Well, I know a lot of people were upset because all druids have always been able to shift out of roots, and then they took it away from just feral druids in Cata for some reason. So I think it's a good thing to let them have it back. They should never have taken it away in the first place.
Just like rogues shouldn't have our survivability nerfed like we have in every patch since TBC?
Let's see: Evasion not on Prep (actually pretty much everything other than Sprint and Vanish are off Prep at this point), ShS can't be used if you're rooted, no more Vanish-immune CC, Prep and ShS can't both be taken in MoP, etc.
Druids got breaking roots taken away, oh no. It's not needed if your team is decent; that's the justification that rogues got. "Oh, you don't need two Evasions, your team should be good enough."
Well yeah, we don't need two Evasions anymore because our class is never focused first because we've been so sh*tty for all of Cata.
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I don't know that it's needed in PvP, I don't see druids getting kited any more than rogues do, but good for you guys I guess.
I don't know how needed it'll be in MoP, but right now and for the last seven (eight) years, it's been key to our survival. Druids can't Vanish. Yet.
I know Vanish had its issues, but Ferals were sitting ducks for quite some time when they took away our ability to break roots (which is why they added it to two of our cooldowns later). Any ranged class could root us and nuke away. Unable to break the root. Unable to reset the fight. Unable to heal through the incoming damage due to having the lowest spell power of all the hybrids in the game...
It was, from a PvP perspective, similar to how they handled Ret Paladins in TBC or whenever. To the ground, baby. And stay there!
In before links to Feral Druid PvP videos after the change and before they added root-breakers to Dash and Stampeding Roar. Edited, May 9th 2012 8:37pm by Mazra
Rogues still can't Vanish. The best you can do in a root is to drop a Smoke Bomb. Against every class you're going to have a dot on you, which means burning CloS at the same time, which is stupid. I burn my CloS offensively and should be able to ShS/KS a root.
Don't get me wrong, a good rogue is still a good rogue and a powerhouse, but so is a good feral. A rogue still can't beat a good feral because of bear form. You shift bear form and it's like I'm hitting you with wet noodles.