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Holy does NOT need anymore easy HP regen lol. I doubt prot does either. That's why DP works well as a talent: you can choose to have RNG damage/healing or controllable damage/healing.
The only reason it was "clunky" back in Cata was because our generation of holy power was slow. Now that it is fixed having it proc would feel like a nice surprise.
It already can be, just as a talent. Exo is that "nice surprise" otherwise. With baseline DP your rotation would become too reliant on luck. When you're unlucky and nothing procs, you feel punished. That's not good design.
A little baseline RNG is fine with AoW. You can talent for more RNG with DP.
The problem with taking Dp as a talent is that it feels like you are missing something. It is nice when it procs, but when it doesn't it feels horrible because you don't have something like Holy Avenger to fill the gap.
You only feel that way because ret had Zeal in Cata. You might also remember ret's damage was not as good as it is now despite having both Zeal and DP back then. That's because our damage was based around uncontrollable procs outside of cooldowns.
Now if Dp is not made baseline I would then suggest that it get some kind of buff. Currently it does not provide more reliable dps than Holy Avenger or Sanctified Wrath. This does not the fit the goal of this new talent system which is to have a choice between talents.
That's the thing with RNG: it's not reliable. It's not supposed to be. It's always a "nice surprise," which is what you said you want. If you really want to gamble, just talent for it. Our DPS and rotation do not need another random proc.
However I do feel that making Dp baseline would go a long way to fixing the main issue's with Ret. (Sustained damage and defensive self healing).
Our sustained damage and HP regen is fine. Easiest way to buff our healing is to buff Sheath of Light or scale back the PVP Power change for hybrids. Can't mess with an entire spec's DPS mechanics just because people think ret should hit like a frost DK.
I like what they did with ret but i have 2 or 3 suggestions. 1 make SS baseline ret like in cata where a bubble pops at 35% and healing is increased by x amount, i did some war games and i still feel squishy. 2. TV dmg is still to low, we use our HP too much on WoGs and keeping up in inquisition, a 40k crit isnt enough. 3 make repentance a baseline ret spell, 1 min cd insta cast like it was since i can remember. This will seperate us from holy in rbgs. lastly do something with hand of salvation (ret only) i use it rarely in pvp just to get pets off of my teammates (i dont know if that actually works but its worth a shot). Make it do something like tricks and give a teamate a dmg or healing buff. I can go on and on i just complained how bad we all last patch and i think if we separate our utility from hpallys and can actually survive i think we will do alright. any thoughts? troll
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