A little while ago I brought up the awesomeness of the proposed Hunter Stampede ability in Mists of Pandaria. An ability that would unleash all five of my pets on the enemy at once? Really? Holy crap!

I asked for your ideas on something equally as awesome for all classes.

Giltharak made a comment there that actually came pretty close to what Blizzard is reportedly doing.

Oh wait, I didn’t say what I’m talking about yet.

MMO Champion just published this;

From the new Mists of Pandaria Talent Calculator

Druid

Incarnation – Several changes, now reads: Activates a superior shapeshifting form appropriate to your specialization for 30 sec. You may freely shapeshift in and out of this form for its duration.

Balance: Chosen of Elune
Improved Moonkin Form that also halves Lunar and Solar Power generation while in an Eclipse, and doubles it while not in an Eclipse.

Feral: King of the Jungle
Improved Cat Form that allows the use of all abilities which normally require stealth, and allows use of Prowl while in combat.

Guardian: Son of Ursoc
Improved Bear Form that reduces the cooldown on all melee abilities to 1.5 sec.

Restoration: Tree of Life
Tree of Life Form that increases healing done by 15%, increases armor by 120%, and enhances Lifebloom, Wild Growth, Regrowth, Entangling Roots, and Wrath spellcasts.

Now….

Is that bloody well epic or what?

No no no, I’m not talking about the actual abilities themselves, who knows what those might actually end up as after months of tweaking.

No, I mean that the ability will give us superior forms for all specs!

I know that it could be easy to interpret that to think we might be gettting all new forms for the activation. If you stop to think about how many variables and options to customize we have with our forms now, and also to take into account that every race has different versions of the forms, I think that is highly unlikely.

But even so, I can easily see this to mean that when we activate our Incarnation, we grow larger in size and assume a full-body-aura spell effect of some type.

I could also see them making one new legendary version of each form, much like the Fandral Staghelm flamecat from the staff, and then applying that as the ‘superior’ form look.

Whatever they do, I am sooo looking forward to this!

Why? Dear lord, why when it is so far out?

I love the idea of taking the core of what a class is, and enhancing that.

I love that they are taking into account that Druids love all their different playstyles, and are giving all of us something new that will be equally cool for all of us.

Nobody is getting a rock.

Isn’t that a nice way to start the morning?

One Response to “On the Subject of Legendary Abilities”
  1. Giltharak says:

    I do think it is great! I can’t wait to try the Feral and Guardian ones. It seems to be on a 3 minutes CD, so for a 30sec duration ability that enhances your forms that much, it’s gonna be epic!

    However, I’m not too sure about the Balance version. Isn’t it a bit weak compared to the other three? I mean, I know you want to spend as much time as possible in an Eclipse, but I think the double Lunar/Solar power generation should read triple instead. It’s been a while since I last tried Balance so I might be wrong…

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