Gripe of the Week: “Nerf Moonkin!”

by on Oct.14, 2010, under Gripe of the Week

Have you noticed lately that everyone is crying “Nerf Moonkin!”, and that it generally comes from classes that have had insanely high DPS numbers all along (and now actually have to compete for the #1 spot)?  Let me make a few things clear.

Moonkin were not “buffed”.  They were fixed.

  • Moonkin used to have a 400 haste soft cap and a 42% crit (raid buffed) cap. After this point, Wrath did not benefit from haste and starfire did not benefit from crit.
  • Insect Swarm and Moonfire previously did not benefit from haste, or crit, and moonfire was on a 3 second timer.
  • Insect Swarm and Moonfire did not benefit from Eclipse.

Now, moonkin actually benefit from haste and crit at ALL levels and on ALL spells.  This allows us to scale properly, unlike before where we effectively received 50% effectiveness from any gear upgrade we received at high/ICC gear levels.

The moonkin got up from the back of the bus, and they’re not going back.

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