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3-26-2009 @ 4:13PM
So this question probably belongs in the que, but...When dual specs go live, will I be able to hit up my resto spec, drop earth shield on my self, switch back to elemental grind till im out of mana and earthshield is consumed. Switch back to resto refresh earthshield rinse repeat?JTD
3-26-2009 @ 4:33PM
Two reasons you won't be able to do this.1. Changing spec is a 5 second action. Probably can't pull that off in PvP.2. Changing spec reduces your mana to 0. If the first thing isn't enough, losing all your mana will prevent you from using any of the new spells you just got.
3-26-2009 @ 4:35PM
"We won't let you change specs within an Arena or BG, nor will we let you do it in combat of any kind. When the feature is fleshed out more, we'll let you know more details. "http://blue.mmo-champion.com/1/10972113408-the-restrictions-dualspec-needs-to-succeed.htmlThat's all I know..
3-26-2009 @ 4:37PM
But Earthshield is a 10 minute shield ( I think) and I was thinking more of for PVE use, although will this work during the prep phase of arenas when spells etc are free of cost?JTD
3-26-2009 @ 4:36PM
When you switch specs, all your mana is consumed in the process. Also, it's a 10 (I think, it's long anyway) second cast, which tends to interrupt your flow pretty badly.
3-26-2009 @ 4:46PM
when you change to your second spec i believe you use up all of your mana so it wouldn't really be useful would it?
3-26-2009 @ 6:06PM
As an addition, all buffs are wiped from your character when you zone into the arenas. You can't put Earth Shield on, respec, and then click the button to enter arena. It all gets wiped.
3-27-2009 @ 1:50AM
I thought just that at the begining, so I tried it on PTR as soon as they went live. Unfortunately when you cast dual spec it also wipes all of your current spec-related buffs, so no Nature's Swiftness/Earthshield, etc.
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