JC Nerfed, 3.2 incoming

Jewelcrafting was simply the best profession to have statwise, but it's getting nerfed soon. See here, here and here.

So, as I've previously shown in a comparison. Even without factoring in the blue socket / meta gem bonus, Jewelcrafting is worth "33" stat points while most other professions are worth 32 or thereabouts. Meaning it's still the best choice out there, but a lot less than it used to be. We'll have to see how it holds out in the future when we get more access to +20 stat gems. Blacksmithing is on safe grounds either way.

While it was a valid change (from my point of view), much mindless crying did ensue.

3.2 Call of the Crusade

3.2 will have a new instance, Crusaders' Coliseum: In order to prepare for a siege on Icecrown Citadel, players will be called by the Argent Crusade to test their mettle in the Coliseum. 5-player, 10-player, and 25-player challenges await inside.

What exactly this will entail remains to be seen. I doubt it'll be a very big instance, but perhaps blizzard will surprise us.

Further changes

Thorns and retribution aura have been changed.

Base damage halved.

Both Thorns and Ret Aura scale with spellpower, which is not in abundance on tanks. On the other hand, on level 80 classes with spell power they could hit an attacker for 1000 or more damage per hit of just passive damage that doesn't even requrie a button press. That's pretty generous.

New zeppelin between Orgrimmar and Thunder Bluff

Simply put, every single city aside from Thunder Bluff is connected by a boat or zeppelin. Thunder Bluff has been unique since the latest expansion in that it still requires a run. No, it is not as difficult a run as the old Menethil jog, but it still requires a lengthy trip through over-level, hostile territory for an individual newly made who wants to make use of the facilities in Thunder Bluff.

This is good news for all new low level hordies :)

Poll ends

Closing it a few days early, it's been active long enough :P

Did you activate Dual Spec? (Pick 2)

* DPS - 65 (45%)
* Healing - 36 (25%)
* Didn't activate it yet. - 32 (22%)
* I want tri-spec T_T - 29 (20%)
* Tanking - 28 (19%)
* PvP - 24 (16%)
* Two almost identical specs. - 20 (13%)
* Hybrid - 4 (2%)

DPS and Healing seems to be fairly in the lead. Somewhat expected I think.

New poll question! : Do you agree with the JC Nerf?


  1. While I have been very happy with the prismatic Dragon Eyes, I have to admit I felt this was overpowered from the first time I noticed it.
    Granted, I had already leveled JC before the expansion. I imagine anyone who leveled it for min/max purposes would be upset by the change, but overall I think its for the best.

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