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#4266007 The Current State Of Ele

Posted Snodz on 16 November 2014 - 12:54 PM

This is a repost from the wow forums, so yea, ignore some of it.. but regardless here it is:

'So i just farmed full 675 Pvp gear (best in slot for now) as i was hoping gear was the issue not class..... i was wrong.

Ele is not in a playable state, the class honestly feels like its in alpha / beta.

The mastery is horribly designed, random procs for 6 seconds after hitting a target with one of your abilities? Who on earth thought that would be a good idea? Its dull, boring and worst of all; Rng.

But that isn't the problem, the problem is the lack of damage. Multistrike is our best stat, but in pvp multi strike is capped at hitting once (causing lightning shield to take alot longer to stack up), not how it does in pve where it has a chance to hit twice, so our main stat is nerfed. Another thing that ruins our damage is the crit change to pvp, Abilities in pvp crit for 150% not 250% like they used to (Shamanism during mop caused us to crit for 250% damage, instead of 200%), so this is a 100% less crit damage, which nerfs our iconic damage source ; lava burst...

I don't understand how blizzard couldn't see these problems on beta, however its too late now, all we can do is pray they change something...

Your reasoning for why ele shamans have no way to get mana back was, 'ele shamans damage abilities cost near to no mana', what about purging? healing? or even getting any mana back!? Once we oom, we lose.... we have no mechanic to get mana back which is ridiculous.

My suggestions:

Make lightning shield stack up from being hit like it used to back in cata and early mop.

Buff lava burst damage by making it crit for 250% or just buffing the baseline damage

Increase the range on wind shear to 30 yards (it got nerfed from 30-25 in wod)

Cause rolling thunder to grand 2% mana like it used to in cata and mop, at least giving us some way to get mana back.

That's some ideas off of the top of my head, there are other issues like ele blast and our mastery but those  aren't quite as urgent but still need addressing.

Tell me what you think!'


#4264345 Is this Game Master hitting on me..?

Posted Envenom. on 14 November 2014 - 09:05 PM

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#4262296 My Thoughts on MoP PvP and the direction of WoD

Posted Regent on 12 November 2014 - 09:11 AM

View PostDjBenx, on 12 November 2014 - 08:49 AM, said:

Blizzard see x healer can heal yz classes but w healer is way better with yz classes but it doesn't matter because x healer can still be successful with yz classes. Their goal was to make everything viable which it basically was, apart from holy paladins.

Maybe at lower rating, anything above 2600 was "play meta or get destroyed"


#4256425 official push push fan thread

Posted Bawn on 07 November 2014 - 11:32 PM

View Postirubuwrongtime, on 07 November 2014 - 11:29 PM, said:

I hate to throw down a cold water on what seems to be the hot topic for the current WOW championship but it's very ironic how none of their own countryman cheer for their own national team.  
They are infamous in Korean WOW community as dirty abusers + carry site owner for the longest time, especially Coding.  There is a whole article about how this team got qualified for Blizzcon and everyone in Korean WOW community crying over it. LOL

Here is the link if you can actually read and understand Korean.  This site is like Arena Junkies for Koreans.
http://m.inven.co.kr...&p=3&idx=116994

http://mirror.enha.k... 한국대표 선발전#s-3.1

They are definitely one of the best players in the world and they sure deserve to win their title based on how much they commit to this game but yeah... not sure about becoming a fanboy for them w/o knowing who they are...

For those of you wanting to see some awesome Korean warrior play, this guy "Daemat" is one of the top 3 Korean warrior player (multi r1 on Korean server) and he has some VODs on his youtube site.  Here is the link.
https://www.youtube....2wGsiUHg/videos

Talk about Korean racial :P  Only thing that bothed me about this guy's play was that he doesn't use arena123 or focus123 but instead he clicks on Gladius or on Screen to do all that but it's super fast and it's actually amazing.

Check it out~

ill cheer for hitler if he played against kaska team


#4256182 official push push fan thread

Posted Mattadoro on 07 November 2014 - 09:48 PM

anyone who has played against them knows how amazing they are


just such gods


#4251808 Blizzcon Meetup

Posted Mattadoro on 03 November 2014 - 09:40 PM

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Even lazylarry's excited


#4251160 Blizzcon Meetup

Posted Capstone on 03 November 2014 - 03:19 AM

i was going, but a couple of TSA agents contacted me inquiring if i was the one who had written some of my posts about hunters

long story short i'm not getting on any flights to anaheim in the next few weeks


#4247308 Borngood's Holy Paladin PvP Guide WoD and (6.0.3)

Posted Borngood on 30 October 2014 - 07:04 PM

Borngood's Holy Paladin PvP Guide WoD and (6.0.3)

This is my first guide and contribution to this site, aimed towards new and returning players to the Holy Paladin class for Warlords of Draenor PvP. The format for this guide was emulated from Vanguardsz Retribution guide with a bit of a twist of my own, thank you for your work to the community.

