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Posted Bigmoran on 06 July 2013 - 08:47 PM
Posted Feliclandelo on 28 June 2013 - 12:14 PM
I think the biggest hit I have ever taken from a Retribution Paladin, with all cooldowns used was around 125.000. That was in his PvE gear outside in durotar, so his iLvl was around 530. However he was gemmed full haste, but I asume the increased iLvl made up for it. This hit ignored armor and was purely holy. Retribution Paladins do hit hard, but do not make up numbers. I think you will easily discover that the real issue with Retribution Paladins are the setups they work well in such as Hunter/Disc/Ret. In general Retribution Paladins are not really a threat outside cooldowns, and they are very weak when targetted outside Divine Protection. But it would be nice to see a slight change towards more sustained and less burst, coupled with a bit more survivability against physical classes (Would be nice to see some kind of sword/board defensive tools in return for losing some offensive utility).
i hate rets more than i hate hunters atm
Remove the Hunter and the Ret will be a nobody. They are really easy to deal with without the Hunter. You just said yourself they synergize perfectly with Hunters, and they always had. Why do you think it is the Ret causing the problem? You can replace the Ret with a DK or a Feral and they will be equally if not better off.
Posted Feliclandelo on 28 June 2013 - 01:08 PM
in phd vs ret dk hunter its just ridiculously hard since whenever we land a trap ret has sac and we simply don't have sac.
as lsp its still way harder with a ret due to the dumb damage he puts into warlock.
As PHD vs. PHP (Just made that one up!) all you have to do is sit on the Ret the entire game. The fact that you let the Ret dispel his Priest just means you need to practice more. Throw a DK stun on the Paladin or use Silencing Shot. Most teams can do something to prevent CC on their healer, you just have to adapt.
In regard to your other complaint, a Feral, Hunter or a Death Knight can put just as much pressure into your Warlock. Retribution Paladins do not have more sustained damage than any of the others. Is it because you are losing a lot to Paladins at the moment? Realisticly when Hunters get nerfed CC wise in 5.4, you will see a drop in Retribution Paladins. I really do think you are missing the reason why you are even seeing them in the first place.
Posted dionim on 17 June 2013 - 12:32 PM
it's your tournament, you are free to do whatever you like, but i won't play on it if i can just have my spec banned
because wow is not about skill is about comps, that way if you see 3 exceptional players playing fotm, you can ban their fotm and trully see if they're exceptional playing anything else.
also having side member is always something that you want in a sport or e-sport, it makes your team stronger and less predictable.
Posted Regent on 09 April 2013 - 06:30 PM
When War/Dk/Hunter are OP, pallies representation skyrockets.
I wish they made bubble not usable in arena, and then made us a real class to compensate.
Posted Nightmonkey on 02 April 2013 - 12:41 AM
The guides that are currently stickied to the top of this Forum are more of a history lesson than anything else. I thought it would be a good idea to post an up to date one. If this guide looks familiar, it's because I used the same format that Vanguards used for his Ret guide. I found Vanguards' guide very helpful and well laid out, so hopefully he doesn't mind.
What changed about Holy in 5.4 for PvP?
Holy got a few buffs in 5.4. Overall none of it is drastically game changing.
Divine Plea no longer reduces your healing by 50%. Bout time.
Illuminated Healing (mastery) no longer procs from hots. Minor nerf to Eternal Flame.
Guardian of Ancient Kings has a lower cooldown and copies your healing onto your target.
Holy Insight now increases Eternal Flame and Word of Glory by 50% (up from 25%)
Holy Shock's mana cost reduced by 50%
Judgment mana cost up to 12% from 5% of base mana
The highlighted talents are the most commonly used talents for Holy Paladins. This is not a definitive selection of talents as they all have their different uses.
Speed of Light: the best choice in my opinion. This talent provides a burst of speed that is not on the GCD and can be used while silenced. This means that you can always use it exactly when you need it.
