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A recap of the latest Paladin changes from the 9.1 PTR Build 38627.

Paladin

Blizzard documented a 10% damage reduction to Ashen Hallow Ashen Hallow and Hammer of Wrath Hammer of Wrath in the latest 9.1 update notes, but the changes didn't go live in Build 38627.

Baseline

  • Crusader Strike Crusader Strike now costs 11% of Base Mana (was 9% of Base Mana).
  • Flash of Light Flash of Light - Expends a large amount of mana to quickly heal a friendly target for [ 168% 202% of Spell Power ].

Holy

  • Infusion of Light Infusion of Light - Your critical Holy Shocks reduce the cost of your next Flash of Light by 30% or increase the healing of cause your next Holy Light by 30%. to generate 1 Holy Power.
  • Holy Paladin Holy Paladin (Spec Aura) // Damage of All Abilities reduced by 8%.
    • Decreases damage/healing by 8%: Blessed Hammer, Consecration, Crusader Strike, Eye for an Eye, Final Reckoning, Glimmer of Light, Holy Prism, Holy Shield, Holy Shock, Judgment, Light's Hammer, Sanctified Wrath, Shield of the Righteous, Zeal
      • Decreases damage/healing by 10%Judgment
  • Crusader's Might Crusader's Might (Level 15 Talent) - Crusader Strike reduces the cooldown of Holy Shock by 1.5 1.0 sec.

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Why on Earth is Hammer of Wrath being nerfed?   Are they targetting the 3 paladins using the Maldraxxus covenant as a grudge?

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One of the more deserved packs of nerfs around the block, though  I'd prefer more mechanical changes for Venthyr instead. 

The damage output is idiotic for the ease of use and you have Hallow to heal instead of you while you're at it. 

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Oh god, when they'll stop nerfing Ret Pal to the ground ???

There is much more broken spec (which Ret is NOT) and they're not even touched.

Meanwhile, Ret Pal got nerfed 50 times in a week ! He's already low and they still nerf him.

The WoG nerf was already too much but this became just horrible.

Hope they'll destroy the real broken spec just like they did to the Ret (who didn't deserved it at all ! At the launch of SL Ret Pal was FINALLY balanced and got nerf over nerf just cause of come baby crying).

Keep an eye on the FMage, D&HPriest, Boomy and all bullshit spec, they deserve to be unplayable. Especially Priest which are totally broken since the launch of WoW. I just hate playing mines because of this absurd overpower.

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11 hours ago, Migol said:

Why on Earth is Hammer of Wrath being nerfed?   Are they targetting the 3 paladins using the Maldraxxus covenant as a grudge?

Besides the obvious fact that it's not Necrolord paladins being nerfed, Holy Paladins as Venthyr are topping damage meters in M+ without any loss of throughput to their healing.

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12 hours ago, SidonisAntares said:

Besides the obvious fact that it's not Necrolord paladins being nerfed, Holy Paladins as Venthyr are topping damage meters in M+ without any loss of throughput to their healing.

Yeah whoops, my bad.

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in an interview Ion said they want paladins to do dmg if they choose to, but they don't want them to have free HPS while doing damage.

two weeks later: nerf the dmg of all abilities. either they don't know what they're doing or they know that they'd have to completely rework HPal.

holy pali needs nerfs, but i think the only thing this changes is that they do 15k on pull instead of 20k. it's still the best healer by a mile.

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9 hours ago, Zerti said:

in an interview Ion said they want paladins to do dmg if they choose to, but they don't want them to have free HPS while doing damage.

two weeks later: nerf the dmg of all abilities. either they don't know what they're doing or they know that they'd have to completely rework HPal.

holy pali needs nerfs, but i think the only thing this changes is that they do 15k on pull instead of 20k. it's still the best healer by a mile.

yup. faster *filtered* dies, less heals needed.

 

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