Spells for Boomies in MoP as of 2-15-2012
-Eclipse (passive. gained at Lvl 10): this spell has changed from what we currently have. They are adding that when you are in Solar Eclipse that Wrath will refresh Sunfire on the target, this is pretty nice. Also added, when in Lunar Eclipe, Starfall cooldown is instantly refreshed and Hurricane turns into Astral Storm, and Starfire refreshes Moonfire on the target. Very nice changes!
That change will make DoT refreshing far far simpler.
-Natural Insight (passive, gained at Lvl 10): this is a new ability that increases mana pool by 400%...ummm, whuh? i wonder if they're going to reduce our base intellect because of this? seems weird, too good to be true. maybe they expect us to shapeshift alot and make it cost lots of mana? we'll have to keep a close eye out on this!
It's just a compensation for the fact that Intellect will no longer grant max mana in MoP
-Inscect Swarm (gained at Lvl 18): instant cast on enemy target and lasts for 1 minute, increasing spell damage done to the target by 25%, on target limit at a time. definitely different, this spell change was announced a while ago. looks like this basically is a bait and switch because Earth and Moon is gone and and they turned it into Insect Swarm although much beefier. I like the increase to 25% but i really hate that it lasts one minute and has to be recast every minute. not sure im so happy about this. id like it better if it lasted indefinitely on the target until dead, or just lasted until you cast it on another target. i hope they change this.
More or less what was announced. The relevant change here is the fact that IS now affects all spells (therefore nerfing our multidotting)
-Total Eclipse (passive, gained at Lvl 80): same as before, but now mastery is worth an additional 2.5% damage, up from 2.0 as it is now. maybe this will make mastery more imortant for moonkins in MoP? could it rival haste possibly? we'll see...
Depends on the rating/stat conversion in MoP.
-Lunar Shower (passive, gained at Lvl 82): ok, this has become passive now. and they removed its energy generation, which is pretty nice. good quality of life change for us boomies. but not that big of a deal either. meh...i'll take it.
Most of the people wouldn't agree with me, but I miss the stack-with-movement mechanic