Rogues and healers are sometimes balanced, sometimes unbalanced, but always very viable.
If you pick for example ret, there's seasons when it's been garbage, seasons when it's been OP, and it's unpredictable how viable it's going to be next season. If you were doing ret consistently it'd be better to go FOTM as soon as ret gets nerfed.
To greater or lesser degree this happens to all the class/specs except healers and rogues.
Hi, what the @#%^ is a class, and what is a spec?
Ret is not a class. Ret is a spec, bro.
If you on the other hand were a paladin
, the class
that can spec ret
, you would have options to spec into holy
, allowing you to continue playing your paladin
, even if ret
isn't a good PvP spec for that season (btw, ret has been good in arena since S3; it got significantly buffed at the end of S4, but there were ret/rogue teams before then).
Oh, and just for the record, rogues haven't been able to just spec into anything and succeed in arena, either. Same with hunters, warlocks, warriors, paladins, death knights, mages, shamans, druids, and priests (druids, paladins, and shamans are slightly different in that most of their specs have been fairly viable in the past few seasons of arena, and druids and shamans had all of their specs at least somewhat viable for most of the time since S1).
In conclusion: BIG BIG BIG @#%^ING DIFFERENCE between SPEC and CLASS. Please learn it before you spout off at the mouth trying to figure out how to PvP. Edited, Nov 2nd 2010 11:57pm by Theophany