All important new changes will be colored with NEW, for those returning to the game and with some experience to the class.

PvP Talents
Level 100 PvP Gear Set Bonuses
Glyphs
Stat Priorities
General Healing Comments
Level 100 Perks
Minor Changes
What race should I play?
Final Comments and Thoughts


Major Holy Paladin Changes in 6.0.3?

1) We have to cast Word of Glory and Eternal Flame.

2) At level 100 your only holy power generating abilities are Holy Shock, Crusader Strike, and Holy Radiance.

3) Divine Light has been removed and replaced with Holy Light.

4) All of our healing cooldowns have been combined into avenging wrath for one cooldown.

5) Last of all Turn Evil (fear) cannot be cast on players and has been replaced by Blinding Light in the talent tree.

PvP Talents

There are some mandatory talents which you will never change, but others you will change almost every arena/rbg match depending on the composition of you and your opponent.

Level 15: Mobility

Must have: Speed of Light

A quick burst of movement with a decent duration, can be used offensively and defensively. The main reasoning is that the other 2 talent choices Long Arm of the Law and Pursuit of Justice are unviable, and will probably never see use in PvP for Holy Paladin (until changes are made).

Level 30: Crowd Control

Every talent in this tier will be used, but mostly Fist of Justice and Repentance.

(Recommended) Fist of Justice: No change since MoP, but generally the default talent of choice for the most part(Also the easiest out of the 3 to use).

Repentance: Good ol' Rep, useful when playing comps such as kittycleave, kfc, tsg (cleaves) pretty much every composition that does not play with a Mage, Warlock, Spriest, and Ele (wizards). The added crowd control Repentance can bring to cleaves is one of the best advantages of bringing a Paladin to your team.

NEW Blinding Light: Turn Evil is gone from the tier, and now has been replaced by our old ability Blinding Light. It is now instant cast and on a 2 minute cooldown. Use when you do not have a short cooldown fear on your team.

Level 45: Healing

Must have: Sacred Shield

It happened, no more instant casting Word of Glory and Eternal Flame. The good news is that Sacred Shield got "buffed". I use quotations because the real change is that now Sacred Shield can crit absorb, which it could not before. Another perk is that while the absorb part can be dispeled, the ability that procs the absorb cannot. The math has been done by all the hardcore raiding Holy Paladins, the choice is Sacred Shield for now.

*A side note for rated battleground players, I have not been able to test Eternal Flame yet in a high level setting, but there will be scenarios where it will be useful against dot cleaves to have Eternal Flame rolling, just as before.

Level 60: Defense

My favorite tier of the talent tree, and most important for surviving.
All talents in this tier will be used, but mostly Unbreakable Spirit and Clemency.

Clemency: You gain two charges of Hand of Protection, Sacrifice, and Freedom. Use this talent when you suspect the enemy will be attacking your teammates, and not yourself.

Unbreakable Spirit: Use when you know you are going to get trained, or swapped to frequently. With Divine Protection and Divine Shield on a 50% cooldown reduction, you become more difficult to kill.

Hand of Purity: Only used against Affliction Warlock caster cleaves, nothing else. To be honest this talent is underwhelming with only a 6 second duration, so I recommend sticking with the other 2 talent choices.

NEW Level 75: Healing Cooldowns

Recommended: Sanctified Wrath

Avenging Wrath is now a beast of a cooldown, it increases healing by 100% as well as haste, critical strike chance, and damage by 20% for its duration of 20 seconds. Something I've noticed playing is that with Avenging Wrath up, you top your team instantly and is quite frankly too much healing (no complaint here). So increasing its duration to 30 seconds, is a massive amount of healing, and it feels like your team is invincible for the duration. Your Holy Shock cooldown is reduced by 50%, and critical strike chance of holy shock increased by 20% additionally. For those curious, we can get Holy Shock to be upwards of 160% chance to crit at level 100.

