Some small quality of life changes have been datamined in 5.4 PTR Build 17124:
- Item – Druid T16 Balance 4P Bonus Every time you enter Solar or Lunar Eclipse, the cooldown of Celestial Alignment is reduced by
- Moonkin Form Shapeshift into Moonkin Form, increasing Arcane and Nature damage you deal by 10%. The Druid cannot cast healing spells while shapeshifted. While in this form, you increase the spell haste of all party and raid members within 100 yards by 5%. The act of shapeshifting frees the caster of movement impairing effects. Can’t be cast in Tree of Life Form. Druid – Balance Spec. 9.3% of Base Mana. Instant.
- Nature’s Swiftness When activated, your next Cyclone, Entangling Roots, Healing Touch, Hibernate, Nourish, Rebirth, or Regrowth becomes instant, free, and castable in all forms. The healing and duration of the spell is increased by 50%. Druid – Restoration Spec. Instant. 60 sec cooldown.
We knew the 60% armor change was coming, it was the consolation for removing 15% damage reduction, but it still kind of sucks.
The 4 piece bonus change is ‘better’, but with the desync of Celestial Alignment from Incarnation, it won’t be as much of a DPS gain as we think.
The only positive note here is that we get Nature’s Swiftness back.