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12-14-2011 @ 9:04AM
"Chest Robe of Glowing Stone - Priest"I don't understand this. This is a chest cloth piece with spirit, meaning that healers get a roll bonus on it, and per Blizzard earlier announcements, so do shadow priests (i.e. ANY priest always get a roll bonus on it). SO if a mage or lock rolls need on it, it will only win it if no priest rolled need on it. WHY then cannot they use it if it is a big upgrade for them (just reforge spirit, that is why reforging exists)?
12-14-2011 @ 9:13AM
Actually, that robe was tagged as getting the roll bonus for Heals or DPS since it was good for any spec of Priest...but that means that Mages/Locks got the bonus too since they A) wear cloth and B) queued as DPS. The system has never been spec-specific, just role-specific (which I hope they do eventually work on). This just means that any spec Priest can now roll on it effectively, and other cloth wearers can't. I kind of wish that if no Priest rolled for it that someone like yourself had the option to if it were a big upgrade, but this is the Only piece of Spirit Cloth in DS, so it's not that bad to have it only available to the class it was meant for.
12-14-2011 @ 9:31AM
I didn't know Mages were getting the bonus on that chest piece. I was under the impression (maybe wrong on my part) that only shadow priests were getting the bonus as dps. This is the quote from Bashiok explaining the roll bonus system:[quote]If you're in a raid as one of the below roles here is what you'll receive a roll bonus on:Tank:Agility Leather (for druids)Strength plate with tank stats on itTrinkets with tank statsTrinkets with Agility (for druids)"Tank stats" = Dodge, Parry, or MasteryHealer:Any appropriate caster gear without HitTrinkets that trigger on heals or beneficial spellsDPS:Mostly everything that doesn’t have a tank stat on itSpirit gear (for elemental shaman, shadow priest, and moonkin)Trinkets that trigger on damaging spells/melee hits[/quote]Reading that it gives the impression that only spriests get the roll bonus as DPS, if that is not the case big fail on Blizzard explaining things.
12-14-2011 @ 9:40AM
It does give that impression, but it didn't work out that way. Since one DPS spec (SPriests) got the bonus, so did every other cloth DPS. The same way an Enh Shaman got the bonus for Spirit gear because it was good for Ele. They said when it was on PTR that they wished they system was "smart" enough to filter for specs and classes, but that atm it could only do role (heal/tank/dps). This class restriction is just to help that a bit so that Warriors can't get Agi polearms and Mages can't get Spirit gear. Making the system smarter would've been better, but this is an improvement and, well, baby steps lol.
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