Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tier 8 Resto 4 piece bonus

So I got the fourth piece to my Tier 8 resto set last night. I guess what I was hoping for was to have a tic of rejuv happen at the very beginning when I cast my rejuv but it seems that the instant heal is a completely independent spell. Here's the post I've put on my guild forums with the pertinent information.

Description: Your Rejuvenation spell also provides an instant heal for your target.

The amount of healing provided by this instant heal is NOT the same as your rejuvenation tics and is affected by few of the talents which Rejuvenation is affected by.

Formula: Healed Amount = 0.497(spellpower) + 373.3
This formula is based on a sample size of ~100 different spellpower combinations and includes the buffs provided by Tree of Life, Imp ToL, Imp MotW, Empowered Rejuvenation, and Master Shapeshifter. In total, the amount healed is roughly 3/4 of the amount healed by a rejuv tic.

Glyph of Rejuvenation: Does NOT proc from the instant heal.

The instant heal does not crit.

The following Talents do have an effect on the heal:
Imp MotW (albeit very minimally and only in ToL form)
Tree of Life form (the 6% healing bonus is taken into account for the heal)
Imp ToL (enhances ToL)
Master Shapeshifter (Only in ToL)
Empowered Rejuvenation (strangely this talent does have an effect on the heal)

The following Talents do not have an effect on the instant heal
Nature's Splendor
Improved Rejuvenation
Gift of Nature (I find it is as surprising to see this talent here as it is seeing Emp Rejuv up above)

I'm pretty sure my formula is incorrect but the numbers have worked out for me for the viable amounts of spellpower.

All in all, uber bonus even though it's slightly less uber than I had first envisioned.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Slow Going

This whole blogging thing appears to be rather daunting. Luckily I've finished finals for the spring semester and after today will be nicely moved to my summer apartment. Hopefully then I can find some time to figure more of the ins and outs of this whole blog thing. I think I'll be using trying Wordpress so we'll see how that all works out.

As far as WoW goes, Ulduar 25 was a successful week as we downed Freya for the first time and are now moving on to Hodir and Thorim. No progress on the 10 man this week as the guild spread ourselves a bit thin and tried taking 4 separate groups when ideally we should only be taking 2-3 10 man groups.

The guild also recruited another tree druid which I'm exstatic about since currently I'm the only full time Resto druid in the guild and I think it'll be nice to have someone to bounce ideas off of.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Enter the Sunkist

Where to begin?

I'm Sunkist, a Restoration Druid character in the World of Warcraft on the Ner'Zhul (US) server. I've been playing WoW on various characters since December of 2004, I've quit the game and been drawn back three or so times (it's usually a yearly cycle that happens around finals time.) I've decided to make this blog to perhaps write some useful musings to other tree druids out there but quite honestly I've got no idea what I'm doing at the moment. I'm not exactly sure how regularly I'll be posting or even exactly what type of information I'll be posting but we shall see.

My main inspiration behind starting a blog comes from Phaelia from

So here goes my trial and error process. I've got some general blogging know-how to figure out and my goal for next post is to put up screen shots!