So there I was, in the Borean Tundra of Northrend, playing my druid. After having grinded strait our for almost a hour, I realised something
I had not healed a single time.
This was thanks to the mechanics of Improved Leader of the Pack. Let me iterate over what it does for you:
Your Leader of the Pack ability also causes affected targets to heal themselves for 4% of their total health when they critically hit with a melee or ranged attack. The healing effect cannot occur more than once every 6 sec.
So here is what I thought. Vampiric Embrace is piratically useless on fights where we do AoE, such as Thorim. But the healing would be wanted, and not at all overpowered.
We discussed changing it to a form of aura before, but what I could see would be Vampiric Embrace with the precise same mechanics and limitations as Leader of the Pack.
This would also be a welcome change to Shadow PvP. Since Leader of the Pack is bound to Cat and Bear form, I suggest ours is bound to Shadow Form, as Vampiric Embrace is bound to Shadow Form.
Here's how I would imagine the ability:
Your Vampiric Embrace ability also causes affected targets to heal themselves for 4% of their total health when they critically hit with a direct magical attack. The healing effect cannot occur more than once every 6 sec.
This would of course require us to spend points in Improved Vampiric Embrace, as druids have to do it with Improved LOTP. Notice the "Direct Magical Attack" to disable it for DoT crits.
What do you think?