Holy Avenger/Divine Purpose: Sadly with our holy power finishers now requiring a cast time, these talents have become obsolete. Sanctified Wrath is too powerful to pass up.


Level 90: Burst Healing
Must have: Holy Prism

Our largest heal on a 20 second cooldown, use when you need to be on the move and cannot stop to cast. Also can be used on party members or yourself to hit Rogues, Druids, and Mages out of stealth within a 15 yard radius.

I will mention Execution Sentence got buffed with the largest tick of healing immediatly when cast, but Holy Prism still outclasses it.


NEW Level 100: The Boys Are Back

Holy Paladins are back with a vengeance after the season 14 and 15 fiasco, and these talents bring justice to our enemies.

Recommended: Saved by the Light
When you or your Beacon of Light target drop below 30% health, you instantly grant the injured target a protective shield, absorbing up to 30% of their maximum health for 10 sec.

You cannot shield the same person this way twice within 1 min.

You know that ability Shamans have called Nature's Guardian that makes them..., well you know, Paladins now have it but in absorb form! You read that right, we can give it to our teammates. So every player on your team is basically a Shaman, how can you lose. All joking aside this is probably the best talent of the tier and will be the most used.

Beacon of Faith:
Mark a second target as a Beacon, mimicking the effects of Beacon of Light.

This talent will be required when fighting against heavy dot cleaves, having 2 beacons out at the same time is amazing. Also can become very mana efficient (explained later).

Beacon of Insight:
Places a beacon of insight on an ally, increasing their healing received from your next direct single-target heal, or Holy Radiance, within 1 min by 30%. When consumed, or when the target reaches full health, it moves to the most injured ally within 40 yards. Limit 1. 15 second cooldown.

I'm not sure how I feel about this talent yet, I feel it is the weakest of the 3 choices in the tier at first glance, but there is a possibility to see some use somewhere.


NEW Level 100 PvP Gear Set Bonuses

Paladin WoD PvP Holy 2P Bonus: Denounce grants you 100% of the critical strike chance of the target for 8 sec.

Example- You have a base 15% chance to crit. You Denounce a rogue with 35% chance to crit. For the next 8 seconds you now have a 50% chance to crit. Holy Shock has double the normal critical strike chance. You now have a 100% chance to crit with Holy Shock with the buff active.

That ability we have denounce, it now has a 40 yard range, and steals crit in addition to canceling the targets crit. From play testing on beta, all I will say is get ready to have some fun.

Paladin WoD PvP Holy 4P Bonus: Reduces the cooldown of Hand of Sacrifice by 10 sec.
Pretty underwhelming compared to the 2P bonus, I believe 10 seconds is too little and some tuning may have to be done.



NEW Glyphs

I have some good news, glyphs got a bit complicated for Holy Paladins. There are so many great glyphs to choose from, but there will be default glyphs to use as a starting point.

Default Major Glyphs
Spot 1: Glyph of Beacon of Light
Spot 2: Glyph of Denounce
Spot 3: Glyph of Merciful Wrath

Glyph of Beacon of Light: Removes the global cooldown on Beacon of Light. Same as before but the ability Beacon of Light now has a new design.

Beacon of Light: Your heals, including multistrikes, on other party or raid members will also heal the Beacon of Light target for up to 50% of the amount healed. Your Flash of Light and Holy Light on the Beacon of Light target will also refund 40% of their Mana cost. Your single-target heals heal your Beacon of Light target for 10% more.  Also applies to Beacon of Faith.

Tl;dr- Beacon does not generate holy power anymore, you now have 10% increased healing on beacon and save mana when casting on beacon targets. So it is important to use this glyph to be mana efficient.

Glyph of Denounce: Your Holy Shocks reduce the cast time of your next Denounce by 0.5 sec. This effect stacks up to 3 times.

We spam Denounce, the target cannot crit, we gain their crit, everybody wins.


Glyph of Merciful Wrath: Reduces the cooldown and effect of Avenging Wrath by 50%.

I have done a ton of beta play testing, and this glyph is really better than it seems at first. With this glyph activated combined with the talent Sanctified Wrath, Avenging Wrath becomes this:

Healing done increased by 50%.
Haste, critical chance, and Damage done increased by 10%.
Duration 30 seconds.
Cooldown 90 seconds.

From play tests I found 50% healing increase was usually enough to get you out of tight spots, but keep in mind this is just the default. If you are expecting a shorter game, replace this glyph first.

