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What do you think are good tip/strategy's/recommend to be a good Sio?

Example: Don't spam the sio, learn the CD.

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Druids are one of the vocations with the highest sense of surrounding needed, they are the ones who keep their knights alive and at the same time need to keep an eye on their own safety aswell with other shooters if need be. Some players might think that aslong as you are spamming Exura Sio you'll be okay as a druid, sometimes thats all you need, but there is so much more to know to master the druid vocation.

Here are some of my personal tips from playing a druid for around 9 years:

  • If you are new to a hunting area, don't be afraid to use mana shield. I know, I know.. it's more waste and I absolutely hate using mana shield aswell. But its much less waste than you dying, then the knight dying than just you wasting a some more potions. Get to know the spawn & monsters first, then you can remove mana shield when you feel secure. 

  • If a monster targets you dont run away from the knight, run towards him. A beginner move for a druid is always to run away from the creature, sometimes that can be good, but most of the time, not so much. The Knight is there to protect you, let him take the monster from you. 

  • Have energy ring on hotkey, this is a life saver in certain situations. 

  • Have a few bombs with you at all times (Energy/Fire bombs), these are also life savers in certain situation. Also some hunts you can literally just sit in a energy/fire bomb most of the time and never have the monsters target you. 

  • A tip about healing your knight friend, Exura Sio is obviously the way to go, Just keep in mind though that when you use Exura Sio you cannot heal yourself as exura sio share the same cooldown with other support spells like (Exura, exura gran, exura sio etc...), this is why I use Exura Gran Mas Res (Mass Healing) when needed, as this spell heal both you and the knight. 

  • Always try keep your mana high, you never know when you get into a sticky situation where you are at risk of dying. 
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Always get good position on the pulls , throw fast wildgrowth or bombs if you need and use sio depending on the needed of the place.
For example on skeleton elite warrior you will have to spam sios and tera hurs , in another places you can got help from EK as magic walls to avoid monsters hitting you high amounts of damage so you can sio and attack easily.
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You should be aware of your current min/avarage/max sio and use it as advantage while healing your blocker, less you spam your sio better it will go. Always pay attention to area you are at, if there is good hole to wildgrowth yourself in to or ebomb next to wall.

Good druid also keeps track of paladins and why not sorcerers health too and if they are strugling you safe their life with gran mas res or sio.

Be aware how much damage you can also take before you need to switch energy ring/use mas res to heal yourself and blocker because dead druid is not good druid.