03/18/2013 09:29 PMPosted by JujubijuWhy not use the junk greens or even JP gear or /gasp crafted blue gear for dailies? It's not like you don't have alternatives.
Actually, believe it or not, you'll still manage to do almost as much dps as holy (in decent gear) than ret in junk greens with some pieces of 5 man gear tossed in. Ret is highly dependent on gear scaling.
I have a set of crappy ret gear on my holy pally alt, and when doing dailies as ret I realized my 25k dps was not cutting it, as holy I do 20-30k and one eternal flame keeps me alive. AOE is the issue as holy, but ret in crap gear has it's own issues with aoe in that it takes so much damage. As ret in crap gear, expect to spend quite a lot of holy power on WoG due to how squishy they are. With better gear though, ret starts to scale up quite nicely and those issue wash away, so at that point of course ret will be the best choice by a mile.
Now, on this toon here, my ret gear is more than adequate for doing dailies. I can normally do around 60k dps single target on quest mobs, and he has no problem with aoe pulls. It just doesn't seem to work out as well on my other paladin and trying to use junk ret gear just to get through dailies.