>>>This guide has been updated for level 85! Please see Noobkin to Boomkin: Cataclysm!<<<
This guide is now outdated. Please refer to Noobkin to Boomkin: Cataclysm for information pertaining to level 85 raiding.
Patch 4.0.1 is the topic across almost every blog this month, and for good reason–this patch is going to dramatically change our specs, stats, glyphs, gems, and rotations.
Note: Sometimes you just want the basics. “What can I do to walk into this raid tonight prepared on my boomkin alt?” or “I don’t really know the class well yet, what can I do to survive until I have more experience?” That’s what I’m all about here. If you’re looking for the straight facts–what spec, what enchants, what gems–you’ll find that information in the blue text.
The big news of the day for us feathery folks is the changes coming to Starfall and Nature’s Grasp in Patch 3.3.3.
The Starfall buff looks to be exactly that, an excellent buff. But remember, this is PTR patch notes, and they are certainly subject to change before the patch goes live.
However, IF this goes live, the Starfall buff will be an extremely nice one for raiding moonkin, and you’ll probably end up switching out your IS Glyph for Starfall before it’s over if Graylo’s math is right.
There’s already lots of information floating around, so instead of rehashing, I’m going to direct you to the places I think do the best job of explaining the changes:
For a strictly PvE understanding with accompanying math, check out Graylo’s post about it: “Starfall Buffed.”
For an overview of the changes, especially for you PvPers wondering what this is going to affect, see WoW.com’s “Starfall and Nature’s Grasp PTR Changes.”