The Armor Tier 16 4-Piece Set and Divine Purpose

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The Armor Tier 16 4-Piece Set and Divine Purpose

Postby Adeya » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:11 pm

First, Wowhead's description of the Armor Tier 16 4-Piece Set buff http://www.wowhead.com/spell=144566 :

Item - Paladin T16 Protection 4P Bonus
While at 3 or more stacks of Bastion of Glory, your next Eternal Flame will consume no Holy Power and count as if 3 Holy Power were consumed.


Second, Wowhead's decription of the Divine Purpose free-cast proc http://www.wowhead.com/spell=86172 :

Divine Purpose
Requires Paladin
Requires level 75
Abilities that cost Holy Power have a 25% chance to cause the Divine Purpose effect.

Divine Purpose
Your next Holy Power ability will consume no Holy Power and will cast as if 3 Holy Power were consumed. Lasts 8 sec.


The word "next" is boldfaced in the respective descriptions, because it leads to the following question:

If a Paladin in Protection spec has 4 pieces of the Tier 16 armor set equipped, 3 Bastion of Glory have accumulated, and using SotR procs a Divine Purpose free cast, are both free casts consumed if the Paladin then casts Eternal Flame? If just one is consumed, then which one remains?

It seems that the Tier 16 4-piece set free cast would be consumed, because the 3 BoG are consumed and it is the "next" cast of EF. It also seems that the DP free cast would be consumed, because casting EF is the "next" cast of a HP consumer.

Of course, if the next cast is SotR, then it is the next HP consumer and the DP free proc would be used, leaving the Tier 16 set free cast not only available, but stronger since the BoG stack would increase by one. So the player should play it that way.

But there will be occasions when casting EF is much more important than using SotR, regardless of whether there is a DP free cast available and of whether there is also a Tier 16 4-piece set free cast available.

Thank-you for your answer(s). :-)

--- Adeya

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Re: The Armor Tier 16 4-Piece Set and Divine Purpose

Postby theckhd » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:01 am

It only consumes one of the effects, and the T16 4-piece is consumed first.
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Re: The Armor Tier 16 4-Piece Set and Divine Purpose

Postby Adeya » Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:08 am

Thanks! I suppose that it makes the most sense for the T16 4-pc free cast to be consumed and leave the DP free cast, but I was thinking that it might be the other way around unless both were consumed. :-)
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