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And now they have the perfect excuse to nerf druids for the 4th balance patch in a row

Pirindolo.9427Pirindolo.9427 Member ✭✭✭
edited April 24, 2019 in Ranger

So glyph of empowermet was a bit too passive, they said. And what's the alternative to it after patch?

Well, considering that the new elite glyph is garbage (7 second channel with a huge CD), there is only a viable and obvious alternative for druids: add another spirit to the build and play with 4 spirits + heal or directly with 5 spirits. In other words: the most passive build ever.

And that's the excuse for what will be for sure the 4th druid nerf in the last 4 balance patches. Devs will observe that, after this patch, druids are just passive shepherds of spirits, and so spirits will receive another huge nerf... "But only to make druid less passive".

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  • Pirindolo.9427Pirindolo.9427 Member ✭✭✭

    @Lazze.9870 said:
    A spirit slave made for one fraction of one out of three game modes.

    Spirit Slave. That's it. Perfect definition. Even banner slaves will feel privileged now with 3 free spots to deal with.

  • Durzlla.6295Durzlla.6295 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Have you played with spirits since the rework? Because if you’re just placing your spirits and leaving them there forever like they’re banners you’re using them completely wrong.

    "But my children sing to me. Listen. They sing dark, delicious notes about power and family. As their mother, I have to grant them their wish."

  • Pirindolo.9427Pirindolo.9427 Member ✭✭✭

    @Durzlla.6295 said:
    Have you played with spirits since the rework? Because if you’re just placing your spirits and leaving them there forever like they’re banners you’re using them completely wrong.

    No, I'm not. Clicking ONLY 4 (or 5) spirits every 20 seconds because the CD is over is the most passive setup ever.

  • Durzlla.6295Durzlla.6295 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Pirindolo.9427 said:

    @Durzlla.6295 said:
    Have you played with spirits since the rework? Because if you’re just placing your spirits and leaving them there forever like they’re banners you’re using them completely wrong.

    No, I'm not. Clicking ONLY 4 (or 5) spirits every 20 seconds because the CD is over is the most passive setup ever.

    I mean that’s still an improvement to the old Druid raiding style of using glyph of empowerment on Cd and just letting your spirits sit there the whole time.

    "But my children sing to me. Listen. They sing dark, delicious notes about power and family. As their mother, I have to grant them their wish."

  • @Durzlla.6295 said:

    @Pirindolo.9427 said:

    @Durzlla.6295 said:
    Have you played with spirits since the rework? Because if you’re just placing your spirits and leaving them there forever like they’re banners you’re using them completely wrong.

    No, I'm not. Clicking ONLY 4 (or 5) spirits every 20 seconds because the CD is over is the most passive setup ever.

    I mean that’s still an improvement to the old Druid raiding style of using glyph of empowerment on Cd and just letting your spirits sit there the whole time.

    I'm sorry, but... if you just "let your spirits sit there the whole time" before this change no matter what, that's not very good druiding (especially on encounters where you actually move a lot, since that means your spirits are on the other end of the arena, doing buggerall). I do like the previous change of keeping the spirits alive and moving them about instead of having them on set timer, but it did make things considerably more passive. Instead of planning a strategy for using things like Nature Spirit or when its worth it to pop the minimes for their effects to still have them ready to be cast on time when you need them next, you just place them, and you can very well just let them sit there for the entire fight if it's a static one. Some thought on when to pop their active effects is useful in some fights, but that's about it.

    With five (or even just 4) spirits, it's the most boring thing ever.

    At least the glyph had some variety. You could use it in a pinch to decrease incoming damage if your group was about to get smacked in the face with a mechanic, for example.

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