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Shifting Perspectives: Mega moonkin, fabu ferals, and Symbiosis specs {WoW}

Mar 25th 2012 9:16PM It speculated (and makes more sense) o MMO-C that Tanq will actually go to Shadow priests than Holy/Disc simply because of the OP'ness of holy having 2 extremely powerful raid healing cooldowns. It would make it close to mandatory to give it to healing priests if otherwise.

Shifting Perspectives: Building a better Insect Swarm for Mists {WoW}

Feb 26th 2012 4:01AM A tooltip would (I think) look like:

Insect Swarm xy% base mana
40 yards

Send a swarm of insects to onto your target
to energize you whenever you deal direct
damage to your target depending on your
critical chance, while in Eclipse.

Stored energy is released by dealing direct
damage while outside of Eclipse or by casting
Insect Swarm again. Criticals outside of Eclipse
use no stored energy. Damage is not modified
by Eclipse.



An example would be you deal 10 000 damage to a target normally. Add in a 15% crit chance and IS and 40% additional damage in Eclipse, you would start to store 2 100 points of damage per, say Wrath, every time you hit your target that had insect swarm. once you hop on out of Eclipse, your Wrath will start to deal 2 100 extra points of damage. So now instead of 10 000 damage Wraths outside Eclipse, and 14 000 damage Wraths inside Eclipse, you have 12 100 and 14 000 respectively. so 40% difference to a 15.7% difference. And that is just napkin math for the flat increase portion of the spell, the rest probably requires a more complicated formula to truly see its potential or a increase in crit scaling and/or strength.

numbers can always be tuned to keep mastery and crit equal with this kind of spell.

Shifting Perspectives: Building a better Insect Swarm for Mists {WoW}

Feb 26th 2012 12:26AM Just a quick thought about Insect Swarm:

Keep IS as a damage debuff but change it drastically. Have Insect Swarm take an amount of damage you deal by your direct damage attacks as a buff on yourself. The amount you take from your spells is determined by your crit chance.

Whenever you're outside of eclipse your direct damage attacks spend the energy stored within the buff, the same amount as you stored while within Eclipse.

Now the fun part. Whenever you actually crit the benefit of Insect Swarm does not use any stored energy. But you can also expend all the energy you have whenever you cast Insect Swarm, but this burst damage would not benefit from Eclipse.

This version of IS would also have a unique synergy with the 2 damage cooldowns in our talents because it would mean that we store more energy than we can expend, making an IS strike all the more powerful and frequent.

I find that this could be pretty balanced, in the sense that you have a constant damage increase outside of eclipse, balancing (hint hint) the huge damage increase while inside of Eclipse while adding more favour to Balance, something that i find is still partially lacking because Eclipse is so mechanical and flat.

Shifting Perspectives: Building a better Insect Swarm for Mists {WoW}

Feb 26th 2012 12:19AM Just a quick thought about Insect Swarm:

Keep IS as a damage debuff but change it drastically. Have Insect Swarm take an amount of damage you deal by your direct damage attacks as a buff on yourself. The amount you take from your spells is determined by your crit chance.

Whenever you're outside of eclipse your direct damage attacks spend the energy stored within the buff, the same amount as you stored while within Eclipse.

Now the fun part. Whenever you actually crit the benefit of Insect Swarm does not use any stored energy. But you can also expend all the energy you have whenever you cast Insect Swarm, but this burst damage would not benefit from Eclipse.

This version of IS would also have a unique synergy with the 2 damage cooldowns in our talents because it would mean that we store more energy than we can expend, making an IS strike all the more powerful and frequent.

I find that this could be pretty balanced, in the sense that you have a constant damage increase outside of eclipse, balancing (hint hint) the huge damage increase while inside of Eclipse while adding more favour to Balance, something that i find is still partially lacking because Eclipse is so mechanical and flat.

The Queue: My heat still isn't fixed {WoW}

Jan 6th 2012 1:43PM Old God behind the Sha. Sayin' it now.

Also look at the TFH edition of KYL that talks about it, it makes just too much sense!

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: BlizzCon Exclusive Murkablo {WoW}

Dec 15th 2011 5:57PM Muna-muna do dooo doo do do

:D

Shifting Perspectives: The matter of Mists talents and abilities {WoW}

Nov 25th 2011 2:32PM Every Friday is Balance. So if your looking through the RSS feed on Friday (or just looking at the main website) and see a Shifting Perspectives, simply ignore it. Best advice that can be given.