Ardoris wrote:I am sad to see this change to Chakra. I actually enjoyed the fact that it required the individual to evaluate the situation and consider mechanics or events that are more tailored for the use of Chakra: Serenity or Sanctuary.
I think its a bit more forgiving. There have been times when I hit Chakra and accidentally hit PoM before Flash Heal or the other way around and facepalmed because I was stuck in the stance I didn't want to be in. Hopefully it will help avoid these "derp" moments.
There in lies the rub. I enjoyed that aspect of Chakra. It forced you to be conscious of the situation, which spells you had available and if you made the mistake you had to deal with the consequence.
A great example was normal mode Maloriak. You had no idea what vial he would throw into the cauldron first, so you would delay activating Chakra to make sure you were not preemptively in the wrong stance. Red = Sanctuary and Blue = Serenity. This is of course a moot point in the heroic encounter.
As Ashley pointed out with Sanctuary, I too am almost exclusively in Chakra: Sanctuary, and due to the four set bonus I only activate it with PoM to maintain a higher up-time on the spirit bonus. The rare occasions that I choose to enter Chakra: Serenity are usually during periods of high movement when the extra instant cast is nice e.g. H Atra during the airphase and H Council phase 2.