MMO-Champion reports that 5.1 has been confirmed for tomorrow. Get ready for item upgrades!
My apologies for not posting much, I’ve been on vacation, and there hasn’t been a whole lot to post. Between raiding full time and moderating the MMO-Champion Druid Forums, there hasn’t been much blog time.
You can always reach me on Twitter though, @SunfyresNest!
A lot of you probably got excited (as I did) when I first saw the patch notes for 5.1 — more moonkin buffs! There actually are not additional buffs, but a reflection of hotfixes that were applied way back on September 20th.
There were a few small changes that don’t look to be part of a hotfix, however, including a nerf/buff to Solar Beam as well as a change to Symbiosis:
- Solar Beam now lasts for 8 sec.
- Glyph of Solar Beam now increases the radius by 100% instead of the duration by 5 seconds.
- Symbiosis is now a two second cast.
The symbiosis change is welcome, as I’m sure all of you have been as frustrated as I am about placing it on raid/party members. The solar beam “nerf” I think will actually be welcomed. It’s rare you get someone stuck in a solar beam for the entirety of 10 (let alone 15) seconds, but now giving a double radius will make it more useful.