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7-20-2008 @ 12:16AM
I took my blood elf ret pally out for a spin today... he's in mostly PvP gear, some S1, S2, S3, Vengeance Wrap Darkmoon:Crusade, and other stuff... I did a test on live server (he's a classic 5/8/48 build) and got 582 DPS against 10 ogres in the camp up above Shattrath.On Beta, same pally, same gear, with a 0/5/56 build, I averaged 863 DPS against 10 ogres in the camp up above Shattrath.Some of the changes, off the top of my head:He has an extra attack in the rotation in beta (auto attack, crusader every 6, judge every 8, and now divine storm every 10).He has a bit over 700 spell damage when Blessing of Might is up (30% of his AP). No spell damage on live.He has +15% strength, instead of +10%, from talents.He's missing the 10% holy dmg buff from Sanctity Aura, but he has Retribution Aura doing damage now, and it scales with spell damage.He has +5% crit on his judgments, Conviction works on everything now, not just melee attacks.He's missing the 3% hit from Precision, but against non-dungeon-bosses he's probably okay.He doesn't have to re-cast his Seals after a Judgment, so it's possible the Seal's hitting more often. I didn't see this mentioned... judging now doesn't eat up the Seal, so the Seal stays up the full 30 seconds... a nice mana boost...Righteous Vengeance is giving him +15% dmg bonus on his crits.The fun part on the Beta was when one of the stupid elite ogres aggroed on him, after I was done testing... I tore up the ogre, didn't even have to bubble, then popped a 4000+ holy light crit on myself and watched it heal up the rest over the next 12 seconds...They'll end up nerfing it all, but right now it's AMAZING...Oh, and judgements are SO much fun now, 'cause you can just to put Light, Wisdom, or Justice on the mob while judging your normal Seal... Seal-juggling is mostly gone...
7-20-2008 @ 12:46AM
Ha, awesome! Thanks for sharing, especially for us unfortunate folks not in the beta. Your story is really tempting me to go ret in wrath (at elast to give it a go).I do have a question though:"Oh, and judgements are SO much fun now, 'cause you can just to put Light, Wisdom, or Justice on the mob while judging your normal Seal... Seal-juggling is mostly gone..."Does this mean one paladin can drop more than one judgement on a target? Or?
7-20-2008 @ 12:50AM
They replaced "Judgement" with three of them now:Judgement of LightJudgement of WisdomJudgement of JusticeAny of them will judge the seal (without removing the seal, which is wonderful), but now they also land the judgement effect based on their name... so you replace:Seal Light, Judge Light, (Seal/Judge Blood)xNwithSeal Blood every 30 secondsJudge Light every 8 secondsVery cool.
7-20-2008 @ 1:21AM
Wait, so does that mean judgements are gone for Blood, vengeance, righteousness, and command?
7-20-2008 @ 1:57AM
NVM, I understand now.
7-20-2008 @ 2:17AM
I'm still not sure I get it."Seal Blood every 30 secondsJudge Light every 8 seconds"So you have a seal on you, like normal, I Get that.You judge light on the enemy, causing him to have light on him, right? Does it still last 20 seconds, and refreshed by CS? And you have SoB on yourself, how do you judge the damage part of SoB if you only have judgments for Wisdom, Light, and Justice now?
7-20-2008 @ 2:21AM
Ok now I do get it, the judgment judges the CURRENT SEAL you have on yourself, but applies the debuff of whatever Judgment you chose.But still, does the judgment still last 20 seconds, or are you forced to keep judging every time its up?
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