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In my opinion, as it currently stands, Wild Mushrooms for restoration, are very under powered. They suffer heavily from AoE DR and don't do much for healing. I feel as if it is a pretty large waste of 3 gcd's to even use them on a fight, especially if you have T14 2 piece bonus. On H:Spirit kings the first boss, Mushrooms are doing ~2.2k - 2.5k per person on a full 25 man stack scenario. Pretty bad, compared to other healers AoE abilities.
I realize that we have Wild Growth and Swiftmend also, and Swiftmend will be better with the 4 piece bonus, though I still feel like after I use those two, I feel like I have to sit and wait for those cooldowns to come back up. Even with the 2 piece bonus, spamming rejuv isn't very healthy on mana.
Do the Dev's have any plans to make Mushrooms any better or any changes planned?
What I think should happen is this:
• Keep the current cooldown as is.
• Condense the healing of all 3 mushrooms into 1 mushroom.
• Only allow 1 mushroom to be down at a time.
• Don't make them be affected by AoE DR.
Doing this would make them viable in both PvE and not make them overpowered in PvP (as if they are even used in PvP). It would only cost 1 GCD to drop the mushroom and it would do the healing of all 3 combined without the AoE DR cap destroying the healing. You know, maybe even up the spell coefficient a bit, cause if you think about it, ~24k healing on a 10 second CD is still pretty poop, thought it would be a buff from where they are now.
Edited by Lohkán on 11/16/2012 9:33 AM PST
here's a suggestion:
I will take it one step further. Have the mushrooms sprout from Efflorescence. You will still need trigger the Mushroom Bloom manually. This makes Efflorescene placement a little more crtitical.
I would think dropped a second Efflo would be a bit over the top, if it is kept at full strength.
With 4 piece bonus, the Swiftmend efflo downtime is about 4.5 seconds. If you add that to mushrooms, you could keep an Efflo on the ground for probably close to 100% of a fight. On that basis, I would say that is taking it too far.
Now, something else I thought of - Make mushrooms like the ones Death Knights receive from Symbiosis. In the sense that it is a pulsing heal, the pulse would scale with haste, and ideally, wouldn't be affected from AoE DR.
I remember seeing that a while back, but 5.1 is right around the corner and I've heard nothing of Mushrooms being touched in any way, shape, or form.
Just another "All talk, no action" post from GC.
Also, on the note of "noting being part of the rotation". Currently, without 2 piece bonus, rejuv costs an obscene amount of mana and is unable to be used in extreme amounts unless you have large mana cooldowns to back you up from other healers. The current healing "rotation" so to speak, is to drop a Swiftmend, Wild Growth, Rejuv on people taking moderate to heavy damage and drop Mushrooms for the filler if you have the globals to spare.
Mushrooms are going to be used more often than not if the time permits. Though, right now, I feel like I am wasting so much time dropping 3 mushrooms to do a total ~150,000 healing - IF it hits all 25 people in the raid. I could cast a NS'd Healing Touch and a Swiftmend in two globals and do more healing than Mushrooms do.
Edited by Lohkán on 11/16/2012 4:26 PM PST
Wtf are you talking about? 250-300k on what? 1 person? 2, 100?
Unbuffed my 1 Mushroom hits for 7.8k buff prolly 10k and is subject to DR. I guess if you want to waste 3 GCD for that little amount of healing go ahead. My healing touch crits for 300k alone.
- Wild Mushroom: Bloom (Bloom) Mana Cost now 40.8% base mana (24480).
Bloom Mechanic Changes:
- Only one (1) mushroom may be placed at a time
- Bloom causes the Wild Mushroom to grow rampantly, instantly healing all nearby targets for (78.4% of SpellPower). In addition, Wild Mushroom will apply Wild Growth to all friendly targets within 8 yards of the Wild Mushroom.
Wild Mushroom Changes:
- Whenever the druid casts Swiftmend, the mushroom will also cast Efflorescence on itself.
Should help out with AOE healing?
Edited by Cyous on 11/17/2012 4:28 PM PST
place them right and they can do alot
No they don't.
I assume you don't know much because shrooms don't hit for 300k... If they healed for 300k per person why would anyone complain? I assume you are saying 2-3k.
Well , heres a couple of ideas :
A) Let it have a HOT lasting say... 5 seconds and does 5-7.5k every second no DR and probably increase the CD and mana by a little.
B) Let it be an efflorescence-like effect by having the CD increased to 30 seconds and you get the HOT by standing on the perty circles on the ground. Does around 20k healing per person with 1 mushroom = 60k with 3 mushrooms no DR , mana increased and it lasts for 10 seconds
C) Turn it into another raid-wide CD by putting it on a 2 min CD only 1 mushroom can be placed and once again you must STAY in the green circle to get the effect which like above heals for 20k every 2 seconds for 10 seconds? No DR.
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