Overpower is indeed, 1000%, bugged

I think there may be a couple things going on with Overpower, or related to it. I get a lot of “dodge” messages in the scrolling combat text that I can’t find in the combat log, so I’m not sure what these “ghost dodges” are coming from.

Inb4 “Lap dog, I don’t need evidence for my claim, peasant.”


Its exactly the same for a rogues combo points, even if you dont target anything in-between.

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It’s not a bug, it’s literally in the patch notes if you go back far enough.
If you tab away from an overpower target you lose overpower.


This may sound horrible but I think that’s the intended behavior.


I’m pretty sure starting new combo points on a new target erases your previous combo points. I don’t that’s a bug.

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I’ve never gotten combo points for putting faerie fire on a second target, then tabbing back to the first. It’s the same mechanic the warriors are seeing, as soon as you drop focus, for any reason, you lose combo points on that target.

What’s even more fun is feral power shifting also erases them, so power shifts now can only happen when there’s no combo points, and your energy bar is empty, to be beneficial.

You’d think the simple solution would be that people saw this, then stop tabbing away from the dodge target. But alas, these are the wow forums.


I find it ironic that warriors QQ about anything given how inanely OP they are.

Question, does Evasion work VS warriors? Not talking overpower but just general melee attacks like auto swings and whirlwind?

I notice that warriors regardless of my use of Deterrence (essentially evasion, it provides 50% avoidance) they still manage to land most of their attacks; excluding overpower.

For my evasion work fine, but at some point the sides of your char hit box count as your back and cant dodge from that angle. I have problem dodging bigger opponets (mostly taurens).

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Interesting, so it may be a hitbox OR facing problem…

I strafe a lot, and this may be contributing to my getting hit… This was NEVER an issue in vanilla, ill have to do a little testing.

Dodges, misses, parries, and full resists all don’t show up in the combat log sadly.

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Someone correct me if I am wrong here but that was always the case, I remember kicking myself many times because I’d whirlwind and I’d have spammed tab too much and spun past the mob losing the overpower.

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You can configure that in the Combat Log under Filters>Settings>Message Types


You have one chance to target the correct enemy that dodged to use overpower - targeting the wrong one will make it not usable on the correct one.

I basically save overpower these days for single/duo target due to rage losses and overpowers that i can use on +3 mobs. Playing the overpower lottery.

Dont you have dailies to finish?

Hmm this isn’t my experience. My TellMeWhen proc sound goes nuts when it price if I’m tab targeting. But I just tested it and was able to still use overpower.

Funny story: if you Whirlwind and not your current target dodges - you cannot manually select that target and overpower without losing it, but if you tab target to that thing you can overpower it. And yes it was like that in Vanilla.

I was not saying it was a bug.
Was saying it seemed like a similar effect