachelle wrote:Quick question... I glanced briefly through this area but didn't see an answer to my question.

My resto druid is currently level 63 and as she progresses towards level 80, I realize I have absolutely no idea what to gem her for. I kinda think spell power and I kinda think spirit, but I have no idea if I should gem full spell power, or full spirit gems, or go for combination gems. Also, what socket bonuses are worth going for? I believe gemming for intellect on druids was considered retarded (although that's going off a few people I know, not math, but they played fantastic druids.)

Thanks for the help!

y u so bad :P Any more trees and we'll be more a forest than a guild

LOL Very true. But I can't help it... they're so darned cute!

wat. Tree druids....cute? Well, I guess they got wood (bad joke was bad)
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Re: [Resto Druid] Gemming?

Postby Nikachelle » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:15 am

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