WotLK Beta: The Fall of Humanity
As you may already know from MMO-Champion’s Blues Tracker, we’ll be seeing some updates to the Racial Abilities in WotLK. I’ve always thought they should have updated this a long time ago, but hey, better late than never. You can also see the original WotLK Beta forum post here.
One Racial Ability in particular caught my attention. Not only because I’m a Human, but because of how powerful this ability is. I’ve always envied the Undead’s Racial of Will of the Forsaken, but now, I could potentially have something equally powerful, if not more powerful. The Fall of Humanity gives all Humans the ability to Feign Death every 5 minutes.
As a Human, I believe we have one of the best PvE Racial Abilities already, Diplomacy. With The Fall of Humanity, we’ll have another good PvE ability. The Feign Death will drop all aggro that is on you (if it doesn’t get resisted) and all the aggro will be back again once you cancel the effect. Kind of like how Ice Block temporarily drops aggro on you. Another “oh $h!t” button for me.
For PvP, the new racial will be very useful. It will work pretty much identical as the Hunter’s Feign Death, and will be used to cause your opponent to drop their target off of you. Great for using right before your opponent is about to finish casting their big nuke on you. Another good use is for getting away from an opponent’s pet. Haha Fel Puppies! I will delay my death just a tiny bit longer now!
If you compare it to the best Racial Abilities of all the other Races, I believe it will be ranked up there as one of the best. Good thing I made a Human Mage!
I’m glad that Blizzard is updating the Racial Abilities, but it is very unfair to the players to introduce this now so late into the game. Especially for abilities that are very powerful in PvP. Players who have Gnome or Draenei Mages already at level 70 might wish they had rolled a Human instead now. Although it might break all the rules of RP or Lore, they really should have some sort of Race changing option or something.