- Soothe is now instant cast, down from 1.5 sec cast.
- Moonfire and Sunfire now costs 9% of base mana, down from 18% of base mana.
- Fungal Growth now has a 100 yards range, up from 30 yards.
- Total Eclipse now increases bonus damage from Eclipse by 16%, up from 12%. Each point of Mastery now increases the bonus by an additional 2%, up from 1.5%
Blizzard apparently acknowledged that Moonkin mastery was too weak and provided a slight tweak to the numbers. Now, each point of mastery will provide a 2% boost in Eclipse damage. (Up from 1.5%). Since Total Eclipse also provides us with a base mastery value of “8”, that is going to boost the standard Eclipse from 37.5% (25% + 12%) to 41% (25% + 16%).
What does that mean to you? Well, crit and mastery numbers were trending about on par for each other before this build, and should now give mastery a decent edge over crit. As haste values were still leaps and bounds over both, I don’t think we’ll see a change of haste being our prime stat.
Moonfire/Sunfire’s base mana cost was reduced from 18% to 9%, but that is most likely just a tooltip clarification. (I’ll verify this later, but I believe the mana cost was already halved when the base damage was buffed by 50% in a beta build).
The fungal growth change is handy, as I’ve often been out of range of my mushrooms and unable to pop them.
The soothe change was just reverting to 4.0.1 behavior. I’m not sure why they changed it in the first place. (Probably to offset the small mana cost we face versus the larger focus cost of a hunter, but it’s still a silly way to do it). Since I’m no longer doing heroic Arthas, I don’t really care either way.
What’s your opinions?