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12-12-2011 @ 8:21AM
I have found that I'm not good at melee DPS in Cata.In Wrath I loved my melee/healing hybrids. My main was a holy paladin, but I had fun with ret as an off-spec. My primary alt was a resto shaman, who had enhance as her off-spec.For whatever reason, I can't get into melee DPS in the same way in Cata. :( So it's ranged all the way. I'll heal, I'll DPS - but always from range. My main is now a shadow priest, with a disc off spec. My primary alt is my holy paladin, but she doesn't DPS.
12-12-2011 @ 12:58PM
Don't judge all melee dps by retribution. Because ret was perceived as too faceroll in Wrath, the developers went 180 degrees with the spec for Cata. It is now one of the trickier specs to master: you have to know your priorities inside out, keep track of quite a few buffs, dots, and cds, and react instantly to a ton of rng procs.They've succeeded in raising the skill cap dramatically, but it's no longer an easy off-spec to carry. Try a warrior or Frost DK for a melee spec that is a little more intuitive to play.I have the opposite problem: in Wrath I didn't mind healing in a pinch, and could even do so effectively while still in ret spec, or at least well enough to get us through a boss fight if the healer went down. Now, I can't off-heal as ret, and I just don't enjoy holy.
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