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7-06-2008 @ 3:58AM
My main raid spec was as Holy for my guild, however I also built up a set of tanking gear as an offspec.Previously the paladins in the guild performed extremely well in the earlier raid content - often topping the charts for healing output. Now however as we are in late SSC / TK and MH (also starting BT this week). I have noticed that there is a huge gulf between what the Holy paladins can produce in healing and what shaman, priests and especially resto druids can put out there. To the point where I am beginning to get concerned over the viability of taking too many Holy Paladins.As such I have found myself wearing my tanking gear recently on our raids and speccing as protection instead. I also used to be a healer in a number of arena teams, back in Season 1 and 2 - but gave that up as players learnt how to deal with paladin healers in arenas and the whole experience became more frustrating than fun.I certainly feel that Protection is becoming the only viable raid spec for paladins these days as our limitations for raid healing are really starting to show in mid to late content. I'd like to see Blizz sort this out in WotLK, but really not holding my breath as a Prayer of Mending style ability (Prayer of mending Lite) is really not going to shake up paladin healing all that much.
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