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3-05-2008 @ 5:11PM
Most people choose a spec, play that spec, and then complain that they're not as good as a class that can't choose anything else. Of course a rogue or mage will out dps a retribution paladin, and of course a holy priest will out heal a holy paladin. No other class, though, can heal and dps and tank as the need arises without having to re-specialize. In PVP (and even PVE), any paladin worth his or her gear will do what they are specialized in (damage, healing, or tanking) most of the time, but should always bear in mind when their other abilities could be more useful.I can't tell you how often my retribution paladin has taken out a tower in alterac valley pvp with a few other team-mates, only to end up healing them when the opposing team decides it's time to take it back. The advantage is that I was able to haul my own weight in the attack, and then if we don't have a healer, change my position when the defending starts. Admittedly, I can't heal as well as a holy paladin, or a holy priest, but I heal better than a rogue ;)Of course, the other support abilities we have can be used no matter what role we find ourselves needed for. Everyone appreciates that blessing of kings or wisdom as they run by the graveyard you are defending...
3-05-2008 @ 4:48PM
"of course a holy priest will out heal a holy paladin." - I stopped reading after that ignorant statement. People like you are the ones that just can't get it through their heads that there are 4 healing classes and 3 tanking classes, and all of them excel at particular things. To make a blanket statement like holy priests will out heal a holy paladin shows a clear lack of understanding of the game. While of course a holy priest COULD out heal a holy paladin, they are by no means assured to. Even in equivalent gear. Certain situations favor some healing classes over others, but there is no one healing class that dominates at everything.
3-05-2008 @ 5:24PM
/agree Manatank, the hybrids can heal/tank just as well (if not better), than the "pure" classes can. Also, priests and warriors are "hybrids" nowadays.Not to mention, Feral Druids can tank/heal/dps without re-specializing, with the right gear. Boomkin, too, are pretty adept at healing with a change in gear. Shadow Priests dps quite well, and in holy gear can heal perfectly fine for all regular 5 mans and a lot of heroics.
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