Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What's Up With That?

So here we are on the fifth day of my second run here on Holy Shock and we have yet to talk serious about Paladin stats, talents, and all that other good stuff and you may be wondering why that is? That is a fair question to ask of a blog that is named Holy Shock right? Well, the simple truth is that with Cataclysm, Blizzard really went to extreme measure to dumb down stat priority. I think it is pretty obvious that we are only getting Spell Power off of our weapons, and perhaps an enchant if you so choose. It is also fairly easy to see that Intellect is still the bread and butter for us as well. I think most healers at this point is in agreement that Spirit is a must have. It is also a great thing to point out that the majority of our gear is going to be loaded down with both Intellect and Spirit.

That leaves us to debate the usefulness of Critical Strike, Haste, and Mastery. To be honest, all three of these merit some consideration given how they affect the class, but quite frankly unless you are running hard mode fights it is not going to matter to the average WoW player. Sorry, but you know that is the truth. In reality, it is going to come down to your own unique play style. The majority of us are probably looking at Haste right now as edging out Critical Strike simply because quicker spells means more heals. It is really just that simple. The interesting debate should come once 4.2 drops as it will increase the critical heals substantially. That is a debate though that should be saved for 4.2 and theory crafting sites. I personally think that our mastery is simply God awful. I am not even going to go into it, but in my opinion it is completely useless for us to really take it that serious.

So as you can see, there really is not a whole lot to talk about with our stats in this expansion. I wish there was, but it simply does not merit any more mention than this single post. Now once 4.2 drops, we may be able to revisit that old discussion of Haste versus Critical Strike...

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