Hey so I thought it would be a great idea both mechanically and flavorfully to add some Barbarian into my Dwarven Druid/Fighter (and later take FotW ED) . I just liked the the idea of a raging Bear Barbarian...a Bearbarian if you will...or is it Barbearian?
Anyways after throwing it into Lvl 7 vet status to test a few things (I plan on playing from Lvl 1 to learn the class) I learned that rage blocks the use of the animal form abilities...is this a bug or WAI, If it's WAI I can understand not being able to use actual spells like vigor or splinterbolt but why can't I use Rend, Relentless Onslaught, Pack Presence, Roar, Shred...basically any of the abilities that require you be in Bear form (or Wolf for that matter)
These should are be changed to abilities that get granted based on druid level (each at the same level as the"spell" would be available) and just be active abilities a-la cleave, stunning blow, etc. with it being categorized under the relevant form like this:
-Bear(Lvl 2 or 5)/Dire Bear (Lvl 8 or 11)
Maul (Granted at Druid Lvl 1)
Roar (Granted at Druid Lvl 3)
Pack Presence (Granted at Druid Lvl 3)
Shred (Granted at Druid Lvl 5)
Rising Fury (Granted at Druid Lvl 7)
Animal Growth (Granted at Druid Lvl 9)
Pack Aptitude (Granted at Druid Lvl 9)
Tenacious Pack (Granted at Druid Lvl 11)
Relentless Onslaught (Granted at Druid Lvl 13)
Unstoppable (Granted at Druid Lvl 15)
??? (Granted at Druid Lvl 17)
Same with wolf but you get the idea (fire/water elly don't count as they cast actual spells)
Alternatively if they insist on keeping them as "spells" than just class them as a new spells school either "Innate Attack" or like "Wolf School" and " Bear School" and change their coding or the coding of any rage affect to allow these "spells". I prefer the former though as this is likely to cause some bugs and it doesn't make sense for these abilities to be "spells"
Side note: Whos genius idea was it to class these as spells in the first place their clearly NOT spells. Theres no reason that my Bear shouldn't be able to tear someones face off because he's in an Anti-Magic cone.