Upcoming HS + War Academy nerf = ouch for prot warriors?
Heroic Strike damage has been reduced by 20%.
War Academy no longer buffs Heroic Strike or Cleave. It now buffs Mortal Strike, Raging Blow, Devastate, Victory Rush and Slam.
So with those two upcoming changes, and basically those prot warriors who spec'd in to War Academy and in the end, some specing in to deep wounds. What are your thoughts on this?
I quite enjoy war academy, and look at this as being basically a 35% dmg nerf to HS for prot. I understand how HS is insane for fury/arms and the need to try and tone it down, but wasn't quite expecting to be neutered as prot in the process.
It kind of makes me think how prot warriors are going to go back to the wotlk days where we still do great threat, but the dmg output is far less than what other tanks can put out when we get nerfs such as this coming in at us.
I'd like to see them add it in to increase damage for Shield Slam as well, but I've no clue if they will end up adding it, though it would make sense to to keep deep wounds open. I just don't think the devastate alone addition will be enough in my books with how lackluster devastate is, unless they buff the dmg for dev on top of this bonus. Just frustrating to see the nerf stick getting thrown down hard so quickly, though I should be used to it by now after 6 years of being prot, heh.