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8-19-2008 @ 5:11PM
Remind me again why shamans should be entitled to a cheap spell interrupter? Are they going to create Rank 1 equivalents for all interrupters/stuns? As a pally, can I get a rank 1 Judgement so i can kill totems? If I as a pally have to use all of my higher rank spells that cost more mana, then why does a shaman get this little gimmick so that it doesn't? I still need to spend top mana on my stun, why do they get to interrupt for basically free? This is just ridiculous....the downranking thing either needs to be complete or not at all. Fixing small "plugs" is only going to be favoring some classes over others. Shamans use rank 1 earth shock to be more mana efficient, so why can't I downrank my heals to be more mana efficient? It just makes no sense.
8-19-2008 @ 5:49PM
It's a matter of what Blizzard intends.Blizzard never intended for players to be able to use low rank AoE spells to flush out stealthers. That was an unintentional side effect, and one that ultimately they didn't like. It wasn't a problem with an easy solution, and as such had to wait until the next expansion to fix.Now they can implement fixes such as Interrupt Shock and maybe Holy Priest Unstealth Rogues Nova if that's how they want to balance those classes. It's still in Beta and if losing a cheap unstealth ability makes PvP/Arenas too difficult for Priests they'll do something to fix it.
8-19-2008 @ 5:44PM
It's cute how you actually try and make it sound like Hammer of Justice actually costs a lot of mana.Top rank Hammer of Justice: 100 manaTop rank Earth Shock: 535 mana
8-19-2008 @ 8:32PM
Yeah, except it's less than 250 if you've crit since you used it last, which is pretty much guaranteed. Not to mention that Enhance and Elemental gear carries TONS more Intellect and MP5 than Ret or Prot gear.Stop whining. At least you HAVE an interrupt. HoJ is a stun and only breaks spellcasts if the target is stunnable.And remind me of the CD on Earth Shock again? 6 seconds? Yeah, HoJ is ten times that.So, basically, STFU.
8-19-2008 @ 8:51PM
While guarding any PVP objective, my pally spams Rank 1 Consecration for the entire duration that i am not being attacked. my mana regen makes this essentially free. It is a huge change to force me to use the max rank just to show that rogue 1/2 sec before he stun locks me.
8-20-2008 @ 3:29AM
@darian:Making things easier for rogues is hardly balancing.
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