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7-25-2007 @ 7:19AM
@15Just like ret dps is on 3.8 sec weapon cd, 8sec judge cd and 10 sec cs cd. And just as ret uses auto attack with soc up, shockadins use autoattack, + sor, + consecration. It is a hybrid build inside a hybrid class. Its raid viable, as much as ret one. It gives a raid an option like with feral druids to use you in 2 roles, depending on the setup, boss etc.And as ret build's soc, joc and melee attacks can all be blocked, parried, dodged... I wouldn't say it is in any kind of better position.Just like + melee hit for ret armor, +spell hit is easily accessible with spell dmg enchants, spell dmg weapons/rings/capes/trinketsAll our dmg is holy which means we hit warrior as much as we hit mage or priest, which is one of the main advantages for shockadins over ret, next to superior healing capabilities, and bigger manapool.If equally geared, ret build should produce better dmg burst, but over time, shockadin would win.And thats main reason why i didn't stay ret. Yes when soc procs, and crits all is nice but when you need to actually survive, all other pally builds are far more useful. Comparable to some extent with mage's full fire and full frost builds. Or full feral and feral/resto hybrid.And at the end of the day, everyone should play what he/she prefers instead of theorycrafting most of the day.
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