Oh man, first nerfs to content and now nerfs to tanks?

How about just leave the content and our classes alone and work on something else Blizzard?

Blue post on tanking avoidance changes…

Avoidance changes in 3.2
The main goal of the change was to make parry not so much less attractive than dodge as an avoidance stat. Since tank avoidance is so high already, we wanted to do that by nerfing dodge a little, not by buffing parry.

This hurts druids slightly more than other tanks, but the emphasis is on “slightly.” This is not the big druid nerf that some forum posters have predicted. We will continue to evaluate tank survivability and threat generation based on PTR tests with “Patchwerk” to decide if druids need to be nerfed or DKs buffed or look at Prot warrior dps or anything else.

This is also not the big avoidance “come to Naaru” that some posters predicted. Overall, we think avoidance is too high and the game would work better with lower tank avoidance, but suddenly dropping everyone’s avoidance by 20 or 30% would be a very big change with many ramifications for healing and gear among other things. It would also feel like a big nerf to the many players who didn’t understand why it would be better for the game in the long term. But I still expect it is coming at some point. (Source)

What the hell? I just started ramping up my avoidance set and gearing more for avoidance than stamina and now this? Bears are going to continue to get screwed I can just tell. We had our short lived hayday at the beginning of Wrath and it has been all downhill ever since.

Some reminders Blizzard…

  1. We don’t have block and parry.
  2. We don’t get bonus armor any longer from items.
  3. We get less health for stamina now.
  4. We get less dodge from agility than ever before already.
  5. We get less threat stacking the only decent stat left in stamina.
  6. We have a buggy version of block that doesn’t work right and wasn’t that great to begin with.

I know warriors could use some help. I know DK tanks are OP. I know pally tanks I play with are just fine with good threat.

Where exactlly does that leave us bears that have done nothing but take nerf after nerf… with more nerfs to fix the other classes?

Yes this one change, taken by itself just hurts slightly. But factor in everything else we have lost and it hurts a lot. And behind this little hurt change you mention nerfing us more down the road.

Blizzard, did you know most of your Ulduar encounters do a lot of raid wide damage that tests the healers abilities, now you want to make the tank harder to heal as well? Really?

Do you guys know how challenging tanking already is with rotating all the verious mitigation cool downs we all have now?

I am thinking the blue poster meant Driud buffs and DK nerfs when referring to patchwerk testing… or at least I hope he did.

Rant over. Kitty Pew Pew incoming.

2 Responses to Oh man, first nerfs to content and now nerfs to tanks?

  • ARA says:

    I wonder if they’ll ever do that bigger nerf, so that our avoidance is down at 20-30%. That will be interesting.

    Haha, I dont think it was a typo at the end, since many forum regulars (well, angry DKs) are accusing druids of being way out ahead in tanking prowess come 3.2. From their pov, a 3% avoidance drop a hardly noticable blip to druid supremacy. DKs have already been nerfed so severly in 3.2 (health, armor & cooldowns) but again, the tests should help show how we’re all doing.

  • Jacemora says:

    Come 3.2 we will even out with DK’s. Right now I give DK’s the upper hand from a class standpoint, I just don’t think DK tanks tend to be better players as they have had less time to hone their skill as us bears have.

    If we get nerfed much more we are going to end up only being the hurtful strikes soak tanks again… :(

    Whatever Blizzard, give us your best shot!

    P.S. They are nerfing druids before they release the next Arch Druid hero class ;)

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