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Here's a showdown of 80 players facing it off in Alterac Valley. 40 Paladins versus 40 Priests! Who do you think will win?

Rextroy's latest video shows 40 Paladins fighting against 40 Priests in Alterac Valley. A few words from Rextroy about the showdown:

Background:

The battle did not end up as I expected, not at all! My initial thought was that by the power of Luminescence Luminescence.

The paladins would be able to dish out massive damage. Stacking this buff at least 20 times would more than double your damage. Both ret and prot has access to this honor talent. As you can see on the buff bar, I have an insane number of Luminescence. But it appears that not all of them will add to your damage or healing, even if it looks like they would. The damage numbers don't add up.

With this strategy not working as expected, Paladins were in a tough spot. Priests are able to dispel all kind of immunities, and paladins sacrifice a great deal of damage to heal (at least ret palas). While shadow has an easier time with Vampiric Embrace.

Void Volley (new honor talent for shadow priest) doesn't share DR at all, which means entering melee range against a group of shadow priest can keep you locked down for... too long.

At least the lag was really minimal, so that's something Shadowlands definitely improved!

Here are the results.

Spoiler

Round 1: Priests got 40 kills, Paladins got 5

Round 2: Priests got 40 kills, Paladins got 4

Round 3: Priests got 40 kills, Paladins got 7

Round 4: Priest got 38 kills (2 retreat), Paladins got 8

Round 5: Priest got 40 kills, Paladins got 1

40 Paladins Versus 40 Priests

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