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1/1 in Malevolent was even funnier though =P. Hopefully we'll do better this patch.
Ive rolled retribution scince Wotlk and paladin has always ben a good class for me but they just dont do any damage anymore i mean a frost mage with like ilvl 496 can hit 120K no sweat i think its time all pally chose healer or tank or rerolled all together.
Or maybe they will give us a mega buff in WoD
Updated guide, after a lot of testing I've decided to run "Crit" as the main off-stat rather than Haste or Mastery. Its given the best results in terms of all-round usefulness; burst and surviving.
We have very bad up-time this particular patch, partially due to our squishyness and how easy we have always been to CC. I feel Crit or Mastery can accomplish much more than haste now since our actual up-time in PvP is very low.
I also changed the Viability section a little, Ret Hunter Shaman is the best comp this patch imo for Rets. The closest second is probably Ret Warlock Shaman.
Edited by Vanguardsz on 4/25/2014 1:12 AM PDT
This doesn't seem to get much attention, but figure I post anyways
I am the most happy I've been with current set-up. Skipping +str gemming and going all crit, I reforge enough to hit ~24% haste.
Now I use SW, not HA, maybe that's where this differs. But with speccing out of haste, anything below 24%, you actually have to wait for too long for what is comfortable to hit back and forth to accumulate HP.
Now I am also not using clemency, I'm using the 50% reduction on bubble. Clemency works much better with HA, due to being able to stay in melee range.
I just can't not use 50% reduction, because our defensives are such !@#$ right now. I also find myself getting kited, and being able to do substantial damage while at rangeis crucial.
2 very different ways of playing, I'll probably try going back to HA. Before 5.4, I loved HA, after I felt more successful with SW (taking a short break in this time period).
I'm also using SW primarily due to how ridiculous CC is right now, My entire short burst is wasted if I get caught in a fear and have to run back to target.
HA burst is much harder, this I know. For arena gaming, it is probably better. Land the burst, save trinket for it. But then your entire game depends on it, which i guess is the case anyway, especially at high MMR.
With SW burst is more forgiving.
Overall my set-up is better for performance in BG's.
I am able to take down a target, still have a burst for the next.
Anyways, this is my experience so far. I am constantly experimenting. No, I don't have ratings to back it up. Just preference. Thought I'd share my thoughts here.
Speccing mastery and crit for HA, makes sense. Since you have everything hinging on that burst anyways. And you're rocking TV much more often.
I didn't quit, I'm not really playing WoW all together as I'm on a trip in Hong Kong right now. I'll be playing WoW in general more again which includes my Ret when I'm back (around June 20th). I definitely did have a very frustrating experience in my last few sessions of playing Ret though, which is where the rumors started from I think. Continuous losses gets in my head sometimes and I make statements I don't 100% mean. Thanks for your concern though! Hopefully some better sessions will come in when I'm back.
Edited by Vanguardsz on 6/6/2014 11:38 PM PDT
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