Scythebitten was my 2nd level 85 during Cata.
He was originally more of a support toon to supplement Guntitan with Leatherworking leg enchants, mats and gear. During Cata I would pug raid groups as Feral and Heal in 5 mans and LFR. He was also my second chance at getting holiday mounts until MoP when I leveled my third maxed toon to 90. My rogue Gearsedge.
During MoP he is my least geared toon.
I do miss him. When it rains he smells like a wet dog. When he skins he smells of iron blood.
During Cata Scythebitten’s most notable accomplishments were getting the Swift White Hawkstrider and the Reins of the Raven Lord mount on the same day. Then a few months later he found the Mysterious Camel Figurine in Uldum, while fishing for guild mats for feasts. He was ported to the boss and DPS’d him down in his heal spec. He got the Reins of the Grey Riding Camel and the title The Camel-Hoarder.
During MoP this is the toon that I got the Reins of the Thundering Cobalt Cloud Serpent mount off Nalak. He also did not have Cloud Serpent Riding at the time.
Luckily he could still learn the mount and Guntitan is the only one who can ride the mount.
I always wanted to get the Frostscythe of Lord Ahune on this toon. Only my Mage has such an honor.
One day I plan to gear this toon again.
Why the professions? Why a Worgen?
I choose Leatherworking out of necessity. Guntitan needed leg enchants, crafted gear, and cloaks.
Skinning works well with Worgens because the racial, Flayer, and works really well with Swift Flight Form. You skin faster with Flayer and you don’t have to unmount to skin a group of mobs. Worgens all have Viciousness which is a 1% increase to critical chance. This passive ability matches well with the bonus you get from Master of Anatomy.
As a feral Druid the extra dash from the Worgen racial Darkflight helps especially in PVP while trying to run away, in PVE when trying to get out of the fire, or Soloing when you are trying to flee from a group of mobs you don’t want to kill.
About the Druid Class
I did have a OS Heals during Cata. I like the option of being able to choose which spec to play. There are 4 roles: melee, tank, range DPS and heals.
Swift Flight Form - Being able to shift into a flying form while falling is just so awesome. You don’t have to worry about falling to your death. I also like to Dash, Darkflight, or use Stampeding Roar to run away then as soon as my aggro drops just Fly away.
Being able to fill in a role temporary.
Swimming form. Just being able to breath underwater with Aquatic Form and adding the Glyph of Aquatic Form to swim faster is just a convenience.
I really can’t imagine being without my Feral Worgen Druid.
GT Lore if Guntitan and Scythebitten were to meet in game.
I am pretty sure Guntitan’s pets would be quite aggressive on their first meeting, especially if they see him as a Worgen. In both forms Scythebitten is much taller than Guntitan. He looks vicious in his Worgen form but he is a Gentle giant as a Human. I always expected Scythe to be calm and quiet as a human. He would be the one meditating in the corner while Gun played with all his pets.
In combat Gun would see Scythe as a formidable ally. Ripping and tearing apart their enemies. As a Cat he would be aggressive and unforgiving. As a bear he would be a glutton for punishment but still hold his own.
If only were they to meet, Gun could thank Scythe for the armor and leg enchants and Scythe could reciprocate with a quiet bow for his Ghost Iron Dragonling and Spear of Xuen.
That’s my take on #DruidWeek
‘Til next time…