New EF Hotfix

Paladin
Eternal Flame's heal-over-time effect is increased by 50% when used on the Paladin (down from 100%).

GG
Because it was more broken than sacred shield ever was when used by tanks.
Where is this? Does this apply to ret too? NO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saw that coming a mile away.
And here I was just getting used to it.

/tosses hands into air

I'll just wait a week for the pros to let me know if it will still be better than SS or should I swap.
I would imagine that given the 4p prot bonus, it should still be superior for prot due to the opportunity cost removal.
Granted, I'm too lazy to actually crunch the numbers.
Thankfully I did my 30 waves in the PG before this. Can't see myself getting back there again now.

Guess I'll just back to SS, just because it makes the rotation less complicated.
09/23/2013 07:04 PMPosted by Halshar
I would imagine that given the 4p prot bonus, it should still be superior for prot due to the opportunity cost removal.


I'm leaning towards this, too; without 4pT16, EF and SS should be quite even.
Because it was more broken than sacred shield ever was when used by tanks.


well, back to the 30% nerfed SS it is...

what shall we break next? selfless healer? but that already sucks for prot. incoming "selfless healer requires 10 judgements to proc" hotfix.
I am so sick of losing things because they're too broken for prot. Eternal Flame was moderately useful for staying alive in Arena for Ret. Guess I'll have to see how bad the hot is now, and if I have to switch back to Selfless Healer. Go go 30k instant FoL. -.-;
Thanks prot
Thanks prot
After doing about a dozen arena matches this morning I can safely say the sky isn't falling. It was a noticeable drop, but wasn't nearly as bad as I first imagined. I didn't notice a real difference in the feel or effectiveness of Eternal Flame, but the hot is a little weaker.

I think I'm just a fan of the mechanic now more than anything. It feels like a half way point between Sacred Shield and Selfless Healer, with it's own strengths and weaknesses. I do enjoy having it tick constantly on myself and my partner. It might not have the BOOM feeling a 3 stacked Selfless Healer crit on your partner would, and it may cost holy power, but it provides a massive amount of healing over the course of an arena match and the sustained survivability is very noticeable.

But yeah;

Thanks prot


They really need to start balancing us separately. Ret hasn't been nerfed this entire expansion, but we eat blanket nerfs and nerfs intended for others specs constantly. It's like Ret is jumping in front of the nerf bat intentionally.
They really need to do their damned balancing and testing during PTR instead of buff then nerf. It's not like they don't have the numbers or ability to test it.

Stupidity like this (the obvious lack of proper internal testing) just makes me enraged.
I forgot to try EF as ret but when I was doing Av weekend I was using it as prot in ret gear/sword and board and was tanking pretty much their whole team at their base, was extremely fun.
I could swear they had a test realm to test things out before releasing them...I could be wrong though.
Thankfully I did my 30 waves in the PG before this. Can't see myself getting back there again now.

Guess I'll just back to SS, just because it makes the rotation less complicated.


Me too, EF hot was basically the only thing keeping us alive in there. Even then it still required some sketchy tanking by the AI to get through it.
My tooltip still says 100% ?
Man lately its been Prot ruining everything for Holy, instead of the traditional other way around haha.
Man lately its been Prot ruining everything for Holy, instead of the traditional other way around haha.


Oh the irony, how times change...

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