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8-30-2008 @ 1:07PM
Note: Mother Bear only has 3 ranks. It goes up to 12% damage reduction.In addition, the feral talents still don't address the lack of scaling with respect to gear.
8-30-2008 @ 1:35PM
Feral Scaling for cats at least looks mostly delt with. Our damage scales through increasingly bigger amounts of AP, and i think Savage Roar (40% AP increase for 34 seconds) combined with the Omen of Clarity changes (PPM up from 2 to 3.5, no internal cooldown, haste/hit/expertise all increasing the PPM (the more you hit, the more chance to proc)) are going to go a long way to increasing our scaling.Savage Roar alone, as it stands, will be a big increase. Sacrifice 1 finishing move out of every 3 or 4 cycles for a 40% AP buff. Fully raid buffed, i sit around 3600 AP. After 1 cycle, that becomes a flat 5040 for 34 seconds.What remains to be seen is just what the 40% is calculated off. Fully raid buffed, with shaman totems, enchance shaman AP increasing buff and trinket procs, i can hit 5000 AP. Savage Roar running and suddenly that is 7000 AP for the duration of the procs/temp buffs.And that is just using current numbers. I would anticipate our AP should well be higher coming into raid content. Staff of the Forest Lord will likely last until level 80, where you can then find a staff (Hewn Sparring Quarterstaff) from a normal Lightning Halls that grants about 350 or so more AP, and that does not take into consideration the extra we get from the rest of our gear.Once raid content opens up in beta will be when we see how the scaling goes, but Savage Roar alone looks very promising.
8-30-2008 @ 1:46PM
Oh god. Don't start on cat scaling if you don't know where we are. Napkin math isn't going to cut it.We're not anywhere close to what our scaling should be. At the moment, with level 80 abilities, we're STILL doing less than what rogues are capable of at 70.Feral cat scaling needs a TON of work, and right now we're not seeing any of it.
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