Situational Glyphs (You will use all of these.)

Glyph of Divine Protection: Reduces the magical damage reduction of your Divine Protection by 20% but adds 20% physical damage reduction.

Does the other team have melee? check, apply glyph.
*An exception to this rule, is against Rogue/Mage. I've found 40% reduction on the Mage damage is better than the 20/20 split for obvious reasons.

Glyph of Cleanse: Cleanse now has a maximum of 2 charges, but its cooldown is increased by 4 sec.

All healers have this, it is useful against Mages and Warlocks who still have spammable crowd control.

Glyph of Hand of Freedom: Hand of Freedom immediately reduces the remaining duration of all effects which cause loss of control of a character by 25%.  Any additional loss of control effects applied within 4 sec have 25% reduced duration.

Are you about to die to a Mage/Rogue opener? Cast freedom while stunned, and /dance with all the time you'll have not stunned.

Glyph of the Liberator: Hand of Freedom's cooldown is reduced by 5 sec when not cast on self.

Melee will love you, a lot.

Glyphs of Devotion Aura: Devotion Aura no longer affects party or raid members, but the cooldown is reduced by 60 sec. (From 3 min to 2 min.)

This glyph will be useful against double wizard teams such as mage/spriest and mage/lock where casting out of cc becomes tougher.

Honorable Mentions:Flash of Light, and Harsh Words.
These glyphs have a use somewhere, just not sure yet.

Final Glyph Thoughts: There will be endless argument over which glyphs replace which, but my personal PREFERENCE in keeping glyphs goes as follows-
Beacon of Light>Denounce>Merciful Wrath. Which means replace Merciful Wrath first if you need to.








NEW Stat Priorities

Int > Crit > Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Spirit > Multistrike  

I have redone the stat priorities due to mainly two things. We are going to get trained into the ground, it's coming as seen on Reckful's stream playing rmp vs Karvinen, it was hard for him to top himself without crits. Second, we will need holy shock crits, and more of them, because the answer to paladin will be to train the pink. This is where crit overtakes haste, because what good is haste if good teams will never let you cast. That's where we will need crit, as rng and nerfed as it is. Haste shines in situations where you are being cc'd heavily and constantly, but I see more games coming down to can we survive the train. I urge people to try out both crit and haste, and feel what they think is right, because at this point it's very hard to call. I would love to hear from everybody.

Enchant Weapon - Mark of the Thunderlord will be for crit healing output.
Enchant Weapon - Mark of Warsong will be for haste output.
Enchant Weapon - Mark of Shadowmoon will be for mana regen.

NEW General Healing Comments

Things to keep in mind is Flash of Light, Holy Light, and Word of Glory, all do near the same amount of healing. The differences between these abilities are as follows-

Flash of Light: Normal cast time, costs most mana.
Holy Light: Long cast time (reduced to really fast by Infusion of Light), costs roughly half of Flash of Light.
Word of Glory: Normal cast time, no mana cost.

NEW Level 100 Perks

As you level from 90 to 100 you gain perks specific to your class and spec.

Empowered Beacon of Light: Your single-target heals heal your Beacon of Light target for 10% more.  Also applies to Beacon of Faith.

Enhanced Holy Shock: Your Holy Light and Flash of Light have a 10% chance to cause your next Holy Shock to not trigger a cooldown.

Improved Forbearance: Reduces the duration of Forbearance by 30 sec. (60 seconds to 30 seconds.)

Improved Daybreak: Increases the healing from Daybreak by 100%. (Useless)

NEW Minor Changes

Hand of Sacrifice is no longer on the global cooldown.
Divine Plea was removed, and mana regen was buffed.

What race should I play?

Alliance: Dwarf. Stoneform will literally be winning you games. (Removes bleeds and blanket silences I believe.)
Horde: Blood Elf. The Blood Elf silence has become very valuable with most blanket silences removed from the game.







Common Team Compositions

Holy paladins can play with most classes/specs again, have fun.

Final Comments and Thoughts

Things are looking hopeful for Holy Paladins in season 16, but I just want to remind people we are coming off of the worst 2 seasons in arena history for Holy Paladins. So I implore the arena community to make some new Paladin friends, give them a chance because they deserve it. For those who stuck it out through season 15 as a Holy Paladin, you will find season 16 one of the most rewarding seasons ever.

