May 23, 2012
Blizzard are applying a hotfix to the Monk’s Boon of protection and posted a few notes on what is going to happen with the skill and some comments on the current state of the Monk and Barbarian. Hopefully later today we should know more about Blizzard’s skill balance plans.
July 8, 2011
Last evening, Bashiok hopped into a long thread full of confusion about adding skills from the tiers. He didn’t answer the main question of the thread, which as far as I know is a simple issue. You can use 7 of your character’s skills, irrespective of their location on the skill tiers. For instance, you can’t use a skill from the 4th tier before Clvl 10, but once you reach a tier, you can use any or all of the skills from that tier, once you’ve got the skill points to enable them. You could respec at Clvl 30 and have all 7 skills from just the top two tiers, if you so desired.