Mods: please dont move this to Druid sub forum. I will only get crucified there by Druid fanboys/girls. And get less diverse responds.
I came back after 5 years break and decided to start a new toon. Guardian support FB spec.
Then I joined a guild and got into raids.
Why Druid is so beloved and worship by everyone? Why everyone give Druid all the credit for healing and keeeping squad alive? I honestly dont understand that.
As a FB healer/support I offer the group far more than druid can.
This question why Druid is so revered while FB pushed back hit me even harder when I created a Druid.
Druid is basically spirit slave.
1) Unreliable spirits that can die and need to constantly move around the map.
2) Unreliable healing. Staff 1? Make sure you're behind your teammates.
Staff 2? Slow heal. IF it passes through allies.
3) Staff 3? The only somewhat reliable healing druid has with staff. Unfortunately, this comes with a cost of displacement that can be lethal. For example: a) Sabetha, you need to kite to get flame pools. b) Samarog, I used staff 3 then Sama decide to use his knockback attack...sent me flying right onto spears...to die.
c) Vale Guardian, staff 3 right into portal.
Now you gonna say I need to be experience with Druid to avoid those staff and you probably right, but this doesnt change the fact that even Staff 3 is not the most reliable.
4) Avatar state: again, not reliable healing if you dont have it up. Even if you do, you'll have to be near your group. Skill 1 and 2 while spammable have short radius. Skill 3 and 4 are good but 5 root you in place, very dangerous.
FB can offer far more than just unreliable pets and healing.
Yet, people choose to praise Druid like he's the kitten messiah. In every raid I've been in the past 3-4 months, everyone were cheering for the druid at the end of raid while the poor offheal stand in the back in shadows.
With all honesty I dont understand why Druid is so revered compared to other just as good if not better heal/support specs.
IMO Druid is overrated while many other specs are underappreciated.