Skip to Content
4-08-2010 @ 12:28PM
"Whirlwind will hit an unlimited number of targets, but only for 50% of weapon damage. The intent is for this ability to be used in multi-target scenarios and not on single targets." That sounds all warm and fuzzy, but what will replace Whirlwind then? Need a new DPS button. And dude, why would you ever retire your fury warrior??? Gear it and play it. Fury is king.
4-08-2010 @ 1:25PM
This is a PvP balance. It was designed to be an AoE damage effect, not a single target "kill clothies in arena in under 1 sec" button. As far as PvE is concerned, this is the direction of all AoE effects during the Cataclysm shift.
4-08-2010 @ 5:48PM
I think you have Whirlwind confused with Bladestorm. Bladestorm was changed to help balance PvP. Whirlwind tooltip: "In a whirlwind of steel you attack up to 4 enemies within 8 yards, causing weapon damage from both melee weapons to each enemy" So it's like a shaman's stormstrike where you attack with 2 weapons at once. Instead of increasing nature damage it strikes UP TO 4 enemies. What they are changing is making it hit all targets (like say FoK) but reducing the damage over all. This isn't a PvP change but a buff to AoE pulls in a nerf to single target. The problem is the DPS rotation was Bloodthirst, Whirlwind, Bloodthirst, slam procs. Whirlwind is 25% of the damage of Fury right now and if they make it not worth single target, that leaves Bloodthirst with slam procs.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.