As if you needed more Cataclysm news today, we now have the changes to the dispel mechanics for you! This is going to be of particular interest to healers, and unfortunately, no longer of interest to good protection and retribution paladins.
In a nutshell:
- In Cataclysm, each healing class will be able to dispel 3 out of the 5 types of debuffs.
- Opportunity cost of dispelling will go up.
- Protection and retribution paladins will lose their ability to dispel magic.
- All shamans lose dispel disease and poison, resto shamans gain dispel magic.
- When possible, dispels will be combined into a single action (ie: on ability to dispel magic, poisons, and curses).