I want to give you guys a quick update with where I’m at with my characters in WoW.
Tanking in Legion as a Druid
My Druid reached level 110, and I’ve been bursting through dungeons with relative ease. I feel like as a Druid I am really great at tanking. I definitely take damage, but it’s consistent damage. My health rarely spikes and I have only come near death maybe twice in all of the dungeons I’ve done.
What I like most about the Druid tank is my ability to DPS. I feel like I really pull numbers when groups of mobs are pulled.
My defensive capabilities have proven exceptional thus far. In Halls of Valor someone accidently pulled an entire side of the tavern area, and I was able to hold the entire 10’ish mobs on me and stay pretty much half health or above. Yes, my healer was exceptional (a random PUG), but my self-healing and defensive cooldowns helped a ton.
My iLvL is at 823; just two points away from LFR and Mythic! Wow that went fast. I feel like I geared up way faster than my Hunter, but I’ll credit that toward getting gear above 850 such as my 860 trinket from the world boss this week.
Questing as a Tank: Easy Mode
Tanking and gearing up aren’t the only things easier as a tank. I’m also having a really easy time questing and completing world quests. I can pull 2-3x what my Hunter can take on and come out without a scratch.
Generally speaking, I kill slower than my Hunter. But killing 10 things at once as a Druid means I’m ending up killing more mobs over time, with no chance of death and no downtime.
Suramar, for example, has been a breeze. My Hunter is always having to feign or watch out for something that hits him hard enough to kill him. My Druid just runs in and swipes his way to victory.
Roadmap for Bewear the Druid
As I mentioned before, I’m almost at LFR level. I’m going to keep doing LFR and random heroics (soon Mythics) to gear up… then I think I may actually main my Druid. I think what I’ll actually end up doing is healing in raids with our team to allow more people to DPS. That will probably not be for another week, though.
My Hunter is at 855’ish iLvL. Not bad, and I’ll probably raid with him on Sunday/Monday if my Druid isn’t able to gear up a bit more.