So between diapers and stuff, I logged some playtime to see the Sunwell action, and tried to join in. But with a protadin, it isn’t exactly fast, to say the least.
Since there’s no chance I can log enough consecutive playtime to try a MT run, I decided to respec to Retribution. Hopped to the AH, grabbed a Crystalforged War Axe, and off I went to lolDPS (in my case there’s no other description for what I was doing)… only to remember I hadn’t used a 2H weapon since switching to prot for levelling at 35.
So back to skilling up, and there’s still the old conundrum: I have an almost uncrittable prot set (in fact, with a bit of resilience mixed in, 0.4% crittable), a PvP-oriented healing set with +1400 healing… and none of these pieces foster Ret play in the least. Back to the AH, and there’s little in way of useful yet affordable armor.
Several hours later, I logged onto my alliance guild, and based on guild chat, I finally managed to put two and two together. It so happens that there’s a cheap solution to my gear problem. A couple of visits to rep vendors later and I now have a workable Ret kit with 95 resilience, made of 5 pieces of the brand new blue Rep PvP set.
I suspect gemming the thing is going to end up twice as expensive as buying it, though. Still, less than 100g for 5 pieces of blue gear is very nice, and should give me more room to explore the solo content with the Sunwell (and tie some other lose ends which neither healadin nor protadin made bearable to solo).
That alone, the ease to gear up for some offspecs for a hybrid, makes patch 2.4, on live, a winner in my book.
300 2H axes skill and counting, BTW