Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:48 PM
Not saying anything about boomkins, nor was I shit talking, bitching, whining or moaning about any class or class imbalance.
What I do know is that the mechanic is a broken one. Not vortex, not vortex beam combination. The fact that beam is basically a 30 foot fucking ring of frost that you can take 100% uptime of damage in, is untrinketable and doesn't DR with CS.
It doesn't make boomkin op, it doesn't make boomkin comps op, HOWEVER, if this game were actually class balanced that ability combination would be the best in the game by a long shot.
I don't think that they should nerf boomkins, nerf vortex or nerf beam. I think that with a slight change in coding the ability would be a real one however. If you trinket a beam silence.. your team still can't come into the beam for link for example without suffering from it, you still can't trinket and freedom away if you are a pally for example because vortex will still grip you back. It would still completely serve it's purpose from the boomkin's perspective.
A comprehensive look at resto shaman, from the inside out - http://i.imgur.com/icr36xO.png
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