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1-08-2008 @ 4:42PM
I'm not sure I fully agree with the description of paladins. My holy-specced paladin is at a point where I maintain a 6:1 heal/mana ratio with holy light. Flash of light is definitely more mana efficient, but holy light isn't bad at all, and I can maintain steady streams of high-bandwidth healing for 10 minutes if I pot aggressively.Paladins are also the lowest-threat healers in the game (assuming we don't put on righteous fury)- 1 point paladin healing generates less threat than it does for any other class. If you have a situation where the tank is going to take a lot of damage without generating a lot of threat at the beginning (say if it is a bad pull, or something that stuns), the ability of a paladin to bubble and heal makes them the ideal candidate for solving that problem.I agree that protadins and retadins might not be that great at continuous big heals, but it's not something that has been a problem for our paladins. Most resources evaluating the holy light mana efficiency fail to take into account the +healing coefficient at higher levels of +healing, and the effects of the holy talents (illumination, healing light, sanctified light, holy power, and holy guidance). Additionally, holy paladins cast holy light 16% faster, so the bandwidth of that spell is greatly increased.I don't mean to say that is the best use of a paladin, but I wouldn't put it as a weakness at all...
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