You can message me on btag@ Borngood#1295 if you ever have any questions.
www.twitch.tv/Borngood  I will be streaming once WoD comes out, to showcase some Holy Paladin gameplay to anybody interested.

Follow up guides include, Rated Battlegrounds and Positioning.

I hope somebody out there learned something useful, and thank you for reading!


#4245685 Titles not going out today, ban wave still approaches

Posted stalebagel on 28 October 2014 - 10:43 PM

watch kaska get dq'd on ladder but still win blizzcon


#4245328 Cheating, AJ & You

Posted Zzx on 28 October 2014 - 05:07 PM

i remember reading an old old old aj thread where someone told kaska he couldnt ddos his way to blizzcon

how times change eh


#4243645 Tremor Totem Rework Idea

Posted akatyrone on 26 October 2014 - 04:47 PM

View PostShunai, on 26 October 2014 - 12:43 PM, said:

ye its prolly better to lower its CD the way it works now so u can "death" fears more often
inb4 some shaman makes a slowmo tremor montage with basedrops on fearbreaks


#4244701 Cheating, AJ & You

Posted Lolflay on 27 October 2014 - 08:10 PM

View Postjaimex, on 27 October 2014 - 07:42 PM, said:

most people with a problem with boosting are too shit / too unknown to get regular boosts. Hence why they don't like it, people want what they can't have. Most players dont give two shits about whether or not duelist jimmy gets his title cause some big bad r1 player beat him one game at 2400 mmr :(

Oh. My. Fucking. God.

The moment a person actually starts to tolerate you and maybe think that you'll turn out alright in the end, you write shit like this. You're a lost fucking cause, aren't you ? Take it from someone who did more boosting than you've had chance to during your little Ele Shaman escapade - if you're doing it, at least don't be a dick about it. You can't honestly believe boosting is good for this game ?


Here's a personality trait I had before. I used to be extremely hostile towards some players ( who I guess you could call "new kids on the block" ) who got Gladiator/R1 in the past, mostly because I didn't deem them worthy enough ( If I'm > them, why did they get reward >= mine ? )

But even though I was bitter towards them, I've ACCEPTED them. And do you know why ? BECAUSE those players are what keeps ARENA alive.


We have two players, Bob and Murray.

Bob is a guy with 3000 arena games in this season, Bob is a solid Duelist, but he might have a shot at Gladiator in 1000ish more games.

Murray likes chasing tail more than playing arena, but Murray wants Gladiator. Murray decides to buy Gladiator.

Bob gets at the exact rating the cutoff is at. Murray's boost knocks Bob out. Murray walks around with the title, while Bob, a legitimate player who probably would've continued playing arena if not for scumbags, is left in dirt.


Sure, Bob can try next season, and he probably will, but he's been fucked out of a title he worked really hard for, while on another hand, Murray just got his Glad achievement, title and mount, and will probably never participate in arena again at all.




TL;DR - anyone who supports boosting in any way is fucking retarded.  Timeline of events :

- R1/Gladiator means something, is a prestigious thing to acquire in this game.

- more people start playing arena

- Gladiator cutoffs lower themselves each season ( not proportional to skill )

- morons start sharing R1 titles ( while claiming they don't care about them, interestingly enough they care about them so much they're willing to scout 24/7 and play hard to land at share rating )

- at one point, old, better players start separating themselves from new players ( community divided )

- new players' entry into highrated PvP scene becomes very hard

- boosting starts being a regular thing

- cheating becomes a regular thing

- DDOSing becomes a regular thing

- PvP quality continously declines

- "who gives a shit about this game omfg, new players suck, boosting cheating etc"



You're all fucking hypocrites, and more importantly, morons. Saying you give a shit about a pixelated title doesn't make you less of a person, and taking MASSIVE shits on the thing you love playing for the sake of "reputation" is basically taking shits on yourself. "Yeah man, my hobby totally blows, I'd rather eat hot horse shit than do it, but I'm still doing it". Bunch of imbeciles.


#4239763 Possible swapping of s15 glad mount?

Posted stalebagel on 22 October 2014 - 02:53 PM

View PostPawzz, on 22 October 2014 - 11:58 AM, said:

Us doesnt have russians

yeah we have worse









brazilians


#4233685 Protip if you happen to look retarded with new models.

Posted Sosseri on 15 October 2014 - 10:55 PM

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#4231165 Exumbra/Swull/Lxxi wintrading/ddosing to rank 1

Posted Capstone on 14 October 2014 - 02:58 AM

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