Paladin Tank Changes

Players are busy getting ready to the upcoming Wrath of the Lich King expansion for the World of Warcraft. Many going along as they always have and expecting things to continue as they have in the past. I know, I was one of them. That's what made getting into the Beta and tanking on my Paladin for the first time two weeks ago come as such a shock. The class had changed so dramatically that it was almost all new. Just how much can one class change, and what should we expect? That's what Byron "Messiah" Mudry looks at in this weeks editorial.

Holy Damage - Your holy damage and therefore your threat cam from your spell power almost exclusively in the Burning Crusade. In the Wrath of the Lich King though, many of our spell coefficients have been changed to factor in our attack Power (AP) when figuring out damage. Just two examples of how this will equate to damage and therefore threat are: Seal of Righteousness will gain 1 damage per 8.3AP and 3.8 spell power. Consecration will gain 1 damage from 3.1 AP or spell power. Depending on your most used abilities it will determine which you should stack. With the change to 2 strength adding a block value for Paladins as well, you may start looking for some strength on your gear as well.

You can read all about it in this weeks editorial - How Much Can One Class Change?.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

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Byron has been playing and writing about World of Warcraft for the past ten years. He also plays pretty much ever other Blizzard game, currently focusing on Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone, while still finding time to jump into Diablo III with his son.