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2-07-2011 @ 11:07AM
I recently won a need roll on Sorrowsong (on my shadow priest) against a resto shaman, who then proceeded to lambast me about "rolling on my healing gear". Am I completely misreading the tooltip, or is Sorrowsong totally not healing gear?
2-07-2011 @ 11:23AM
I wouldn't worry too much, Fletcher. http://www.wowhead.com/item=55879 clearly states that the trinket is procced off of your damaging spells that get a target below 35% health. I'm afraid your healer just seemed a little misinformed and quite a bit rude to boot.
2-07-2011 @ 11:24AM
No, the resto shaman is just upset that you won a trinket he wanted, for whatever reason. Sorrowsong is primarily a dps trinket.I'm guessing he was going to use it for an ele off spec, although he could have also attempted to use it as resto, but it would just be awkward and inefficient, as he'd have to spec into Telluric Currents and cast lightning bolt once every 20 seconds to maximize uptime on the trinket. This would be unwise, as most bosses will often have some mechanic that will cause them to put out more damage at low health, meaning you don't want to waste a gcd or two on something that isn't keeping everyone else from dying.
2-07-2011 @ 11:26AM
"Your spells that damage a target below 35% health grant 1512 spell power for 10 sec. "Doesn't sound very healer-ish to me.
2-07-2011 @ 11:52AM
He should have lambasted you for rolling on gear that sucks for your spec. Then Lambasted himself for caring about an item that sucks for his spec also.In case you missed it, Mastery sucks right now for SP's (& Resto Sham's according to our resident ones). Both the dmg & proc rate components are pretty weak right now for Shadow when compared to Haste or Crit. Stacking Haste will increase the proc rate but at low gear levels this is hard to do, espcially if your trying to break into raiding. (Damn hitcap)However to answer your question - Its a DPS trinket.
2-07-2011 @ 12:01PM
lolwut?"Equip: Your spells that damage a target below 35% health grant 1710 spell power for 10 sec. Cannot activate again for 10 sec after bonus expires."How could that in any way be useful for a healing anything? I mean, unless you were smite-healing, but it would be so unreliable that...yeah. That shaman was either yanking your chain, or an idiot.
2-07-2011 @ 12:03PM
The resto shammy probably wanted it for his Elemental off spec. Don't worry about it. You won it, enjoy it!
2-07-2011 @ 12:55PM
Sorrowsong is for sure a dps trinket. Honestly, I am getting a sick of all the dps rolling on healing loot, I am not talking about , boomkins, ele shamans, and shadow priests. I am talking about the magi and warlocks that roll on the healing loot 90% of the time. I know reforging is super cool but there is no logic in taking loot from a healer, unless you want to never be healed again. Please grow up people, stop being rude and wait for your loot like the rest of us.
2-07-2011 @ 12:59PM
Wouldn't flame shock proc the trinket effect? I don't have a high level caster, so I don't actually know.But yeah, definately dps trinket.@AvengThis is why reforging is a great thing
2-07-2011 @ 1:00PM
Maybe the Rshaman was getting it confused with the BoE healing trinket Rainsong. I know I kept getting them confused XD;
2-07-2011 @ 1:57PM
Sorrowsong is a dps trinket, and there's much better ones for healers. Seems the shaman was just being greedy and trying to make it look like you were.Anyway, there's a cool thing about the trinket: it procs off of critter kills. So right before a pull if you want a spellpower boost kill any little critter that happens to be in the area, like the little spiders in Stonecore or the rats in SFK to give some examples. Have fun!
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