May 08

MMO-Champion has just posted information on the Tier 8 gear in the recent PTR patch (build 9704).
The sets:

25 man paladin healer set
10 man paladin healer set

First, let me say that the set does look better with a kilt than with pants, but I’m still pretty sad about the way this armor set turned out (compared [...]

May 08

Patch 3.1 brings the Argent Tournament, a new world event featuring mounted combat, new daily quests, new mounts, pets, tabards, and new and interesting ways to get reputation. Read on for a guide to the Argent Tournament!
I’ll present this guide in three posts:

Part I: explains the scenario and the location, the side quests and [...]

May 08

Things are changing pretty fast for paladins at the moment. This is nothing like the huge revamp in 3.0.2, but there’s a lot to adjust to anyway.
From MMO-Champion, an update to the official patch notes and a list of undocumented changes.
General

Divine Plea can once again be dispelled.
Exorcism: Now can be used on any target and [...]

May 08

Patch 3.1 brings the Argent Tournament, a new world event featuring mounted combat, new daily quests, new mounts, pets, tabards, and new and interesting ways to get reputation. Read on for a guide to the Argent Tournament!
I’ll present this guide in three posts:

Part I: explains the scenario and the location, the side quests and [...]

May 08

Here’s a quick roundup of the latest changes from the PTR. I don’t normally post ongoing changes, unless there’s something big for holy paladins, but this time around the news sources are overwhelmed with Ulduar data and the class changes are getting a lot less press. So here we go. (The source: MMO-Champion.)
The usual caveat: [...]

May 08

Judgements: they’re not just for Retribution paladins any more.
There’s a fair amount of misinformation and misunderstanding floating around when it comes to paladin Judgements, and the issue of “who should Judge? when? why?” is something I’ve seen come up in discussion in a number of places recently, so: here’s a guide. First up is the [...]

May 08

Herein, a first look at Hodir, one of the bosses of Ulduar!
I knew I wasn’t going to be able to try this with my guild, as the limited testing times are restricted to American and European prime-time hours, so I had a chat to my esteemed blogging colleague Matt, of World of Matticus, and mentioned [...]

May 08

The deluge of information from the 3.1 PTR has begun!
Paladin Glyph Changes and Additions

Glyph of Exorcism — Increases damage done by Exorcism by 20%. (Old: Your Exorcism also interrupts spellcasting for 2 sec.)
Glyph of Divinity — Your Lay on Hands grants twice as much mana as normal and also grants you as much [...]

May 08

The 3.1 patch notes are out, and you can read them here on MMO-Champion. I’m not going to reprint them in their entirety, but! There are a couple of things of interest to holy paladins in particular.
Paladin

Auras will now persist through death.
Blessing of Kings is now trainable at level 20. Removed from talent trees.
Talents

Protection

New Talent [...]

May 08

Blizzard have finally released information on the dual specs feature talked about for months. You can read the full Q&A on the official site; here are some of the highlights, with my reactions.
Nethaera: Who will be able to use it?
Ghostcrawler: Players who have reached the maximum level will be able to set up dual [...]