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4-12-2011 @ 10:07PM
"Swipe (Cat) damage has been doubled."Yay? I guess? I only ever use Swipe on large packs of non-elite mobs in dungeons anyway.
4-12-2011 @ 10:16PM
and *that* my friend is the only reason it was doubled.
4-12-2011 @ 10:17PM
That's exactly the point. They're trying to make AoE better for specs with poor multi-target capabilities. Take fury warriors, for example; they have precisely two abilities that hit multiple targets - Cleave, which hits a grand total of two enemies, and Whirlwind, which is an instant cast with a ten second cooldown. They're reducing that cooldown to four seconds in the patch.The change isn't meant to make AoE-facerolling through dungeons viable; it's to make certain specs less useless during the rare situations where AoE-facerolling is not only *viable*, but really the only logical option.
4-12-2011 @ 10:33PM
Well, my damage on the group trash in BoT has doubled (60k-120k dps...)
4-12-2011 @ 10:48PM
So I am going to hit 30k DPS on trash packs now? With judicious timing off cool downs I never felt my Cat swipe did poor damage. The only people that were regularly beating me where Warlocks.
4-13-2011 @ 12:35AM
Heroic Maloriak has an additional Black phase with an extended amount of AoEhttp://raidbots.com/dpsbot/Maloriak/25H/100/14/60/default/Look where Feral is compared to just about everyone else and you can see why Kitty's are in serious need of an AoE buff.
4-13-2011 @ 2:32AM
"you can see why Kitty's are in serious need of an AoE buff."Hmmh... weeellNot to burst any bubbles but everyones AOE damage dealing abilities have been doubled, tripled and whatnot in 4.1 so kitties are not so special in this case (even tho kitties are cute, right?). Its surely not because of some "heroic maloriak" or anything..Either Firelands brings huge AOE fight or they are now thinking that people can "aoe down" heroic trash..Well, those packs that can be, faster without sometimes tedious single target to everything.. you still prolly cant aoe down mobs who hit hard and/or heal..
4-13-2011 @ 3:04AM
@RevynnThat parse says to me that Spriests, Fire mages, Demo locks, and Balance druids (and probably Aff locks and Arms wars) need to have their AoE reigned in. Everyone else is fairly tightly grouped except for poor Arcane mages.I would also point out that the scaling of people in Heroic raid gear in Heroic raid fights is irrelevant to the other 90% of raiders and to 99.99....% of other WoW players. The data for normals shows cats to the left of the average but they are hardly deviating to a significant degree and there are several other specs in the same area.Also the problem cats have is with EXTENDED AoE. Doubling their burst AoE won't deal with this problem at all. If Blizzes intent was to deal with that they would have lowered the energy cost of swipe.
4-13-2011 @ 4:12AM
Haha, overall on most fights it's gonna be balanced I guess, but the burst with berserk, holy shit! Now they just gotta fix our single-target DPS scaling since we start falling behind badly in hardmode gear.
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