Friday, February 15, 2008

What Holy Paladins Have Been Waiting For...

A buff to Holy Shock! Here's the quote from WoWInsider:

Paladins' Holy Shock damage buffed by about 35%, healing buffed by about 75%. Top rank now deals 721-779 damage or heals for 931-987 (was 530-574 damage or 530-574 healing).

Very nice. As a Shockadin, I am very pleased for this. I know Paladins have been waiting months and months for this buff. With spell damage and healing added, most endgame Paladins should be doing around 1,400-1,500 damage and 2,300-2,400 1,800-2,000 healing (un-crit). These are just my guesses. In my opinion, I think this is more getting us ready for Wrath than just setting out a fire. Taking it away from the global cooldown would be surreal and I'm sure it will silence a lot of Paladins out there.

Now, concerning Heal Over Time spells for the Paladin: I've accepted my roll as a one target healer. We're probably never going to get a HOT because that's a Druid's job. Our Flash Of Light is wonderful where it is and Holy Light can have it's drawbacks but it's okay. I would like to see it's mana cost reduced a bit though...

All across the board, patch 2.4 is turning out to be one awesome patch. Once it hits, I'll be switching from my 40/21/0 spec back to 40/11/10. I'm going for that instead of the 40/0/21 because I'm enjoying Blessing Of Kings way too much. That extra 600 health and mana is more helpful than Sanctity Aura. Plus, Kings increases INT which increases crit. I'll sack some damage for HP, MP and crit chance. The only loss would be Vindication. I LOVED this talent while I had it. Because we're made of burst DPS, the less HP an NPC has, the better.

So, I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines Day. I know I did. Now I think I will try to go back to sleep :D

**EDIT, Friday, 2/15, 08, 11:50am**

WoWInsider just reported this morning that there has been a change to the Paladin Arena Season 1 and 2 gear bonus.

[Paladin] Healing arena sets 4-piece bonus changed to "Increases the healing from your Holy Shock spell by 30%" (was "Reduces the cooldown of your Hammer of Justice by 10 sec")

Now, Holy Shock will have a 105% healing buff in 2.4! Amazing! I take back what I said about not putting out the fire.

4 comments:

Eleanor said...

Yeah, I'm really looking forward to the changes in 2.4. Just a question though - you predict HS will heal for 2300-2400 (non-crit). Where do you get those figures from?

Aticus said...

931-987 plus healing gear (at least Season 1). I didn't count resilience and other resistances though. I probably over estimated. It was 2am :D. I would guess a heal of about 1,900 after all the mathematical stuff.

Mattarin said...

sweet now i will probably lvl my lvl 25 holy blood elf pally this summer as my next lvl 70.

Fumbleknock said...

yeah, shockadin love is always welcome.

:)