Whitepaw wrote:Neither - he has a point.
Alright. Let's hear it.
When you look at the individual logs for fights from Highmaul Mythic on World of Logs, you can see what he's hinting at.
Let's go ahead and stop you here. If you read the full Twitter conversation, he was only referring to two fights. Heroic
Twin Ogron and Heroic
Kor'agh. So he wasn't in fact hinting at anything except his own personal anecdotal evidence. And I think it's common knowledge that Ferals in Heroic Highmaul tend to fare very well. Not to mention, Twin Ogron is one of ferals' only bread and butter fights. It's only in Mythic Highmaul gear (and encounters) and beyond where we fall off the table on single target and even more so in AoE.
Mythic Kor'agh also introduces another element that requires target swapping -- a task not well suited for Ferals, but perfectly fine for Warriors. Granted, it appears both were able to swap and dps MC's, but consider that the warrior you are looking at is banking his cds specifically for Volatile anomolies. Bottom line is, the guy is looking to parse rank 1 [read: he's padding his ass off. He's not worried about his boss damage]
. Losing very little damage on the boss totally opposite of how it affects our dps. We can't 'bank' TF. We can't cap energy. We can't be peeled from the boss without losing a tremendous amount of damage.
That said, comparing rank 1's across different specs is not a strong case to bring.
f you take a look at Imperator, you get the same picture. Again, Ferals do well when looking at damage done on the boss, compared to other melee specs. This shows that Feral single target dps is also important in fights with multiple targets. It might not be on the no. 1 spot on dps logs, but doing most damage on the boss is rather important.
Starbreeze pretty much nailed this in his response. Our single target is great. But we're not the best. Our AoE is totally dogshit. Other classes can still compete with our single target and lose virtually nothing when having to do other important things, like swapping to aberrations or burning down Operator Thogar adds. Single target is important, but it is not the ONLY important thing. I mean, you want to talk about depressing, look at this:
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/t6 ... target=118
Yaaay cool. #2 on boss damage. Weeee.
https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/t6 ... amage-done
...Wait what the fuck? Dead fucking last. Feels good to do all that... single... target... damage....
But I hope this buff will allow us to keep our excellent single target damage, instead of necessitating a nerf to that so dps specs are kept balanced.
I think you are vastly overstating the potency of our single target damage. We could stand to use another single target buff, if anything. Especially to counterbalance how pathetic we are in other various dps situations. Again, it is unjustifiable for our AE to be anemic and our single target to be "just" competitive.
So all in all, I don't think Bird de la Coffee has any validity to his claim that ferals are strong right now. Maybe in his pug Heroic group, he tends to do well. But in an end game raiding scenario where "what can you do for this encounter for us in totality" matters more than just being "good" at one dynamic, sorry, we're not strong in any sense of the word.