Blizz overbuffed it.
Monk survivability is horrible. Their heals are low, and they have no damage midigation abilities.
Blizz Nerfs Survivability.
Monks have nothing to bring to a rated BG situation.
Blizzard trolls us by giving us an amazing skill made for RBGs, then nerfs it to uselessness.
So yeah, they kind of did nothing for us really.
We have great mobility and escape moves and I feel like the monk play style revolves more around utilizing our mobility and self-healing to duck in and out of combat. We also have relatively short cooldowns which serve to be beneficial when kiting opponents. This allows us to re-engage the enemy quite strongly.
I've actually just started a Warcraft related youtube channel. Here is a cool video of one of my arena matches in which a 1v1 situation arises with me against a warlock. I think it kind of showcases what I'm talking about.
Check it out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClGJNtXT4_k
I like many people with monks hope that the 5.2 changes do in turn help bring up ww monk to a level that is comparable with some of the other classes. I think either way monk will always require a high degree of skill/practice/key binding, but that effort should be rewarded with a decent amount of pvp ownage.
Since I can not get most of the pvp gear while leveling i am forced to just work on technique. Hopefully when I can actually hit 90, all that practice will be worth it and the pvp gear along with 5.2 changes will prove a great combo.
I have to agree with you, im tank/dps for my guilds heroics and raids but I feel like im forced to gear up and heal to be useful in pvp at all... Were serious terrible... About the best ive been able to do is Touch of Karma an EFC, pop Xuen, and spam Spinning crane kick in the middle of about 6 people defending >.<.
this!!!! I'v been here.
So many people in this forum that have no pvp record to speak of making proclamations about how it is just that people are bad. I checked lots of the people talking about their skill and the lack of problems with monk. I wish I would have found just one toon that had a high rating. Unfortunately the "high" ones were in the 1600s.
< 2.2k+ RBG here (2.4k CR), http://i.imgur.com/lyT0r.jpg. lol, rbg is srsbznrite?
I would say that MW is currently worse than rdruid, rsham and hpally in arena. See that they took original ring of peace away, along -2 sec spear hand strike silence on PTR therefore I am done with this class.
Spam healing sphere in arena make me feel like a herp derp clicker.
I have noticed the roll can be horrible... being that im still new to the class I am not at all good at aiming my roll I find myself rolling into mobs, trees etc etc.. I found that if you have a mouse with key bindable button's on the side, the best thing to do is use one of them for the roll. That way you can aim and roll into the target your looking to get to.
If anyone is interested you can go watch this video. Monk/Rogue 2v2 arena team. I would say monks do pretty well in pvp. :)
It's a harsh time, because it seems like RBGs are becoming more popular then arenas now.
I went back to my shadow priest, honestly...
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