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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Boomkin!

It's bin awhile but things have been as usual for my mage and priest, raids and heroics etc.

However one interesting thing I did this weekend was to level my druid to level 40 and respec to Balance tree to get the Moonkin form (a.k.a. 'Boomkin' :)).

Playing as a Moonkin was a lot of fun. On the one hand I had some good spell-damage gear courtesy of a SM boost from a level 70 friend. On the other hand the +400% to armor from the form meant that I could stand to take a beating from mobs, unlike my mage when he was leveling. So playing the Moonkin was a bit like enjoying the best of both worlds, the survivability of a tank with the damage output of a mage :)
Of course there is always a down-side and this is that I had to stop frequently to drink. I don't mind buying water (since TBC any daily expenditure below 10g per day is small change) but the downtime for pausing to drink after practically every fight left me feeling like I was leveling a mage again.
Of course I spent some fights trying to melee the mobs but while this works, (a) it takes a long time per mob due to my low melee damage; (b) I had to spend a lot of mana at the end of each fight in order to transform back to human, heal myself and transform back to Moonkin, leaving me low on mana again.

I guess I need a better melee weapon for the times I want to melee and also when I get to level 44 (I'm 43 now) I will get barkskin which should help.

Regardless, being a moonkin is a lot of fun and I look forward to leveling him some more, at least untill level 60. At 60 I'll probably respec to Feral (tank) and try to start getting the gear and experience in order to be a tank, but that's a long way off...

1 comment:

Delos (Dave) said...

Or you could stay moonkin at 60+.... cmon... you know you want to! Do eet :)