08/28/2011 04:56 PM
Posted by Konungr
Guys, I'm not talking whatsoever about what Claw does for Feral Druids. Feral Mastery, weapon damage, all that really means little from the perspective of Balance Druids.
So explain what your problem is. Are you against using Rake and Shred because Claw will do more damage? Then why are you in Cat Form? Are you against the change to Claw because it will make you use Rake and Shred, why does it matter if the only reason you are in Cat Form is to build CP then you should be using Rake since you build CPs faster.
My problem is that you want to nitpick the value of 5 energy in a situational use for non-Ferals to support removing the combo point of Claw. In my personal playstyle, for Maim, I rarely, if ever go past 3 CPs because I'm following up a Maim with a Cyclone or a Typhoon -> Root. Rake, Claw, Claw, Maim, (or even just Rake, Claw, Maim) is sufficient.
The full duration stun isn't necessary or time + effort effective.
The Claw combo point is valuable for different reasons at different levels in different scenarios. The others I've already mentioned on the 1st page.
Also, its just bad gameplay and design to spam refresh a DoT.