I always use my Emerald Proto-Whelp when leveling by the striders. If the strider hit me with Soothe, I just hit Emerald Dream and sleep through Soothe.
When a strider would hit Soothe, if he had Poison Spit on you, the poison would break the strider's own soothe, and I didn't need to hit Dream.
But now I notice that if the strider has poison on you, you still get knocked out by soothe—Kinda like a Rogue's "Dirty Tricks."
It wasn't like this before the last patch. Has anyone heard about a change?
(This would make striders a little more viable in PVP)