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5.4 PTR: Initial Thoughts

by on Jun.28, 2013, under Mists of Pandaria

Playing around a bit on PTR with the new tier bonuses and new talents, I’m actually quite excited for the new SotF talent.

The 2pc bonus contributes to ~2.5% overall DPS with the Soul of the Forest talent, and obviously our 4pc bonus will make SotF more attractive, as we’ll be able to swing Eclipses much faster and reduce the CA cooldown even more.  (Plus, it’ll no longer line up with incarnation).  Both of these set bonuses are geared around SotF.  I was noticing that CA was coming off cooldown ~45sec-60 seconds early with the 4pc.  This obviously will slightly devalue berserking for trolls as well as Incarnation.  It could slightly increase Nature’s Vigil though, since you’re going to be able to line up NV with more CA this way.

Soul of the Forest is a very fun talent to manage. It gives a buff called ‘Astral Insight’, which lasts for quite a long duration, giving you some flexibility when you want to pop it.  It makes Eclipse transit time very fast, and I think we’ll get to the point we won’t bother wasting a GCD on an uneclipsed DoT.

Ysera’s Gift is an interesting talent.  If you’re at 100% health, it’ll heal someone near you.  I’m not sure if this is a smart heal, and it’ll heal OTHERS at 100% health as well, which makes your combat log extremely spammy.  Also, it’ll place you in combat as it’ll heal people who are in combat.

Have you had a chance to play on the PTR?  What are your thoughts?



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