Sunday, March 8, 2009

Recent Warrior Updates from the PTR

Arms
  • Battle Stance now increase the armor penetration of all your attacks by 10%.
  • Shattering Throw *New Skill* - Throws your weapon at the enemy causing [ 50% of AP + 12 ] damage (based on attack power), reducing the armor on the target by 20% for 10 sec, and removing any invulnerabilities. 25 Rage, 30 yd range, 1.5 sec cast, 5 min cooldown

Both of these changes look pretty nice. This gives a nice boost to Arms warriors with the armor pen, and Shattering Throw will be pretty nice for PVP I would imagine. I wonder if all of that will stack with the sunders.

Fury


The first changes will be very nice for TG warriors in PVP. Less damage taken is always a good thing. Ther second change is kinda meh. Arenas usually dont last that long anyways.

Protection

  • Defensive Stance now reduces damage caused by 5%. (Down from 10%)
  • Disarm now disarm the enemy's main hand and ranged weapons.

The first change is very nice for both PVE and PVP. This could help level the playing field as far a competing on the meters against other tanks of other classes. The second one is a beast for PvP. Hunters are going to QQ themselves to sleep at night when the Prot Pain Train comes to town.

So far these are all some nice buffs and moving in the right direction. The next thing I would like to see changed for prot warriors is the way we have to spam Heroic Strike. A toggle on/off for HS would be ideal IMO. That way in high rage situations we arent having to do 10 key presses per second. 

What do you think of these changes so far? Obviously these arent final, but looks like a nice step in the right direction.

5 comments:

Friday said...

Hiya!

Kinda glad to see Armor Pen making a showing. It was getting to be like the old Rend. It's there, it's okay, but meh. With the changes blizz is making, it'll be fun to leave the bad guy nekkid and bleedin'. :)

Shattering Throw makes me... um...giddy. :) Nother AP based attack, more STR stacking.

Don't think I've used Intimidating Shout in ages, but have stayed out of PvP since Wrath. This'll be good for BGs, but otherwise, yah, meh.

The prot changes were probably oriented toward PvP, but yah you're right, PvE tanks are gonna love this as well.

There really haven't been a lot of lengthy changes for Warriors yet. Looks to me like Blizz is just fine tuning things for our class. Which is fine. A lil' but more damage boost would be nice, but otherwise, I'm pretty pleased with the state of the class right now.

Good post! :D

-Fri

Hudson said...

How is that defensive stance nerf good?

Darraxus said...

It is not a nerf. We will now do 5 percent more damage in defensive stance. That is a buff if I ever heard one.

Occeleta said...

Lol. Wording could be worked on. I did like a triple take myself Hudson. The reduction in damage in Defensive Stance is going down. Instead of reducing damage caused by 10%, it'll be reduced by only 5%.

On the Disarming of Ranged weapons. If the hunter allowed you to get into range to use it on him, he's kinda screwed out of using his ranged weapon anyways.

Hudson said...

Ok now that makes sense ha ha.

I was like...WHA???