As Holy you won't always have the GCDs to spare to get a sprint through Long Arm of the Law when you really need it. Pursuit of Justice is nice as well but in my experience it won't save your life or help you get into range to land HoJ like Speed of Light will.
Fist of Justice, Repentance, Evil is a Point of View
I've lumped all of these into one category because they are all viable. The biggest thing you need to consider when you choose one of these is what CC's your team currently has, and which of them share a DR with your talent choice.
Ideally you want to choose a talent that does not share a DR with your team's main sources of CC. For example, if you are playing with a Warlock you probably shouldn't use EPV. Repentance is questionable too because it breaks on damage, and Warlocks like to dot things up. In this case Fist of Justice would probably be best.
This is the train of thought that you should go through each time you play a different comp.
Eternal Flame: This is the one to get.
Sacred Shield: Even with the changes to Sacred Shield in 5.4, I typically do not use it. This is a complete flip flop from what I used to have in this guide. I used to think it was great until I started using Eternal Flame more often, now I never want to use anything but Eternal Flame. I can't really think of a situation where Sacred Shield would be preferable to Eternal Flame.
I do not recommend Selfless Healer to Holy Paladins. This is because of all of the spread damage going around, the increase to Judgment's mana cost, and the fact that you need to spend 3 GCD's before this talent really kicks in. Any good Warrior will use Thunderclap to spread Deep Wounds, and that damage alone will eventually put you behind in healing without Eternal Flame.
Clemency: the preferred choice most all of the time for me. This talent allows you to give freedom to your team mates, yet still have 1 charge available to you in case you get switched to. It also allows you two get out of jail free cards against CC that breaks on damage through Hand of Sacrifice. Also with 2 charges on Hand of Protection you should almost never find yourself coming up short on immunities for yourself or your team mates.
Unbreakable Spirit: The change to this ability puts it on par with Clemency. This is the talent to use if you are having trouble with wizards, or you are simply getting trained a lot. This is something you will benefit from changing on a game by game basis depending on what will help the most.
Hand of Purity: also a viable choice, though not one I typically recommend. It is a highly specialized talent that is only really useful against teams with more than one DoT class. The 10% damage reduction that they added to it in 5.2 doesn't even begin to make up for all the utility you lose from not using Clemency. This is a talent you will only use against certain teams, but in those specific situations it can really shine.
Divine Purpose: a really strong and random talent. Sometimes it will proc exactly when you need it, sometimes it won't. It can completely turn games around if it procs back to back when somebody is low, which seems to happen frequently because of its high proc chance.
Holy Avenger: also a very strong talent, but it is not random. This talent is for somebody who does not like RNG and would prefer on demand burst healing with a cooldown. I typically choose this talent for RBG's and sometimes for 5v5. This talent gives you another button to press when things really start getting wild.
I have experimented with Sanctified Wrath in the past, but I do not feel like it is as strong as the other two. I think Holy Avenger provides better controlled burst healing, and Divine Purpose will probably do more for you over the course of a match.
Holy Prism: the only real choice for PvP. The cooldown on the other two talents is far too long for them to really be viable. Be careful not to use it on a friendly target if they are standing near an enemy player that is CC'd by something that breaks on damage (Freezing Trap, Polymorph, etc) because the Prism will break them out of it. Try and make an effort to use this on an enemy player whenever you can because it actually does a ton of spread healing. This is especially important/useful in RBG's.
Light's Hammer might be useful since 5.2 added a snare to it, so it works like a 14 second AOE snare. If you feel like you don't need the superior healing from Holy Prism you might find this useful as a kiting tool. Execution Sentence used to be a cool talent until they changed PvP Power to not benefit healer damage. The new dispel protection on it makes it more attractive, but I still would not recommend it.
Beacon of Light (highly recommended) - I always use this glyph. It is amazing.
Flash of Light (highly recommended) - Gives a nice little boost to your next heal after flash.
Divine Protection - Use this as your third against any double physical damage team.
