Sunday, 15 August 2010

PostHeaderIcon Crazy changes!

Protection
  • Avenger's Shield is now Protection's primary skill. Cooldown lowered from 30 to 24 sec.
  • Divine Shield can now be used with Avenging Wrath.
  • Hand of Reckoning no longer deals damage if the target isn't attacking you.
  • Hammer of Justice no longer interrupts spellcasting for 3 sec.
  • Shield of the Templar now reduces the cooldown of Avenger's Shield by 3/6/9 sec. (Down from 3/7/10 sec)
  • Sacred Duty revamped - Your Judgements have a 25/50% chance of making your next Shield of the Righteous a critical strike. Lasts 15 sec.
  • Vindication revamped - Your Crusader Strike and Hammer of the Righteous have a 50/100% chance to reduce physical damage done by targets by 5/10% for 10 sec.
  • Shield of the Righteous revamped - Slam the target with your shield, causing Holy damage. Consumes all applications of Holy Power to determine damage dealt:
    1 Holy Power: 20% Attack Power
    2 Holy Power: 60% Attack Power
    3 Holy Power: 120% Attack Power / 6% of base mana, 5 yd range, Instant cast
  • Guarded by the Light now increases your Word of Glory by 30/60% when used on yourself. (Up from 20/40%)
  • Holy Shield is now a Tier 5 talent, up from Tier 4. Revamped - Using Shield of the Righteous or Inquisition increases your block chance by 15% for 20 sec.
  • Grand Crusader now also procs from Hammer of the Righteous.
  • Hallowed Ground now decreases Consecration's mana cost by 40/80%.
  • Hammer of the Righteous revamped - Hammer the current target for 40% weapon damage, causing a wave of light that hits all targets within 0 yards for 1061 to 1407 Holy damage. Grants a charge of Holy Power.
  • Wrath of the Lightbringer now also affect your Judgement and Hammer of Wrath spells.

Just whoa! Most of these are very nice changes.

If i don't get into beta, i can't wait to try out prot on the PTR. I need to know damage output, damage input (this might prove difficult to get on a PTR where everyone is more focused on insulting each other than reporting bugs and feedback), resource maintenance, proc upkeep, etc.

I don't expect this is the end of Paladin changes though.

1 comments:

Vespers said...

Hand of Reckoning no longer dealing damage! oh no! those free off the gcd bursts of damage on bosses like lady deathwhisper p1 are one of the fun parts of ret dps lately :P

But I gotta say, as a current ret/holy, the beta changes keep pushing me more towards going back to ret/prot in cata. Not because the holy changes don't look sweet as hell, but because the prot ones are better.

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