Spells and Talents
Reader Vreenash of Dragonblight (US) reports this evening:
Not sure if anyone has picked on this yet, but Thorns has been changed to include about 6.5% of your spell power as bonus damage. The amount of damage that is done can fluctuate during a fight due to spell power procs and such (idols, trinkets etc.).
I have 1097 spell power at the moment, and it’s putting out about 102 damage, as seen in the screenshot. Offhand hits seem to lessen that amount by 10%, once again as seen in screenshot as 92 damage. When I use [Essence of the Martyr] (which increases spell power by 158) it adds 10 damage to Thorns.
I’m headed out to a party (I respecced Feral and am going as a Cat!), but I wanted to share this with anyone whose sitting around waiting for trick-or-treaters. Let’s hope it’s a treat and not a trick!
Edit: It appears that the damage scaling is based upon the recipient’s spell damage and not the caster’s. In other words, a Restoration Druid would be more prickly than a Feral Druid because the Restoration Druid stacks spell power. This caveat makes me suspect this may, in fact, be a bug, but I’ll take any kind of bonus to my Thorn Bush leveling spec I can get!
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