Balance gets biggest crit as CATFORM wtf?

90 Troll Druid
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so i went catform and clicked heart of the wild and got a 182k crit on ferocious bite on a dummy in ogrimar, i cant even come close to that with starsurge.

This is in caster gear btw... mangle crits for 55k and rake ticks non crit for 16k so initial hit and 16k x 5 rake is like 95k dmg

-.- thats cool and all but somethings wrong here...
Edited by Zmora on 9/28/2012 5:52 PM PDT
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90 Night Elf Druid
12780
I just did the same thing for giggles and yea i got a 166k... du hell
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1 Orc Warrior
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It's the same if you're feral... you can use HOTW and get ridiculous numbers on wrath.
This is because their design intent is for HOTW to offer competitive dps in the other "spec" for 45s or whatever it is... yet we don't have all the spells/abilities of our offspecs anymore.

So the only way to achieve that is to make stuff Kittywrath and Chickenbite hit for absurdly high numbers such that it's comparable to a Boomkin keeping up all dots + procs + wrath... or a Feral keeping up all dots + SR + shredding
Edited by Paulbathehut on 9/28/2012 8:51 PM PDT
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90 Tauren Druid
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Yeah I'm feral and my ferocious bite hits for high 30ks if I'm luck maybe a 45-50 here and there. Kind of frustrated with my feral damage atm. I hope they work it out.
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90 Troll Druid
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HOTW is a burst CD for moonkin
...and AOE button

My god, Hurricane is trash. When we did the "Cleaning Up" achievement, I was considering going Resto because HOTW dps is godly in comparison. (And yay, we got the achv at <1sec on the buff)
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90 Troll Druid
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HOTW makes you better at the other specs than the other specs themselves. I mean sure, in theory that's because you don't have access to all the fancy spells you would if you were that spec in the first place, but that doesn't matter when you can outdps everyone as a guardian druid by spamming wrath.

It is truely godlike on Resto Druids with the talent that gives 50% haste for a spell after swiftmend though. Rejuv, Swiftmend, HotW, Hurricane the trash. Soooo much fun just trouncing all the dps and the tank on the meters by almost double.
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90 Pandaren Shaman
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HOTW is a burst CD for moonkin
...and AOE button


how does this help moonkin damage?
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90 Night Elf Druid
NND
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so i went catform and clicked heart of the wild and got a 182k crit on ferocious bite on a dummy in ogrimar, i cant even come close to that with starsurge.

This is in caster gear btw... mangle crits for 55k and rake ticks non crit for 16k so initial hit and 16k x 5 rake is like 95k dmg

-.- thats cool and all but somethings wrong here...


I've gotten 220k Starsurge with CDs up, and my gear is nothing special. HotW is great and all, but you'll be able to Starsurge more frequently than 5 CP Bite.
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1 Orc Warrior
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HOTW makes you better at the other specs than the other specs themselves. I mean sure, in theory that's because you don't have access to all the fancy spells you would if you were that spec in the first place, but that doesn't matter when you can outdps everyone as a guardian druid by spamming wrath.

It is truely godlike on Resto Druids with the talent that gives 50% haste for a spell after swiftmend though. Rejuv, Swiftmend, HotW, Hurricane the trash. Soooo much fun just trouncing all the dps and the tank on the meters by almost double.


I'm not defending HOTW because I think it's a stupid mechanic to begin with, but making the 1 or 2 spells left hit ridiculously hard is the only way they could accomplish their design intent.
It's not surprising that you can use gimmicks like Resto SOTF to abuse it.
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