Blue, PvP, Spells and Talents
Community Manager Hortus points out:
Abilities should not trigger from crits on sitting players; this is in the 2.3.2 patch notes but doesn’t seem to be very clearly explained.
Technically, it isn’t explained at all as the patch notes read:
Effects triggered from being critically hit: Many abilities and talents were changed in 2.3.0 to allow them to trigger from critical strikes that occurred while the player benefitting from them was sitting.
What’s the significance? Prior to patch 2.3.2, a Restoration Druid with the Natural Perfection talents could go behind a pillar and sit three times while a low melee DPS assailant (such as a Warlock’s Felhunter) was beating on them to guarantee a 3-stacked proc and 15% damage reduction for 8 seconds. I’m not surprised that this was changed as it definitely does seem exploitive. Keep in mind that this does not mean that you will not be critted while sitting (for instance, when you drink); it just means that these crits will not activate abilities that normally activate upon being crit.
Among the known issues with Patch 2.3.2 is that:
Shapeshifting does not remove the movement impairing debuff Frost Breath.
Since I don’t recognize this ability from the Mage retinue, I’m guessing this is an effect from one or more NPCs.
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