I hope will be more relevant again with these changes, but looking at the math I think the buff to and the nerf to cancel each other out and making as 'strong' as it has been in Legion.
Mastery was so bad in legion for bdk, hope it stays the same cuz i don't want another class to focus on mastery...
So far all I've seen about class changes are nerfs and different spell descriptions, to make BFA look like something new. But it is just another Legion 2.0 with world quests, mythic+ and azerite power system (the same as artifact power).
the base of death strike was nerfed which a indirect nerf to blood shield, blood shield was buff to make it not a nerf so blood shield is actually unchanged just DS got nerfed.
Of all the things which irk me, is the changing places of talents in a single row, while the talents themselves in that row are still the same from the Legion.Basically, place swap of talents in a single row and nothing more because... why? Just so that it looks different and is "new"?Blizzard, that is... sad...
As a quick heads-up, the summary for the Lava Burst change implies that it can't crit at all without Flame Shock, and that it only has a chance to crit with Flame Shock on the target, which seems to be at odds with the spell description, which itself says Lava Burst will always crit if Flame Shock is on the target, and doesn't seem to mention anything about it affecting crit chance without Flame Shock active.
According to Blizz: they dont want to focus on secondary stats so heavily like in legion. In a nutshell--> they want people to equip the highest itemlevel gear as possible and do not hesitate to calculate the secondary stats... Let us hope it will be done this way. It is much comfortable for everyone :)
I am still so undecided on what I want to main through BFA.... &*!@ mannnnn $%^& mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnn