Tier and Such... Ramblings

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Have you lost that Loving Feeling?

How is 6.1 treating you and your Tier bonuses?

As Holy, that 2pc is feeling really nice. As predicted by most of the world wide interwebz, it crushed any attempt the 20% buff to Clarity of Purpose had to be a starter in our lineup as we work our way through Blackrock Foundry. 4pc Holy has its limited place on fights like Gruul and Kromog for PoH, otherwise it is seeing a jump in hasted Heal on other encounters. All in all, I would have rather seen Clarity of Purpose be relevant but the gap is slowly closing on Discipline. Enough for the narrow minded Raid Leaders' Red-Headed Step-Healer, let’s see how your older, wiser, stronger sibling is doing.

Now Discipline, how can I put a positive spin on this. Even with the 10% nerf implemented to PWS, it is still worth it to cut short the 2pc bonus mid channel, if will overheal, and cast that new, weaker, PWS! Does that sell you?! Let me try again. The Discipline 4pc will reduce the cost of our old SoO favorite, outside of /AFK-Atonement, ..Spirit Shell. Prayer of Healing does so well combined with Empowered Archangel, you couldn't wait to see your old friend and hope its reruns would play on in perpetuity in your rotation. Be honest, did you approach Gruul with renewed vigor like I did. Placing that point into Spirit Shell with a sense of pride or even a Rite of Passage for Discipline to take it back, place it in your arsenal, and Just Win.

"Please wipe, please wipe", I whispered. I didn't line up Archangel after the 3rd tank swap and I spent the next 2 Inferno slices holding AA to get back in sync, that had to be it. OK, here we go, second chance. NO, I don't know how the tank died.

Well, Gruul died, so did Kromog, and the rest of the bosses we thought Spirit Shell would have a chance on. Along with their deaths, so died Discipline's dreams of adding another button to our PWS rotation this patch. Swap back to your Mythic Highmaul gear or Blackrock Foundry Cache loot; sit all but 2 of your 5 tier pieces. Blizzard be damned if we are giving up the 2pc though! You never know how many times during trash your tanks will need the full channel of Penance, and think of all the time/mana your saving building Evangelism. Yea, you show those tier pieces who’s boss of our button mashing and that coveted spot in your Equipment Manager “Raid.”

"Anyone have a Tome to give me? I need Power Infusion back. Maverick told me Spirit Shell has lost that loving feeling, it’s Gone, Gone, Gone...."

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Remember, Holy got the PWS nerf too, so there's that. And I wouldn't say Discipline would be the older, as it used to be a lost puppy trying to find its place in the world :)


I feel the pain of not having talent choices, and it is very undesirable.

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