Glyph of Devotion Aura - If you are not playing with wizards, this is a strong choice
Gems / Enchants / Stats
Priorities for Stats:
This is an area of a lot of discussion and debate for Holy Paladins. I would actually like some input here, but I will try to present several options as best I can.
Intellect and Spirit are your two main stats. You want both of these stats on most of your gear. Paladins don't really have mana troubles these days. They do have troubles with getting chain CC'd though, so you want whatever few heals you can get out in between CC's to be strong.
Mastery and Crit are the two secondary stats that tend to attract the most controversy. After experimenting with a Mastery setup and a Crit setup, I think Crit is probably superior. The sheer number of procs you get from Holy Shock really starts to feel mandatory in today's arena environment.
I feel like Haste deserves a mention as well because Paladins have a fair amount of abilities that benefit from it. Sacred Shield, Repentance, Blinding Light, and every casted heal all benefit from Haste.
At the end of the day, whatever feels best to you is what you should do. After personally trying full mastery, full haste, and full crit, my personal opinion is that crit seems to be the best.
PvP Power and Resilience:
Blizzard turned PvP Power and Resil on it's head. The gems have been severely nerfed and your base PvP Power and Resil will mostly come from your PvP gear. Your weapon and trinkets are your most important pieces for these stats, use the PvP pieces in these slots.
Meta - 432 Spirit / +3% Critical Effect or your personal preference
Red - 160 Intellect
Yellow - 80 Intellect / 160 Crit (or Mastery)
Blue - 80 Intellect / 160 Spirit
Shoulders - 200 Intellect / 100 Crit
Back - 180 Intellect
Chest - 200 Resilience
Wrist - 180 Intellect
Hands - 170 Mastery
Legs - 285 Intellect / 165 Spirit
Feet - 140 Mastery / Run Speed
Weapon - Jade Spirit
Off Hand - 165 Intellect
This is where the personal preference and a lot of debate comes in. I used to prefer to reforge out of Haste/Crit into Mastery. Now I do the opposite and reforge into crit. I reforge into Spirit wherever I can, though I think it's just one ring and your weapon where this is possible. It's hard to go wrong really.
Viable Holy Comps
Once again I think Holy Paladins are kind of in a rough spot this season. I don't think they're the worst but they're definitely not the best either.
To be honest I haven't played very much this patch, but it looks like your best option will be to make friends with a good Warrior if you haven't by now. Once you have that taken care of, add in just about anything else and you have something that has potential to get to high ratings.
Some of the most notable Paladin comps in no particular order:
General Arena Tips for Holy Paladins
Make sure to keep rebuffing Might/Kings as long as your team is above 85%. In 5.3 the mana cost came down on these buffs significantly, so this is even easier to do now.
Prioritize dispels on your most supportive classes. When your team is going offensive make sure to dispel CC that is "full" to maximize uptime for your mongoloid team mate.
Also just be really vocal with team mates when you don't have trinket or bubble, letting them know the other team is about to swap onto you before they do could really change the outcome of their swap.
I don't use a ton of macros, but I find the ones I use to be absolutely essential. I'll put a couple here, maybe someone will find them useful.
Mouseover Cleanse & Self Cleanse
/cast [target=mouseover, exists] [help] [target=player] Cleanse
/cast [target=Player] Cleanse
My personal Preference is to use a Mouseover macro for cleansing. You hover over somebody's raid frame, name plate, or character and then use this macro. I didn't like how it behaved when I tried to self cast it, so I made another macro and bound it to ALT + my cleanse binding. You can replace Cleanse with any other ability in this macro if you like how it works.
Psyfiend Turn Evil
#showtooltip Turn Evil
/targetexact [noharm] Psyfiend
/use [harm]Turn Evil
If you're too lazy to manually target the Psyfiend. I don't actually use this one, but some may find it useful.
#showtooltip Devotion Aura
/cast Devotion Aura
#showtooltip Hand of Sacrifice
/cast Hand of Sacrifice
The purpose of these macros is to stop whatever your character is currently doing and cast a more important spell. This is usually only used for very important spells that are time sensitive such as Bubble, Devotion Aura, Hand of Sacrifice, etc. It makes sure that the important spell goes off when you press the button, no matter what else your character may be doing.
