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7-08-2008 @ 5:24PM
As it seems they want to consolidate gear types, I suppose "healing plate" stands out as something only one class can use. If they really want to consolidate plate gear, might we actually get to see paladins healing in melee-dps gear? :o Just an "out-there" idea, though.
7-08-2008 @ 5:35PM
I think that would honestly be the best choice. That would require removing mana as a paladin mechanic, though, and I don't know that Blizzard really wants to do that.
7-08-2008 @ 6:50PM
You guys are missing the obvious.Spell damage and healing is getting combined into a stat called "spell power".This means that holy paladins could potentially roll against Death Knights for gear. As could prot pallies and death Knights.I think this is being done on purpose to fuel the fued between the two that there should be if you think about it.
7-08-2008 @ 7:32PM
They're switching to a 'unified spellpower' stat, which your talents will then use to do more damage or do more healing.I suspect you'll see 'caster plate' that has the new stat going to both pallies and death knights.
7-08-2008 @ 8:17PM
I'm pretty sure it has been said that Death Knights will be itemized to use AP, agi, etc., similiar to warriors. Ret paladins will be tweaked to use those stats over +spell damage as well.
7-15-2008 @ 6:54AM
Actually, Havitech, they never explicitly stated that both the blood and unholy trees will be using the same gear. Unholy may end up using spell damage, which they may roll for gear on against healadins.
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