There are a lot of good suggestions here for inquisition and while it's better now with the crit, it's too short and still feels like a drag. I really wish DP was baseline again 'cause that would help alleviate quite a few problems I think. Also our mobility....I miss having both PoJ and LAotL. T6 still feels pretty boring, I wish it did something aside from boring damage/heal and it feels like it should do more of it if it's on a 1min cd and doesn't generate HP. Also why doesn't it, and it's gcd, scale with haste?
While our 4pc is godly, i agree that it's not fun to be balanced around those kind of things. Set effects should be bonuses not requirements.
Nerf our burst and buff our sustain.
I hate being able to deal a lot of damage and then after 30 seconds I hit like a wet noodle. So I'd suggest a buff to TV and/or CS, preferably TV.
GotAK would be the CD that has to be nerfed I believe, it's damage got significantly buffed going into MoP, it used to do very little damage in Cata (the dude that spawns), but keep the Strength gain from autoattacks during it the same, or possibly cap it at an earlier stack.
I feel like I offer very little to my raid currently.
Most people really only care about offensive utilities and buffs and we have no offensive utility and very generic buffs. Either they have to make our off healing not affect our dps as much so we can actually do it to the point that it matters or just give up on the idea and let us actually do something useful (eg: banner, stormlash, lust, etc). Also the hand spells...for a class for which gcds are so valuable, they should really be off the gcd.
Buffs? You should be praying we don't get any nerfs in 5.1 our 4 set is so absurdly broken.
I swear the bitching right now is annoying. It's like looking at T10 and saying RET SUCKS then you get 4set stormadin bonus n jar and go NVM op Swirlswirl you dead.
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i do fine in 3s as ret/dk/shaman. only comps we have any real issues with are god comp and shadowplay because shadowpriests are a pile of dumb right now and we always had issues against them because of our vulnerability to offensive and defensive magic dispels ( plus silences and disarms)
basing your opinions on ret on 2s, against a class that is really really over tuned right now is really a bad idea. 2 is a a very unbalanced bracket and there have always been comps that are nigh unbeatable in it.
ret damage is pretty good, our synergy is amazing, and our utility both for raids and for pvp is some of the best in the game. anyone who says otherwise isn't playing it properly. what's more our mechanics WORK, which is a far cry from where it has been in the past.
" I need a sec, my wrists hurt from spamming slam so hard. Playing cleave vs cleave is tough stuff guys"
Inquisition out of gcd, castin inquisition doesn't reset the time but add 10s for each hp spent,
sacred shield out of gcd or restored to its earlier status... u cannot refresh the 5s buff only the 30s one...
So yes we do have AE issues, Our AE is very very limited and tied to our single target ability no other class gets this same treatment.