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

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

So, beta build 9014 landed on us overnight, and the paladin forums exploded in a storm of weeping – and pretty justified, too, I feel. Heck, people were upset enough that the main forum thread about it grew 16 pages overnight.
The two key changes were:

Infusion of Light no longer gives instant Holy Lights. Instead, it [...]

May 08

Note: this post contains information on Wrath of the Lich King. And in addition, it’s a bit speculative because it’s discussing things that may still be tweaked, nerfed, buffed, folded, spindled, mutilated, digested, adjusted, rejected, abolished, emasculated, disembowelled, inflated or otherwise amended. This is a beta, after all.

There’s been a lot of talk around the [...]

May 08

Note: this post contains information on Wrath of the Lich King.

Inscription is still being tuned, and a lot of glyphs are incomplete or non-existent – not to mention we haven’t seen a single Minor Glyph yet for most classes.
However, some of the existing Glyphs are worth taking a look at; of course, they may change [...]

May 08

This is a revision and update of this post, incorporating some items I’d overlooked the first time around (and with thanks to commenters who reminded me about some of them). Thus, I present: the Revised Guide to Holy Paladin Consumables.
Two things to note:

I’m recommending consumables that give you a good balance of stats, where [...]

May 08

Note: this post contains information on Wrath of the Lich King. However, it’s not really ’spoilers’ as such, and I recommend you read it anyway in the interests of being prepared.

One of the big changes in Wrath of the Lich King is a revamp of gearing and the way gear stats are handled. This is [...]

May 08

Firstly, apologies for the week-long silence – I’ve had family staying with me, and computer time has been rather limited.
Note: This post contains spoilers for Wrath of the Lich King.
So, the WotLK beta is open, and there are a lot of changes coming to light. I need to spend some time thinking before I post [...]

May 08

I’ve been meaning to make one of these posts for ages, so here goes:
A Guide To My UI
First up, here’s a shot of my UI, full-size, for comparison’s sake. Note that I’ve resized it down to 1200×750, so you can actually see it onscreen; I play at 1920×1200.
Now, let’s take a look at it [...]

May 08

Some useful links for your day, in bite-sized chunks:
Bre of Gun Lovin’ Dwarf Chick has a very useful list of pre-raid gear guides, by class and spec. She’s kieeping it updated, too.
Seri of World of Snarkcraft has a great guide to reputations. It’s aimed at priests, but there’s a very useful roundup of all the [...]