There are so many uses for it I just thought of another just for warriors. Say he pops all of his mega one shot cooldowns on you along with mass spell reflection(lots of warriors do this to prevent peels). Instant clone him and you will be Cloned yourself, essentially negating all his burst on you, and a large part of his burst in general by the time he can switch targets.
And if he cancels spell reflect or it gets eaten first, then cool, you just instant cloned him at an opportune moment.
IMO cyclone is the best CC in the game, by far the most powerfull.
Trouble is this, most druids are not like you and dont think outside the box. I do the same to warriors with spell reflect up when im at about 30-50% hp on my mage and poly my self so that I dont need to evocate.
Yep, works great to do that.
Insta-cloning dark bargain, warlock pet sack shield, touch of karma, or Die by the Sword is so stupidly good. NS cooldown is shorter than any of the cooldowns on those abilities, so I can just negate them everytime if I avoid using NS for healing, which, honestly, is not difficult.
I think my favorite thing I managed to cyclone was life swap. Sorta lucky, but was still funny seeing the ability go off in my enemy cooldown tracker, then see the shadowpriest run behind a column and start healing himself only to realize they didn't switch health XD
I can't even imagine playing feral. So many instant clones plus you also have NS. CLONE THE ENTIRE WORLD.....of warcraft...
But in all seriousness, I think an appropriate nerf to cyclone (and buff to priests) would be that Mass Dispell also removes Cyclone (only for disc and holy, sorry shadow, you are already doing well enough).