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11-08-2010 @ 4:57PM
Pretty surprised at a lot of the comments being positive on here since any post on the WoW forums about Shockadins gets shot down instantly with dead spec is dead replies. I have always loved the shockadin play style and anytime it's brought back from the dead it is really exciting. I played with a shockadin build back at the end of TBC and the amount of burst back then around Holy Shock was insane (I had my one button pwnface macro to pop all my cooldowns at once for quite a while into wrath just cause I loved it so much). I did bring my paladin into Kara when I had my shockadin stint and wasn't doing too shabby considering the only gear I had at the time for a shockadin spec was all PvP gear (so resilience=less dps, though I got my first Illidan kill healing with that gear). There are a few things that would make this a ton more fun (and viable as a dps spec) but we probably wouldn't see it ever. Like Chase said we lack scaling that other classes have with crit damage multipliers but we also will lack a damaging Holy Power dump like Prot and Ret have. I know we get Inquisition but it's not so much a huge burst nuke we've built towards but a buff we want to be up as much as possible. We also have a healing oriented Mastery bonus and that won't help damage at all.I know that this probably won't happen but I think Holy right now would be a good candidate for a hybrid tree within the tree itself. I mean Druids have Feral Tank/DPS it could be something done to be a heal/dps tree but it would take more work than Blizzard has time for. Wishful thinking though never hurt.
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