Power Auras for the Holy Paladin
November 30, 2009, 2:44 pm
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Power Aura

Flash of Light: A ‘filler’ to get your Holy Lights on track…

Flash of Light, our quick and easy bandaid to a healing situation aside from Holy Shock.

I was thinking recently about how when two paladins are raiding, there is a small chance that their heals may ‘intertwine’ one another, and the ‘big heal’ won’t come at the right time when both paladins are healing at the same time…..if that makes sense.

Something you can do to avoid this, is to use Flash of light as your ‘in between filler spell’ so you can somewhat heal reactively to the damage when the tank actually needs it.

I’ve heard some dual pally teams have one spamming FoL the entire time while the other spams Holy Light, either way you go, I think you can sustain your healing using this spell in between holy lights.

This also keeps up your flash of light HoT, and during the ‘filler’ stage, you can refresh your sacred shields as well! 🙂

Guild Update: Trial of the Crusader Down!! Top 10 Guild!!
November 20, 2009, 7:26 pm
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As I’m sitting here in bed typing these blog entries from my iPhone, I figured why not update you guys on the progress of my guild.

Ironfist-US-Arathor-Alliance: The guild was founded by me on September 28th 2009, in only 2 months, we’ve progressed through all of WOTLK 10 man raid content. ALL OF IT!

Ironfist has been blessed with some of Arathors nicest, most generous, and skilled players Arathor has to offer, we really got lucky and we have a really solid group of folks who play online.

The guild has really taken off, and it has a unique set of rules and policies in place to ensure that everything is far, and GUARANTEES people a chance to raid based on certain guidelines, which are also extremely fair.

I have to toot my own guilds horn a bit, we’ve accomplished a lot, and we’ve all become really good friends.

We’re still recruiting, any and all classes, a few more ToC level Tanks and DPS would be nice!! 🙂

See you in-game!

3.3 Possible Paladin Changes

So the PTR is chock full of mechanic changing talents coming to the paladin class. Here’s the list so far: (Remember, none of this may even make it into the final patch build, so don’t go crazy just yet. )

* Lay on Hands now causes Forbearance when used on self.
* Infusion of Light now causes your Flash of Light to heal targets with Sacred Shield for an additional 50/100% over 12 sec.
* Flash of Light no longer heals for an additional 100% over 12 sec if the target has the Sacred Shield effect.

Forbearance when used on self – This is a primrily PVP BG change in my mind, since in PVE we’re usually using our LoH to save a Tank or use a mitigation cooldown. Not a big deal for us here as Holy Paladins.

Flash of Light no longer causes the HoT effect when used in conjunction with Sacred Shield. This is another PVP change, Ret paladins will effectively bubble themselves, cast FoL when AoW procs, if it crits, the Ret pally then has Sheath of Light AND FoL Hot Ticks doing insane amounts of healing AND absorbing damage. Gotta say, I saw this one coming.

Infusion of Light will grant Holy Paladins the ability to apply the HoT from FoL, no other paladin tree will have this ability, except of course ret with sheath of light.

So basically, nothing has really changed here from our traditional healing mechanics as Holy Paladins once the patch goes live so far. Early on in the PTR, they changed sacred shield to only proc once every 30 seconds. Infusion of light ALSO had the description to show that it reduces the proc chance down back to every 6 seconds, making Sacred Shield a Holy Paladin primary shield. They then changed it so it really doesn’t matter.

And so continues the wonderous class balancing act Blizzard puts in come every patch time. See you in Icecrown! 🙂