Downtime in ret rotation?

Paladin
You use Scared Shield in PVE? Hows that working out? Never tried it


It's very strong. Overall with defensive CD's, I'll typically take less damage than any other raid member during those heavy raid damage moments. I'm a much bigger fan of preventive damage, rather than simply throwing a heal out. First off, Sacred Shield can be applied regularly in your rotation. While Eternal Flame, and Selfless Healer can't. Not very effectively in my opinion. So it allows for a near constant damage reduction. Then when you hit heavy raid damage, such as Rain of Blades, you're TAKING less damage. Allowing your healers to focus elsewhere. Because we all know they're going to try to heal you if you get semi-low, even if you have Selfless Healer ready for use.

In my opinion, Sacred Shield is a very important talent. Mainly because it's a filler for those gaps in your rotation. You're better off reducing your damage, than doing absolutely nothing for a GCD.
Hmm I might try that this teir, thanks.
Keep in mind they buffed our FoL healing with 5.2, so you might want to give SH another shot. I am loving it on Ret. If you do PvP, it will also benefit from PvP Power now.
Keep in mind they buffed our FoL healing with 5.2, so you might want to give SH another shot. I am loving it on Ret. If you do PvP, it will also benefit from PvP Power now.


Erm NO, SH is not reliable enough in PvP or PvE. While SS is a constant that you can keep, and should keep up at all times. In PvP odds are as a paly you will be dead before your SH even gets a proc, yet alone builds up stack or two.
03/07/2013 08:16 AMPosted by Andryana
Erm NO, SH is not reliable enough in PvP or PvE. While SS is a constant that you can keep, and should keep up at all times.

Selfless Healer is both very reliable AND very powerful in PvE. It's not as good against constant damage as Sacred Shield is, but it also requires almost no maintenance.

And it's always fun to throw a fully-buffed Flash of Light on a tank that dropped low and watch his health rocket back up. :D
Yea tried it out last night, I felt the heal was a much stronger for Oh crap situations than the constant shield of SS. Felt that there was more 'burstiness' raiding last night that requried a insta flash than SS
I am gonna try to work G91 Landshark into the downtime.
G91 Landshark


Shares a CD with potions, locking it to once per combat. Not necessarily a bad thing to use, though, if you don't want to waste money on potions - but it's not nearly as effective.

Also, necro. -_-
I am gonna try to work G91 Landshark into the downtime.

It has a cast time and can only be used once per fight. Dunno if you can auto-attack during the cast or not, but either way it's probably not worth the effort.
I read it does NOT share potion CD anymore. My ADHD kicks in, hence why the title caught my eye for the topic.
Yeah, they removed it from the potion cooldown in 5.2. It still has its own one-per-fight cooldown though.
Oh, and btw, I don't raid, so I am not trying to absolutely maximize DPS.
05/09/2013 02:35 PMPosted by Karmacyde
I read it does NOT share potion CD anymore.


Huh, missed that one; what I get for never paying attention to the Item section of patch notes, I guess. Interesting.

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