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Holy Paladin PvP Spec for WotLK
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I believe blizzard is making some great changes to paladins in the expansion. I still think they are not addressing our inefficiency in 2v2 and 3v3 due to CC and not having HoTs like other classes to carry over while we are CCd, but they are making it a lot better than it is. Tell me what you guys think of this spec for paladin healing in the expansion (assuming talents stay the same which is unlikely.)
This spec would allow for BoF, BoP, and BoS to have a 60% chance to resist being dispelled. This is a tremendous buff for paladins in 2v2 especially. I am praying this works with spell steal also (as in considering spell steal as a dispell).
With the 3 points in sacred cleansing this should help fight euro comps that heavily CC someone. This would let our warriors have a chance to resist those chain sheeps and cyclones.
I am still unsure of the use of beacon of light, but I have high hopes for it so I have included it.
As far as this new judgement / holy shock necessity for healing I am skeptical but I think it's going to work something like this: With longer range on judgments it will be viable to actually try to keep up SoW or SoL on the kill target. Using this judgement will also give you some initial haste rating.
Now this holy shock change is exciting. At first I thought it was going to be useless but then I realized a macro such as this would be absolutely amazing:
/cast divine favor
/cast holy shock
/cast holy light
This would basically give you a crit holy shock and an instant cast holy light! Talk about topping someone off after popping out of fear. Now this sounds great, but diving favor isn't going to be up all the time due to the CD, but blizzard seems to have addressed this by adding all of the talents to increase healing crit chance and bonus of not only holy light and flash, but also now it says holy shock is included. So criting with holy shock should be fairly easy. It will probably burn through mana, but against high DPS teams using holy shock to get this instant holy light is going to be revolutionary for paladins.
Now here is a change I'm not sure of. I think blizzard is trying to help paladins in being ccd, so they have changed unyielding faith and pure of heart to only 2 point talents (pure of heart used to be 3) and they now don't offer resistance, but duration decreases instead. I guess this will be better in the long run, but I can't tell you how many times I resisted a blind and saved a match due to my pure of heart. But with BoS having a 60% dispell resistance, I can't complain about getting blinded. This will be a major nerf to mage / rogue against paladins which normally rolled paladin teams in 2v2 if it works on spell steal as being a dispell.
I think this expansion will bring back the beloved warrior / pally combo in 2s. I'm excited for this.
For the most part I am posting this for your opinion on any alternative specs. I have seen some people go into the ret tree to get that 5% spell crit increase, but I think the talents to get to it are junk where as in prot tree you get stoicism, imp BoP, kings, and some armor bonus. I don't see any way that 5% spell crit can make up for that.
Again the spec I am talking about is here:
Let me know what you think!
-Ferolp / Ravenholdt
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