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Patch 7.3: New Caster Animations Coming?

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Blizzard's working on animation updates for casters and more details should be available soon.

In the last developer AMA on reddit, redditor Yogs_Zach asked about the current status of spell animations and updates. Many class-specific core spells haven't received changes for years, while other have been gradually updated throughout Legion (Balance Druids).

Solanis answered that the first round of animation updates focused on melee, but that was just a portion of the ongoing effort and the team's working on spell and FX updates to multiple classes right now. We should see updates "very soon". What's very soon? Patch 7.3 PTR maybe?

As Gneissisnice pointed out, it would be really cool to see casters use their weapons while casting.
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Really? I certainly can think of a few. Like basically anything Gandalf does with his staff in LoTR.

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Well, this is certainly great to hear; they did a great job on the melee animations so it would be cool to see what spell casters get.  However, are we talking soon as in 7.3 or soon as in an offline mode?

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10 hours ago, Sawzorthn said:

I really can't picture a cool looking way to include weapons with casting animations.

Seen arcane use Mark of Aluneth? It's a start... I like it!

 

New Arcane mage spells would be the tits :D So excited.

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Being able to wave my mage / warlock staff around to cast a spell instead of it being a useless stat stick stuck to my back is something I have wished for since I first joined wow back in Wrath of the Lich King, because otherwise we are all simple hand wizards like Merlin or something, I hope they expand on this and actually give casters a honest to god spell auto attack, something simple instead of them always trying to whack things on the head with the staff in melee range, they tried this once with the auto shoot if you had a wand but that was always clumsy as it required a separate spell that only worked if you were not doing anything else, perhaps work that idea in as a passive auto attack please.

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