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10-01-2008 @ 9:20AM
What? No. Its not a good change. Its a bloody horrible change. Imp PW:F is pretty important for raiding. Imp PW:S is totally unimportant for Holy builds.All they've done is send Holy raiding builds even deeper into Disc to pick up Imp PW:F. Moving PW:S was a much better idea. (Or even better, how about moving junk like Martyrdom.)
10-01-2008 @ 9:24AM
I can only assume you don't know that they're adding a spell power aspect to Inner Fire in Wrath?
10-01-2008 @ 9:25AM
http://wotlk.wowhead.com/?spell=48168Before I get called a liar.
10-01-2008 @ 9:36AM
I know about it. Its not the moving Imp IF part up that bugs me, its moving Imp PW:F down. Someone in every raid will need that. If there's no full Disc Priest, its going to be the healer. It means Holy builds now have 16 required Disc points, instead of the previous 14. Its made that problem worse.The original suggestion was to move Imp PW:S down in exchange for Imp IF. That got Shadow what it wanted (easier access to more spell power), and didn't force healers to spend more points in Disc on buff talents.How we ended up with this is a total mystery.
10-01-2008 @ 9:56AM
On the other hand, you only ever need one priest in the raid with the improved PW:F; one cast is good for the whole raid. No more dividing groups.Yes, it's going to make reliance on a disc priest heavier, but with the improvement to the disc tree to be a very good single target healer, it wouldn't be a bad idea to, you know, bring a disc priest instead of a gimped (what I gathered from what you said) holy priest.
10-01-2008 @ 9:58AM
I am, by no means, saying it's a great change, but it's not awful either. Myself, I'd be taking both talents regardless of position, so really there's no change in my mind.
10-01-2008 @ 11:49AM
Yes, I'm inclined to agree that moving PW:S (a fundamental talent for disc priests given Blizzards aim to make them mitigation healers) to tier three would have been a better move. In all probability I would spec deep enough for the divine spirit talents anyway, so this change may not affect me overly much. It would seem that the only logical explanation for this move is that the developers want to force a hard choice on non-discipline specs as a trade off for getting improved fortitude. I might be tempted to try a full discipline spec when the expansion comes, but I still find it hard to believe that discipline will provide better single target healing than holy (despite Blizzards aim to make it the best tree for single target healing).
10-01-2008 @ 11:56AM
While important for raiding, keep in mind that the buff will be raid-wide now (instead of having to cast group-by-group). Cuts down on reagents, and your holy/disc priest will be speccing through that to get further in the tree anyway. Just help offset some of their reagents and voila.
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