If you get caught 1 on 1, keep thorns, and natures grasp up whenever available, and spam barkskin like its going out of style. Keep moving, the more you move the better chance you have to get some separation from the enemy. If in a BG kite him towards people in your team. Don't forget cyclone, it can buy you enough time to cast a long spell like HT and pretty well reset the fight.
I use bear form as a last ditch effort to curb some incoming damage. Cat form and Dash is also handy if you have them rooted or cycloned.
As always you can cheetah for and scamper away during roots/cyclone as well which should buy you enough time and separation to either heal to full and give your CD's a chance to reset, or find help.
Of course PVP gear helps a ton too, I don't know how you sit right now in that regard but personally I have only 200 resil and can take on 1 good player or 2 mediocre players. Then Again I also played Arenas a sh*t ton on Druid in Wrath, so I am very comfortable with the various form changes, and escape/seperation abilities available.
If you have ToL form in your PVP spec and have a guy on the ropes, use it, and spam the sh*t out of Wrath, you will be very very surprised at how fast it casts, and how quick the damage piles up. Just keep at it, you will get more comfortable with it, Druid unlike other healers, needs to be mobile and have separation. Once you can master the art of escape, mobility and separation you will have a much easier time surviving surprise attacks.
Just to clarify that is written with a melee attacker in mind, if its against a caster class I either stand there and just out heal the damage incoming, or I will cheetah form and run away.
Edited, Apr 8th 2011 11:26pm by rdmcandie
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