Sinister Strike: An instant strike that causes 222 damage in addition to 175% of your normal weapon damage. Hemorrhage: An instant strike that deals 140% weapon damage (203% if a dagger is equipped), causing profuse bleeding that deals an additional 50% of the direct strike's damage over 24 sec. Awards 1 combo point. Replaces Sinister Strike.Okay, seriously? Do you have ANY idea how moronic this is now? Last patch when Sinister Strike got a damage buff I was okay with it on the grounds that the 135% made its damage comparable to Hemorrhage (135% + 222 vs 140%), but now its stupid. The idea behind a Spec's move replacing a baseline move is that the Spec version is supposed to be BETTER than the Baseline, and here we have Blizzard screwing Subtlety with the exact opposite, because now with the same weapon SS will deal so much more damage than Hemo it's not even worth it. Let's say I have a weapon that deals 1500 damage per swing.If I use Hemorrhage, I hit for 2100. Not bad.But if I use Sinister Strike, I hit for 2847. I'm sorry, but wasn't the main idea behind MoP supposed to be "Use Any Spec You Want"? Because from what I'm seeing here, that's not being followed. Why in Sylvana's name would I EVER use Subt in a raid when its primary CP-Builder is so inferior to Combat's? I wouldn't! And of course, I can already see the arguments coming; "Subt uses Backstab!" "L2Backstab NUB" etc etc. And I'm sorry, but no. I should be able to pick and choose what Spec I want to play without being forced into one by my weapon choice. When the Talent Trees were first released, that issue was solved beautifully- Assassination was the go-to for Dagger Rogues, but they could also give Subtlety a spin if they wanted because Backstab made it viable there. On the flip side, Combat still had the Non-Dagger Rogues put first, but Subtlety could also accommodate them because Hemorrhage did damage that was comparable to Sinister Strike. It was a gorgeous balance, but now it's getting ripped apart by these absurd buffs to SS that seem to serve no purpose other than saying "Subtlety? Yeah, @#$% those guys. COMBAT SPEC 4 LIFE!"Come on Blizzard, you're better than this. Do the right thing; I know you're capable.
Does that mean that the original effect of Nightfall for Warlocks is being rid of? Because personally, I liked the instant Shadow Bolt. The only time I ever use my Soul Shard is for a Healthstone in an Arena/RBG.
The new DK tier looks sick!
Well I'll be hiding the T14 helm on my Worgen DK. Just looks like a stupid long neck with a skeleton face. Think they would have thought about the Worgens a bit more when they do any of the helms and how it will look on a long faced toon. Too much to hope really?
You no take my extra Cleave target!
Enough with the skulls on the death knight armor already!
Blood elf shamans?
Blood elf shamans?Again: The standard choice for most people on the Model Viewer is Blood Elf; you can change it to any race you want to see the armour on.
Here is a proper gear previewhttp://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/556772_10150933299434764_549399788_n.jpgNo it is not dirty!
Okay, I've never been one to berate the art devs for putting skulls on DK armor. I like skulls. But this... This is just hideous. It looks especially bad on tauren, as the humanoid skull on the helm seems so out of place. It also looks to be composed more out of cloth than plate. Good thing our Challenge Mode set looks amazing.I did, however, notice the flowers on the helm. They look like roses, and on the blue set they're black. Is this is a possible Dragonlance reference, specifically a nod to the death knight Lord Loren Soth of Dargaard? He was a Solamnian Knight of the Rose.Despite the set's appearance, a DL reference is welcome.I don't think I like the shaman set, either. I love it when Blizz takes an approach to shaman armor that reflects their spiritual aspect rather than elemental (T10 and T13 are my absolute favorites), but what do shaman have to do with birds?The warrior set looks too... how should I put this... pretty to be for warriors.On an unrelated note, I am absolutely loving the new icons. Soul Reaper looks nice. I'm going to set it to the left of Outbreak, so they glare at each other while I fight.(Pardon all of my edits. My grammar is terrible.)
Here is a proper gear previewhttp://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/556772_10150933299434764_549399788_n.jpgNo it is not dirty!The accuracy...
Really lovin the shaman tier. The normal green looks wicked on Orcs and the Raid finder blue looks wicked on Trolls.