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5-26-2011 @ 7:57PM
"Holy Shield has been redesigned. This talent is now an activated ability off the global cooldown. It grants 20% increased block amount to a paladin's shield blocks for 10 seconds, with a 30-second cooldown."If I'm reading this correctly, they upped the blocked damage by 10%, but made it a cooldown... seems like this would be nice macro'd with Divine Protection.
5-26-2011 @ 8:13PM
Ah true, I missed the % increase, but double the effect for 1/3 the time is still a nerf, and I'm not sure any tank could be considered "OP" in the Cataclysm environment.
5-26-2011 @ 8:34PM
Because that's what protadins need - another cooldown.
5-26-2011 @ 10:17PM
This is such an obnoxious change. I'd love to know the rationale behind it. Another button to push for mitigation? And more frequently at that? Gee, I can't wait to tank Maloriak adds with that to look forward to.I mean, not to be a wet blanket, but after all the fuss they made about the new Holy Power setup for Cata, it's about to become next to worthless for a good number of situations. If I'm tanking a boss, I'm rarely worried about threat, so Inquisition and Shield of the Righteous are just there to have something to do with the Holy Power. Word of Glory? Just sort of hanging around for that moment when the healer seems to be picking his nose. I don't play other tanks, at least not since mid-Wrath. Are we really that OP compared to everyone else? Was this a necessary "bring 'em in line" adjustment or one of those "Why are they still fiddling with that?" sort of moments?
5-27-2011 @ 12:35PM
Please keep in mind that Blizzard recently stated that they would be trying out several new things for Prot paladins on the PTR. Remember the Holy Shield change last week that got reverted almost immediately? The sky isn't falling... yet. That'll happen once they tell us we won't be able to avoidance cap anymore >:D hahaha
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