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12-21-2009 @ 2:26PM
Retribution paladins are almost always the first target, or the target people make a hard switch to. Even with 1000 resilience you have to line of sight just to stay alive for a reasonable amount of time. If you used more than say 2 pieces of PvE gear you'd be seriously hindering your survivability. If you play against a priest bubble is instantly dispelled. Spamming cleanse as a ret paladin is a double edged sword, it is a complete waste of a global cool down if it fails, and against some classes (mages) you can end up cleansing 5 times before what you need cleansed is cleansed. This begins to become a mana issue then, and also a time issue, if a root only lasts 4 seconds, why waste the mana and global CD's trying to cleanse it off if it might just break on its own before you actually cleanse it...This is an interesting article, however you really need to play each of the specs at a high level before you can really make such generalizations about them.
12-22-2009 @ 3:19AM
Hi Aleve,I think you're misunderstanding the point of this article. This isfor beginners who just want a general grasp of what to do in arenas.As for some of your information, it's just wrong. Unless you'replaying on a very all-around survivable team composition (ala TSG), aretribution paladin will be one of the worst targets on any giventeam. Plate alone is a deterrent to physical dps classes.As for 'spamming Cleanse,' I don't think that was what I wrote, norwas it my intention.As for "you really need to play each of the specs at a high levelbefore you can really make such generalizations about them," this iscompletely unfounded.You don't need to be a professional baseball player to know the rulesof the game. You don't need to have been a professional baseballplayer at one point in your life to be a manager, umpire, or owner.Does it help? Sure, arguably it does.That being said, I've gotten multiple rank one titles with myteammates being extremely diverse. I've played with rank oneretribution paladins, so from an experience standpoint I feel I'mprobably qualified to talk about what differentiates an amazing retpaladin from a good one.
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