Changes on the PTR… and our first boss down.
So changes for the latest patch are up…
- Bear damage is going down
- Bear Armor is going up
- Swipe damage is going down for kitties
- No mention of kitty change to Mastery
- No mention of a fix to the Meta Gem dumb blue>red requirement.
The good news… Looks like Kitty DPS is going to be Ok… for now… in PvE… mostly.
- Berserk no longer clears the effect of Fear or makes you immune to Fear for the duration.
This hurts in PvE because there were times we could use this to continue to DPS while others were running around in fear… but not a huge deal. This REALLY hurts in PvP as it honestly was one of our biggest upsides. We will now get nuked to death by hunters and locks everywhere…. Ok, a little melodramatic, especially since I PvP very little, but I did always like picking Warlocks out of a BG group and ripping them to shreds… Ah well. If we are lucky they will let this change handle our PvP nerf and leave our Mastery and Bleeds where they are.
We downed MagMaw last night after just 2 attempts (reads we are awesome) which gave us lots of time to practice ODS. We looked through the logs today and realized Magmatron’s shield absorbs DoT damage… including my bleeds… so next week we stop DPS on him early and it’s game over. We still managed to get them to <10% so it looks like those 2 will be on farm very soon. I was lucky and scored Parasitic Bands.
For those of you wondering if you are ready to raid, I found this over at wow.joystiq.com…
It looks like with a good team it doesn’t take too much in terms of gear to start raiding and have success.
P.S. Kitties can get an angle on Magmaw and shred… Thank you Blizzard for fixing this expansions Kologarn… maybe they do listen.