Q: why did you guys remove cataclysm warlock spell since its a good utility, not OP and on top its a dps loss...just curious
GC: It wasn't actually good utility. Melee just stepped away from it until the effect ended. Maybe useful in PvE, but wasn't the goal.
So, Powershot can be avoided by not only melee, but ranged as well by moving 1 step away and unlike Cataclysm, it actually has a 3 sec cast time that can't be used on the move. I personally love this ability for PVP, since it provides amazing burst even if it requires a root/CC to make it land and is buggy as hell (uneven terrain issues making it not even work on a stationary target). I just don't understand how he can justify removal/reworking of an ability for one class while thinking it's fun for other and in hunter's case, it's all 3 lvl 90 talents that can be avoided.