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9-15-2010 @ 5:25PM
My only complaint about the new system is that our big, snap threat ability, Shield of the righteous, only works if it has 3 stacks of holy power. Otherwise, it hits like a melee hunter. That's ok, but the problem stems from the fact that, unlike ret or holy, prot currently has no way to build holy power outside of Hotr and CS, both of which are on the same 4.5 second cooldown. This means that we have a 14 second wind up before our first major threat spike. In the meantime, a warrior can Shield Slam as soon as they're in range, druids can maul right off the bat, and DKs can rune strike as soon as they dodge an attack.It's one thing to ask DPS to hold off for a few seconds so the tank can gain aggro, but 14 seconds is rediculous.The easiest solution would be to add a a holy power generation to divine plea in a prot talent, so we can frontload our resourse, just like DKs can with Horn of Winter, Warriors can with their shouts, and druids can with enrage.
9-15-2010 @ 6:41PM
Well, there is Avenger's Shield for running in. So I ask: Does Avenger's Shield hit that much weaker than Shield Slam, Maul, or Rune Strike, especially when you can glyph it for single target out of combat?Additionally, if you grab Improved Judgments, you could even Judge after/before running in, to make your first Shield Slam crit when you put up Holy Shield. (You could also cast an Exorcism before running in, but that's not quite the same)
9-15-2010 @ 7:04PM
9-15-2010 @ 11:45PM
I cannot understand how everyone is calculating 14 secs for 3 holy power. The way I count it I get 3 holy power at 9 secs and release at 10.5 secs.My calculation:CS/HotR at 0 secs - next available at 4.5 secs - 1 holy power2 fillersCS/HotR at 4.5 secs - next available at 9 secs - 2 holy power2 fillersCS/HotR at 9 secs - next available at 13.5 secs - 3 holy powerHoly power release at 10.5 secsAm I doing something wrong here?
9-16-2010 @ 2:38AM
@Bryan:It SEEMS (not in the Beta, based on theck and Anafielle's posts) that our Avenger Shield is currently hitting like a nuclear truck on steroids, even BEFORE the glyph, and might become our #1 priority threat-wise.I'll add to that that Blizzard had stated that people shouldn't be AoEing like stupid, I'm assuming that a DPS shouldn't be able to out-aggro you on your main target, and should they aggro another mob, they deserve a mighty slap in the face, courtesy of the aggroed mob.Make me think (rant time) that i've currently seen more than a couple DPSers that grabbed *something* and then went crazy on it, preferably something no-one else dpsed. I mean GODS, is it too much to ask to help the tank as well?
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