Yep, got my last rep this morning before heading out to work, and now all that is left is to log in, buy the Hammer…. and start looking for an enchanter to put the +35 Agi enchant on it.
Now, I wouldn’t be ME if I didn’t then spend part of my morning checking the TBC Bear Tanking Gear List to see where my new hammer will rest on the chart… as if I hadn’t already memorized it.
And you know, the daydreaming can’t be complete until I peruse the WoWHead pictures and comments, as if I hadn’t read those either…..
And lo and behold, there is something new to be found!
Now, with Patch 2.3 looming, we had already mentioned Blizz’s plans to change our Heart of the Wild buff in cat from buffing Strength to buffing pure Attack Power, and how they were gonna ALSO buff weapon Attack Power that specifically applies to our forms. And of course we speculated on what that might mean…. Horns had even posted in the comments that when I mentioned Staves as boosting Attack Power in our forms, that I shouldn’t forget a certain HAMMER we all know and love…
But I guess I STILL didn’t consider that if Blizzard was going to buff weapons that provide attack power in our forms…. that it was our TANKING that was gonna benefit the most from the goodness.
Seriously, check this shizznit out…
Now, the image on the left is the original Earthwarden that we have come to know and love… and the image on the right is what WoWHead is displaying as going live in Patch 2.3.
A frantic check of OTHER druidic weapons shows a similar attack power buff.
If this goes live as is… then the threat output from damage done just got a whole lot tastier. And our holding aggro is gonna get just that much better.
I am still feeling sick, but I gotta say, I’m one happy damn Bear right now :)