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The Light and How to Swing It: Patch 4.0.6 for retribution {WoW}

Feb 4th 2011 6:37PM No. Just NO. There is no reason to use both Zealotry and Avenging Wrath at the same time. This is the thing that gets me the most. You have no time to take advantage of hammer of wrath while using both zealotry and avenging wrath, thus wasting the most useful aspect of these skills, the ability to fill empty GCD's. Try using these skills in this way on the target dummies. I guarantee your DPS will increase a significant amount. Also try incorporating GotK into your zealotry. You will be able to stack the strength buff to a higher level than you have before because of almost no empty GCD while under Zealotry

The fixes I would suggest for our clunky rotation would be:

1.)Roll the current buff Inquisition into our passive sheath of light skill. Reducing it to 20% increase to holy damage components.

2.)Make inquisition give DS a 100% chance to generate a SINGLE HP upon a successful hit, and increase ALL damage done by 10%. This effectively requires us to ramp up our dps (even in AOE situations where DS will not initially generate HP), and provides a very limited amount of empty GCD's. A kind of "you must spend HP to make HP" mentality.

The patch notes have me a little concerned about being able to quickly build up HP, as we can do now with the 40% chance to generate HP on a large portion of our skills. It's nice that the devs are requiring us to have some skill to balance all our procs and buffs and still manage decent DPS while not standing in fire.
My ret set is sitting at a 349 ilvl, and I can manage 11k dps on a single boss level target dummy over the course of a 5 minute fight (using GotK once). I feel as though I can't keep up with the DPS classes in my raid group. A simple 10% increase to our overall dps would be sufficient for me, at least at this gear level. Not sure how well this will scale later on.