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Originally Posted by Chirality
The way that crit tends to work on PvP (eventually) has always indicated to me that crit-based talents are only marginally useful in PvP. This extends to Divine Aegis, as well.
Back in the day when we had 6-7% crit pre-talents I agree, it was pointless to rely on crit talents. Now that we're pushing 15-20%, I think crits will play a bigger role in our healing. Granted, I do agree with you to an extent since they're a proc based ability, making it kinda random.
I agree on Mental Agility and Absolution--though with some hesistance. The mana costs of Abolish Disease and Dispel Magic are absurd.
With the way I play, I think absolution is a must have talent. We were doing a lot of in-guild 2v2 skirmishes last night and dispel was easily the ability I used the most, both offensively and defensively. I'm not looking forward to the dispel glyph nerf as I was relying on that for a lot of heals against mage teams.
To me though, the real question, at least in the beginning of the season when I have no PvP gear, is not individual talents in Disc but rather: "Blessed Resilience?!?!?!" Focused Will was nerfed....will Blessed Resilience be worth getting in addition to Focused Will just to survive? Assuredly Priests will be the first target in nearly every match, as we have less defenss at 80 then we did at 70.
That's actually a pretty interesting spec, haha. I may try it out over the weekend. You lose a bunch of deep disc talents, but it may be worth it with what you gain in holy. I remember reading about the procs of blessid resilience, blessed recover and focused will conflicting (ie. only getting 1 max per crit on you), is that still true, or was it ever true? I didn't really look into it too much back then since blessed recovery sucked and I stayed away from deep holy for pvp.
Well....that's bullshit. Doubt I'll take reflective shield now.
It's still a great dueling and small bracket talent, but I'm not so sure it's worth it in 3s and above now.