The only way I feel comfortable describing Cataclysm’s newest Protection Warrior build is: Flooded.
Then again, maybe I only need 39/41 points?
Oh, right… there’s 2 other trees to spend points in :/
Yup, the best way to handle a flooded talent tree is to just avoid talking about it and instead we’re going to focus on what I think is one of the coolest new talents they’re considering for Cataclysm.
Yes, it already exists right now, but Cataclysm’s remake of this talent is pretty wicked. Let’s take a look at it with 3/3 points in it:
Increases the critical strike chance of your Heroic Strike by 15%, and your Heroic Strike critical strikes have a 100% chance to make you next Heroic Strike also a critical strike. This effect cannot occur more than once every 6 seconds.
Now ideally, the way this talent works is we’re spamming Heroic Strike #2 immediately if HS #1 crits. Otherwise, we just continue about our merry way with our regular rotation. That’s the hope.
So, what’s the worry?
Well it’s a fine line. If we’re spamming Heroic Strike constantly like we are this expansion then this talent is good, but it’s certainly not interactive. There’s nothing skillful about pressing a button you already intend on pressing anyway. (This is part of why I really don’t like Sword and Board, but that’s a rant for another article)
On the other hand, if we’re never pressing Heroic Strike then there’s never an opportunity for it to crit and proc the buff. The biggest worry of all though is that we crit with Heroic Strike #1 and it’s not always worth it to immediately use Heroic Strike #2. I’m all for rage management, but it’d be pretty lame if the coolest part of this talent didn’t get utilized.
Doom and Gloom aside this talent rocks and I wanna believe in it.
What do you think? Do you even like the new Incite?