Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Patch 2.4 Notes

With patch 2.4 dropping today, I was going to start a post about Shaman-specific updates, but Matthew Rossi over at Wowinsider beat me to the punch with an excellent write-up.

Things We Like:
  • Ghost Wolf cast time down to 2 seconds, instant-cast if talented - handy for PvP or PvE grinding.
  • Totem global cooldown reduced to 1 second - great for instances/grouping.
  • Integrated Totem Timer icons in default UI - with individually dispellable totems! (begone, Searing Totem)
  • Toughness for PvP viability - not that I'll be re-spec'ing for PvP (I'm stubborn that way), but it's good to know this option is available.
  • Tremor Totem now ticks every 3 instead of 5 seconds.
  • PvP Reputation Armor
Things We Don't Like:
  • Shamanistic Rage nerf - now only 15 seconds of incoming damage reduction. Boo PvE nerfz.
Now just hoping my mods still work for tonight's Kara run!

UPDATE: looks like Omen has a 2.4 update, and DamageMeters is out, so going to try Recap tonight instead.

1 comment:

Goeben said...

Woot! Can't wait to see all the new stuff.

The changes to Shamanistic Rage and Earthshield are modest nerfs for PvE but significant buffs for PvP. If you don't PvP, then you lost out. If you PvP at all, I think on balance the chages are positive.