4.0 Observations - Feral (Bear)

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Sildan
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4.0 Observations - Feral (Bear)

Post by Sildan » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:46 pm

Seems like the change to less bonus but higher base armor ratings on gear is nearly a wash. In the end I still have approximately the same armor. The added cooldown on Swipe really makes tanking more than a couple mobs an increased challenge. My understanding is that this is a tank wide change to decrease AE agro control. I think this is going to essentially transfer the responsibility to the other classes to control their agro. Seems like if they just relax a few more seconds and let me get that extra Swipe and Demo Roar out then I am able to maintain control ( Based on ICC trash pulls ). Rage generation is now a big problem for me. I used to never run low on rage, now I am constantly Rage Challenged. This forces a large decrease in my Maul usage.

What are your findings?

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Re: 4.0 Observations - Feral (Bear)

Post by Felkan » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:40 pm

It is my understanding that the new swipe is provides just enough threat to keep mobs off healers. Anyone else doing AoE DPS is gonna pull. I also read that you should avoid Maul unless you just have a butt load of rage as it is no longer as good as it use to be.

Read Kalon's Bear 4.0 FAQ for more details.

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Re: 4.0 Observations - Feral (Bear)

Post by Sildan » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:49 pm

Good stuffs.
The threat just above healers though I don't believe to be the case yet. In the next patch they are supposedly cutting swipe down to 15 rage and cutting the damage and threat in half without adjusting the 6 second CD. The tanks being just above healer agro is their dream for the future. That was from Big Bear Butt Blogger.

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