We can all breathe a (temporary) sigh of relief. Improved power word: fortitude has been returned to tier 2 in the discipline tree as of the latest build (9038).
They've swapped it with improved power word: shield, which to be honest, is what they should have moved to tier 3 when moving improved inner fire to start with. They had some concerns for pvp specs not being able to pick up an improved shield. We'll see if that's still a worry for many.
In the meantime, I'm happy this now puts improved fort back in reach of most builds, which can only be a good thing.
22 hours ago