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10-05-2010 @ 11:34AM
I have 3 level 80's (Warlock, Hunter, Paladin) and have been PvPing extensively the last 3 arena seasons. This season I am healing as a PvP Paladin. You can look him up on wowarmory. His name is Sagarrick. :http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Arygos&cn=Sagarrick I have a PvE shield and weapon on Saga and my arena teams are stuck at around the 1200 mark. Next season I am finding new partners. I wonder, could my final gear choices have influenced our performance. I HATE having to RAID to get PVE gear in order to get better PVP gear (Like my shield and sword.. ... etc). So in cataclysm I hope that those who want to strictly pvp can do just that! What is your thoughts on this issue now, and in cataclysm? Also, do you think I should re-roll a new class with a better success rate or history in PvPing? (Such as a disc priest)? Endpoint, Paladin healing is Tier 2 in my opinion. It is not top of the line PvP healing. It has limited offensive spells in pvp, cannot dispel, is easily cc, and overall is lacking in areas where the other 3 healing classes are fine. What is your thoughts on rerolling in this situation, or Paladin PvP healing in general?
10-05-2010 @ 11:53AM
Well, I'm no arena expert, so take this with a grain of salt....I have however, been healing with my pally since vanilla. All I really do is run BGs as a healer now. I'm still using an outdated FOL spec for me pally, as it fits well with my play style and the speed of BG play. I find my pally to be the most fun and challenging toon to run in BG's, and for that reason I love playing him.You are right, we cant dispel curses, but can hit magic and poison effects. Our CC is limited, but that is made up for by our huge heals and astonishing array of cooldowns to help our teammates survive. Hand of Prot, Hand of Sacrifice, the party wall, our bubble, hand of freedom, Sacred shield, Healing two targets at once for stoopid amounts of health, etc.As for offensive oomph, I notice you are an engineer (as am I :) ) macro with wings, divine favor, your spellpower trinkent, holy shock, and the pyro rocket is an instant 6-10k burst on an opponent, depending on resiliance. All the items expect for the Holy shock are off the GCD, so you can macro them all together. It's not much, but on a switch, should help you to burn someone down in a global or two with you teammates.TL:DR-- If the pally isn't fun for you, or doesn't fit your playstyle, by all means, roll another toon. But remember, pallys are fun. We run around blowing bubbles. :) Good luck in all your PvP endeavors. When BG's go cross realm, I hope someday to defeat you in honorable comabt. FOR THE HORDE!! ;)
10-05-2010 @ 12:10PM
When BG's go cross battlegroup I mean (Sheepish Grin).Obligatory comment on the lack of an edit button ....
10-05-2010 @ 1:33PM
Paladin healing is often considered OP in arena, and certainly not tier 2. At all. In fact, if you look at top ranked arena teams from this or most other seasons, you'll probably find more paladins than any other healing class. Paladins have the big nuke heals and excellent defense to make them dominant in arenas. I believe many of Mr. Moore's teams have included paladin healers.It sounds like you have some concerns about your teammates. I suspect this is the root of your problems; being a paladin healer in arenas certainly is not.
10-05-2010 @ 11:19PM
Thanks for your comments! In response to Clundgren I have to say that I totally agree with you. Odds are my arena partners will not be reading this (it shows) so I'll be straightforward in saying that they have been very bad overall this season. For my 3v3 team my hunter will not switch to a pvp spec, and when asked she claims marks is the best route to take. (She is PVE marks. What the crap??) So... that explains my 3's problem. As for my 2v2 partner it's simple. Bad gameplay. I'm trying to stay hopeful that next season will get better with a more dedicated team. Again, thanks for your response and any other comments would be very helpful. Thanks again - Saga
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