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4-15-2010 @ 5:49PM
Underwhelming? For Ret its kind of a joke if you ask me.. not a totally serious "get the pitchforks and torches" joke but a sort of thing that makes you roll the eyes so hard you'd think your possessed...Look at it like this: This happened with Wrath too.. Sure got a boost in damage but they didn't really get any thing worth while except Divine Storm- A talented ability. As far as trainable things go they got nothing great.. Sacred Shield wasn't for them, Shield of Righteousness definitely wasn't for them and Divine Plea was sort of for them but isn't a 100% necessity.. So now what? We get an AoE heal that really isn't for Ret but will probably get used by them because the same weird need for utility that drives them to take Divine Sacrifice? Another Requires Shield ability that, well, REQUIRES SHIELDS- something that will also never get used in PvE (and I doubt will be used in PvP but who knows)So what do Ret get to train this time that's only sort of worth it? A pet like thing that will come and do damage with them for 30secs.. Whaaaaat?... And if they have this Angel.. thing.. cause forbearance I can see Ret taking a sidestep and either not use it at all if it gets in the way of their wings or use it but cry they cant use their wings (I like my wings thank you)... The Might/Wisdom Change is welcome I guess but all it does in PvE is saves you from seeing people say "I need might not wisdom"- Which I'm sure will still happened up to 6 months into the expansion- and cut down on how much - or little as it usually seems- Pallies have to actually interact with each other to manage buffs, So basically a lot less of the usual "we have 6 paladins but somehow all we keep getting is kings refreshed"- only issue I see coming from this is the length of time we'll have to wait for this new buff when you get into PuG environments with more then 1 pally, since you know they'll all be waiting for someone else to do it first like they always do...Any way you go about it Ret is getting the most lackluster set of things in the trio.. Sure there's a possibility Holy Shock could stand to be useful for single target damage in a ret rotation (which to me seems like a decent enough choice to add in in place of crusader strike) but other then that there's not a lot going on here..
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