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9-02-2009 @ 7:45PM
If Undead can be priest, why not paladins? I don't get it.
9-02-2009 @ 7:58PM
It deals with a conflict between lore and game mechanics, this effects priests more than any other class.Different races draw power from different sources, the majority of priests do indeed draw power from the Holy Light, humans, dwarves, draenei and probably blood elves, also likely gnomes in the expansion. However the other priests, night elves, trolls and forsaken, technically use other power sources. Night Elf priests draw power from Elune, Trolls from Loa spirits and the Forsaken from the Forgotten Shadow. Therefore lore wise Forsaken are shadow priests, there are instances of them still FOLLOWING the light, but by and large when you are undead the light itself is very difficult to call upon and harmful to you.This is where game mechanics come in, they had to standardize the priest class for the game, since most priest races use the light that's the flavor Blizzard went with in terms of spell names and appearances. The Forsaken get their personal style of priesthood in the Shadow tree, that's what your "typical" Lore-wise Forsaken Priest should be like. Trolls and Night Elves? Well Elune and the Loa don't get much play.Anyway to end a long winded post, since technically the Forsaken can no longer properly harness the Holy Light they cannot be Paladins.
9-02-2009 @ 8:02PM
I think there could be a way to add in the game where they had to go back to harnessing light, since they gave way from the Lich King, why not follow what they once did? It would be a difficult task for the Forsaken, but if the select few banded together they could call upon the Light once again. Don't you think?
9-02-2009 @ 8:05PM
Also, the Blood Elves used to have to bend the light, but now they do not anymore.(i think) I just go by the idea where ever there is life, of any kind, there is some form of good. Dose the Light itself know no forgiveness for these peoples curse?
9-02-2009 @ 8:16PM
Because they follow the forgotten shadow, not the light. An undead paladin would be a Death Knight.Holy forsaken priests heal through the forgotten shadow (think of "dark mending" from WCIII and some npc's) though it's not reflected by game mechanics.
9-02-2009 @ 11:26PM
Terhi, then how do you explain why there will be Tauren Paladins, when the Tauren follow the Earth Mother and not the Holy Light?
9-03-2009 @ 1:30AM
Tauren Paladins will draw their power from the sun, just as current druids draw their power from the moon. I believe the spirit is called An'She? or something like that. It is a new religious following for the Tauren that is being explored in current content by Tauren such as Aponi Brightmane and will assumingly be adopted by the time the Cataclysm happen. As was stated, it is similar power being drawn from similar sources that are personified/ symbolized in different ways in each race's religions and beliefs.
9-03-2009 @ 1:55AM
Undead priests actually ( = in lore) use "the Shadow" for their spells, it's part of their religion (and the "healing" spells are probably not very healthy for living races) just like Night Elf priests use the powers of the moon/Elune instead of the Light, just like Tauren paladins will use the powers of the sun/An'she.
9-03-2009 @ 7:11AM
Aponi doesn't necessarily need to become a Sunwalker, I think she or rather the quest leading you to her/Elder Rise is merely a story tool to make the players notice that conversation and Tahu's thoughts. Tahu might be one of the "paladin" trainers in TB, but I don't think we'll see Aponi again.
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