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3-02-2011 @ 1:14PM
How is a ret pally or a fury warrior NOT a hybrid class? They are both well above shadow priests as hybrid DPS
3-02-2011 @ 1:20PM
Have to agree. Fox seems to be restricting the definition of 'hybrid' to classes that can heal. Still doesn't change the bigger picture though.
3-02-2011 @ 1:30PM
Ummm... ret can heal so...
3-02-2011 @ 1:43PM
@Killik - um, paladins can heal... so i'm not sure why Fox said that.
3-02-2011 @ 2:32PM
It could be that he's limiting it not to the classes that can merely spec differently to do a different role, but to the ones that can switch mid-fight. Ret pallies can heal, but only for about 5 seconds. SPriests, Boomkins, and Ele shaman can, if necessary, switch from DPS to healing in the middle of a fight, potentially saving the raid if, say, all the dedicated healers are dead or something. That's quite different from Ret or Warriors respeccing to change roles.
Heh, that's very true - sorry :)
3-02-2011 @ 3:16PM
He specifically mentions a shadow priest "changing specs" to heal in the article. For some reason, he's just wrong. He mis-read his own graph. Paladins and Warriors are definitely hybrids, if they do still exist. They have always been included on the list.
3-02-2011 @ 9:20PM
@Janaan ^ what he saidPLUS, in a raid situation, healing in shadow spec will only prolong the fight by a couple of seconds at most. Ele sham, Boomkin, and spriests do not talent for healing and will in turn go oom very quickly whilst casting very puny heals.
3-02-2011 @ 11:54PM
There are two graphs in this article. Graph one is theoretical. Graph two is actually logged dps data. Read the article and not just the comments. :D
3-03-2011 @ 12:03AM
Sorry, was I who needed to re-read. Thought that passage referred to the second chart, but it does say 'theoretical'. Can't edit, but just wanted to admit to my /footmouth there. :D
3-03-2011 @ 7:53PM
Well, in my head I was thinking "mana-using hybrids," but yes, pallies, DKs, and warriors are all technically hybrids.
3-04-2011 @ 8:11AM
My comment got a general reply instead of specific to this@FoxHmmmm. Pallies are mana using hybrids. Care for more ketchup for your foot ;)
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