Today Gripefruit made a blog-like post rehashing what like eight people had already said on the forums and it made me soooooo angry!! Then he had the nerve to waste even more space by telling us it was his first post AND he signed his post! ARG!
Hate when people don't read the rules
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Tehax of Llane
Originally Posted by Wrathblood
If Blizz has quietly implemented a gradually stacking system, allowing for an actual ramp up of seal damage rather than the "rocket liftoff" scenario we have been expecting, then that pretty much ends the discussion of seal swapping. My napkin math says that SoV will now match SoR/C after (very roughly) 3 auto-attacks, which is ~6 seconds of ramp-up time, or half as long as it was before. Sure, you could start a fight with SoR and then swap, but the lost time will kill any advantage.
Wow, this makes me really happy. I really hope its intended.
After everyone had been traumatized by the SoV ramp-up nerf [myself included], someone posted that on the ptr each dot suddenly seemed to slowly apply a seal proc, which was one of the very suggestions concerned retadins had to satisfy the burst nerf and pve buff/maintain!! I was extremely excited to see this compromise, and expected more gleeful jubilation with the news. To basically reiterate other posters, this should mean that SoV will be the choice seal for everything except very short trash/aoe, solo, and maybe a few key boss fights with excessive movement. So we're still a little disadvantaged at times, but overall I think this is a massive win-win.
One last question I still have - would glyphing SoR be absolutely recommended for just the cases it's used? I can't see constantly switching out glyphs during a raid, but don't really want to give up the current glyph setup of Judgement / Consecrate / Exo.
Which glyph would it beat out? Or rather, which current glyph contributes the least overall dps?
Been a long time reader, love this site.
Grapefruit of Llane