Holy... that Prot Paladin Change. 5% to 30% bonus to Haste sources on Items. Wow... that's extremely powerful.
What's the meaning of glad stance now? And nice to see disc shield nerf.
Huge changes across the board here, the BM buff is extremely welcome. I had no idea Arms was *that* bad however. The Disc priest change is also welcome, it's boring to play as a shield bot in any capacity, it's frustrating to play against and it is not compelling gameplay. Always seems to happen at least once or twice every expac where it is either made from paper or like covering people in a glowing brick wall.
Frost dk buff what? Last I checked they were one of the strongest melee in both pve and pvp. Why buff them so much?
Gladiator stance isn't really needed with the increase in deep wounds, shield slam, etc. what a buff for Arms though holy crap. I may be switching back to orot and trying Arms.
Damn it, Blizzard! STOP WEAKENING US!
Haste tanking is back!
Wow... DK big nerfbat there, and will you stop nerfing anything to do with priests... geez. I mean here they're not top on the dps a lot of times in raids anymore, and you still nerf them, and not other classes that should be nerfed.
Brutal hit to unholy DK's for anything involving more than 1 target.
They wanted to buff tank Prot Warrior damage while keeping Gladiator damage the same. Whether that is successful or not, I'll leave that for the theorycrafters to decide.
I have good feels about them warrior changes. I think it'll keep Glad a competitive DPS spec while not overpowering it, while helping Protwars in general.
OUCH TO DISC! It's about time blizzard promised it at blizzcon and they finally delivered! The Disc Nerf is even bigger than it seems. Less absorbs means less time on target with weakened soul and no bubble - more time for other heals to gain numbers. Long live my first Love - Holy Priest. -- i'm a shaman now. - But still - long live holy Priest. The next nerf will be Holy Pally. No way around it, unless this has an overall impact in their numbers that i fail to see at present
Once again, instead of buffing other classes to make them competitive, Blizzard has nerfed others into the ground. The changes (nerfs) to healing from Druids and Priests is insane. Given that bubble is really the only good spell for Disc other than Penance, this is essentially a 10% or more nerf to Disc. While I can see where people are coming from (especially Disc PvP), this is going to make raid progression so much harder with less healing. The other healers simply should have been buffed to bring them up to scratch. PvP-wise, well this is simply another reason why it should be entirely separate from PvE. If Blizzard had simply made bubble 20% less powerful in PvP everyone would be happy, but nope once again PvE gets absolutely destroyed for this pitiful mini-game.
OMG - Power Word Shield - noooooo.How will I be able to trap elites now?
They are NOT really hotfixes, if they are still undergoing testing and why post them, because if the testing proves them no good, you have to change them and re-advise us, or if they are going ahead, then you're not REALLY testing them. Just advise us when they are FULLY tested and implemented.