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7-25-2007 @ 2:02AM
I am a Retribution Paladin at heart (have been that way since launch) that had to go Holy due to a lack of available healers in the guild. So while I wait for the major Retribution revamp that keeps being hinted at, Ive been playing the "Shockadin" when not in healing mode. So far its worked out pretty well. My damage gear is still a bit lacking, but according to the Recap mod Ive been averaging around 450 dps (with spikes as high as 750 dps) while out grinding primals for smithing, roughly 35% of which is coming from melee damage and the rest from my Holy spells. I honestly think thats not too shabby for Paladin damage, though I'm sure someone will say otherwise.My spell rotation is very simple: Seal of the Crusader->Judgement->Seal of Righteousness then Judgement/Holy Shock when each is up. Every 3 minutes I get to kick in Avenging Wrath (Increases all damage by 30%) for an extra boost. What Curveball said about Seal/Judgment of Command being useless to a Holyshock Paladin is unfortunately quite true - its not worth investing the point in it when Righteousness does the job more efficiently. The best part is I can deal enough damage for most solo situations or as DPS in a 5 man, but then switch on my healing gear (currently about +1k healing) when no other healers are available. No need for constant the constant and costly respeccing back and forth in order to be viable both as a healer and a fighter.Current Talent Spec: http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/classes/paladin/talents.html?0555312052010050105000000000000000000000000523500000230100000000
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