For those of you who were not aware, Blizzcon is currently on this weekend and we have out first bit of Legion news – Feral Druid Artifact Weapons, the Fangs of Ashamane
The massive gray panther Ashamane, one of the first Wild Gods, was one of many to answer the call of the demigod Cenarius and defend the world of Azeroth during the War of the Ancients. She fell in battle against the Legion, but saved countless lives in the process. A great shrine was built in her honor in Val’sharah, and her fangs were adorned and put on display there. It is said they still carry much of her power.
It appears that Ferals (and Guardians) are going to be dual wielding from Legion onwards. This is interesting to think about. In the short term, how will this affect us mechanically? Since Cataclysm when Feral Attack Power was removed, all of our attacks have been based on the Weapon Damage portion of the weapon. A single handed weapon like a dagger has less weapon damage than a two handed weapon such a staff / polearm / mace which is what Ferals normally use. Now I’m not a game designer, or even a theory crafter, but I have two ideas as to what could be done:
- Complete spec rework to no longer use weapon damage. Having the ‘option’ to dual wield in the future brings us inline with Rogues and Monks – Monks because it is likely we will have the option to dual wield or use a two-hander, and Rogues because there will be another class that can use agility daggers for better loot distribution.
- Adding the two weapons together – either to get an average or a total or higher value something equivalent of a two-hander.
Artifact weapons in Legion are going to allow a lot of customisation of their appearance. For Druids, whose weapon is concealed while in animal form, we will instead get to customise our animal form. I was HUGE fan of fire kitty from Firelands and am really excited for this in Legion. We will have to wait and see what else gets revealed.