The current Wrath of the Lich King
beta has had a lot of ups and downs. At present, since you can't say any class is finished and talents and abilities are subject to change at a moment's notice, all that can really be done is to evaluate what's currently the situation with the class. (As a warning, everything beyond this sentence will most likely be full of spoilers.)
My general overview would be 'flawed, but with a good deal of potential'. I've covered my favorite talent to death, and the situation remains the same
as it did last week, so I'm not going to belabor that particular deceased equine. I should point out that I'm still using the talent in my current build at level 75, and doing very good DPS in instances, tanking, and soloing with it too. I try and respec every day and have that day be dedicated to testing out talents and abilities, but when I decide to push for the next level, I always go back to a heavy fury TG spec. The burst damage potential of TG itself is half of the equation, but the other half is how wildly improved Bloodthirst
is. To put it succinctly, I can now regain about 1000 health every 6 seconds. Sometimes, I actually end fights healed
from when I went into them. Mortal Strike
will probably remain the king of PvP, but for leveling I cannot imagine not taking bloodthirst now. You will bandage maybe one fight in ten. You will eat to get a food buff. It's that good.
I'm going to try and go over as many comments from last week and answer what I can, and when I can't answer them I'll try and be up front and say so. I've not had a chance to do everything: I'm trying to level a shaman and a warrior to 77 as fast as possible and that's while still MTing for my guild for a full raid schedule.
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Filed under: Warrior, Analysis / Opinion, Odds and ends, Instances, Raiding, Leveling, Talents, (Warrior) The Care and Feeding of Warriors, Wrath of the Lich King