Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Blizzard undoes the bubble nerf

After several days of wild whining on the official paladin forums about the expected upcoming nerf to the paladin bubble the unexpected happens - Blizzard backs down on a proposed change. Good news for the paladins but only temporary, Blizz will find a way to balance the divine shield...

Re: Forbear. and DS/AW nerf added to ptr note

"After further testing, we've decided to undo the following changes to the Paladin for the next patch as we felt the adjustments were too imposing on the class' ability to tank in dungeons.

-Increased the duration of "Avenging Wrath" by 50% (now lasts 30 sec.) This ability no longer invokes "Forbearance", but shares a cooldown with "Divine Shield".

-Forbearance now reduces damage dealt by the affected player by 15%.

With that being said, we do feel that the Paladin is currently capable of producing too much burst damage and are investigating reasonable ways to make minor reductions for the future. "

Very interesting as my Paladin, Hexapanther, is nearing 60 and one of my hopes is to bring him into the arena at level 70...

Level update
Hexapanther dinged 59 yesterday after some questing in Silithius. I respecced him from heavy protection into heavy retribution. The AOE grinding days are over for now.

Ripperjack the Troll dinged 15 somewhere in the Barrens. He will slowly progress mainly during lunch hours...

1 comment:

Kinless said...

AoE Paladin Grinding.

Can you explain that a bit? What level do the talents allow this? Something in the Holy Tree, or Protection? Do you have some advise for a level 32 Paladin soon to come out of retirement?

I know what you mean about clothies. My highest is a 36 Forsaken Priest. My Belf mage is now 17, making him the 2nd highest clothie. A few Paladins, a Feral Druid, a couple Enhancement Shamans, I like melee that can heal. Of course my Warrior+Bandaids holds his own. :)