So after reading a recent post on WoW.com by Murmurs : Tyler Caraway, about some possibilities to change the DoTs that balance druids have into something more interesting and that deal more damage, got me thinking about other new abilities that druids could get in Cataclysm.
Now I have read the Stormrage book and one of the pivotal moments described a really cool concept for future druid possibilities. I would call this ability Dream Cast, I don’t think they named it in the book if they did, I missed it. Now that I have seen the Shaman preview, all I can say is well crap. I initially envisioned an effect that is now very similar to the Elemental Overlord effect from the elemental tree, which is currently a talent Lightning Overlord.
So what I was initially envisioning would be a talent that when activated for the next say 12 seconds every spell you cast a dream version of yourself would also casts it at the same time with the same buffs ect, and deals x% of damage of the base cast regardless of whether you normally hit or miss. The lore perspective would be your dream version in the Emerald dream is casting at the same target as you are. It would be a mix of Elemental Overlord/ and Mirror Image.
Ways to tweak this further would be to change duration and what spells it effects. Initially I thought all spells would be duplicated but upon thinking about it further I think it should be like the old Elemental shaman talent Lightning Overlord. It would only affect Wrath and other Nature based Damage spells maybe even including Dream Treants, which would look cool. The dream form should show up as an effect but not be targetable given the short duration. But the benefits and considerations are all tweak points.
Well given the release of the Druid information coming Friday this idea/concept is probably a bit too late but I thought still worth mentioning and maybe starting some discussion somewhere.