HoW vs Oak

whyuneedit

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HoW vs Oak

i kno the controvercy as to which is better, oak or HoW, is an opinion, but to help out a fellow druid I'd like to point out that yes, double the life is a nice thing to have. Oak also has better benefit compared to HoW, as HoW's bonuses dont compare to Oak. The sad thing is that if your Oak dies, there goes HALF your life. When doin FFA or running after those pesky trapassins, this can be a pain in ur rear. if i were you, id put those points into Ravens. Death from above!
 

GenXCub

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HoW is great if you know you're not going to play solo. There are far more Oak druids than HoW druids, so putting a HoW in the same party as another druid makes you useful. And if you get BO from barbs, that's usually a good enough life boost anyway.

Of course, that's a questing/PvM opinion, I know you were sorta going for PvP.
 

proudfoot

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Werebears generally like HoW more. Otherwise, Oak is often the better choice. In PvP, that is.

For PvM, Oak is almost always better, except in those partying situations, as GenX pointed out.
 

whyuneedit

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proudfoot said:
Werebears generally like HoW more. Otherwise, Oak is often the better choice. In PvP, that is.

For PvM, Oak is almost always better, except in those partying situations, as GenX pointed out.
its tru that Oak is better as far is PvP, against Barbs tho. The Oak isnt the smartest summon, and ends up dying bc it gets too close to the enemy, especially pallys. Yes they ARE immune in nightmare only, but most people have elemental dmg along with physical anyway. and as for the Barbs, one WW will knock it out of the park. Im still deciding, HoW or Oak? * Go for Birds of prey!
 

proudfoot

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Ravens won't help all that much in PvP...

What build are you making? That might help in the decision making...
 

whyuneedit

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proudfoot said:
Ravens won't help all that much in PvP...

What build are you making? That might help in the decision making...
dude im just jokin about the ravens lol. im making a melee pvp. he will be dueling in nightmare, b/c thats the only place oak/HoW are phys immune. can u help?!
 

proudfoot

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Melee=Wolf or Bear? What attack skill? Wolves have much better AR than Bears, on average, so...
 

whyuneedit

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proudfoot said:
Melee=Wolf or Bear? What attack skill? Wolves have much better AR than Bears, on average, so...
fury wolf, and im using dual ravenfrosts 4 AR as well as a cats eye.
 
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