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8-07-2008 @ 11:23AM
I have just one question - how does damage output of healing-specced classes currently compare to pure DPS classes such as warlocks, mages, rogues or hunters in damage output?With the new spellpower change many DPS classes are concerned that healers will do comparable damage to them and/or that damage-specced hybrids will be able to heal themselves much better than before. This would indeed be the ultimate end of pure DPS classes in both PvP and PvE.
8-07-2008 @ 11:59AM
Yea, because those pure DPS classes don't bring anything to the table besides damage...HUH?Mages will again be kings of AoE and offer a ton of control options. Warlock and Mage debuffs making everyone's damage better means they will still show up. Warlocks CC options are not in question, no shadow priest is banishing an elemental. Hunters remain able to kite things easily along with their damage increasing buffs in BM and Survival will be wanted. Rogues are just plain wrong and will now be able to do AoE damage to remain near the top.Yes, hybrids are getting nearly the same damage. They should. Pure classes are getting utility buffs that are making them more useful and wanted for raids. Meanwhile the hybrids are getting similar buffing options or better and so their damage needs to be about the same.If every class offers great and unique things to increase the effectiveness of the raid and can do their role extremely well (tank, dps or heal) then everyone benefits. Hybrids doing comparable numbers to a "pure" class means you can make the "pure" classes bring more to the table than just damage.My raids depend on the unique abilities of every class we bring. We can tell when we are short of something very important like CC or AoE. This is how it should be, and if anything, it should get better with all the classes getting good buffs to utility and synergy.
8-07-2008 @ 12:00PM
Healers still won't have the talents to keep up with dps specs, it will just allow us to solo more easily and contribute during healing downtime to the dps.
8-07-2008 @ 12:22PM
You just have to remember, DPS gear or not, there's something to be said for "spec"
8-07-2008 @ 1:42PM
@AngusI suggest you read what I wrote. I never expressed a concern for the damage output of damage specced hybrids being higher than that of pure DPS, I have a Moonkin myself.That said, your comment is irrelevant and I suggest you read what you respond to before doing so.All I was asking about was the healing capability of a DPS-specced hybrid and/or the DPS capability of a pure healer. It's already hard for a pure DPS class to kill a healer nowadays and when I imagine my druid specced resto while sustaining the spelldamage of a Moonkin......or even better! My druid specced balance while having her healing spells benefit insanely from spellpower. Well, it simply seems a little too powerful.Just my two cents.
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