So I read a post over on DI the Tank in which Pheadra talked about some specs a Holy Pally could potentially chose from. I’ve been Holy/Ret since WotLK came out and haven’t so much as looked at it since then. In my continuting effort to be all that I can be and re-evaluate myself and my ability to heal, I flirted with the idea of respeccing Holy/Prot. Ran the idea by one of our raid leaders (/mooooo!), who didn’t seem to wild and crazy about it, but it stayed in my head. Then I’m like, “Wait, why give up one for the other? I want to experiment, yet keep what I already have and omg….dual spec! That is the answer! Go me, I’m brilliant!”
None of my toons yet have dual spec. Spending 1k gold for me, is just…alot. And I am a creature of habit, I don’t like to constantly change things up. When I’m leveling a toon, I’m still figuring out who they are most times, without adding the multiple spec thing to the mix. The only other time lately I’ve been tempted is with Endy 2.0, so I could get a Holy spec for her, while continuing to have Ret (which is her current spec). But Endyme is my main and she’s the one that usually gets all the finer things in life. Best enchants, gems, mounts, etc. It kinda stands to reason she get the dual spec as well.
So I’m still pondering it, but I am really thinking it could be a funtastic experiment. I look forward to being able to swap between specs when a particular fight may need one spec over the other (when that’d be I don’t quite know. Research should hopefully yield when certain fights would benefit from being Bubble Spec’d). Or just seeing which spec I favor after all. I like Holy/Ret because I’m familiar with it, but maybe I’d like Holy/Prot just as much or more. Maybe I’ll find my healing improve, or feel like I’m more useful because I’m mitigating damage via the Divine Sac/Guardian talents. Who knows? I’ll probably have to get new glyphs, or all new glyphs, cause of the dual spec. I haven’t yet looked into the glyphs this new Bubble Spec (that’s what the cool kids call it) would need. I think I’ve read the BoL glyph is hotness and um…probably some of the same ones I already have. Yeah, I still need to do research. But Italy is like, in a few days, so it will just have to wait.
Any Holy/Prot pallies have words of wisdom on what glyphs are supercool or any gear changes I may need to look into? I’ve already read about how to use your Divine Sacrifice and how NOT to die (paladin, bubble thyself!)
This post is green in honor of St. Patty’s Day! I’m even wearing my shamrock necklace I bought at Blarney Castle (though I did NOT kiss the stone cause, ew germs!)