Are rets still running SW with 4 set, or going for DP? And just prioritizing CS > J where possible during SW? Also, would it be worth picking up the exp trinket if I'm running double upgraded heroic of lei shen + vortex?
I'm not sure how they would balance it out. I believe we're fine for clumped AoE atm. (according my to logs). http://worldoflogs.com/reports/rt-q5...758#Haargielol
HotR 8yard cone from us.
Exorcism 10yard aoe from target.
DS 8 or 10 yard aoe from us (can't remember)
It's just so much to watch out for when we do AoE, position, range... while shadowpriests pick a target and channel ONE spell for 10 seconds or something while they do 3 times the aoe dps that we do, fuck balance.
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This. Our aoe is stupidly strong on things like tortos bats and lei-shen ball lightning granted these mobs stay up for a decent ammount of time, not ~10 seconds like they usually do
I do have my hopes up for 5.3 though, if not just the stupidly good scaling this tier will give with VP upgrades and haste.
Also fun fact, coined horridon and got the intellect trinket. Ticketed a GM about it and was told it's working as intended. Be prepared for sadtimes.
Personally I enjoy the whole having to min-max to the bone to stay competitive, but theres quite a few things that could make life easier (Looking at you hammer of the righteous target requirement and censure reaction time).
wtb seal of justice fix
Dont have screenshots of the reply, but WIM keeps chat logged.
Re-read it today though, it seemed more like the GM didn't understand the issue and just said it was working as intended, because he said it's always been like that (You kill a boss in a spec --> bonus loot is locked to that spec regardless of respeccing) which is not true.
I don't think there's any danger in downing it as ret and coining for ret loot, but something's buggy in respeccing before using a coin, that's for sure.
quick question: is there a haste softcap for sanctified wrath? in theory, a 3 second HoW without SW (50% haste, doesn't seem too implausible if we already are at 42% in heroic tier) means a 1.5 second HoW, but also means a 1 second GCD, which in turn means that we either need to wait on HoW to finish, or that our next HoW is delayed by .5 seconds.
Because I want to say this every single day but don't want it to get a drag:
1) The ingame store will only sell timesaver items. It won't affect balance.
2) No, getting to 100 in half the time isn't pay2win. raids don't start until the second week, everyone has time to get there.
4) getting charms faster is also not pay2win. getting those is easy, but not everyone has the time or want for dailies.
But hey atleast we're getting less mana cost on our buffs so we can use them instantly when CR'd ~~
probably a dumb question, with our 2 set bonus will haste still be our best stat or is mastery a little better?
- Exorcism through Sactity of Battle: Allowing more uptime in the debuff
- Melee swings: Allowing for more Art of War procs
- Fillers from Sanctity of Battle allows us to use more spells during the debuff uptime.
I am yet to see any numbers yet, but I believe haste still takes the cake over mastery and crit. I am interested how mastery and crit weight themselves for us to see if they are still somewhat equal.
i have a feather, and it is so great getting triple procs with full cds
picked up a feather today, haven't done any testing with it but the other ret in my guild has one thunderforged and he jumped up like 5k dps from it. CD timing etc obviously but still...
Feather is pretty fucking stupid rng sometimes. Had 69 procs total spread over 15 wipes of Iron Qon, before shooting up to 13 procs on the kill. Granted it didn't proc on the pull and procced during lightning storm twice (at the start+Judgment to keep censure, hai gusy ima feather proc), it's still pretty insane.
Almost as stupid as our dk having 16 procs on the same kill x]
Worst thing is no proc on the pull though, that's literally a difference of several million damage during the burst, even a million from ES alone.
Coining Twin Consort tonight, so if i'm "unlucky" I may pick up a Gaze for testing. wtb 4 set.