Wind Shear: Range needs to be increased.

85 Orc Shaman
4230
Wind Shear is currently 25 yard range. This is a problem for elemental, especially with the 40 yard range for all casters. Was not Wind Shear in the talent Elemental Reach? If not, why not now? Right now this is counter productive to our max range when we need to be in 25 to interrupt.

Why is the range 25? Why is it not 40 by default? This creates the same problem for resto when they are not in range to interrupt and use the utility they were designed for. Enhancement has fewer problems with the range, however, it influences them as well.

I checked all ranged interrupts/silence on the map that I could think of. I found these facts:

    Counterspell: 40 yards
    Spell Lock: 30 yards
    Wind Shear: 25 yards
    Strangulate: 30 yards
    Silence: 30 yards


It was 40 yards; however, somewhere in 4.0 it was changed and I am uncertain why it was. I found no discussion on this, so I made one.
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83 Blood Elf Paladin
3665
There's no reason to keep it at such a low range. It's just one of those problems in our class that doesn't get fixed because other matters come first. :(
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83 Blood Elf Paladin
3665
There's no reason to keep it at such a low range. It's just one of those problems in our class that doesn't get fixed because other matters come first. :(

Edit : Gota love these forums
Edited by Birdofheaven on 12/1/2010 1:31 PM PST
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83 Blood Elf Paladin
3665
There's no reason to keep it at such a low range. It's just one of those problems in our class that doesn't get fixed because other matters come first. :(

Edt : I really love these forums and their triple posting skilz
Edited by Birdofheaven on 12/1/2010 1:31 PM PST
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80 Human Paladin
3035
I'll trade you for Rebuke which is melee range. I just started a dwarf shaman and lemme tell you, Wind Shear is the bomb.
Edited by Alinon on 12/1/2010 2:14 PM PST
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85 Undead Warlock
12590
6 second cooldown.
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62 Dwarf Rogue
730
If we learn nothing else from this thread, the forums need a delete post option.
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83 Blood Elf Paladin
3665

I'll trade you for Rebuke which is melee range. I just started a dwarf paladin and lemme tell you, Wind Shear is the bomb.

Ranged class =/= melee class
( Ele )

Also different classes are different...go figure
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85 Human Paladin
9670
Considering Counterspell is 40yds, it would only make sense to make Windshear 40yds as well.
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85 Orc Shaman
4230
Considering Counterspell is 40yds, it would only make sense to make Windshear 40yds as well.


That is what I am referring. The only other ability as close to CS and WS is SL from warlocks and that belongs on the pet. The pet itself can be on the caster or nearby, which is why it is 30 yards.

Wind shear on 25 yards is extremely limiting to the playstyle. Same thing happened to Unleash Elements being 20 yards. Was changed into 40 because of the limitations.

Peace!
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85 Orc Hunter
5805
Because, you know, wind shear isn't one of the best interrupts in the game or anything. What's the CD? 6 seconds? Also, you have to consider that it's available to ALL SPECS of shaman. I don't think a buff to 30 would be all THAT bad for ele only, but no way should it be baseline 30 -> buffed 40.
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85 Orc Hunter
5805
It's an interrupt. It interrupts. At range. Every 6 seconds.

Silence - 45 second CD, only available to the DPS tree
Spell lock - 24 second cd, only available to a specific pet
Strangulate - 2 min cd
Counterspell - 24 second cd, could probably use a range redux.

I hate to use this tired old phrase, but different classes are different. They are balanced with abilities like this in mind.

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1 Dwarf Hunter
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Maybe when hunters get their ranges increased on 50% of their shots you can too.
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85 Orc Hunter
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I think I should also point out that you're comparing an interrupt to a pile of silences. They are two very different things anyway.

Also, what does me being a hunter have to do with people making illogical complaints?
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85 Dwarf Shaman
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I'm okay with this because it would be overpowered and I play a resto shaman.

On another note, 30 yards max.
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