Adding Party1,2,3 targeting support to your macros
Personally I do not usually use this style of macro, but they are very useful and considered by most to be the proper way to use macros. The idea is that for some (or all) of your abilities there are 2 to 3 different binds that cast the same spell, but on a different person.
Here is an example:
Let's say that R is bound to Cleanse. Pressing R will cleanse your target if you have one, or will cleanse yourself if you have no target. Now let's say you want to change things up and use a Party1,2,3 macro for cleanse, so you bind R to this macro:
/cast [target=Party1] Cleanse
When you activate this macro you will always cleanse the first person in your party, no matter who you are targeting. So at the minimum for 3v3 also need a macro/binding to cleanse your other partner and yourself.
Now that you know how the Party1,2,3 macros actually work, here is how you apply them. Arena1,2,3 macros work exactly the same way to target your opponents, so just replace "Party" with "Arena."
/cast [target=Party1] Any Spell Here
I felt like Holy Paladins deserved an up to date thread covering some of the basics. The purpose of this guide is to help new and returning players that may not know what a lot of the new stuff does.
I welcome any constructive criticism or additions. This is not intended to be a flawless and complete guide, just the basics. I'm not claiming that my word is gospel or that I am the best Paladin, this is only intended to be a basic helpful guide - so please don't flame.
If you liked what I had to say, you can follow me on Twitch, but I don't stream that often:
Posted Mystzr on 21 March 2013 - 07:02 PM
It starts with my last recorded game on cyclone before going for rank 1 at the end of season 12 on my under geared warrior.
All games from the rank 1 push are WMD.
Thanks for watching and I hope you enjoy the video.
Ellie Goulding - Figure 8 (Xilent Remix)
Rusko - Pressure (Original Mix)
Two Steps From Hell - SkyWorld (SkyWorld)
Submatik - Stories Can Wait
Halo 4 - Green & Blue (KOAN Sound Remix)
Posted flannelsoff on 17 March 2013 - 07:38 PM
Posted Bigmoran on 09 March 2013 - 09:32 PM
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Posted andysc on 29 December 2012 - 03:46 AM
This post is dedicated to the true greats of World of Warcraft - real legends who crushed their enemies with reckless abandon and extreme prejudice. Good friends, great teammates - competent human beings who have since moved on. People who innovated, had fun and enjoyed victory against all odds. This post is aimed at dismantling someone who means to take up the mantle of greatness in their absence, without reverence or homage - he who would wear the mantle of victory as though it were always his. He who would wear it while all the while knowing it is only granted to him through attrition.
My name is Reed. You may know me better as Reedful, or Reedwise. This post is not about how great I am, merely how terrible someone else is. Please try to understand this not from my perspective, but from the perspective of everyone who has ever truly been the best at this game, found that it offered them nothing once they were at the top, and quit like a man.
Anyways, if you're still reading, you know who I am. Bailamos was a rival RBG team captain during the end of season 9/beginning of season 10, when me and my ragtag band of gangsters were at our prime in the World of Warcraft. To preface, when I say rival, it's important to note that I mean that more literally than figuratively. To be concise, I mean that we didn't view them as competition, and that I'm pretty sure his actual most prestigious arena title earned is, "Rival." - despite his shady helmets on this website.
A little back-story here, before we begin: Bailamos(hereafter occasionally referred to as Jordan) was a Human Rogue on Kel'thuzad. Ironically the guild master of <Girls Should Be Healers> at the time, he had nearly a thousand RBGs played in those seasons alone. Bailamos has been Gladiator one time by purchasing it in season 9(I know this because he and his girlfriend had a fight about the expenditure, which she told me about.) Jordan resided in Kent, Washington with his girlfriend, Katie - I was stationed at Fort Lewis, at the time.
