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9-30-2008 @ 6:00PM
I am worried with feral druid versatility, since there is no intellect in the new "feral" gear.I understand the the need to shift is greatly reduced, but still, also, for pvp, we won't really have enough mana to really be that versatile anymore.For instance, battle rezzing someone mid fight will be unlikely to happen, since we might not have the mana to go back to bear or cat, specially if by some odd reason, you innervated another person a few seconds back... and knowing that you can only use one potion per combat now...Not to mention that all other melee hybrids get pure spellpower from stamina, or from attack power, and feral druids are left with the short end of the stick with a gimped healing only/spellpower from nurturing instincts.Which, honestly, is almost useless now, since you barely have the mana pool to even heal yourself to full at level 80 anymore...The changes are quite interesting, don't get me wrong... I can't wait to see what ferals will be able to do in PvE, but I already know that for PvP, they will still be weaker than they should be.After all, at this moment, feral druids can be very strong in the hands of skilled players, but that is only because they can cyclone, shift back, shift to bear or cat when needed, and back, and still heal themselves a little bit, or just enough to survive and win.
9-30-2008 @ 8:25PM
First of all, I am guessing that PvP gear will more than likely have more intellect on it since it is designed for druids alone.Second, Cat Form and Bear Form both take 35% of your base mana and Rebirth takes 68% of your base mana, you will probably have Survival of the Fittest, which increases your attributes by 6% and reduces the chance to be critically hit by 6%, which will more than likely bring you an extra 3% above the average mana pool. This being said, mana should not be a problem unless you accidentally somehow shift out of Cat form mid battle, in which it would be the fault of the lack of skill, other than the game's mechanics.Lastly, when have you ever healed in a PvE situation in which it was completely essential, is it really that big of an issue?
10-01-2008 @ 12:19AM
not really. i created a premade lvl 80 druid and there is no mana on the gear at all.right now on the live servers i have about 6.5k mana, and on the beta at lvl 80, in full pvp gear, i have a little less than that. every time i cast a form it costs like 1300 mana or something so i really cant switch or heal i have to pick a form and stick with it.
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