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11-14-2010 @ 10:54PM
Barrier is not OP. A shaman or druid can use http://www.wowhead.com/spell=30633/thunderclap or http://www.wowhead.com/spell=61391/typhoon respectively to push you out of it and if a boomkin throws a http://www.wowhead.com/spell=78675/solar-beam over the area then your casters wont WANT to stay in it.Lots of raid have "Don't stand in the fire" damage too so it will be situationally powerful but not "nerfbat" overpowered.
11-14-2010 @ 10:58PM
http://www.wowhead.com/spell=51490/thunderstorm for shamans, sorry.
11-15-2010 @ 12:47AM
My guess is that she is referring to PVE, not PVP.In PVE, it is a raid shield wall. Put it on the melee or tank and it will make the difference in many cases between a wipe and a lootpinata.
11-15-2010 @ 1:17AM
PVP wise, yes you can get blasted out of it, but Moonkin's Solar Beam has a much smaller area of effect than PW:B as far as I know. So you could be standing in the barrier, and not on the solar beam effect. As well, yes, it COULD be nerfbat worthy. Right now, the ground AoE healing effects are powerful, but you can't just ignore boss abilities entirely. With an additional, flat, 30% reduction in damage for 10 sec though? That, in combination with other healing effects, could mean a raid sitting through a big boss ability to make the most of BL/Heroism/TW/whatever the hell people have that's a 15 sec haste buff, rather than having to move.And if that's the case, it would be heading for the nerfbat, I'd say.
11-15-2010 @ 9:18AM
Maybe some Bloodlust-style debuff could help: If you enter a Power Word: Barrier, you get a debuff that prevents it from working for 10 minutes. That way PW:B becomes, effectively, a once-per-encounter spell.
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