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6-24-2010 @ 3:26AM
As it stands atm, a druid shape shifting into bear form vz certian classes (UnhDK, Ret pala, Arms Warrior) is just signing your own death, they will out dps you once in bear form and not only that but your dps will be compleatly nullified via death strike / instant FoL and Seal of justice kiting/ a combination of second wind blood craze and enraged regeneration. This is not even including ghoul scrafice or paladin bubbles or a warr who is smart and uses his sheild to revenge spam with sheild block up etc. I would say 8times out of 10 bear form is useless, all I use it for the spell intrupt feral charge, bash and frenzied regen. With the idea of people having 50k hp in pvp gear and % based hp regen I am not looking forward to cata as a feral druid. can just imagine seeing (omg that noob feral just stuned the warr) why is that a bad thing? cause it now not only has second wind, but more than likely blood craze from one of the many crits I do. What now? It regenerates like mad.
6-24-2010 @ 4:01AM
Blood Craze is completely useless. At 30k health that's 1800 health over 6 seconds, or 300 health per tic. You'd be better served with a pocket Druid, Priest, or Shaman. Paladin would work too, I guess, but it's easier to stop them from healing.Going with Cata figures, where PvP gear has Stam out the azz, 6% of even 100k is still only 6k health over 6 seconds, it doesn't stack with itself (Meaning if you get crit 2x you don't get 12% life back, it just refreshes the duration) and the measly amount of health returned is laughable when compared to the amount you just took. Second Wind is EXACTLY the same strength of heal (1% life per second) which is still pretty useless, what makes it GREAT though is it's 2 talent points instead of 3 AND it gives you RAGE with witch to murder that bastard that just stunned you.What would cause concern for you as a feral Druid in Bear form would be if these were INSTANT heals (making them actually not too horrible for the talent investment) but you'd still be better off with a healer in your back pocket. Warriors were designed with the worst vulnerability and best synergy with healers, to the point that if the warrior has a healer, he won't die, but he drops faster than a mage to a Boss's Cleave without one.
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