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10-14-2011 @ 5:39PM
Ok, a couple questions from a newb pally.1) For Hand of Protection, what constitutes a "physical ability?"and (from last week's article, which I just read) 2) I am a little confused as to what a "whiff" IS? Can someone explain?
10-14-2011 @ 5:50PM
From memory I think it means missing? I'm not really sure why missing means a bad smell though.
10-14-2011 @ 6:00PM
Technically, a "whiff" means a slight hint of a smell or a small gust of air. But in the sense Matt used it last week, he probably meant a miss. Like when you throw your shield and it flies off into space.*Whiff*"That had a slight smell of shield to it!""Yeah, don't heal me 'till I get it back."
10-14-2011 @ 6:02PM
Hand of Protection basically lets spellcasters (mages, locks, priests, shammies) use their abilities. However if you use it on a war dk paladin etc they wont be able to attack
10-14-2011 @ 6:04PM
"Whiff" as in miss is onomatopoeia; it's the sound you hear as something flies by without hitting you.
10-14-2011 @ 6:13PM
Boobah nailed it! "Whiff" is just the wooshing sound your Shield of the Righteous makes when it misses four times in a row and compels you to rip your hair out.
10-14-2011 @ 6:21PM
"whiff" comes from the sound of missing something - that rush of air as something sails by or when you swing a baseball bat and hit nothing but air, etc.On the Hand of Protection issue: if it's not clearly labeled as a spell it's probably considered a physical action. CS, for example, is clearly a physical action, whereas Exorcism is clearly a spell. I know you can also use conc, holy wrath, all your healing spells, and buffs while HoPed, but most other things are blocked. If you cast it on someone aside from yourself (which you should almost always do and use Divine Shield for yourself), by-and-large if they are a melee player it will screw them over (for attacks anyway) and if they are a caster they can just keep plugging away.
10-14-2011 @ 7:21PM
@Rhi - I think my record is 3 misses on SotR...on Bale...I was about to start swearing when it finally landed...
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