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10-25-2008 @ 1:19PM
Actually this puts ret pallies on par with the other hybrid mana melee, enhancement shaman. In the 3.0 patch we start to suffer from mana problems if we just spam all our abilities. Our dps is great if we do it, but our long term dps is cut short by the mana loss. We have to carefully conserve mana via shamanistic rage and other methods to keep our dps at a good level. I mostly see this as giving paladins the same challenge, so it isn't just a facerolling lolfest, with no penalties or problems.
10-25-2008 @ 3:50PM
"facerolling lolfest"Lol I'm totally using that someday. Made me giggle.
10-26-2008 @ 3:06AM
You mean that enhance and ret are "hard mode" melee?Once a fight is a few seconds into the melee engagement a fury or arms warrior is done "conserving" They are getting rage from white hits, taking small hits from aoe and so they are pretty much spamming abilities in a rotation to get their maximum dps.Rogues get their SS up, spam 1-2 combo moves to get their 5pts, hit a massive damage finisher, 2 combo pts, SS up again, rinse, repeat. As long as they spec right and do decently well for gear they will have the energy to do this indefinitely.Shaman get to wait 1:45 for their bar to refill, have to sacrifice a DPS talent DEEP in the tree for mana regen (static shock doesn't do anything with water shield) and are required to have a priority list memorized for their maximum DPS. "If 5stack MW, LB. If not and SS is off CD, SS. If SS on cd, ES. If none of above possible, LL. If that not possible, sit and wait 2 seconds."And Ret will have to hold off their CDs to keep mana up. Yea, seems fair that the guys with 2 2-handers are never having to conserve anything half way through a fight while the hybrids are forced to.
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