May 08

In no particular order:
Raid boss nerfs.
I know it’s disappointing for raid groups who were just about to beat Boss X on pre-nerf difficulty, and I sympathise, but: overall, I think this is a nice dose of fun for the people who get to see a few bosses they otherwise would have missed, and it’s a [...]

May 08

I’ve already covered new and changed spells and glyphs and gear stats. It’s past time to take a look at new holy-relevant talents.
There are some minor changes around the tree – some talents have been modified, some have been moved around – but the big changes are the ones worth noting.
New Talents
Improved Concentration Aura
Tier: 4
Number [...]

May 08

Patch 3.0.2 has certainly brought a lot of people out of retirement – on swapping accounts today, I was greeted with a sight I haven’t seen for a long time!

Not a big queue, sure, but I haven’t seen a queue at all for years. Impressive.
P.S. Apologies for the lack of meaty content over the last [...]

May 08

So, it’s Patch Day, and you’re confronted with a whole host of changes to spells you used to know like the back of your hand! What to do, what to do?
Holy paladin core mechanics have been changed quite noticeably in this patch, so let’s take a look at what you’ll see when you log in. [...]

May 08

Ghostcrawler just posted on the Paladin forums, confirming that Infusion of Light was nerfed for arena balance (which, let’s face it, we all knew anyway). She followed up with “I know it can be frustrating when a PvP concern ends up making a talent less useful for PvE. We have some ideas of what we’d [...]

May 08

Unsurprisingly, build 9014 has changed some things for Inscription yet again.
Of particular interest, a lot of the glyphs that were previously green when learnt are now orange, meaning that skilling up from 200 onwards shouldn’t be as painful or costly as my guide suggested. On the other hand, many inks have doubled in cast, so [...]

May 08

I’d like you to observe something that many paladins don’t know about.
Old and busted: Lay On Hands in Live.
The new hotness: Lay On Hands on the PTR.
See that? See the change in cooldown? See the change in mana cost? That is going to be a damn fine addition to the healing arsenal, instead of the [...]

May 08

Note: this post contains spoilers for Patch 3.0.
Patch 3.0.2 is expected to herald the introduction of the new Achievement system, so for many of us it’s time to start planning ahead and working on Achievements for which we can get retrospective credit.
There are a number of Achievements centred around the current seasonal event, Brewfest. With [...]