They buffed PWS and this guy is complaining it's too good now. Disc priests always screeching, "but my ramp!"
Yeah, I've been a fan of Jak for years, but I'm really not agreeing with his feelings about Disc in DF. The short CD shields make such a huge difference in Disc's M+. And I don't agree that weaving in shields during ramps in raids is necessarily a "disruptive" change, it's just a change. Either the boost from the shield is worthwhile enough to do it, or it's not and you still just do your standard atonement rotation and the 2-pc. isn't factoring into it. Either way I think Disc is feeling great in both raids and M+ right now and I don't think they should go messing with how the spec functions. Sure, numbers tuning can happen. I hope they lean into tuning Light's Wrath which will tone down raid healing while not affecting M+ whatsoever.
Disc's tier set definitely looks like it was made to shore up the spec's power in a 5-man environment. I see what Jak is saying about Power Word: Shield in the ramp sequence... which will yield the best results?1. Slow things down by using the 2pc buff after every shield? 2. Ignore it completely, effectively wasting the 10% damage/healing boost and continue ramping?I'm sure it will take some testing. Either way, it's a solid set that will help a lot in M+ while still having a bit of power in a raid group. Excited to try it out.
To me, 2p is just an element we won't really take into account regarding our rotation or ramps. It's a random increase in healing or damage on the next spell we cast, it's not that big of a difference to put much thought into what spells we should be casting next. Had it been a bigger increase, sure, but not in this case. Small throughotput.
I used to love my Disc Priest back when it actually was a spec that did decent healing while doing damage, as it was the purpose. Along with Power Word: Shield spamming on everyone and dots on boss/trash with Penance doing the damage and Atonement doing the healing part. Disc used to be good at moderate healing and decent at damage, to the point some good players could do close to a DPS spec/class damage on their Disc Priests.For last two expacs, they have really messed up Disc and even if you take out the oddball Venthyr Holy Pallies, most of the other healers actually do same or even more damage than Disc while clearly doing much better healing. And I don't really like where they are taking this spec in DF. Having a CD on Power Word: Shield rather than how currently it works where the player gets a debuff and Shield itself doesn't have a CD is a big no for me.Maybe it will turn out to be decent again and I will once again get to enjoy "Doing healing while doing damage, where the focus is on damage" type of gameplay style again. Fingers crossed! 🤞🤞
I mean there's a talent where you weave smites to reduce PWS cd, but if you don't take that for raid its fine. Idk don't press PWS before you ramp or press it when its notable of you needing or wanting to press it, I think it's being made a big deal out of something it's not aha.