23 August, 2006

SotC unnerfed...or is it?

Grab your popcorn (and calculator) and read the thread. Wait....or is it?

Thanks Ghmou.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Ghmou, 60 Pally, Darkspear said...

Wow, that was fast. At work? =D

10:21 PM  
Blogger Mastgrr said...

No, I study at ASU :P Only have class up to 12.30. Now I just have to sit and wait for my ride home to arrive....

10:45 PM  
Anonymous Ghmou, 60 Pally, Darkspear said...

Ah, those were the days... Actually, I'm not out of college yet, but I am soon to be attending a program without internet access.... I will miss the xpac completely until mid December. /cry

11:11 PM  
Blogger Thoma said...

Any chance we can get a summury for those of us stuck behind a firewall?

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Ghmou, 60 Pally, Darkspear said...

Sure. Here we go!

You can ignore the "SotC stealth nerf" thread, as it was posted a day later after some testing.

Apparently, due to the Haste effect changes, SotC is acting a little more like pre 1.4 SotC - that is, it isn't reducing base weapon damage all that much, but is still increasing speed and AP resulting in perhaps an average 20-30 dps increase. It's pretty crazy. It's not as powerful as pre-1.4 SotC (which destroyed everyone and made me very happy to be a Pally at level 30 something) but it does actually make the seal viable.

Against a mail/plate wearers SoC is still superior, but against a clothie (assuming you are careful) SotC can actually be MORE effective - clothies are casters, more attacks interrupt casting, as well as dealing a lot of damage due to low mitigation.

Additionally, this SotC "stealth buff" or "accidental buff" or "mis-perceieved buff" might allow Paladins to melee more effectively in raids. Any DPS is good DPS on non-AoE mobs. Consider: using a 2hr is the best way to deal damage, and with the 40% increase to speed, it is both easier to heal (FoL 1.5s, Herald of Woe adjusted 2.4 speed for a total of 3.9 speed instead of 4.9 speed) and no swing reset on Cleanse, as well as easier judgement refreshes.

This potential "bug" is a boon to raiding Paladins. I know that (if I wasn't going away for 3.5 months) I would make it a point to melee EVERY boss fifght that wasn't AoE, just to show that Paladins can do more than heal, at least nowadays. =D

12:04 AM  
Blogger Thoma said...

That is a heck of a stealth buff. It would be nice to have some combat options that aren't SoComm.

1:30 AM  
Blogger Mastgrr said...

I use SoR right now..it's OK. I kinda miss the burst provided by SoC, but it's decent for damage.

1:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This would put SotC nearly on par with the other damage seal as far as overall dps. All of them will have their own flavor, though:

SoC- burst
SoR- steady, non-mitigated holy
SotC- quick, mitigated white

5:10 PM  

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