Dec 12, 2009
Scourge Strike got nerfed only 2 days after the release of patch. It dealt physical and shadow damage at the same time, and sometimes both critted foran overall damage of 14k~. I feel a bit bad for them though, they got nerfed pretty hard in the last months.
COI: There is some bug which prevents it to apply more than 1 target. Blues stated it is not working as it should so a quick fix is on the way.
Conflag dmg got tuned down a bit, but they are still as dangerous as ever. The conflag dot is capable of critting, and overall burst is only a bit lower.
Elemental Mastery now gives a 15% haste for 15 seconds. I am pretty sure this is a buff and not a nerf;) Lava burst still hits for the same insane amount, and Fire Nova stun is removed. Instead when glyphed, every type of Fire Totem can be used to trigger a new spell, Fire Nova for a quite high amount (3-4k noncrit) damage with a 3 SEC CD. It triggers gcd, doesnt need LOS cost ~1k mana. So look out for its placement!
are so dmn HC now. DT and VT benefits from haste now, dots are ticking so fast most times you will be gasping how much burst do they have now. Imp. DT deals 3k’s upon debuff, spammable. Mind numbing poison bugged out with the new hasted DT and VT, it actualy increases their duration, rather then slowing down the occurance of ticks. (fix is inc)
Explosive trap with trap mastery and decent stats now deals around 1k noncrit, 1.5k crit tick. Hunters not really want to spend talent points on the thing even less using a trap glyph, but it could happen to you.
So after some testing i am sure, that automated weapon and idol swapping is a prohibited action while in combat.
You can still swap weapons, but it triggers some nasty and extra GCD’s now. Let me show you what i am talking about.
Still there is a problem with this. If you are pressing it while not in gcd, you shift and your weapons wont be swapped until you press the shift macro again.
So you have to spam it to be sure. Still it is not so big of a problem because i rarely swap to healing anyways.
The macros i am using are (i exluded the wrath spell command part, ):#showtooltip
/cast [modifier:alt] Wrath
/use [nostance:1]!Dire Bear Form
/equip [stance:1] Relentless Gladiator's Staff
/equip [stance:1] Idol of Mutilation
Dec 9, 2009
make note i didnt get to test these... yet, but there are some AJ and wowforum posts about them.
Druids cannot shift out of spell reflected roots.
No DR on Roots, every time it lasts for 10 seconds, target becames immune after the 3rd cast as intended though
Catswipe doesnt work onmage pets but bearswipe does.
The things i tested.
You can still pounce/ravage a deflectioned hunter from stealth.
I ditched my old shifting macros, and started using new ones like
/use [nostance:1]!Dire Bear FormNow, spamming this when you get stunned in cat for example, wont accidentaly shift you out to caster anymore (most annoying thing when you are focused on). You stay in the current form, when freezing trapped or kidneyed.
The new LFG system is flashy, useful and is a nice addition. I love the new map system as well.
I do not like though the UI changes, which rendered addons like Outfitter, Itemrack and Closetgnome near useless. Being in combat and swapping weapons and idols somehow is slower and with these addons are not working. (all this to prevent rogues from poison swapping)
Now i do use a mangle idol in bear, and Shred idol in cat, (yeah i know idol swapping is bad, resets you swing timer ..>>bad bad bad. do not do this especially if you are pve, stick to the Idol of Mutilation) and sometimes i even swap to healing wpns and idol when in caster. I am still not sure if this only a temporary problem or something i have macro my way through.New dungeons are cool, scripted events are cool, but of course these will fade into boredom soon.(old stratholme event anyone?)
Oh and there some rumours that Scourge Strike is buffed, i still have to check that out tomorrow.
/cleartarget [noexists, stealth]
/use [stealth] Pounce; Rake
/use [nostealth] 10
/cleartarget [noexists, stealth]
* Will Pounce anything in range but clear ranged targets, fire up hand tinker if not stealthed and use Rake out of stealth. Spam this when searching for that elusive rogue or cat. Not entirely sure how it works, but it does. Starmist credit for the idea, Coldbear for the successful addition of Rake. Might be a few too many modifiers, but ...yeah. "
but leaving a heroic grp earlier(work) forced me to wander around in ghost form, cuz reentering the dungeon wont rez me, and my corpse is nowhere to be found!
<3 wowhead for listing the spirit healer places!