Ghostcrawler recently posted in the beta forum regarding level 90 druid talents, here’s what he has to say:
We’re not yet happy with the druid level 90 row. We still like the theme of it playing into the druid’s hybrid nature and we want to reassure you (which I think most of you already know) that druids won’t do lower damage or healing compared to other classes just because some other class has an unambiguous throughput increasing talent at level 90. Classes are balanced around their whole package.
Nonetheless, we want the bottom row of talents to be exciting. In the next (hopefully) build, you’ll see a few changes.
Disentanglement — no longer a talent. Shapeshifting for all druids just breaks roots.
Dream of Cenarius — increases damage spells by 70% (up from 30%).
Heart of the Wild — now also grants 6% passive Agility and Intellect.
Nature’s Vigil — replaces Disentanglement. Increases all damage and healing done by 30% for 30 sec, with a 3 min cooldown. While active, all healing spells also damage a nearby target for 50% of healing done, and all damage spells and abilities also heal a nearby friendly target for 50% of the damage done.Let us know how they feel once you get a chance to try them.
I am happy for these changes, and Nature’s Vigil is the type of talent we’ve been asking for. Having disentanglement returned baseline for ALL specs (it already was for balance) is also a nice touch.
We now have two throughput increasing talents: Heart of the Wild, which is a passive 6% intellect boost at all times, or Nature’s Vigil, which is a burst DPS boost. Depending on the fight will depend which option we go for. I’m afraid no one will actually take Heart of the Wild for anything BUT the passive stat boost, however. The rest of the talent could not exist and I doubt anyone would care.
What’s your opinion?