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August 3, 2008

The Sad Paladin

Filed under: World of Warcraft — Cranky Sysadmin @ 10:25 am

Fah, my dwarven paladin on Perenolde has been neglected for a long time. Our guild seems to be taking a break from raiding, so in preparation for Wrath of the Lich King, I am going to level Fah up. He’s level 29 right now, and I’m looking forward to getting my mount and starting the leveling process in earnest. Paladins play completely different from other characters I’ve played extensively. Hunters and shaman both have an array of ranged attacks. Paladins (at least at level 29) have the body pull. I considered getting engineering for the bombs, but I really want to keep 2 gathering professions for the money they produce.

What do I like about paladins? The Hammer of Justice is nice to interrupt and CC for a few seconds. The bubble is great for a pinch. I like the melee focus combined with magic to take down enemies. Some folks say paladins level slowly, but I haven’t noticed any significant problems in my questing.

What don’t I like about paladins? The mana efficiency is not wonderful yet. I keep Blessing of Wisdom up, and I actively search for mp5 gear so that I don’t have to drink after every monster. The lack of a ranged attack is like a missing hand to me since I’ve played mostly range based characters. Later, there are some options for ranged attacks that I’ll look into.

I’ll post some macros and more thoughts on the paladin class as I get used to it.

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