its removed some of the fun of what a warrior has always been. i'm unsure if the changes have been for the better tbh.
sometimes its almost dull and routine.
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Personally, I think Reck should have stayed at 100% crit chance, 5 min CD. It's so frustrating to have a CD that's still subject to RNG.
Ideally, they could have made Fury have a passive that reduces the CD of Reck to 3 mins but gives 60% crit chance (pretty much 100% on bloodthirst still), which would be a DPS buff. Arms keeps the 100% 5 min CD, but also gets the old Deadly Calm 2 min Cooldown back where everything costs zero rage for 15 sec or so. I loved the old Deadly Calm ;(
I also feel that Dragon Roar is very boring, because it's basically mandatory in PvE. Bladestorm should be buffed considerably and should swap places with Stormbolt, and Stormbolt, Shockwave and DR should be equal in damage on a single target.
This allows the following choices that atm do not exist:
"AoE" tier changed to "Stun" tier:
Stormbolt - single target, 30 yard range, 3 sec stun - 30 sec CD
Shockwave - conal, 10 yard range, 4 sec stun - 40 sec CD
Dragon Roar - circular, 8 yard range, 1 sec stun (should be buffed slightly on the stun). 60 sec CD
All do equal damage single target (i.e. 2x Stormbolt = 1x Dragon Roar etc), obviously DR will line up with Bloodbath, so that choice is still arguably preferable, but Stormbolt also lines up with BB and Enragex2, Shockwave lines up with CS etc., so the options should be quite close
Damage cooldown tier:
Avatar = Deathwish remake with a root break
Bloodbath = Current DoT mechanic
Bladestorm = equivalent damage to Avatar and Bloodbath single target
I Agree, the Talents have to be swapped, making t60 the stun and t90 the mobility/anti cc tier. Only difference is that i think those talents shouldnt be balanced around single target dmg, because then there will always be a winner in terms of dmg. Each Talent should rather have its own niche in terms of dps, so zou could choose freely depending on the encounter...
But surely if they were balanced you would be free to choose whichever one you want because of how cool they are? I reeeeeaaaally want to use Bladestorm. But it is completely non-viable as Arms this expansion.
yes but a bladestorm that does equal dmg to bloodbath and avatar single target would be clearly the winner in every case where adds are involved, and thus making it the default choice since there would be no reason to ever take any other talent. Thats kinda like it is today with bloodbath...
Also there will always be a mathematical winner in single target (even if its only 5dps) and people will take that talent. So why not just give each Talent its own Place: Bladestorm for aoe, bloobath for steady single target, Avatar for long burnphases...
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I get the idea behind it but I can't say I would like it
there already are classes that do the whole "low cooldown, not that powerful" CDs already, no need to turn every class into that
The 1:30 cd on bladestorm makes it line up with adds that spawn every 45 secs like tortos/lei shen .
Most first kills of Durumu HM run into enrage issues. I much rather bring solid single target dps with Dragon Roar than "help" with icewalls which frankly are going to die super fast anyway if you have locks/boomkins/ele shamans.
Bladestorm for TG isn't that bad for single target either, but it takes the whole 6 secs of rotation out what is a problem for some, and usually needs berserker rage to be used on the middle, so enrage buff won't drop during it (and decrease it's overall damage).
Since I use it now on HC horridon, I've noticed that I can keep with my hunter mate longer on the start burst (250-300k damage) up to the second colossus, if I start normal rotation with reck+banner burst and burn my startup bladestorm just after reck drops (or when my BT's stop critting). Especially if my Trinket(s) proc on start so the whole duration of bladestorm is affected by feather while it seems to proc metagem a lot frequently too. So the single target damage isn't that much of a issue at least for TG, however the 1.5min cd and 6s duration gives some problems with aligning cooldowns why just hitting DR is a clear winner choice on single target rotations... :P
ye pretty much what xanthan said, bladestorm isn't a necessity and a lot of wars have gone 1h anyway this tier for mroe single target, but we are below most ranged on single target so using BS to help burst on certain fights jsut means the ranged spend less time aoeing and more time doing superior single target anyway, its a win/win.