Deathwish swap not the end of the world...
by Epixx | 13/10/2007 22:12:37
First off, let me begin by saying I am 100% against the DW/SS swap. As a warrior who does both 2H MS PvP, and DW Fury PvE, this change is completely unwanted. There is no logical reason for this switch. Everyone who knows anything about warriors, knows the logical tallent to swap with SS would be enrage. That being said, if this change goes through, I really don't think it's going to be as bad as people are making it out to be.
I think we can all agree the reason we do not want DW swapped, is because of the DW Fury single target DPS loss we will incur without the ability. However, if you really think about it, there are very few encounters that we can utilize DW to its full potential, on a consistant basis. I have experienced every 25 man encounter in the game, and by my count, in only 4 (mabye 5) of the 14 boss fights in BT/Hyjal, can we expect to take full advantage of DW.
These fights include:
Archimonde, Shade of Akama, Teron Gorefiend, Reliquary of Souls, and Illidan(debateable)
Every other boss has some sort of mechanic that keeps us from being able to stay in melee range, with no damage lowering debuffs, and do steady DPS for a full 30 seconds, every 3 minutes, with little to no cooldown wasted.
Rage - Unpredictable DnD placement
Azgalor - Rain of Fire, Warstomps (Depending on who you DPS)
Naj'entus - Getting spined, having to pick spines
Bloodboil - EASILY threat capped without DW
Council - Constantly have to move
Once again, the change sucks, but it really isn't the end of the world. Don't let it spoil your fun.
BTW - There is no way in hell 21/40 is going to be better than 17/44 with the current PTR changes.
[ Post edited by Epixx ]
by Kalgan | 13/10/2007 15:02:32
Also worth mentioning the -4% dodge chance reduction from Weapon Mastery.
by Kalgan | 13/10/2007 15:14:39
PTR isn't updated with the new version of weapon mastery yet. It's a straight 4% dodge reduction (in addition to the disarm duration reduction).
Bumped: Cataclysm Compilation (2/28)