Thursday, January 6, 2011

[Bear]The most important PTR change for 4.0.6 is...

Sure, you've seen the patch notes at MMO talking about bears getting nerfed in damage but boosted in armor, and cats getting nerfed on bleeds but boosted on shred & mangle.

Alaron talked about it, as did Jacemora.

But what did they miss? Oh, they missed this little beauty.

The tauren racial trait War Stomp can now be used while shapeshifted.
Oh, HELL yes.

Even on a 3 minute CD this is great for PvE, especially heroics. Interrupts, stopping a lot of damage early on, being able to get stupid achievements like the one from BRC - it has tons of potential use. Just awesome. Of course ,it's something we should have had for a long, long time - but at least we get it.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

[Bear]FYI - looks like skull bash can miss

The rumors of skull bash's awesomeness and lack of need for hit (at least as a bear) appears to be a bit dead now, as logs have shown that skull bash can actually miss. Well, okay, it could always miss - but the interrupt can now also miss, and that means hit is actually more useful than it was.

What I'm not clear about is whether or not skull bash uses the melee or spell table for hit. More testing is required. In any case, make sure to have some backup hit gear just in case you're the interrupt guy; interrupts are a Big Deal nowadays.