Changes will keep rolling in and reactions will vary from praise to expletives, but I'm just happy to see tuning continue.Am I the only one wondering how many resto druids have been worried about their DPS?
BM nerf is unnecessary and should be reverted. Even in prepatch it wasn't best, and only gets worse in SL.
BM nerf seems designed to prevent the spec to get overpowered as soon as a better gear is acquired. BM more than any other Hunter spec scales well as stats increase, particularly crit. BM being slightly behind in the beginning only means it would be ahead very soon. This nerf only delays the time it will take to overtake MM, it will still happen though just be patient :) BM takes over 9.1, calling it now.
As Impakt stated, as soon as azerite traits are gone, BM loses a lot of its damage, so this nerf is very much jumping the gun on Blizz' part.
5% for WW doesn't even quite cut it, 15% would have brought us back in the middle. We're dead last and other specs got buffed more, it's a disgrace! (but not a surprise though)
Is this article going to be updated with additional perspectives about the rest of the classes affected by the changes?
"this nerf adds up to perhaps 5% on a single target and 10% in cleave, without changing talent viability." Excuse me, but WHAT nerf are you talking about, you never mention it.
The Retribution nerf wasn't targeting a 1-minute cooldown burst, it was targeting a 3-minute cooldown burst which makes the nerf even more ridiculous. What Blizzard did here shows a clear lack of understanding, completely killing two talents that had a fun synergy. If the burst didn't kill the target (which is easily countered), Retribution would be a sitting duck doing pisspoor damage until at least wings comes off cooldown, granted you can survive that long with your $%^& defensives outside Divine Shield.Meanwhile, Shadowpriest and Rogues were left alone, two classes that have 100% sustainable damage that outshines the 3-minute cooldown burst of Retribution.I guess Paladins are still repaying their debt for having Lay on Hands (that we can't even use in Arena) and Divine Shield.PSA: This nerf effectively killed Rets in PvP, gg bois see you next prepatch for another few weeks where you can shine in pvp
Yeah the BM nerf makes no sense with SL coming out in two weeks.Damage in the current live game is REALLY irrelevant tuning it makes no sense.It also dose not help that BM is already quite a bit behind marks in SL and this 5% nerf across the board just makes a wide gap even wider
blizzard devs doesn't care about paladin people *kanye west voice*
Why nerf BM hunter in pre-patch? it was already behind of MM in SL, can't Blizzard keep 2 specs good? they have to have 1 spec good and the other 2 way worse.
Can anyone confirm these changes are going into Shadowlands or is it just for prepatch?