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4-21-2008 @ 4:14PM
I think the same arguments could be made for all hybrid classes. They are so-so alone, but in a group they really shine. Take the shaman's totems, or the feral or balance druid's aura like effects. I have had a few holy paladins make meaningful dps contributions in the arena against me. Between judgement, holy shock, consecrate, and hammer of wrath they can put as much smack down as any heal specced hybrid. In nature, they are the most defensive hybrid being a plate wearer, though, so I can see your perspective of feeling less useful. It's just a different play style.It is always easier to look at other classes and wish you had ability X, but then that would be imbalanced. There are plenty of shaman that are envious of certain paladin abilities.
4-21-2008 @ 8:20PM
calling paladins the "defensive hybrid" is outdated.Sure in Vanilla WoW they were.Now they are the least defensive hybrid, with the least offensive output.Druids....I shouldnt have to explain how impossible one of those are to kill.And now Shamans w/ insta ghostwolf are also very hard to pin down.
5-28-2008 @ 10:30PM
Absolutely spot on. I've been writing similar comments for months, and then stumbled upon this article. This is part of the reason paladin healing has gone to the dogs. When you chose to a paladin healer before, you really were very good, it off-set the fact you have no offensive functionality. However, with the nerfs a holy paladin is reminded just how boring play is, and how utterly limited it is.
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