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  1. Warlords of Draenor monk discussion

    45 energy Jab for Windwalkers. https://twitter.com/Celestalon/status/499471923185586176
  2. [5.4 Combat] I'm Not Dead Yet

    Shadowstalker -> +50% Eviscerate, anyone?
  3. Warlords of Draenor monk discussion

    Just found this video: Hurricane Strike usage begins at about 4:25 I have to agree with that Youtube-comment. I wonder how nobody posted a video from Hurricane Strike yet, when it looks that awesome(Atleast I think it does)
  4. Warlords of Draenor hunter discussion

    I would've included the focus gain from http://wod.wowhead.com/spell=53224">Steady Focus. Since Steady Focus should have up to 100% uptime and you rarely generate only 14(50) focus, but rather 17(53).
  5. Warlords of Draenor hunter discussion

    WoD Hunter Talent Calculator   Bola Shot got replaced - current plan is with http://wod.wowhead.com/spell=162534. Also Focusing Shot's focus regen is not negligible.
  6. Warlords of Draenor death knight discussion

    Scaling and balancing are related and on this topic more or less the same.   Whether you scale better or worse depends on the spell formulas which in WoD got changed to specifically ensure good scaling. There is no base damage anymore, only scaling from attackpower (or equivalent). Depends on how well the devs are tuning these formulas. Still has nothing to do with stat squish.   Base Damage of "573" vanished. AP scaling and coefficient adjusted. MoP: http://www.wowhead.com/spell=49184 WoD: http://wod.wowhead.com/spell=49184
  7. Warlords of Draenor death knight discussion

    Squish and balancing are unrelated.
  8. ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria

    Oh sorry, my fault - thought about Assassination and Seal Fate, but you are Combat. Well, then lets wait for a more knowledgable response :) I don't have the data and play my rogue way too little atm
  9. ShadowCraft for Mists of Pandaria

    Check out your 2piece set bonus ;)
  10. Warlords of Draenor monk discussion

      holy shit balls.. removing every single fun ability... *cry*   edit: twitter: https://twitter.com/Kosouda/status/470085379937562624   this explanation ... same reasoning with Clash but then doing NOTHING to buff roll, except some dumb glyphs. *cry some more*
  11. Like Water - The Brewmaster's Resource [5.4]

    Yes, but only the increased-attackspeed component from haste rating. Not haste rating itself. And as I wrote above this is all beeing considered in the diffrent attack and proc formulas.   If you want more testing: Try to calculate this (look in the comments for the EB formula) http://www.wowhead.com/spell=128938#comments(EB) or http://www.wowhead.com/spell=124502#comments(GotOX) Gift of the Ox now has a higher proc rate on white attacks: [0.03*WeaponSpeed] for 1H weapons, and [0.06*WeaponSpeed] for 2H weapons.   Someone calculated it before - dual wield does get slightly more EB while 2hand gets slightly more GotOX.   Calculate it yourself. You know, just to be sure :P   It is balanced, I tell you. haste affects both equally.
  12. Like Water - The Brewmaster's Resource [5.4]

      Uhhm.. nonono. It doesn't affect your haste - despite your character sheet showing a higher 'haste'.value. It's actually just attackspeed and it is there to balance 2hands and dual wield in addition to other formulas. It is absolutely the same as Slice and Dice for Rogues in that regard. SnD also doesn't increase haste - only attackspeed. But if SnD is up, the displayed haste amount in the character sheet is increased.   Your haste rating does not benefit from The Way of the Monk. The displayed haste is showing you how much faster you attack with your weapons. It doesn't add to your haste rating nor to RPPM's.   All it does is: new attack speed = 2hand attackspeed * 1,4
  13. Like Water - The Brewmaster's Resource [5.4]

      Dunno about your formula and calculations but the haste amount in your character sheet while using a 2-hand is surely influenced by the 40% haste(attackspeed) increase from Way of the Monk.
  14. They actually mentioned via twitter that they are considering to NOT remove Distracting Shot.