In this post I’m going to deal with the differences between the three PvP Paladin specs.
To begin with, when you are trying to make your final decision on which Paladin spec is going to suit you best, you need to take into account your playing style.
The 3 different Specs are;
- Holy Paladin
- Retribution Paladin
- Or Protection Paladin
Lets take a quick look at each of these now;
PvP Paladin Guide To – Holy Paladin
No matter which paladin spec we take on we can always heal.
But Holy Paladins are PvP healers (healadins) to the max, they have great healing gear.
For those of us who dedicate ourselves and become main healers in PvP, we must delve a lot deeper into the Holy tree.
We can wear plate armor and we have quite a mixture of self defence abilities, this makes the paladin the fore-runner for the position of PvP healer.
PvP healadins useful Talents include;
- Blessed Life.
- Unyielding Faith.
- Spiritual Focus.
- Pure of Heart.
- And Holy Shock.
We offer fast heals and carry enough armor that we can take more than a few hits and survive them.
What ever you do, don’t forget to throw a few points into your Protection tree for the extra armor boosts and cool down decreases.
All Retribution Paladins are great PvP damage doers.
They’ve become superb DPS offenders in PvP ever since the retribution buff in Patches 3.2.0 and 2.3.0.
The high survival rate of a Paladin combined with the high burst rate damage potential supplied by the Retribution tree give the Retribution PvP Paladin the capabilities of beating any class in a one to one.
They are valuable in both dishing out and soaking up damage in any PvP group.
They hit extremely fast and hard.
If you play this particular PvP Paladin spec, be prepared to zoom from one opponent to the next in order to make the best use of your Paladin talents.
They are not a commonly seen PvP spec, but they can be done.
Protection Paladins can and do win easily against warriors, rogues, and enhancement shamans.
Though they will find it more difficult against hunters or casters.
Protection PvP Paladins are great at Holding flag in Eye of the storm or Warsong Gulch, defending the base in Alterac Valley and Arathi Basin or Tanking.
They’re are at their best when it comes to keeping team mates alive, remember Divine Sacrifice and Guardians Favor are the two best talents for this.
With these plus the Hammer of Justice (improved), the protection paladin along with a caster for example, will make an almost unbeatable team.
This Paladin PvP spec is most useful in Arena, where you will see the greatest payback for being able to soak up damage.
I personally love running with my Holy Paladin, she suits me down to the ground.
Well it’s now time to make your choice, which PvP Paladin Spec are you going with?
Still not sure eh?
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Be sure to come back soon, Best wishes Greg