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.
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