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9-06-2010 @ 2:17AM
I'm starting to feel being a Holy Paladin is akin to being the red headed step child. As a Blood Elf Holy Paladin (who leveled Holy), you fought against the fact that plate was lacking with healer stats. I kept being told to run in cloth. Really? If I wanted to roll in cloth I'd be a priest. Finally at 65 I entered into Outlands (the price of leveling Holy is you grinded out as many as levels as you could because solo questing can take a really long time; like you may be a senior citizen before you cleared the zone). I loved Outlands!! Plate had *gasp* healer stats on it. Then Wrath came. Suddenly I wasn't fitting my mana bar and/or the lack of quality gear equipped. For the first time I felt like I wasn't fighting a up hill battle.Now we are approaching Cata. It sounds crazy to completely change the class. No offense, but if I wanted to melée, I'd roll a Ret. The benefit (and some times the only one) of being a healer is you're safe (for the most part) from the action so your repair bill is small. If I wanted to be face to face with a boss (just pick any of them), I'd roll Ret or Prot.I'll wait and see how the changes are. However, just in case I need to go grind out a Ret set. And no, I have not, will not dual spec. And so far, if Holy requires me to suddenly engage the enemy, there's no point in half doing it. Might as well go all in (spec Ret).Oh! Almost forgot. This toe to toe to get mana---can't wait to see how Holy PvP paladins abandon the spec like rats on a shinking ship. Who wants to try to engage someone in a BG when you know every lock will just spam fear and add on a priests mana drain = I will see you kicking it with the Spirit Chick (in case you got lost, don't worry as you're dead).
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