Tuesday, February 24, 2009

3.1 Patch Notes--Ulduar

The patch notes are currently released and while they are not the full notes or finalized, several million people are pissed with the current state of every class in the game. From the looks of it, everything got nerfed down the board. Everything but Survival Hunters.

Anyway, lets touch base with the moonkin notes shall we?

  • Owlkin Frenzy is now properly considered an Enrage effect. Now also does not trigger from spell hits, only physical ranged and melee attacks.

So, whats it? This is all the peek that moonkin get at this time. A double nerf with only one post. Excellent in the best regards blizzard, just excellent. Owlkin frenzy was useful in PVE during large AE fights if you had the extra points and wanted to have a little fun. In PVE is was our best defense with spell pushback, as well as damage increase to hopefully get something off us.

So, with it nerfed into the ground, PVE will just move the points elsewhere while PVP cries on the inside and finally respec's feral or resto. Why wouldn't they respec? Moonkin still has no survivilability in PVP period.

Oh wait...Guess what resto got!? IMP BARKSKIN! Thats right folks! Midway in the resto tree is a talent called Imp Barkskin! Congrats you guys! Though personally, only thing I see that I like in the notes right now is this:

  • Plague Strike and Blood Plague no longer remove hots. Plague Strike’s damage increased quite a bit to compensate.

Yup, thats a great thing right there. Druids all over are cheering for this. Finally, we don't just have to stand there making baskets out of dried grass while waiting for death when we see a Death Knight coming at us. We actually will be able to heal!

Anyway, we all know these patchnotes are subject to change, and one change we all see coming is the removal of our RNG stun from Celestial Focus. BlackOut from priests was removed, so its time to take away out last stun.

So thats it. Hopefully the notes bring more promise as PTR goes on.

For those who are on PTR, you can find me as Grandstorm on the PVE server incase anyone wants to chat or just randomly dance naked with me outside instances.

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