Rift Druid Quick Guide

Rift Druid Quick Guide by Burninalways

61 Druid is the best solo spec to use.
That being said it the below spec is tailed for dps, which is still behind 61 Shaman.

61 Druid, 8 Shaman, 7 Inquisitor

Buffs:

  • Fury of the Fae
  • Aid of the Forest
  • Spirit of Asphodel
  • Through Step
  • Armor of Devotion
  • Vengeance of the Winter Storm
  • Fae Dispersion

Pet Buff:

  • Subtlety (cast only once pet is out, applies to pet and caster for 1 hour)

Pets:

  • Greater Satyr Protector (Melee Pet)

For when Solo, can also do great AoE damage.

  • Greater Satyr Destroyer (Melee Pet)

For ST damage.

  • Greater Faerie Seer (Range Pet)

For AoE damage.

  • Greater Faerie Healer (Range Pet)

For Healing.

Rotation:
Apply Eruption of Life then Crushing Force & Vex

Then use the ST Macro/s and just recast CF & Vex at 1-0 seconds, EL may fall off once just recast if it does so.
Keep Essence Strike on cooldown even if CF & Vex fall off.

ST Macros:
#show Essence Strike
suppressmacrofailures
cast [notactive] Spirit of Asphodel
cast Fae Mimicry
cast Essence Strike
cast Combined Effort
cast Resounding Blow
cast Massive Blow
cast Fervent Strike
cast Trickster’s Bolt
cast Break Free
petattack

AOE Macro:
#show Wild Strike
suppressmacrofailures
cast [notactive] Spirit of Upheaval
cast Wild Strike
cast Break Free

Feel free to edit the Spec, Rotation and Macros to you liking, and if you can properly use Break Free take it out the macro.

Useful or Useless Information.

Buffs:
Fury of the Fae (Toggle Ability)
Increases Attack Power and Spell Power by 225 on all party or raid members.

Aid of the Forest (Toggle Abitity)
Causes the Cleric’s pet’s damage and healing abilities to restore health based on their Spell Power to both the Cleric and the pet.

Spirit of Asphodel (Toggle Abitity) Use for doing single target attacks.
Causes the Cleric’s pet’s damaging abilities to deal additional Life damage based on their Spell Power.

Spirit of Upheaval (Toggle Abitity) Use for doing area of effect attacks.
Causes the Cleric’s pet’s damaging abilities to deal additional Earth damage based on their Spell Power to up to 5 enemies.

Fae Dispersion (Toggle Abitity) Use for doing area of effect attacks.
Reduces the Greater Faerie Seer’s damage done by 40%, but causes all of her damaging spells to apply to up to 5 enemies. Reduces the Greater Faerie Healer’s healing done by 40%, but causes all of her heals to apply to up to 5 party or raid members.

Subtlety
Allows Cleric’s and the Cleric’s pet’s damaging abilities to ignore 20% of their targets’ Armor and Resistance. Lasts 1 hour.

Armor of Devotion
Increases Critical Hit chance with damaging abilities by 5%. Lasts 1h.

Vengeance of the Winter Storm
Causes weapon attacks to deal an additional Water damage. Lasts 1h.

Main Damaging Abilities:
Eruption of Life (Melee Range)
Deals Life damage. Life Surge deals an additional Life damage, and reduces the cooldown of Resounding Blow by 1.5s, each time the Cleric hits the enemy over the next 15s, up to 9 times.

Essence Strike (Melee Range)
Deals Life damage. Refreshes the Cleric’s active Eruption of Life on the enemy. 10s cooldown.

Fae Mimicry (no GCD)
Causes the Cleric’s next 4 single target damaging abilities to deal additional Life damage equal to initial damage. Lasts 15s. 30s cooldown.

Combined Effort (Melee Range)
Deals Physical damage. Buffs the Cleric for 15, casuing their single target damaging abilities to increase damage taken from Cleric and the Cleric’s pet by 20% for 5s. 15s cooldown.

Resounding Blow (Melee Range)
Deals Physical damage. Increases damage of the Cleric’s next damaging ability within 10s by 50%. 15s cooldown.

Fervent Strike (Melee Range)
Deals Physical damage.

Massive Blow (Melee Range)
Deals Physical damage.

Trickster’s Bolt (Range)
Deals Life damage.

Crushing Force (Range)
Deals Earth damage over 15s.

Vex (Range)
Deals Death damage over 15s.

Wild Strike (Melee Range)
Deals Physical damage to up to 5 enemies.

Utilities:
Shield of Oak (no GCD)
Absorbs 25% of damage taken, up to 0 damage. Increases movement speed by 5%. Lasts 30s. 30s cooldown.

Strength of the Fae (no GCD)
Reduces damage taken by 50% on both the Cleric and the Cleric’s pet for 10s. 2m cooldown.

Hidden Path
Removes all Curses, Diseases, and Poisons from the Cleric and the Cleric’s pet. 45s cooldown.

Fae Extraction (30m range)
Teleports the enemy to the Cleric. 15s cooldown.

Fae Step (20m range)
Teleports to the enemy. 15s cooldown.

Slumber (30m range)
Puts the enemy to Sleep for 10s. 30s cooldown.

Notion Theft (no GCD)
Interrupts. 10s cooldown.

Grim Silence (no GCD)
Interrupts and sliences the enemy for 5s. 30s cooldown.

Pets:
Greater Satyr Protector
Summons a Greater Satyr Protector. Best used for Tanking

Greater Satyr Destroyer
Summons a Greater Satyr Destroyer. Best used for Melee Damage.

Greater Faerie Seer
Summons a Greater Faerie Seer. Best used for Ranged Damage.

Greater Faerie Healer
Summons a Greater Faerie Healer. Best used for Healing

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