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2-02-2011 @ 5:29PM
I went "eeeee!" when I saw this. An article as to what stat weights we should be chasing would be most welcome, hint hint! :P Right now I have no idea what to stack other than strength ...Also, the main problem I'm feeling at 83 is that my paladin feels *squishy*, more so even than my *mage*! Am I doing something wrong, or is ret genuinely having issues with survivability?And Inquisition seems kinda useless for soloing ... keeps dropping off between mobs. Should I be bothering to spend my holy power on it? Or should I wait until ret gets some kind of paladin Deadly Momentum?
2-02-2011 @ 5:37PM
Elitist Jerks has a great analysis of this. It's also very simple:Stack strength... when you're done... stack more strength...Blizzard's solution to this asinine simplification of paladins:Stack mastery... when you're done... stack more mastery...I would love it if they just brought back pre-4.01 ret. It wasn't the best ret we ever had (that was just after LK launched and we were dropping huge burst with judgements), but it is so much better than this convoluted mess they have brought us with cata.
2-02-2011 @ 6:09PM
I have the same squishy problem and I was sure there was something wrong with how I'm playing. I'm main spec holy and whenever I switch to my offset to do dailies I get a can of whoop-arse! Would really appreciate any suggestions :)
2-02-2011 @ 6:51PM
Actually, according to EJ, the situation is even worse. After hit and expertise caps, all 3 secondary stats have the same stat weight. Even worse, with the mastery change, CS, TV, Exo, And HoW all have the same rotation priority.So in an effort to make Ret more difficult, they gave us unnecessarily complex mechanics that lead to overly low DPS. When they realized that, they give us a change that turns our rotation into "hit whatever's off CD" and a gearing scheme that is now "use the highest ilvl piece available."They wanted the skill cap and the skill floor to be very far apart after Wrath. As of 4.0.6, the two will be closer than they have ever been.
2-02-2011 @ 7:54PM
Heilig... wouldn't you still want to wait for 3 HP to hit TV? I can't imagine it being a dps gain to hit it at 1 HP, at the very least.
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