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3-16-2007 @ 8:06PM
Very odd choice, and one I'm sure you'll come to realize isn't as awesome as you think it is once you've gotten used to having Shaman for a while. I like the hybrids, but I think you're putting too much into them. I personally think they're great to full two roles, but not for being the main of anything. Paladins are 3rd rate tanks, so I'd take a Warrior or Druid over a Paladin in a heartbeat. I'd prefer the warrior, since they're still better at boss tanking (and have better magic damage mitigation than a bear), but it's a wash really with a druid for a 5-man. I think Mages are fairly essential in any group, but I'm perfectly okay with a Shadow Priest in the same spot. If you're pigeonholing with single character specs rather than purpose and usefulness, I think you're doing yourself no favors. Stacking with a hybrid however... that's handy! Shadow Damage is on par with mage damage IMO, plus they can spot heal and mind control. Mages can sheep and pull agrro. Whee. My idea party:TankDPS/OfftankCC/DPSCC/DPS/Healing HybridHealerand tune around the instance, rather than some sort of personal preference. Warlocks are handy in a place where demons are all over that need to be dealt with. Mages are handy if you're in a spot where mind control just won't do, or you need a lot of AOE. (doing Tempest Keep stuff without a mage? No thanks!). If the paladin can fill the Healing/Tank hybrid slot, awesome. More CC or pure DPS. (but personally I prefer the CC.) variety is the key to a lot of this stuff. Rigid thinking and some desire for a single "perfect" party is the key to absolute doom.
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