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Old 11-19-2014, 08:27 AM
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Darkmoon Card: Twisting Nether Playstyle Changing Talents

I had a look at some class talents and started thinking about talents that fundamentally change how a class or spec play. Examples are Gladiator's Resolve (Damage Prot Warrior), Lone Wolf (Solo Hunter) and Grimoire of Sacrifice (Solo Warlock). Are there more talents like that? EDIT: Or Glyphs that do something similar?

Also, what's your opinion on them and would you like to see more?

I personally quite like the idea of them, though it would probably be better if they were all available at a quite low level.

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Old 11-19-2014, 12:04 PM
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Don't know of any others, but they're an interesting idea. I honestly would love something similar to the warrior one for my paladin, since sometimes I want to DPS as a sword-and-board sort.

Could open new avenues for playstyles, I think.
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:27 AM
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I had a look at some class talents and started thinking about talents that fundamentally change how a class or spec play. Examples are Gladiator's Resolve (Damage Prot Warrior), Lone Wolf (Solo Hunter) and Grimoire of Sacrifice (Solo Warlock). Are there more talents like that? EDIT: Or Glyphs that do something similar?

Also, what's your opinion on them and would you like to see more?

I personally quite like the idea of them, though it would probably be better if they were all available at a quite low level.
I like them, certainly, and I'd love to see more.

Shaman are in desperate need of mechanics and talents revamping, so now would be a good time to do both while offering something like Glad Resolve.
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:31 AM
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2h ex-gladiator shaman!

(Is it true that DD shamans currently suck?)
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:53 AM
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2h ex-gladiator shaman!
2H Shaman talent option would be nice for Enchance.

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Shaman are in a very bad place at the moment, Elemental is horrifically bad; even the top raiding Shaman are making forum posts about it explaining why. Really hope Blizzard take notice and don't leave them like this for months and months, that's what killed my Rogue in MoP.
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:09 AM
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I'd like to see Death Knights being able to tank in any spec...

...or duel wield tank...

...You know...

...because wouldn't that be just neat to see.

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Old 11-20-2014, 07:16 AM
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I like Lone Wolf and Grim of Sac, but to be honest I don't know if I like the idea of Gladiator's Resolve since it's just another entirely new playstyle that Blizzard will either be pressured to balance or scrap entirely like they did with the Warlock tanking glyph. I don't really have high hopes for it and I don't know if I like the idea of it overtaking Arms and Fury in any sort of competitive content.

But regardless, I will indulge since admittedly it's fun to think about.

A Blood DPS spec that plays like it did in Wrath would be something I'd play. Blood DK is my favorite tank class, but Blood would also probably be my favorite DPS spec if it was possible to play again.

I also don't know if this is exactly a playstyle change, probably more cosmetic, but I'd love if Shaman could have something that's more frost-themed in aesthetic. I want to be a Frostwolf Cold-Singer.
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:17 AM
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Darkmoon Card: Twisting Nether

What I really want to see is something that enables proper Hunter Tanking. And maybe Warlock Tanking, though I don't play one.
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:39 AM
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I also don't know if this is exactly a playstyle change, probably more cosmetic, but I'd love if Shaman could have something that's more frost-themed in aesthetic. I want to be a Frostwolf Cold-Singer.
Glyphs that allow you to focus on one element would be neat. Cold-Singers, Geomancers... the list goes on.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:05 AM
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2h ex-gladiator shaman!

(Is it true that DD shamans currently suck?)
Yeah, I've seen hints of that with my enhancement main. Still could keep up with lvl 100 guys at lvl 98.

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I also don't know if this is exactly a playstyle change, probably more cosmetic, but I'd love if Shaman could have something that's more frost-themed in aesthetic. I want to be a Frostwolf Cold-Singer.
If I would've had anything to say in the matter, Shaman would've gotten a fourth spec in Cata. A Tank spec focused on earth and Frost.
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Old 11-26-2014, 05:39 AM
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Shadow priests' Clarity of Power also changes the way the class is played, leading to a DoT-less playstyle.

I wish protection paladins received anything like gladiator stance, because sword-and-board DPS is my dream and fantasy.
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Old 11-26-2014, 05:42 AM
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Shadow priests' Clarity of Power also changes the way the class is played, leading to a DoT-less playstyle.

I wish protection paladins received anything like gladiator stance, because sword-and-board DPS is my dream and fantasy.
Retribution paladins should just get the 'Heavenly Strength' ability.
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Old 11-26-2014, 05:44 AM
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Retribution paladins should just get the Heavenly Strength ability,
2h+shield? I'm kind of meh about it. On the other hand, it could be awesome.

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Old 11-26-2014, 06:46 AM
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WTB priest holy DPS spec.

There are no real changes to the priest healing deck if honest. The Talents are passable at best.

I'm currently using clarity of power on my holy priest which is cool, the other two talents are not really worth taking.
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Old 11-30-2014, 12:37 PM
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You know what I'd love? A talent tha allows shamans to turn their totems into tattoos.

Instead of having active skills called totems they'd have passive skills called tattoos, which are weaker than the totem counterpart but always active.
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