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Empowered Divine Storm below HP cap

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Hey! So the guide says that the #1 priority for a ret paladin is "cast divine storm if you have empowered DS and the FV buff".

 

Does this imply you're already at 5 Holy Power, and if you're at 2 holy power, you should at least cast your HP builders and then DS once you're at 5 [or before the buff runs out]?

 

I feel weird casting my FV+empowered divine storm when I'm only at 2 holy power, because it feels like I could easily get a few HP builders on cooldown before I do so.

 

 

Am I missing a specific reason to cast DS immediately, or is the guide implying you're already at 5 HP?

 

Thanks in advance!

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It's more or less a matter of how many adds are up and what's the timer left on EmpDS. If there's only one target, you'll want to wait until the buff is nearly expired, then use it (with FV buff). Whereas if you get a proc when multiple adds are up you'll want to use it basically immediately when you have FV buff. Also during burst phases you'll only want to burn DS after you've put HoW on CD.

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