To begin: my team's personal record was 114-7. We trounced every other major team out there. That isn't to say we've never lost to them, but we mostly won. Anyway, we had been playing for almost all of season 9 and season 10 was fast approaching. Real life intervened and some of my less reliable members began to flake out, or announce their upcoming unavailability. My first priority was recruiting a Rogue. We'd never actually played against Bailamos at this point but word had gotten around that they wanted a piece of us, and a piece is certainly what almost all of them would end up getting(unfortunately for Bailamos, his girlfriend would be receiving a very specific piece, over and over again)
Now for the dramatic parts: I made an alt on Kel'thuzad and, as always, my reputation preceded me. He/she invited me to the guild, and began chatting me up in the traditional way a legend is received. Trumpets were sounded, feasts were readied. Normally I'd post chat logs to add authenticity to my tale of sexual duplicity but this was ages ago, so nude pictures will suffice. Anyways, Bailamos starts in with all this flattery and I deployed my usual, never-fail pick up line: "you a lady?"
He said yes, he was a lady. Then we got down to business; I asked if he wanted to come play for me and my guild in RBGs. He said he would transfer if my team was capable of beating his. I accepted with a general sense of chivalry and sexual competition, all the while thinking I was courting a lady whose RBG team was only a few tiers under mine.
Having never backed down from any challenge ever, I accepted. We finally were able to coordinate queuing into each other, and the rest is legend. When we met them in Gilneas post-nerf, they had a few R1s, a pretty strong line up and I was talking with Kathryn ******* on RealID. The game started out, and I ordered my trademarked, "Hannibal ante portas" Gilneas strategy. We had 3 capped them before the fourth minute, and tales of my and Spacejelly'z legendary damage were heralded by the scoreboard.
This next part is really the crux of my story. I was instantly removed from Real ID by Kathryn *******, no one followed up with me about how badly they lost this supposed grudge match, and nothing was mentioned about our gentleman's wager. Then, I took a ten minute break and came back to find that I had a new Skype contact request. I accepted it, and.. the person on the other side of the screen said their name was Katie and asked if I had some time to talk. I ordered my men to stand down, and take a break - I think they all went to get some beef jerky, and maybe bench 225 a few times to get warmed up. She explained that she was Jordan's girlfriend, that she had been watching the entire fiasco between me and him and that she was so disgusted that he had actually pretended to be a girl.
More importantly, though, she said that she had been reading all of it, the entire time, and that she was really intrigued by my writing style and the tales of my glory in ground combat in Fallujah that I had been using to pursue the person I thought I was talking to. "Where do you live?" I inquired.
"Seattle." she said. Less than thirty minutes away.
At the time of this miscellaneous romantic encounter, I was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington - a magical location that she estimated to be 45 minutes away from where she and Jordan lived. Her actual address came out to be closer to 25 minutes. I am getting ahead of myself, however. I wasn't gonna meet up with just any broad, so naturally I inquired as to the status and measurements of her various womanly assets, and the pictures are as follows:
A solid 7, in my opinion. Anyways, we talked some more and it turned out that she was just fed up with Jordan aka Bailamos. She said he never left their apartment, he spent all of their savings on buying Gladiator that season and that the sex was terrible and constant. I offered to alleviate almost all of her relationship problems with a meeting for coffee and a potential remedy.
The remedy was my legendary wizard dick.
She regaled me with tales on how hanging out with me was like hanging out with someone from The Rolling Stones. She told her mother about me and, at quite a few intervals, she asked if she could watch me PvP from the laptop she brought with her in the hotel room I had to get, because I didn't want to ruin my sheets(threadcount, nah mean.) She blurted out some business about how Bailamos and her had talked about me briefly in between bouts of rabbit-like lovemaking, about how tremendously he was effected by my way with words, and how angry it made him. She was attracted to my numerous Red Helmets, my prowess with a keyboard and my dimples - not to mention my pecs, Bronze Star with Valor, and Land Rover.
