The last patch really hit ret below the belt with 15% more reduced healing. My WoG on myself is only for 5% life while under a Mortal Strike type effect. I've mastered the play style and its all about utility/support and sustain. I have to be able to rely on healing and dispelling slows to sustain my team untill a killpoint where we can land a kill with cooldowns. With the current large reduction to healing its put a knife in this class's mechanics. I cant sustain with my cooldowns being dispelled and healing for so little. Ret was already an underdog but the increased 15% healing reduction has really put a chokehold on what we can/cant do.
Usually i dont like to entertain the idea of theoretical buffs but this spec is desperate. These are simple buffs i think would steer ret back into contention.
Ret only glyph of Flash Heal. Boost the % healing from WoG and flash heal. - This talent is what makes ret the assist/utility class its a fun play style its just not viable in rated games. It needs to be boosted.
Ret only Glyph of Hand of Freedom. Hand of freedom can no longer be dispelled. - Freedom is easily dispelled. This wouldnt be so bad if we had more survivability, but we dont and something like this would make other players actually want a ret in their RBG team.
Talent Burden of Guilt shouldnt be a talent should just be ret passive, this talent is very very pale in comparison to the other talents in its tier. This is a cookie cutter dodge talent just doesnt even need to exist. forcing players into picking the obvious again which MoP talents was not suppose to be cookie cutter. Blizz has made some gains in this area like pre-game talent/glyph flexibility but talents like this are horrible. Poor rogues are full of them. There are a million slows in the game this 1 just needs to be passive like everyone elses. We need the same amount of uptime a warrior/feral/dk or any other melee would.
Inquisition is the worste. This spell needs to be just a buff or passive or something. There is a glyph that increases its duration and lowers damage by 15%. That just isnt very useful. How did glyphs like gag order even exist and then other classes get glyphs like this 1? Odd. This makes the spec really clunky, in vital situations you can run minutes without being able to rebuff when you're having to WoG yourself so often when playing with no defenses but a 5 minute bubble. This has been happening to me alot lately, during the killpoint or when im trying to recover i lose inguisition for too long. Even 10 seconds without it is too long.
Id like to add in that ret isnt the only class suffering. Disc priests have it alot worse than us and the extra -15% really just obliterated that spec. Rogues are getting buffed in 5.2 along with monks and they really needed it i hope it brings them up to contention. Disc priest buffs doesnt look like its going to be enough neither does the DKs.
If ret does get buffs and its just damage and we continue to be a faceroll spec i will =( on the forums again. Q . Q