Before I even get started, I am going to admit to you that nothing on the holy paladin has inspired me lately. We’ve covered it all, not that there aren’t things to be revisited, this is a holy blog after all, but to revisit it now, means to revisit it again in approximately two weeks. I’m working on a few things from RP to gem priorities, but for now, I am hopping on the blog train and doing 20 days of Azeroth as brought up at Specced for Drama. You can still find the 4.0.1 survival guide on the sidebar and can still email me any holy business you have questions about at tarinae @ gmail [dot] com! Just be prepared to see more general warcraftiness until Cataclysm! /smile
So going with the full 20 day meme, we’re starting off with:
Favorite class and why?
In the three years that I have been playing I can easily tell you that my least favorite class is a dead-last tie for warrior and rogue. Simply put I am not a fan. What ranks as my favorite class is clear, no second best. No tie.
Above all else, the paladin is my favorite. I love the idea of hybrid classes; the one thing that drew me in to it was the ability (to be blunt) to kick ass AND heal myself. I had a world of options at my finger tips and could be anything I wanted to be.
I had no idea what DPS was when I rolled Tarinae (why yes, she is the first and is still awesome) but I had knowledge of a healer and a tank; even more, I didn’t know we should put our talent points in one tree. So when I stopped being a noob, cool went to farking awesome!
Back in the day, seals lasted 30 seconds, so there was dynamic to a ret rotation even if it was a lot of auto-attacking (Crusader Strike was level 60!) and then I always had that back up to heal myself when I got into trouble. Then I got bubble! Not that crappy little protective thing…I mean the shield of all shields…THE bubble and was in heaven.
THEN…I got Crusader Aura.
Back in the day, I had a major case of alt-itis. I tried it all, I had new GM jitters I suppose, but I did. The significant moment from rolling all of them was that I kept wishing I had the utility that my paladin had and no matter what, I kept going back.
Paladins in WoW to me are like Rangers in DND; they are the cheese to my macaroni (ps. did you know that Rangers are divine spell casters with a small spell list including heals? No? Now you do!). I love them both unconditionally and for both WoW and DND, each are considered my main: Tarinae, Level 80 Blood-Elf Paladin & Sabina, Level 13 Phoenix-Touched Deep Wood Sniper.
Hybrid…it is the new black.