Patch 5.4.2 Warrior Changes
We don't feel that Warrior damage output itself is the issue. It's strong, but not out of line compared to other classes. We think the issue lies with mobility, and the Warrior's ability to keep that constant pressure going. That's why we decided to revert the 5.4 Intervene change in 5.4.2 and move the root break back to Safeguard. Once we've had a chance to see how that affects things, we'll be able to decide if any further changes are necessary.
I Think they are right. I mean last season we could have all the uptime of the game. And still people would laugh in our faces due to our dmg. A very long time ago uptime was considered a skill thing.
Uptime = dmg. So with this we basicly got a indirect damage nerf. Without hurting pve. So it's either 2 reflects but no root break. Or root break but only 1 reflect.
They actually solved the issue with this. Sure double interrupt is still there. But i think double reflect was the biggest issue.
What if they did this instead:
1. Put disrupting shout on a 20 sec cd, make it a targettable (Or leave as an AoE) interrupt that locks the target out of a school for 6 sec if you successfully interrupt the spell, However, using Disrupting shout puts Pummel on cd and vise versa.
So now you have a risk vs reward system in place. "Do i go for the fast pummel so i can interrupt more often? Or Do i go for the disrupting shout which gives a longer lockout and could possibly be the lockout needed to score a kill?"
2. Using Spell reflect or Mass Spell Reflect Locks you out of using the other reflect for 10-15 sec. This brings a level skill into play, Do i Use Spell Reflect on myself to stop the incoming cc/damage on myself and Possibly not have MSR up for my partner in the next few globals? Or do i eat the cc/damage and have my partner Dispel/heal me so that i can keep them out of cc?
These changes also allow casters some breath room and allow them to get some casts off if the warrior doesn't manage his utility correctly.
3. Remove Shouts from Bladestorm and stop Bladestorm from re-equipping your weapon if you have already been disarmed. This is just stupid, Its already unpeelable as it is we dont need offensive control added onto it.
I Disagree that blizz made the right choice here, sure it will solve some issues that people had with warriors but forcing us into Sg again and making it Very punishing (and it will be with because mages and druids benefit the most from this change) to take Vigilance or MSR due to sitting in a root for extended periods of time isn't the answer. They could up the cd on intervene to 35-40 sec that way people can actually root the warrior and he would have to sit it for awhile or spec SG for the 30 sec cd root break.
Making these changes and i think everyone would win. Warriors still have utility they bring to the team and are not mindless damage bots, and casters are rewarded if they juke the warrior by being able to cast.