Blizz just told ferals to sit down and STFU.Community Team: In order to provide the best damage possible, the rotation for a Feral druid is quite complex. While this is okay in itself, it is nearly impossible to pull off in a PvP scenario so they end up using just Mangle, which they feel drastically hurts their value. To be the most effective they also rely heavily on someone else like another druid or an Arms warrior.
What are our thoughts on the complexity of the Feral druid damage dealing rotation?
Ghostcrawler: If you want to do the best damage possible, you need to be able to master a complex rotation. This is one of the features that attracts players to the Feral spec. However, it’s also pretty forgiving. If you just Shred, you’re going to do decent damage. If you Shred and try to keep up Savage Roar, it’s going to be better. If you can also manage your Mangles and Rips and Rakes, then you have the potential to do very high damage (assuming you don’t have to move around much and can reach the target’s back).
Community Team: Feral druids have also complained a bit about their lack of utility in the PvP environment.
Q: Do we have plans to provide more utility for Feral druids such as a more reliable interrupt?
Ghostcrawler: Feral druids have Bash (which they can improve through talents), Maim and the Feral Charge stun. We think their tools are sufficient for PvP and there are other melee classes that can handle it in PvE. It’s not a strength of the spec for sure, but we’re okay with that. We don’t want all melee to be identical.
Apparently I have *Feral Charge-- Stun* somewhere in my spellbook, too.
I must be retarded or something, because I see no mention of stun in either effect. Guess I should L2P.
Oh yeah, and they share the same cooldown.
Seriously, I wanna kiss blizzard. I just typed out a rant, but deleted it because it's just pointless whining anyway. The Q&A speaks for itself. Just going to fume.
The irony is, they are nerfing EVERY SINGLE CAT DAMAGE ABILITY next patch. No BS. Every one. By % and base amount. /boggle
NOTE: Other than the italics, highlighting, and underlining, I changed NOTHING in the quotes above.