Tuesday, November 4, 2008

How to Spec your Protection Paladin

(Warning: This is mostly a L2P rant post)

If you're looking for my Level 80 Protection Paladin Spec guide it's here.

I find myself a little confused and a little frustrated at many Protadins on my server (& i'm sure it's not just my server).
They seem to have completely missed the last patch, & still consider themselves fit for end-game raiding.

One in particular that caused much facepalm last night thought that 1 point spent in Touched By The Light was absolutely fine. Whats worse he was setting up a PuG for Black Temple & was inspecting people to make sure they were geared for it before inviting. As if he was geared to judge others! The guy was stacking crap loads of spell damage to make up for the 2 talent points he didn't spend!

You may not actually understand my frustration, let me help by showing you how he decided to spec: How NOT To Spec Prottection.

Where he shouldn't have wasted points:
Blessing of Kings (5) - 5 Points wasted, you will be using Sanctuary if you have half a brain.
Guardian's Favor (2) - While this is not a horrible talent to have, you will need your points for more useful places.
Benediction (3) - Your mana will be fine stop being a noob!
Reckoning (1 or 2) - You dont need 5 points in Reckoning, if anything this talent is for Protadin soloing ! I like to spend 3 or 4 points in it, that is more then enough.

Where he should definitly consider spening some points:
Divine Strength (5) - Strength = Damage = Threat, it's not hard to understand.
More importantly though, strength will also now increase your Block Value.
One-Handed Weapon Specialization (5) - 10% increased damage, Why would you not have this? I'm sorry but you must be retarded not to want this! & that's not even a good excuse.
Touched by the Light (3) - You do not need spell damage gear anymore, not with this talent. Go grab yourself a nice high dps one hander with a strength Enchant (or Mongoose if you favour Avoidence).

So here is my favored spec: How to Spec Protection

While I do not consider my spec perfect for everyone, I find it to be a good all-round tanking choice & it's been tested, i've tanked all of Black Temple like this & the first 5 bosses of SWP.

So next time you see a noob (prot) Paladin, send them here for a little advice.

Love Dann x


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