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2-03-2011 @ 12:44PM
Further to the original point: Inquisition is a 30% buff to our *holy damage*, not our overall damage. Given that currently holy damage is roughly 30% of our overall damage (going up next patch, of course), Inquisition actually works out to a 9%ish buff, MINUS the opportunity cost of a global cooldown and 3 holy power (in other words, minus a Templar's Verdict) every 30 seconds or so. So the actual dps increase from Inquisition works out to be rather small overall, and that's in the best case scenario (tank'n'spank on a raid boss -- Magmaw, for example).Further, using Inquisition can actually be a dps *loss*, if you don't get enough holy power back to cover the initial opportunity cost. In solo play situations, trash, the last seconds of a boss fight...any situation where there is going to be a lot of time off target, it is usually a DPS *loss* to maintain Inquistion instead of just using those extra Templar's Verdicts.Where this especially true is, of course, in PvP, where current best builds don't even bother speccing into Inquisition because it is almost always a dps loss to use it (or healing loss, given that in PvP so much of our holy power goes into Word of Glory). So we have the curious situation where paladin dps is normalized around an ability that is only effective in optimal situations and doesn't work in PvP.
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