I’ve seen a trend in my WWS reports…. Living Seed is doing more of my healing than regrowth. It’s not that Living seed is doing much of my healing, but that my regrowth is healing about 4.5% of my total healing done, and living seed it beating it by a couple percent.
I remember when regrowth was 60% of my healing before 3.1 came out – not even that long ago! I’ve been using it less and less and less over time. I moved it from one of my main buttons to one of my less used buttons. I pretty much only cast it on the tank I’m assigned to. I don’t use it for raid healing anymore.
I can’t tell if it got over-nurfed, or if our other spells (ie. nourish for direct heals & rejuv for raid healing) just got that much better.
Bellweather spotted a trend in their raid’s data, where their nourish-spammer was doing higher healing than the non-nourish spammers, but all three of them had very low regrowth numbers, regardless of their healing style.
In addition, I’m not as worried about someone having high nourish numbers, since there are plenty of druids running around in full Tier 8, where rejuv takes up a large chunk of healing done. It’s possible that Bellweather & one of their raid members are over-using lifebloom, where maybe it should be a support spell rather than the primary spell they use.
However, I usually don’t top the meters in my current guild’s raids, mostly just because I’m assigned to tank healing and not raid healing most of the time (and if I switch from my tank target, to try and top off people in the raid too much, I have a much higher risk of wiping the raid from letting my target die – though that doesn’t really stop me from using Wild growth a lot). Overall, I put very little faith in the rankings of who has the highest #’s for the night, as people assigned to raid healing have higher numbers than people assigned to tank targeting in general (but I’m getting way off-topic. I’ll complain about healing meters some other day).
The druid that beat me on the healing meters in my raid last night actually had higher regrowth percentage healed (16%) and didn’t use lifebloom much, if at all. (then again, I beat the same druid the week before without our healing styles changing all that much in the 2 weeks).
Should I be using regrowth more? I’m not sure. We have so many “good” tools that it’s hard to know when to use them, or when to not use them. I also only have so many spells I can juggle between during the fight – at a certain point, spending time trying to decide which heal to use will end up slowing me down rather than increasing my efficiency. Maybe it’s lifebloom that’s broken & dragging us down, and maybe we should switch out lifebloom in favor of using regrowth’s HOT more. Or, Bell and I can just wait to get our “rejuv wins all” set bonus…