Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cataclysm Kitty Combo Points

In reading through the rogue review, I came across this interesting comment on combo points:

(Rogue) To complement the change to combo points, non-damage abilities such as Recuperate and Slice and Dice will no longer have target requirements and can be used with any of the rogue’s existing combo points, including combo points remaining on recently killed targets. This will not affect damage abilities, which will still require combo points to be present on the specific target you want to damage. To coincide with this, the UI will be updated so that rogues know how many combo points they have active.

After reading this, I was curious if they are considering to implement similar for druids: I'm thinking especially of Savage Roar. Someone else thought the same thing and asked on the forums. GC's response:

  • Q u o t e:
    Are cats receiving a similar change for Savage Roar and their UI, or is this going to be completely rogue specific?
It will most likely apply to cats as well. (source)

This is also mentioned in another blue post:

Using Savage Roar after a target with cps on it has died will help too. (source)

/happy kitty. It's not 100% definite, but it is likely that cat druids will be able to use combo points from recently-dead mobs to fire off a Savage Roar, rather than having those combo points completely lost and useless to them.


Zelmaru said...

There is nothing that bugs the crap outta me more than a mob dying right when I'm about to fire off SR. At least I can do SR when the mob with the combo points is across the room and I've had to run away due to whatever...

Kae said...

Yeeeeeep. Or any ability, for that matter: FB I was about to cast, no chance to chomp down. Sometimes kitty-Kae wants to just chomp anyway and shake it like a rag doll, just like a playful puppy with a squeak toy, but NO BITES FOR YOU, your CP are GONE.