Early Mists of Pandaria talents and PvP

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The Mists talent trees have been up for a little while now, and we’ve all had a chance to look through them for our specific classes. I can tell you right now, I’m excited. Gone are the days of the boring talent — you know, the one like Bane that shortens the cast time of a spell by 0.5 seconds. To my mind, the majority of these talents are like the special, gold-bordered one that you get excited about working toward as you level.

Now, a caveat, as we must have said a hundred times here at WoW Insider over the past few weeks that these are in their early stages and definitely not set in stone. I mean, heck, some of them aren’t even finished yet! But the ones that are there are pretty exciting from a PvP perspective.

In order to avoid boring you with a huge, long list laying out each talent and discussing its potential PvP implications, I’m going to bundle them into a few categories. Trust me, I’ve done that discussion in my head, and it wasn’t pretty. But first, let’s consider these in a more overarching way. Right now, if you’re facing, for example, a restoration shaman in Arena, you’re likely going to have a pretty good idea of their abilities. They cast shields — one that generates health when you hit it, and one that generates mana. They have a totem that avoids fear effects, one that grounds spells, one that increases spirit, and one that shares out the health of everyone in the swirly disco.

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