We already know it was because it was too OP in Blizzard's newest attempt at an e-sport, M+. There was a reason some of the best ""competitive"" M+ groups were all blood elves instead of night elves.
Plus they come in decently sized packs too, and since PuG DPS don't usually seem to know what the purge/dispel mechanic is, unless you want your healer to spend multiple globals purging everything, the new AT is really useful to have.
Well, troll's and orc's racials are just +stat for period of time with big cd. Most other races have same +stat kind of racial which is passive, you dont need to activate it and have it all the time. So it's pretty logical for me to see these 2 abilities out of gcd to balance with other races passive bonuses.Imo, other abilities with more unique effect should be at gcd and that's it. Logic "this ability is strong so it's on gcd" and "shadowmeld is not strong so it's not on gcd" looks more like `favoriting` some races. Goblin rocket deals 300dmg, I repeat: 300damage, few mins cd, with gcd, single target damage, and also shares cooldown with jump (compare it to other racials with dmg). So by their logic this ability is strong and OP and shadowmeld which has huge impact in pvp is ok
to be fair, to be in line with other aoe purges and racials it should be nerfed to cap out at 5 enemies - just like Mass Dispell (which is weaker and has a cast time), just like the Tauren Stomp (which is useless and has a cast time)
haha.. that confusion about HP meaning Holy Power and not Health Points. Funny
People are making way to much of this. I've been a Blood Elf since I started WoW in TBC. I'm already used to Arcane Torrent being on the GCD.
Lol. Shadowmeld = vanish so OP.LOL.
damn i wish my night elf racials made me vanish and be in stealth and able to move about.this racial is still OP and can be nerfed to 1 target and still be op. #world of hordecraft
all the GCD locking of abilities has made this game feel clunky as hell. and the fact that in TBC most things were this way is no excuse. the game should feel better going forward not revert to when the gameplay was worse. all those who wish for Classic could wait for it, i think there's a good majority of player that actually want this game to evolve. speaking of AT it is even more laughable to read the blues since not only the racial was nerfed to the ground (interrupt is more useful than purge) but the GCD on it is icing on a crap cake.i really hate the gameplay in BFA (and i'm strongly disappointed with the expansion overall).
Arcane Torrent should not exist, in any of the forms it's taken so far.
arcane torrent is the single reason i feel tempted to change my orc BDK to belf so it has access to a purge and be more complete.
Bull Rush says hi
Lol they say AT is powerful now? The only consistent useful thing about is rp\hp\rage\energy gain, and its complete garbage for non-arcane mages and locks, where as troll racial is straight up GODLIKE for everyone. Yes AT us good in uldir and tomb to dispel fear adds, but thats about all there is to it
So they balance a RACIAL around a SPEC?Making it "okay" for that spec makes it "meh" for all the others.Good work, Blizzard. You balanced it wrong.