Mar 13th 2011 4:16PM "That's simple.. they just make it stack, but enforce a reasonable shield size limit. No issue there."
Thats not exactly reasonable, the idea behind the mastery bonus is to leave a shield which will in fact require you to NOT heal the person right way. Your forgetting then your not always the only healer in a raid, and if you jump targets along with say a holy priest you can have echo of light and Illuminated Healing on a target. While prolly its not best to have a holy paladin raid heal AT the slightest, it is still possible.
it seems to me that the mastery bonus is in line with the talents of the prot paladin, where his word of glory leaves a shield. being in line with one of my favorite WC qoutes "My faith is my shield".
Paladins may benefit from a change of mastery but don't count on it just yet, Paladin tank healing is already quite strong at its base without the mastery and that seems to be the only real consern here.
Apr 15th 2009 6:45AM A hooded man sees the mob, "Oh loath and behold what pitiful people raise there hands to accept a gift, trampling there fellow toons to get a hold of something so ..... SHINY!!! OUT OF MY WAY FOOL!!!" Palimerr -Defais Brotherhood RP-PVP.