Our talents didn’t change much in Ny’alotha outside of Abundance becoming a very competitive pick. The other tiers are all pretty locked in but as always you can opt for Feral Affinity to add damage and Inner Peace pops up now and then to better align Tranq timings.
The Nuts and Bolts
Strong on all fights but not necessarily best for any individual fight.
Mythic+ Talents (The GCD-efficient Photo Build)
For when you want to minimize the number of GCDs you spend healing to give you more time to DPS. The level 90 row is pretty flexible. Read more about Mythic+ talents here.
When to deviate from the core build
Abundance vs Cenarion Ward
Consider Abundance if you need efficient single target healing. After the 8.0 changes it’s a very competitive talent since the mana cost reduction greatly improves the HPM of Regrowth. Points in favor of taking Abundance include:
- Your raid comp is a little wonky and you lack other strong single target healing options.
- The fight consists of spiky burst damage that needs immediate triage.
- The damage is on reasonably few targets.
Not sure what to pick? If you’ve finished gearing up go Abundance, while gearing they are about even.
Prosperity trades sustained HPS for a slight spike in burst healing. You should never take Prosperity in raid, though it is occasionally decent in keys – especially at the cutting edge.
Wild Charge vs Tiger Dash
Wild Charge is more generally useful but Tiger Dash is much easier to use. Consider it when you’re new to the spec or encounter. Tiger dash (which replaces your regular Dash) can also be a better pick when getting out of the raid with something is more time critical than getting back in. Renewal is only ever good when a fight has zero mobility. It’s also very good in Mythic+.
Cultivation vs Incarnation: Tree of Life
Tree of Life is a strong default choice. It competes closely with Cultivation in overall HPS and big healing cooldowns are usually more useful than persistent healing. Plan your Tree of Life usage before the fight to make sure you’re squeezing in as many casts as you can. In Mythic+ you will take Cultivation most of the time. Soul of the Forest also gets an occasional look-in in dungeons.
Inner Peace vs Spring Blossoms
- The raid isn’t stacked for the majority of the fight (like Il’gynoth).
- Taking Inner Peace gives you really good Tranquility timings that you wouldn’t get with a three minute Tranq.
Flourish vs Germination vs Photosynthesis
Flourish is an easy default choice in raid since it’s a powerful cooldown and you often need more of those. Photosynthesis actually puts out competitive HPS now but the extra cooldown (and ability to combo with Tranq or Tree of Life) is usually more useful than persistent throughput, even on fights with very consistent damage like N’zoth.
For Mythic+ take Photosynthesis for all content levels.
Talents sorted? Let’s check out some stats.