On Sunday evening, I got the fright of my life when I was asked to be the third healer in Ulduar, in what for us was “progression content”, meaning making attempts on bosses we’d never downed before. I normally am a dps (damage) class, which is arguably the least responsible role in any raid. So, it was guaranteed to be a mineral water (and not beer) night as I needed to concentrate.
Over four hours I finally got a good chance to try out my healing spells via various mouse button and key combinations, but I have to confess that I used a limited repertoire of spells. I really just wanted to get a good handle on 3-4 core heal types. I was running Recount, so I could easily check what spells the other druid was using – my plan was to offset those with some different ones.
Overall I healed nearly as much as my wife, the Holy Paladin. I kept Rejuv’s and Lifeblooms up on people, and occasionally remembered to Swiftmend them, and threw in a bunch of Nourishes in also. I wish I could say that Wild Growth was as effective – I had a hard time noticing if it even worked at all and I suspect I was out of range mostly.
In the finish we downed Freya and Hodir (both on our third attempts), and it was a big thrill for me. I picked up a ring upgrade and a lot of confidence in the process. The next morning I was still buzzing at our great achievement and I couldn’t wait to try some more healing.
I’ll have to post a screenshot of my tree in action.