Yup. They are basically duplicating the cleric in regards to dps capability and soul choices (aoe, single target) and destroying relevant soul synergy or creativity in regards to warrior dps spec soul combinations.
Good thing warriors can still heal like clerics. Oh wait..... If any class needs or even requires dps souls that have strong AOE and single target dps it is warriors.
Yet another design flaw and poor direction of the game. The devs are going to get wake up call with massive lost subs and 90% of the player base Clerics soon. Only an idiot would devote hours of time and money to a game with class balance this inherently unfair and broken.
Or perhaps Atrius realizes this fact (it is obvious) and will make adjustments when the game goes live.
So after some extensive testing with full t3Pa and full ID Test gear, here are my thoughts about the current PTS changes:
There needs to be a ST champion spec. Champion finishers need a big improvement.Keep 51cha/15rb as it is with DB only working on physical (yes I really mean this)
The AOE in this spec is a beast doing ~7.7k on 3 targets, while only doing ~3k ST.
All good for an aoe spec.
Yea DG is probably the best thing to look at.Trim off 44para/20cha/2rb dw abit, atm its st dps is ~3.7k can be lowered by 100-200
Can be done by nerfing deadly grace abit.
I'm not sure why you'd do 41/21/2 and not 39/23/2. I wish they'd do something about RB/Champ rotations feeling so slow, but people seem to like this build for some reason.Boost 41rb/21cha/2rvr, dps is at ~3.4k
Give it 100-200dps more making it a viable 2h st dps spec
Can be done by lowering cd of frost strike to 4sec while boosting elemental touch by a marginal
Frost strike -> thunder strike abit bugged, bonus doesn't apply to secondary hits of the thunder strike but applies to first hit.
Decent aoe on ~5.7k on 3 targets
Why is BM suddenly a support spec? When this isn't even a BM spec. And everything the BM brings to the raid is overwritten by another class except 2% of the essence aura.BM is looking good tested a 39cha/21bm/6rb, ignored the extra ap from DS. Used FB and TS as finishers, dps ~3.4k fine for a support spec.
Around ~5.5k on 3 targets using BF, Titan and fb as finishers with bm crystal, also fine for a support spec.
Last edited by Angryweasel; 03-30-2012 at 12:02 PM.
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Will try out the 39rb/23champ/2rvr on pts soonish.
As for BM being a support spec, i feel it is atm since its dps is lower and it brings a unique buff to the raid, if only it worked.
While i do agree that these current BM spec isn't real bm spec, more like a champion with a pet. Fact still stand that it's using a pet.
Might just be me that dont want BM to be top dps, never really liked pets but that's just 1 opinion out of many.
This would be a losing patch for BM if there is no viable spec beyond 26 points into. In my mind, which ever soul has more points = main soul.
In 51 champ ST spec, you never use any champion abilities besides disruptive/frenzied strike. That's broke imo