Prot Pally in 4.0.6
Here are the notable changes based on my PVP’ing in BGs and 2v2 Arena tonight:
- CS/HotR no longer generates HoPo on a target that avoids the attack (i.e. via dodge or parry). This was not documented in the Official 4.0.6 Patch Notes. A Blue poster said it shouldn’t generate HoPo against blocks either (http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2046735514?page=2#29) but I haven’t noticed that yet. This is a significant nerf against MDPS but isn’t that noticeable against Casters. EDIT (2009/02/09): per Cassan’s comment below, Blue corrected their post: HoPo still generates even when the target blocks
- Dazing Shield glyphs seems bugged, it doesn’t apply the daze effect (credit: Darthmullett). I would expect this to get fixed soon, as it’s crippling in PVP. EDIT (2011/02/10): this has been hotfixed :)
- Rebuke as expected is very helpful against cast-time classes. I am now able to kill 2K rated Shadow Priests in duels, which I was not able to do in 4.0.3a. I haven’t had the chance to duel skilled/geared Mages. I’m having to re-train my brain to use Rebuke over any other ability when a RDPS starts casting in melee range
- The buff to SoT – it stacks from any single target attack
(excluding FS-glyphed AS)– is excellent for continuing to whittle away targets that are kiting. The change in the SoT mechanic is another reason why the Improved Judgement talent is a must-have for PVP, as Judgement now stacks SoT up to 30 yards away with IJ. EDIT (2011/02/10): correction, FS-glyphed AS does stack SoT :)
Please share what your experience has been thus far!
2v2 Arena in 4.0.6
I started running 2v2 with other players tonight. So far the team is 11-14 for the week and the Rating has dropped from 2K to ~1870. I went 0-4 with a Mage and then 11-10 with an Enhancement Shaman (Kømuri) who needs to get enchants on 7 slots (*hint hint*).
I am going to be trying various classes in 2v2 and am hoping to find skilled/geared partners. I’m planning on running with a skilled/geared Rogue this week so I’ll post my thoughts on that comp.