29 September, 2006

More BC Paladin Info

I've unearthed a few more rumored changes/new information regarding the Paladin in the Burning Crusade. Take it at face value.

New Ranks

Flash of Light
Rank 7
Requires Level 66
40 yd range180 Mana
1.500 sec cast
Heals a friendly target for 448-503.

Holy Light
Rank 11
Requires Level 70
40 yd range840 Mana
2.500 sec cast
Heals a friendly target for 2196-2447.

Blessing of Light
Rank 4
Requires Level 70
30 yd range180 Mana
Instant cast
Places a Blessing on the friendly target, increasing the effects of Holy Light spells used on the target by up to 580 and the effect Flash of Light spells used on the target by up to 185. Lasts 5 min. Players may only have one Blessing on them per Paladin at any one time.


Misc.

Paladin's "Empowered Judgement" renamed to "Sanctified Judgement"


Buffage

Seal of Vengeance's stacking DoT and Judgement effects went from 80/stack and 86/stack respectively to 120/stack on both effects.

Nerfage

Judgement of Command Rank 6 nerfed to 228-277 from 289-320, stun damage 456-505 from 579-639.

Avenger's Shield
Rank 3
Requires Level 70
30 yd range780 Mana
1.000 sec cast
Hurls a holy shield at the enemy, dealing 494-603 Holy damage, Dazing them and then jumping to additional nearby enemies. Affects 3 total targets. Lasts 6 sec.

(currently its 825 mana and 581-709 damage)

Holy Shock
Rank 5
Requires Level 70
20 yd range435 Mana
Instant cast
Blasts the target with Holy energy, causing 530-575 Holy damage to an enemy, or 530-575 healing to an ally.

(Its 475 mana/640 damage/healing now)

14 Comments:

Blogger Vaelin said...

Overall, looks like Seal of Vengeance got a big buff. If I'm reading it correctly, each proc will now deal 120 holy damage over time, while judging the seal will deal 120 holy damage times the number of stacked procs (max of 5). This would mean that a target with all five procs stacked could be judged with SoV for 600 holy damage (previously 400).

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more I read about Seal of Blood, the less appealing it seems. The tooltip indicates that the amount of holy damage dealt per hit is reflective of "normal weapon damage" rather than total attack damage (which SoC's proc is based off of, including AP boosts from gear and buffs). At best, the proc will be slightly higher than Seal of Righteousness per swing. I don't think it will scale as well as others had previously imagined. Also, the Alliance seal has the benefit of providing headaches for Rogues who choose to terminate their engagement with a Paladin prematurely.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Mastgrr said...

Nice to see Seal of Vengeance buffed. Seems like the collective whining worked.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice to see our offense getting nerfed, because we all know that Judgement of command doing 289-320 damage at level 70 must have been way overpowered.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like our offensive again gets nerfed - even if SoV got buffed (proc anyone?), it's not enough to balance the nerfs to SoC, AS and one of the Shockadin's main skills, HS.

Also, SoB will probably own pretty hard. +30% damage is more than worth the damage you get (which is what, like, 300 if you hit for 3k? Big fucking deal) and also is reliable.

Thanks for nothing, Blizzard.

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Suicidal Zebra said...

Until we get some concrete details from the Alpha, i.e. SoV proc rate and just which form of damage SoB takes as it's base, speculating on how good either are is really an exercise in futility.

The nerfs to the other on-demand combat abilities of Avengers Shield and Holy Shock seem to be difficult to justify, especially if the rumours of greatly increased HP's and MP's at lvl70 are true.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Mastgrr said...

I don't have time to calculate (got to get to class), but I think they might've just normalized the spell damage ratio on the spells. As I recall, the highest rank Holy Shock available at 70 was per ratio more damage per mana over previous ranks. Blizzard probably decided that this wasn't a good (or fair) move.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Mastgrr said...

Wait...was the deadzone for Avenger's Shield removed? If so...that's kick ass.

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Ephor said...

Does this mean SoV will overtake SoC with all but the most badass 2Hers? Numbers whores! To the batcave!

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Suicidal Zebra said...

Well, I think i'd hold fire until we see some confirmation from Blizz, but if the deadzone was removed that would indeed kick ass. Good catch mate.

It seems that a sword and board BE Prot Paladin with Avengers Shield looks to be the most fun in PvP in the BC. That is, so long as AS and SoB work off Melee Crit and hit rates like Hammer of Wrath.

*crosses fingers*

9:12 PM  
Blogger Mastgrr said...

I've totally decided to go full Protection for BC. I'm already planning on spending my DKP on gear for this.

Pallies with Shields are cooler anyway :P

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

erm, just wondering, but the key word is RUMORED changes, right? I mean, I'm full ret, so I'll be pissed as hell if this is true, but...still rumored.

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Source was a forum with imput from alpha testers. Rumored changes they may be, but sadly probably reliable.

4:17 AM  
Anonymous Paladin4Ever said...

Nerfage

Judgement of Command Rank 6 nerfed to 228-277 from 289-320, stun damage 456-505 from 579-639.

Avenger's Shield
Rank 3
Requires Level 70
30 yd range780 Mana
1.000 sec cast
Hurls a holy shield at the enemy, dealing 494-603 Holy damage, Dazing them and then jumping to additional nearby enemies. Affects 3 total targets. Lasts 6 sec.

(currently its 825 mana and 581-709 damage)


Have you Checked the duration? from 3 sec to 6 Sec dazed

10:24 PM  

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