Additional Cataclysm Balance Changes

by on Aug.21, 2010, under Cataclysm

MMO-Champion released some further balance changes in Cataclysm:

  • Wild Mushroom changed, only 3 mushrooms can be placed at one time (Down from 5).
  • Cyclone cast time increased to 2 sec. Up from 1.5 sec.
  • Faerie Fire now has a 35 yards range, up from 30 yards.
  • Insect Swarm now has a 40 yards range, up from 30 yards.
  • Starfire now has a 40 yards range, up from 30 yards.
  • Entangling Roots now has a 35 yards range, up from 30 yards.
  • Thorns now lasts 20 sec, down from 10 minutes. Damage increased by 1400% (Deals 447 damage instead of 32)
  • Moonfire now has a 40 yards range, up from 30 yards.
  • Wrath now has a 40 yards range, up from 30 yards.
  • Moonkin Form now increases Nature and Arcane spell damage by 10%.
  • Starlight Wrath now reduces cast time by 0.15/0.25/0.5 sec. (Up from 0.1/0.2/0.3 sec)
  • I find most of these rather interesting.  The Thorns change has me rather perplexed.  I’ll have to rely on someone who has beta access (*cough*Lissanna*cough*) to let me know how this now scales with spellpower.  Unless it’s going to give a huge damage burst to a tank for threat, I really don’t get the purpose of Thorns.  The Moonkin form change was needed, or it would have made the form pointless in 25man raids.

    Thoughts/gripes/complaints?



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    • Fearon

      Seems we get some good pvp changes (except cyclone) but it seems all casters are getting these. Doesn’t make me less happy though ;)

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