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2-08-2011 @ 7:32PM
But still no cooldowns to save people in imminent danger other than NS every 2 minutes. Given the paucity of effect of many of our heals, that pales in comparison to the arsenal of tank-saving methods that paladins (especially), priests, and druids carry around. When a Ret pallie has 4 or 5 ways to save a tank on the verge of death and I have virtually none, you'd think that would be a pretty huge red flag to GC and the gang, especially considering that the damage/healing environment of Cataclysm isn't quite as distant from Wrath as stated or hoped for (e.g. people can still die mighty quickly in heroics and raids.)
2-08-2011 @ 7:57PM
Yea, I think we are in need of at least 1 (maybe 2) more cooldowns. Something similar to Avenging Wrath would be great. NS is good and all but most of the time it's not quite enough
2-09-2011 @ 5:34AM
What are the "4 - 5 ways a Ret pally can save a tank" ? I can only think of Lay on Hands, and possibly Hand of Sacrifice, which is more an external cooldown but I suppose could give a healer time to land a big heal.
2-09-2011 @ 9:11AM
But to make up for not having tank or group saving cool-downs, we bring the uniqueness of our buff giving totems...oh wait, everyone else has a better buff that overwrites ours. Well, then there is our staple Bloodlust...damn..2 other classes have that too. But there is always our........umm.... I'll have to get back to you on that one lol
2-09-2011 @ 11:28AM
I completely agree with Jackwraith, the lack of a useful CD is very detrimental to us. A Ret Paladin that's on the ball can save a person more effectively than a Resto Shaman and that is simply bad design right there. A lot of people are tending to reference Paladins when talking about Resto Shaman and I don't think that's simply because it's a trend, but because there's a real issue at hand. Paladins excel at every role they have access to, yet Shaman are heavily sub par by comparison. It seems that Paladins are exempt from the Hybrid Tax and Shaman are paying it in full with criminal interest rates.
2-09-2011 @ 11:33AM
Paladin Cooldowns:Avenging WrathDivine FavorGuardian of Ancient KingsLay on HandsHand of SacrificeDivine Plea (mana regen only)Shaman Cooldowns:Nature's SwiftnessMana Tide Totem (awesome idea cause shamans stack spirit and not haste)Need I say more?
2-10-2011 @ 5:39PM
You forgot one shaman cool down, Reincarnation. Lets see a pally come back from death, eh? Well i guess they all can just bubble, so i suppose those 2 cd's offset, huh. I'd rather not have the repair bill tho
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