Updated Wed, Oct 07, 2009 by DarkFact
Welcome to the TenTonHammer Arena Druid Guide!
The most common build for arenas is a modified resto build. Maximizing your survivability is a must for arenas and few classes have the tools to stay alive like the druid.
It is uncommon to see people using Tree of Life as support during a match since there's a high possibility that higher matches have Warlocks in them, Banish will work against you so try to avoid being in Tree of Life form if there's one in the opposing team.
Moonkins, while hard to play and make effective, are good for burst DPS teams who want to kill someone quickly. The ability to Cyclone and then focus fire someone is highly valued in a 2v2 or a 3v3 matchup.
The first thing you have to keep in mind is that you must use and abuse Cyclone as much as you can during a match. Since it is a baseline spell, you will be able to cast it regardless of spec, and it severely hinders the enemy's plan. Combined with the ability to stealth in catform before the match begins, Cyclone is a great opener and will almost assuredly grant an advantage to your team right off the bat. This spell is even deadlier if you refresh it randomly on the non-focused target during the Arena match!
Stay alive! You have the largest arsenal of any class at survivability, make proper use of Nature's Grasp, Nature's Swiftness, Cyclone, Cat Form, Barkskin and your many HoT's to stay alive at all costs. A sprinting druid who knows how to use LoS to their advantage is priceless. /p>
Be prepared to cast Cyclone twice initially, since most will not want to give you the early advantage and break it with their PvP trinket. Once they use it once, it's gone for another two minutes!
Keep an eye out for enemies with low health, you have instant damage spells that add a DoT; use them should you see one of them fleeing to try and bandage or heal up.
If you're restoration and have Tree of Life, make sure you're not facing a warlock within the enemy; remember you turn into an elemental, which ends up letting said warlock put you out of commission with Banish for 10 seconds!
Stay tuned for more updates to this guide, remember, you will win some, you will lose some, but in the end, play to have fun!
Got different tactics, tips, strategies, questions or comments? Email me at Medawky@TenTonHammer.Com!