Thursday, January 13, 2011

One hand giveth, the other taketh away.

The latest PTR build had a lot of changes. The shaman changes are very interesting.

Shaman (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)

•Flametongue Weapon procs now deal roughly 20% less damage.
•The Windfury Weapon proc can now trigger 3 additional attacks, up from 2.

•Lava Burst's damage has been increased by roughly 10%.

•Earth Shield can no longer be dispelled.
•Mana Tide Totem has been redesigned. The totem no longer multiplies the Spirit of those affected by it. It instead gives a flat amount of Spirit equal to 400% of the casting shaman's Spirit, exclusive of short-term Spirit buffs affecting the shaman when the totem is dropped. In addition, its effects are now raid-wide.

•Glyph of Hex now reduces the cooldown by 10 seconds, down from 15.
Intial testing was showing that even with the first change of making Flametongue scale from AGI rather than Spellpower that caster MH's were still simming as best in slot.  Reducing the damage by 20% certainly should put that to rest. Increasing WF to give 3 attacks is supposed to make up for that nerf.  I am wondering if this could bring dual WF back into the picture?  We'll see what the testers come back with today.

Raid went well last night. We used the Quick DKP add-on for the first time to award loot. ( I ran it last week to award dkp ) It seemed to work pretty well. We got 5/6 in BWD and through the first two bosses in BoT.  Tonight will be finishing off BoT and then on to ToW and working on Al'akir after killing conclave.

BWD trash dropped Maimgor's Bitewhich was a pretty nice upgrade for me. I also picked up normal Essence of the Cyclone

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