3.3.3: Glyph of Focus nerfed

by on Mar.10, 2010, under General

[item]Glyph of Focus[/item] is being nerfed in 3.3.3.  This seems to be mostly a PvP nerf, but obviously Starfall will still be a huge buff.  I really didn’t think Focus was the way to go in PvE just because of the range nerf.

  • Glyph of Focus: Now increases the damage done by Starfall by 10%, down from 20%.

Moonfire, Starfire and Starfall glyphs will be the way to go



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19 Comments for this entry

  • Orrak

    well this answers the focus/starfall question. Looking at our new setup I kinda wish I could just drop IS altogether, but there doesnty really seem to be any compelling alternative to spend the points on. I really wish they’d do something more with the nature part of the balance Druid seeing as we are now essentially an arcane caster with a nature spell

  • Subintro

    I wasnt planning on using it for PvE anyway, so its not a big loss, unless they do anything about the radious with it

  • Roukie

    Without IS glyph, is their even any point taking IS/IIS??

    • Sunfyre

      Not really, although I do like the extra 3% crit on Starfire. While I’m WAY over crit cap under Lunar Eclipse, it does give me 3% more crit trying to proc Solar Eclipse.

  • Roukie

    mmm, thats what i was pondering myself, but i really dont have many problems with eclipse at 42.5% crit in raids.

    DO u think the points would be better spent in Genesis mebe?

  • Roukie

    or even brambles??

  • Sunfyre

    Genesis is a worthless talent. Brambles pretty much is too. I think I’d rather leave it in IIS for the additional crit to Starfire, tbh.

  • Andrewida-EU

    Completely _agree_ with Sunfyre, Genesis and Brambles talents could be useful if Blizzard would buff/multiply them to ~3x stronger. I’ve tried Genesis few times, but atm it’s worthless :(

    • Sunfyre

      I agree but its another time PvE balance druids get screwed by restos and PvP. Brambles would be too op for pvp and while 5% per point of Genesis probably would make dots worthwhile, it would make tree Druid hots way too strong.

  • Orrak

    could always use the points from IS to fill out OF, i’ve heard thats useful sometimes.

  • Balourd

    Genesis is even more worthless if you dont even use Insect Swarm.
    You guys gotta remember that the last 3 points we invest are minor dps upgrades. It’s okay to say that Brambles, Genesis, Owlkin Frenzy are bad dps upgrades, but those 3 points wont be huge dps boosts anyways.
    I heard owlkin frenzy has a nice uptime in most of the ICC fights. Brambles is nice if you can use your trees twice in a fight without them dying, and the bonus to thorns is a nice buff for tanks. i think genesis falls third with 3% more damage from dots and hurricane, which probably wont make a big difference if we drop Insect Swarm completely (which is why we’re having this discussion in the first place)
    If you dont have Gale Winds i guess it also is a nice place to invest 2 points for most of the Trash, a few fights where typhoon is used and for Deathwhisper (i pseronnaly always Cyclone the mind controls)

  • Balourd

    Sorry for double post, but this just crossed my mind.
    What if blizzard changed the Glyph for “increases starfall damage by 10%” without the radius decrease? Would you guys use it ?

  • Orrak

    If it didn’t have the range decrease i could see myself using it over glyph of MF but, until i have the chance to test the new starfall on something more than just a target dummy I’m unsure how big a dps increase it would be if at all.
    In which case i then ask myself is MF even worth casting w/o the glyph?

  • Andrewida-EU

    “I heard owlkin frenzy has a nice uptime in most of the ICC fights.” << Checked few worldoflogs, and Clearcasting procced 10 times more often, than Owlkin Frenzy – I think it's stays mostly for PVP :(

    Any xperience with logs maybe ?

  • Roukie

    I dont know, i dont think WoL records it properly, i dont think its including refreshings of OF,

    i have 3 points in OF, and take for example it BQL25, my last raid showed me as having 6 procs, yet im dead certain i had the OF buff up for atleast 80% of the time.

    • Sunfyre

      I think a lot of people also miss when the buff is up. Personally, I use PowerAuras to track when it (and my 2pc T10 bonus) are active. I also try to force a Clearcast when I have Owlkin Frenzy for even larger numbers.

  • Seca

    If nothing else, IS is something to cast when moving – which is often enough to justify keeping it given the other options.

    I put a post up in my guild forum telling inscriptionists there might be some money to be made from the focus glyph. I probably should have hustled back in there and told them not to spool up 1k of the things. :)

  • Roukie

    Just on that topic of forcing a Omen of Doom, is starfall affected by it?

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