Skip to Content
7-06-2008 @ 4:17AM
Best role? It's hard to say.There was a time when Holy was basically the only spec. Then, Prot started to shine, and eventually, Ret followed suit. Still, warriors are almost always preferable unless there is some kind of crazy Hyjal/Felmyst style AOE tanking needed. Ret is on a strictly one-per-raid basis, and anything Holy can do other classes can do better.PVP is even worse, since Blizz really seems to hate us. No comp in the game was hit as hard as War/Pal, and the Paladin half of that equation ate all of the "game balancing" nerfs. Freedom? Shortened. Sacrifice? Added cooldown. Bubble? Auto-dispelled by MD. Protection? Given a massive "Please remove this effect now" neon sign of an icon above the target's head. No tanking spec long endures in arena, and although Ret may be workable, it's far from optimal.I'm starting to think that the Paladin's best role these days is at the raid entrance, buffing the more favored classes before they zone in.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.