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7-23-2008 @ 10:23AM
I'm really likin' the pally changes but I've got a few questions for discussion. I've been hearing a lot of talk on the proper way to holy spec. I.e. to spec for Beacon of Light or for Sheath of Light.From what I can see speccing for BoL will give you a very nice radial heal and not to mention help keep the tanks threat up, helping keep stuff off of you of course. As well as being to fill out the holy tree with whatever goodies you want. I've heard interesting arguments though that holy pallys should forgo BoL and spec for SoL in the Ret tree. The argument being this gives pally's a really nice HoT. With the incredible increases to Holy Shock and how pallys can now buff it with a 19% crit chance from talents alone (Sanctified Light + Holy Power + Conviction) the SoL spec seems like it could be nice. The example situation I think of is say you are healing and you crit a Holy Shock on someone. Assuming you specced for Infusion of Light you could then pop Divine Favor and guarantee a nice critical and instant Holy Light, which then if you had SoL would continue to heal that target for a nice HoT. So assuming lvl 70 healing numbers just to throw some out that I tend to see with my heals, you could potentially get lets say 2500 Holy Shock crit + 7000 Holy Light crit + 4200 more from SoL.So I guess the debate is which is more worth it, having even more power single target healing and a HoT with SoL speccing, or the more radial healing and tank threat increase from BoL.As a healadin I've put a lot of thought into both but I can't decide which way to go. What do you all think?Also what do you all think of the viability of the Shockadin spec come Wrath?
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