10/15/2014 09:27 PMYay for mushrooms, yet ANOTHER HoT I have to upkeep frequently.
Posted by Barky
I'm tempted to switch to pally healing just for simplicity
Honestly, the resto druid maintenance at level 100 won't be any more complex than MOP healing was. You already had to keep up with Efflorescence for several years (it's not a new spell effect). All of MOP, you've had to manage shrooms. They actually made shrooms/efflo easier now than it was.
With the change to lifebloom, you don't have to worry about Lifebloom as much. If it blooms, you can just refresh it with one GCD and you got a nice bloom heal out of it. So, with Lifebloom not requiring any real attention anymore, you have the ability to focus on other things.
With some sort of addon helping you manage HOTs and cooldowns and such, I think resto druid healing at level 100 should overall be fine.
For the level 90 transition, I made a quick pre-patch guide that should smooth out the transition some:
Some of the new stuff in the full level 100 guide isn't relevant yet. However, they really didn't change resto healing all that much. If anything, they made resto healing easier (not harder). You have fewer buttons overall now; you don't have to manage symbiosis; lifebloom can bloom without punishment; the shrooms mechanic is more straightforward and takes less planning, etc.