Druid Leveling 1-30, a recent reversal in my opinion.

For a long time I have always been a strong believer in the feral is the way to level 1 to Level cap. I have leveled 4 druids now from 1 – 30, 3 of them had 3 BoA items: chest, shoulder, weapon. The difference was in 2 cases I went with the rogue shared leather gear and the 3rd I am using my caster cloth gear.

Given this arrangement my Balance Druid utterly destroyed my feral leveling, when I was actually questing and not just doing dungeon murder sprees with an 80 and a tow cable. I went from 29-30 in about 20-25 minutes by running SM:Cathedral 3 times with an SM:Armory run in the middle some where. I would do SM:C in 3 mass pulls, lower Courtyard, Upper Courtyard and then the Cathedral proper in 1 pull with bosses. I have to say that is fun as hell when I remember the normal hell it is at level.

One of my favorite rotations before getting starfire I ended up making the following macro.

*subject to change, doing this off the top of my head at the moment.

/castsequence reset=target/10/shift Wrath, Entangling Roots, Moonfire

Most of the time my roots would break on Wrath anyway so 80% of the time I would need to recast it anyway. But from 15 – 20 I was using this on mobs 1-3 levels higher than I was and utterly destroying them with taking little damage. Now I was drinking after every other 2/3 pulls but they went so quickly that it really did not matter.

My new one that I am not using as much at the moment is the following.

/castsequence reset=target/10/shift Starfire, Entangling Roots, Moonfire, Wrath

Most of the time the roots will break between Wrath and Starfire but will always break after a Moon/Wrath/Star sequence.

Anyway I will most likely be giving this feedback to Lissanna just in time for everything to change with Cataclysm. I hope I get into Beta given my familiarity with every class now and having leveled so many toons I could give good feedback on the leveling experience. The xp/quest ratio was one of my larger complaints when in WotLK beta.

I will also add the actual macros to my useful druid macro section when I get a chance in the next day or so.

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