I'm gonna stop being sadistic and just completely reroll another melee dps class. This is just unnecessary sadism... Using Freedom to not get exploded in stuns has been a necessary thing since forever for us rets. How the fuck are we supposed to live through a KS without passive mitigations now? Couple in the fact we have one viable comp (which most rets can't even play due to 1- not having a skilled hunter friend and 2- hunters having way better comps to play than gimping themselves to php) and this could be the nail in the coffin for many of us. Low rating rant but I'm pretty sure many of our gladiator/r1 sunbros agree.
I think you mean masochistic/masochism edit: Ret paladin is hardly masochism compared to sub rogue
I have no clue about the original question, will dig around MMO Champ forums later today, however.. I wouldn't be too worried about it. Even if it was straight up nerf, I doubt it it'll be noticeable with the new gear, in fact we'll do even more damage.