She had 8 days before she was going back to live with her parents - Jordan didn't know yet, but she was committed to breaking up with him. I was still on active duty in the infantry at the time, so I was pretty busy. But once I knew she was leaving, she went from friend with benefits to rental car status. I rode her into the ground on several occasions. In my car, standing outside my car, in a hotel room, in my apartment, in a bathroom in a Subway. I mean that seriously Jordan. I want you to know that I banged your girlfriend a lot. Sometimes, I didn't even want to do it again. I'd be tired, and she'd be less than fresh. But I did do it again. Because you though you were better than me, talked shit, and lost like a woman.
Don't get me wrong, however: Kathryn ******* is an absolutely fantastic lay, with the libido of a 13 year old boy(not that I would know anything about 13 year old boys, despite what my fanbase on Korgath had to say.) We had less than a week left until she left you to move back in with her parents, and I literally did things to her that I would never do to a person I thought I'd ever have to see again. I really want you to know that. You were leading RBGs with less talent and skill than I, while I had enough free time to ruin your girlfriend for other men sexually for the next three months and still be better than you at something you devoted your life to.
<<< Of course, things started getting crazy towards the end. She got more emotional, which I wouldn't tolerate, and she got really self-conscious about moving back home with her parents. This part is for you, Bailamos. Because you told people you were better than us: she told me, the night she left, that I could have anything I wanted. I won't tell you what I did, but I will tell you where I did it. I opened the rear door on my Land Rover on an abandoned mortar range on Fort Lewis, and railed your girlfriend for fifteen minutes. I didn't measure, but I'd estimate my thrusting moved my 6000 pound car approximately 15 feet during the ordeal.
And I swear to god, when she said, "I'm going to be sore for the entire plane ride."
"I live my life a quarter mile at a time."
This is when the story gets back to WoW again. So, she left. I don't know what Jordan knew, or didn't know. I got what I came for, and I don't care about that nerd. Anyway, me and my boys kept queuing and one fateful night, in the hallowed Arathi Basin we fought them again. Their leader whose life was ripe with emotional pain from his recent breakup was absolutely waylaid by my team's synergy, strategy and skill. Our Priest, Henry, never even joined the game.
We crushed them by 500 points, 9v10. With two healers.
Of course, they still talked trash that one of their members was bad, or something. It wasn't their A team, yadda yadda. They were actually streaming during the event and were planning out these big strategies revolving around the 9v10s.
I have more pictures if anyone wants them - a lot more. I don't know what more I can do to prove this story is true, but you'll know it's true. Anyone who knows Bailamos will know this story is completely true. If you're reading this, and you sympathize with me and anyone else who has ever witnessed the throne of this game being taken over by not the best, but just who is left: please, copy and paste this, spread this story, save this in the annals of World of Warcraft history. Tell all who will listen how quickly fake champions can lose their titles, prestige and status.
Perhaps you might have noticed throughout my career that I, like Led Zeppelin, have been inspired by Lord of the Rings. You might have even noticed that my avatar is now Gandalf the White. Because I, like all the legends of yesteryear, am moving on. I just wanted the satisfaction of dismounting false king before I, like Gandalf, move on now to the Gray havens - the undying lands reserved for legends.
And to you, Bailamos: you're merely a placeholder; wasting away, playing a game whose expiration has long since come and gone. Authority is not given to you to deny the return of the king, steward. Just remember every time you say you're the best, someone crushed you under their weight with ease, while you had superior numbers and odds.
That's all I want: for you to remember that.
Get crushed, weakling.
That is all.
Posted majorblood on 09 December 2012 - 07:53 PM
Posted Smygenv on 11 December 2012 - 06:06 PM
Posted wodeta on 11 December 2012 - 10:11 AM
First of all when i said about ur CCs not sharing dr i was talking about you HAVING 3 CCs on diferent DRs, no other class have that.
Second "They don't do well at kfc, no one is "doing well", really? on my BG theres like 5 differents KFC with 2400+ and thats only in my BG, srsly?