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10-10-2011 @ 8:16PM
The biggest problem with the troll dungeons isn't their length, but that there's only two of them. Not to mention, the gearing isn't truly ideal, it only exists to plug holes in the JP gear. No trinket to grab, no pieces worth taking other than shoulder, head and weapon.It's one of the few things I dislike about Cata design... it's not deep enough in terms of content to support the gearing. In the first dungeon tier, there was only one cloth non-spirit wrist. In Firelands, there's no cloth boot. Valuable pieces of gear are absolutely missing from loot tables, so there's no room for the 'variance of gear' that the designers claim they want to make available. Reforging isn't just a consolution prize option... it's the ONLY option.
10-10-2011 @ 8:26PM
Shannox drops cloth boots, no spirit on them but you shouldn't need spirit on every slot nowadays anyway.
10-10-2011 @ 8:41PM
@ robitrockHoly Priests might disagree.
10-10-2011 @ 9:38PM
As a holy priest: there is exactly 1/3rd of a spirit cloth drop in Firelands (2 of 6 possible random enchant heads from Lord R). Nothing says exciting like "there is one third of a loot drop for me in the entire zone for cloth". Yes, I know that I can roll on the weapons, jewelry, and trinkets. If spirit cloth can't drop, why the heck are they dropping intellect plate all over the place?
10-11-2011 @ 12:54AM
And for people who aren't in the know, Holy Priests have exactly one mana return mechanic: Holy Concentration, which lets us keep 80% of our spirit-based regen while in combat. That's it. No Divine Plea/Judgement, no Atonement/Archangel, no Water Shield. We don't just benefit the most from spirit, we also benefit the least from intellect out of all the healers. Without a lot of spirit-based gearing options we go OOM with cheek-flapping speed.
10-11-2011 @ 2:25AM
@shrikesnestYou might want to check your action bars for Shadowfiend and Hymn of Hope.
10-11-2011 @ 3:25AM
patiencerose7, I couldn't agree more. And while we, as you say, can roll on jewellery, trinkets, and weapons, on those we "only" compete with four other healing specs as well as shadow priests and boomkin... My main (holy priest) is a raider well into heroic modes and d'you know when I replaced my last 359 piece? Yesterday.
10-11-2011 @ 10:24AM
Shannox drops gear for healers? I've seen no evidence of this...stupid Shannox...
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