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12-31-2008 @ 2:21PM
It's my hope that the future of WoW will bring us a viable, competitive Holy DPS spec. The spellpower unification means that Priests can actually get decent SP and crit, but having to dive so deep into Holy to do it means you lose out on a lot of the good tools for Holy DPS to be found in Discipline. I don't know if this Holy DPS spec can happen before the next expansion (and I don't foresee an expansion in 2009) but it's something I'll be pulling for.
12-31-2008 @ 2:31PM
And I want holy form to go along with it! I hardly care what it does, I just want it. :D
12-31-2008 @ 2:38PM
Frankly, I don't see a holy DPS spec in the cards for us. Blizzard has had plenty of opportunities to retool things in that direction and it hasn't happened--if anything, they've scattered the potential holy DPS talents intentionally so we can't pick them all up. For some reason, we're the one class that lacks a single, unified healing tree. It probably dates back to the antiquated priests as the end all healer design. While we're unique in the sense that we're the only class with two healing trees, I think we're harder to balance because of it.And Matt, I know you are a die-hard holy/healing priest , but come on. Fear ward for shadow is about the most shadow-specific comment here. I would have at the very least expected the complete overhaul of VT and shadow DPS to have made the list instead of some of these other silly things. Going from sub-par DPS but rocking mana battery to proper DPS with a shared regeneration capability is a more fundamental change than most of the things on your list and one that I would think most serious raiders would have taken note of.
12-31-2008 @ 6:36PM
What next, a competitive resto druid DPS spec? The focus of the Holy tree is by nature, for heals, and Shadow DPS leaves little to be desired. What's the point? Do you feel sentimental for smite?
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