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  1. #121
    Some of my thoughts on the updatet druid talents and how I would spec as a pvp feral player if these was final:

    Tier 1. I hate this one! Splitting up charge and cat/travel form speed into 2 different talents is a huge nerf). I hope that they take away the whole Wild charge talent and instead separate cat/bear charge to feral/guardian specialization, bound backward to balance specialization, non-shaped to resto specialization and let travel and aquatic leap/speed be on all specialization (or travel leap to be a resto specialization).
    If I had to play feral pvp in MoP with talents and specialization as it is right now I would bitter choose Wild charge because it gives the most mobility. But i would grief over not to run in 145% in cat and 155% in travel form. Displacer beast without removal of dots/harmfull effects is nearly useless in pvp it also have a long cool down.

    Tier 2. Renewal and Cenarion Ward seems okey but I would say a 1 min cd NS is by far the best talent for feral pvp in the tier 2 line.

    Tier 3. I would pick Typhoon for interrupting.

    Tier 4. Incarnation seems to both be a good burst talent and a good survivability talent.

    Tier 5. No doubt that Mighty Bash is a good talent (even if paladins tier 2 talent Fist of Justice is alot better) I feel ferals already have enough stuns in their disposal. Ursol's Vortex seems interesting but I'm not sure how the skill plays out. So for now in the tier 5 line I would go for Disorienting Roar for
    more control

    Tier 6. Disentanglement!! Oh how I have missed to get out of roots, only now we also have a decent heal every 30 sec. I do fear that this talant may be removed again before MoP launch or right after....I cross my fingers that it won't. The other talent in tier 6 line is pure crap!

    PS.I realy hope Predatory Swiftness get the 20% per combo back again!

  2. #122
    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenBeard View Post
    People that say that some talents (like Heart of the Wild) aren't very useful unless in some very specific situations. That's exactly how it is supposed to be : you can easily swap talents to accommodate the fight's needs. That's the whole concept of the new system, you don't just pick something and stick with it for all the fights. Going back to HotW, you'll be glad you can pick it when, as a feral, you're in a phase where melee damage is useless. Or when as a Boomie you have very little to do while the raid is under a lot of damage ("Hello Rhyolith"). Or when as a Resto you find yourself in a DPS phase with very little healing to do.
    Now try holding that point AFTER you looked at other classes trees. Quite confident that you wouldn't need to come up with some abstruse scenarios for their talents to be useful.

  3. #123
    Quote Originally Posted by Ooldoong View Post
    The problem with this design approach is that Blizz isn't account for multi-spec classes.

    If there are 3 choices for each tier for a pure dps class, there should be 12 choices per tier for a druid to accommodate the 4 specs. I have either 1, or 0, choices in most tiers. Honestly, most tiers are a complete waste to me as a resto druid. The latter tiers, which I would expect the really awesome stuff to come into play, are completely worthless. It's not even hard to come up with new talents.
    I don't think that's as much the issue as that druids - unlike all the other classes- have no connective tissue between the specs. Not only are we one of only 2 classes in which none of the specs share a combat role, we are also the only class which doesn't share a single resource system across all of our specs. When it comes down to it feral/guardian and balance/resto have almost nothing in common with one another. Which i think is part of the reason why Blizzard has been so reluctant to allow balance druids to skip moonkin form. Apart from having forms, there is nothing that thematically holds the druid class together. It makes it virtually impossible to design compelling talents, since what each spec wants is so radically different from one another.

    Druids need 2 separate trees. One for feral/guardian and one for balance/resto. Then there will at least be some commonality between the specs that the trees are designed for.

    ---------- Post added 2012-02-17 at 11:17 AM ----------

    For example. IN a 2 talent tree setup you could have talents like

    Whenever you deal spell damage or healing you have an X% chance to cause a wild mushroom to grow at the feet of the target.

