As we all know the talents is problaly gonna be juggled around mindless many times more before we have an idea of a final result for cataclysm. But anyway im gonna give it a shot. This is with the Build #12604 from the Beta.
My idea is always to try to boost my dps as much as possible. After all I'm in the raid to do damage as prio. 1.
Next I look at talents that might come in handy for myself during a fight, and last I look at raid support. Yeah, I know it may sound a bit selfish. But im there to compete for my spot against other dps classes. Classes which dont have a hybrid role.
And tell me when you have been taken to a raid because you was able to hybrid it a bit, and not because you was doing good dps ?
Here is the build I came up with. (7/3/31) - Link
I will now try to explain why I have picked the talents I have.
In the First Tier I have not taken eye for en eye, as that is a PVP talent. The rest is pure dps upgrades, so ofc they are in the specc.
Imp. Judgement and Conviction, more dps. Yes plz. The last one is the runspeed increase. Even though it aint a direct dmg increase, it helps on damage as well. By being able to move faster you will have less downtime when you need to move from one spot to another to do dps, so in the end it is an dps increase. Further more you will be able to use a pure dps enchant on your boots, rather than a speed increase one.
Sanction of battle = more dps. I want our aoe damage talent, Divine storm, actually dont see a dps specc without it. I have also choosen to take SoC, I love that seal in AoE situations. Or situations where burst is more important in a short period of time. Lastly I have also taken Communion to help my dear raid friends with some mana.
As Holy Power is gonna be our new resource to do more dps, I have taken Divine Purpose. Art of war = instant exorcism, and as I have taken Sanction of battle in Tier 3, it will hopefully be a powerfull instant to use. Lastly Rebuke is in my specc as well. Finally paladins get a interrupt, which I find usefull in many ways. Have missed that since I got from my warrior to my paladin, now its here and hell yeah im gonna use it.
Sanc. Wrath, more use of our damage booster Avenging Wrath, is a dps increase. Swift retribution is a buff to your raid. And thats ofc a nice thing, afterall its the raid and not you alone that lay down bosses. I have not taken Selfless Healer as I dont intend to heal others very often, and also not taken repentance. As I close to never use that, this may however change if Cataclysm brings CC back into the game as they have sayd. But lets see if thats gonna be real or not.
Inquiry of Faith, is a pure dmg increase. I have not taken Acts of Sacrifice as I rarely use BoF in raids and Salv is ok as it is today for me.
Zealotry, sounds like a ability like Wings to get some more pew pew for a short amount of time. And as it is our top tier talent, im gonna roll with it. Unless it fails bigtime when I get into Cataclysm.
Seals of the pure, a pure dps increase for our seals. Ofc I want that one.
Judgements of the pure, sounds good to me. I get a 9% haste increase in melee, whenever I use judgements. I have also taken sanctified Light to buff the Holy shock damage. I have no idea if thats ever gonna be used in our "rotation", but nevertheless it gives me more dps increase if I'm at range for the target. A friend to my rocket blaster.
I have choosen to use my last 2 points in Healing Light, to boost the damage of holy shock even more. I dont see any use for em dps wise anywhere else.
This was my first look at a specc to be used in cataclysm, as there will come more changes to the talents, I will re-wise and have another look. How does all this look to you, my fellow Retardins.... :) ?