It looks like we may have spoken too soon. There are some following 4.0.6 changes which begin to slowly balance out the recent nerfs:
- Fungal growth duration has been increased to 20 seconds, up from 10. In addition, it should now be much more responsive when detonating Wild Mushrooms.
- Moonkin Form now grants 15% damage reduction instead of increased armor.
- Starfall will no longer strike targets that are not in combat and will now drop stars at a slightly faster rate.
- Wild Mushroom is now instant cast, down from 0.5 seconds. In addition, the radius of detonation has been increased to 6 yards, up from 3, and damage done increased by 30%.
The fungal growth seems like it’s going to be our new main staple for snaring / slowing people on the run. The Moonkin Form change is a nice buff for damage from spellcasters, but really still does nothing when we’re rooted in frost nova being shattered by a frost mage. The starfall buff is GREAT for dungeons. The Wild Mushroom buff is an additional 15% from it’s previously stated 15% buff.
Also, Zarhym hints that while Balance druids will not be able to get ‘Entanglement’ which removes roots when shapeshifting, there are other plans that will be released after the holiday weekend.