01/16/2013 11:05 AMPosted by ARÔMÊZI have read the OP and a few of the replies, I am a monk player and I do not understand what you are talking about. Please explain to me in layman's terms so I can understand what you guys and gals are talking about.
Casting Blinding Flash before Sweeping Wind buffed SW damage even after BF wears off. Huge majority of Monks were using this. Some went extreme, meaning they had gear set for BF buffing and set for SW buffing and they were swapping them. Some manually, some were using scripts.
Now, like with MF gear, instead of just fixing item swapping exploit by resetting the skill buffs on gear change, Blizzard decided to nerf Sweeping Wind and sell it as buff to Monks.
lower dmg and survivability (through LS) when using SW and BF
Blinding Flash is now pretty much useless
gear swapping stays for other potential controversies in the future
Some Monks, me included, were hoping Blizzard would fix gear swapping long ago, because we knew, it would be either that or Sweeping Wind/Blinding Flash combo nerf.
Now we lost BF and got spenders buffs, but they could end up like Trail of Cinders.
Anyway, one less skill for Monks to think about ever again and no change in absolute lack of offensive passives department.
First of all I have not played on the PTR yet. I have just checked the PTR patch notes and I see a buff in the damage to SW. I see no nerf to BF, are you saying that BF will not do anything at all for a monk. Blizz has changed how it works. Maybe only allowing it to reduces damage by 10%.
That still does not clear up what is going on here.