Ah, the pleas of the many have been answered! Lo, the doors of Blizzard have parted, and the following comes forth:
“While things may look bleak, my feral sons and daughters, take heart! We have you in our thoughts always. Your many entreaties and lamentations have not fallen on deaf ears. We have listened…now hear the solution that will restore you as an equal competitor against dragons and men!”
A hushed silence decends on the crowd. The narrator waits until all is still, than speaks again…
“Prowl has a new icon.”
They have SPOKEN!
Okay, seriously, there were a few changes that I won’t mock:
- Feral Swiftness now also causes Dash and Stampeding Roar to have a 50/100% chance to instantly remove all movement impairing effects from the affected targets when used.
- Glyph of Rake is now Glyph of Pounce, which increases the range of Pounce by 3 yards.
I figure this is as close as we’re going to get to getting our root break back, and it’s probably the best stopgap solution. (Any class redesign to be balanced around, say, shapeshifting mana costs, would probably take quite some time.) You’d frequently be using Dash/SR (the newer improved version) as a gap closer after a root anyway, so this works out to some degree. It’s interesting how SR has essentially become “AOE Dash.” I hope that they take a look at the energy cost; it’s high enough that it’s hard to use it as a reactive ability, which I assume is the intent. The Pounce glyph is fairly useless, but I’m HOPING *crosses fingers* that this means they might let Stampede proc Ravage OR Pounce.
- The root effect from Shattered Barrier now shares diminishing returns with the root from Improved Cone of Cold.
Hey, maybe someone, somewhere, does listen? WHILE YOU”RE LISTENING, CAN YOU TWEAK FB AND CAT SWIPE, PLEASE? THANKS!
(Yes, this post is a little silly. I’m in a good mood; got the email today that I passed my CISSP exam.)