Depending on how long you've been playing WoW, you may or may not have seen the elusive beast known as the Shockadin. This rare creature resists the lure of vengeance and instead fights with the purity of the Light on his side. He also has a bad habit of being a crazy nutso zealot to anyone that tells him he can't play the way he wants, but I digress.
- Your DPS will not be comparable to Ret. Gear itemization makes it almost impossible to strike a good balance between a spell set and a physical DPS set. You also have no way to expend your Holy Power, which is the biggest crippling factor of this build.
- You probably won't be leveling as quickly. Speed of kills will be slower, and literally, you won't move as fast, as Ret currently has two movement-boosting talents.
- You're not going to get that hybrid feel. One of the best things about the Shockadin, to me, was the ability to spec down into Prot or Ret and have Holy Shock with something else. Post-Cataclysm, you're not getting Holy Shock + Holy Shield or Seal of Command.