I’ve spent some time saying why I think restokin builds are not as good as they used to be. However, I said that after patch 3.1, I would try to come up with some possible restokin builds people could try.
With the amount of burst damage now on it’s way out, it is possible that hybrid resto-balance builds could make a resurgence for arena PvP. However, it still seems somewhat unlikely to me right now.
Here’s what I came up with for possible hybrid builds. I have no idea if these would work out okay in PvP. They may be okay for leveling, where people might want to have flexibility of switching between damage dealing & healing. These are definitely NOT PvE raid specs…
33/0/38 - Picks up moonkin form and then some resto healing talents.
27/0/44 - Picks up improved tree form & then some DPS talents out of balance tree.
28/0/43 – Typical dreamstate Spec.
I’m not really recommending these builds specifically as anything I would particularly spec, but if people are coming here and looking for restokin spec advice, I figured it would be good if I posted something up. Good luck if you try to work out hyprid specs. Let me know if something actually works out for you…