    Wrath of Remulos
    6 minute cd
    You take the form of a mighty Forest Lord for X seconds, granting 20% bonus healing and damage and causing your spells to lash out chaining their effect to up to 5 additional nearby targets, the effect is reduced by 20% for each target beyond the first. 50% of the mana spent while in Forest Lord form is refunded upon expiration.

    or for feral/guardian

    Feral Fury
    Your Auto attacks now hit X additional nearby targets

    Rage of the Ancients
    6 minute cd
    For the next 45 seconds you have access to all passive and active abilities of both bear and cat form, regardless of your current form.

    Druidic Mastery
    Nature Spells can now be cast in Cat and Bear form at a reduced mana cost.
    Last edited by walrusaurus; 2012-02-17 at 07:46 PM.

  4. #124
    Gotta love people suggesting their "spec." One more time: you're meant to adapt talents to any given situation. There is no more "right Feral spec" or whatever.


  5. #125
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    as a PVP Feral as long as Disentanglement remains i would't care too much about all other tiers. i can do enough dmg to ppl with constantly hitting them.

    Leave Disentanglement as is, if other talents get changed or stay the same so be it. i can live with that
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  6. #126
    HotW is terrible currently. All you have to do is basic math to figure out why.

    I'm just angry about Thrash more than anything.

  7. #127
    Quote Originally Posted by Katarn View Post
    HotW is terrible currently. All you have to do is basic math to figure out why.
    HotW doesn't work in the X -> balance :
    Insect Swarm , Eclipse and Mastery, in short: Balance Rotation is missing

    HotW doesn't work ranged -> guardian:
    Abilities, Mastery and the need to tank at MELEE range (till you're there, the damage is likely done - i.e. your cooldown wasted. Of course you could always pick WC - but that would eliminate choice)

    HotW doesn't work feral -> guardian:
    Abilities, Mastery. Thanks Blizzard for ACTIVE MITIGATION.
    HotW may work x -> resto:
    Tranquility (+ Dream of Cenarius/HotW). Shaman can do the same with their Tier 75 at a 3 minute intervall in their MAIN role.
    Else: Mastery and spells are missing.

    HotW ranged -> feral:
    Abilities and Mastery, and you'd actually have to get in melee range (force pick wild charge!)

    What I'm trying to say is: if you want it to work, it would need around 400-500% bonus to provide the slightest advantage. And seriously. That's not what a single ability should be capable of doing.

  8. #128
    Feral / Guardian -> Resto doesn't even work because you blow through your mana in 10 seconds.

  9. #129
    Quote Originally Posted by Katarn View Post
    Feral / Guardian -> Resto doesn't even work because you blow through your mana in 10 seconds.
    They could always make spells free of cost for those classes. Increase spellpower further. Provide access to mastery etc.

    But if you end up giving basically everything you can to a single talent, to make it even remotely useful, you're better of asking wether the underlying mechanic is functional or not. (they'd be better of to do the same thing for Symbiosis - that ability either is a second DI, or entirely useless. )

  10. #130
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nodata View Post
    Gotta love people suggesting their "spec." One more time: you're meant to adapt talents to any given situation. There is no more "right Feral spec" or whatever.

    Its pretty strange. Blizzard refused to make third spec because "It will make players to have specific spec for every boss".
    And now changing spec for every boss is required?

    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Obviously having an array of possible specs to choose from would be convenient for any number of reasons, but it would also encourage situations where people are using it to shift their builds around for each individual encounter or task. Those are the kinds of options that quickly stop being options, and instead become a requirement. And as they become a requirement our necessity to design and balance around it changes it from a nice convenience option to a core piece of the game design puzzle.

  11. #131
    I feel like these are some of coolest changes for druids and at the same time i can't stop that hindering feeling... Is this worth having huge nerfs to damage? We don't need these buffs :\

  12. #132
    I dont know where blizzard gets "there wont be any cookie cutter builds anymore" I mean the t1 talents as moonkin, 15% movement speed is pretty good dps boost, only worth taking

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