Complete Idiot or some hidden genius?

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Complete Idiot or some hidden genius?

Postby Candiru » Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:40 am

Just had someone apply to our guild with:

http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#sZE0tV0u ... 0bM:oNLVzc

I can't see any redeeming features in this build / glyph choice.

Why do people spec this way?

TL;DR
0/3 Imp.Righteous Fury
5/5 Divinity
3/5 Benediction
Glyph of Consecration / HotR / ShoR
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Re: Complete Idiot or some hidden genius?

Postby Mert » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:09 am

Candiru wrote:Why do people spec this way?


Usually it's that nobody has ever taken the time to point out to them why it's not great. Some of it should have perhaps been obvious (Improved Righteous Fury, for example) but I can see how someone might not realise why Glyph of Consecration is sub-optimal.

When we have someone apply with poor glyph choices or spec, I usually ask them questions about it to test their understanding of things rather than point out their errors.

For example, I'd probably ask something like "I see you've not taken any points in Improved Righteous Fury, can you explain why you feel this is best for you?" More often than not they just say "lol i just thought i didnt need it" but very occasionally they'll surprise you and tell you "ah, I was actually going to spec a different way but was going to wait for feedback on what you might need as a guild first" and then go on to explain their proposed new spec very well.
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Re: Complete Idiot or some hidden genius?

Postby kanst » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:39 am

Id guess from this spec, he is either A) really dumb or B) trying to come up with a spec for heroics/10 mans. This spec seems to be mostly geared for keeping his mana up, glyph of consecrate causes lots of CD annoyances but it does save a bunch of mana. If I had a second spec just for 10 mans or heroics it would probably be similar ish to this guys
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Re: Complete Idiot or some hidden genius?

Postby Nikachelle » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:46 am

"Complete idiot"

That's my vote.
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Re: Complete Idiot or some hidden genius?

Postby majiben » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:34 am

Frankly his spec is better than the ones that don't have JotJ. Still that doesn't mean take him aboard.
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Re: Complete Idiot or some hidden genius?

Postby Dantriges » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:00 am

Looks pretty bad. Seems that e thinks that conviction is usele for tps or so.

Hm really looks like a heroic spec for a mana starved tank.

Is it so bad in heroics? Haven´t tanked one in months, Just shortened my rotation by consecrate or another spell, when group tanking.
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Re: Complete Idiot or some hidden genius?

Postby Candiru » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:05 am

Divine plea + Bosanc and 1/2 Spiritual Attunement were fine for me in some heroics I recently ran.

And you can always seal Wisdom if you need mana...
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Re: Complete Idiot or some hidden genius?

Postby Kalakaua » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:18 pm

I'm in Ulduar 25 gear with slightly under 60% pure avoidance and I don't have mana issues in heroics with Divine plea, blessing of sanctuary, and 1/2 Spiritual Attunement.
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Re: Complete Idiot or some hidden genius?

Postby Invisusira » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:27 pm

Neither.

Just means he hasn't done his homework.
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Re: Complete Idiot or some hidden genius?

Postby Spectrum » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:43 pm

At least it looks like he was going in the right direction. It's not like those 0/71/0 builds where they obviously are just picking protection talents because they're in in the protection tree and that is what protection paladins do.

I did run into a guy once who thought the attack speed reduction from JotJ didn't make a difference.
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Re: Complete Idiot or some hidden genius?

Postby Noradin » Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:39 am

If he had 3/3 RF it would be an ok spec.
What is he trying to do with it?
From the lack of 3/3 RF it looks like a fun 1h and shield dps and tanking spec (using DS for damage redirection and thus extra mana gain).
I used worse tanking spec to gain some damage while not tanking back when there was no second spec.

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