Many Ferals despaired at Bornakk’s recent statement that Ferals won’t see many spec improvements in Patch 2.3:
[...]I wanted to chime in and say that we don’t have any changes planned for Feral Druids. Druids are a very strong class right now with a lot of options and we want to see how all the other changes play out before making further changes to this area of them. We are keeping an eye out on things though and will make changes in the future as appropriate.
Good news for our furry (and feathered) brethren, however, as some Feral-related changes were announced by Bornakk today.
- We are currently planning to make a Feral-focused set available in season 3.
- The idea is to make this set have no plus to healing on it and be focused on Feral statistics. Things could still change though.
- We are still finalizing details on PvP and PvE items, so a lot of things can still change and I don’t know about new Druid specific tanking gear yet. On a related note, for items that grant attack power in Cat, Bear, Dire Bear, and Moonkin forms, in general we are planning to increase the amount of attack power they give.
While perhaps not as exciting a boon as the improvements to Intensity or the reduction of the cooldown of Rebirth, this could still be an outstanding boon to Ferals and should hopefully help reduce the sting that Bornakk’s original comment left.