Major_Bones wrote:Without any solid numbers or theory, what is your gut feeling on the diff. of BT vs Savagery? Think it's pretty clear BT will still be top dog, just curious how the others feel atm.
Since Savagery is a passive and Bloodtalons is active, they will almost definitely aim to tune Bloodtalons to be more DPS than Savagery when used properly as that is the precedent they have set.
Honestly if it wasn't for that reason alone I think there'd be a lot more complaining about Savagery as a talent. As it stands that gives people an excuse to never use it.
Major_Bones wrote:As for LI. Idk man, everyone I've seen testing it so far says it hits like a wet noodle. Tuning might fix, I just don't think anything will compete with BT especially with the CP changes. Lots more CP to spend means more BTs to use. MAYBE if they capped the number of targets like old school Bomb and made it crush ST damage, it wouldn't be OP for multi-dot and useful for ST.
Yes, LI currently hits like the wettest of noodles. If you're testing it, expect its damage output to be very, very underwhelming.
I would tend to agree that the 100 talents are overall mediocre at best. Recycling Dream of Cenarius as Bloodtalons is fine, clearly some people like it otherwise they wouldn't have brought it back, but if they want to make people happy with the tier then the other two talents have to be strong and well fleshed-out. The problem is that the talents in the tier are just far too polarizing. Objectively, Bloodtalons isn't that polarizing, but the fact that most ferals that have played in MoP have already tried it and formed their opinion on it means a good portion of players will know if they want to use the talent before they even spec into it.
Savagery, among its other issues, is just about as polarizing as you can get. The majority of ferals will most likely try the talent once or twice and decide that they either do want to use it as their "main talent" (even if its less DPS) or that they never want to use it all if they don't have to. This is certainly not what I would consider a quality you want to have in a talent.
For the people that dislike Bloodtalons but don't want to dumb down their gameplay by playing Savagery (I'd speculate that's maybe 10-40% of ferals? Not sure, but its definitely not a group you want to disregard) they're essentially shoehorned into Lunar Inspiration and if they don't enjoy that either they're going to be extremely dissatisfied. And even if they do
enjoy Lunar Inspiration, playing one talent and being greatly averse to the other two isn't ideal either.