World of Warcraft outlines changes to Paladins and Warlocks

    
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World of Warcraft outlines changes to Paladins and Warlocks

Paladins and Warlocks, together at last! They’re like the original odd couple – she’s a stalwart defender of the Light, and her roommate is a summoner of demonic forces. Also, they’re not really “together” so much as they’re the most recent pair of class redesign entries covering what’s changing with World of Warcraft‘s next expansion.

Paladins aren’t changing a heck of a lot, but both Holy and Protection are dropping Holy Power as a resource while Retribution is retaining it. Holy Paladins get more proximity-based abilities to encourage remaining in the thick of battle whilst healing, Retribution gets more in the way of close-range attacks, and Protection is getting its abilities streamlined somewhat.

Warlocks, meanwhile, already lost part of Demonology to Demon Hunters. The goal is to focus Demonology more strongly on summoning and using a variety of demons rather than becoming one. Destruction and Affliction, by contrast, are having their gameplay foci trimmed up and reinforced with a return to Soul Shards as a primary resource.

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Estranged
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Yes.
My Blood Elf only cares about magic, he leaves that money thing to the accountants.
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ManastuUtakata
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Estranged 
I think you’re thinking of Destro. They’re the only ones that have to CB I believe. I know my teal Goblin is very liberal and mean with them. You don’t want to get on her wrong side. (Crossing her palms with lots of gold, is sure fire way to tame her wrath if you do. <3 )

Estranged
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Ahhhh. Interesting. I slung those flames when I raided. Chaos bolt for the win!

paragonlostinspace
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SallyBowls1 breetoplay Radfist DaemonHardrod  I only really played my paladin, hunter and rogue at the tail end of Vanilla. I did start to play a lock when TBC came out, rolled up a blood elf lock. Honestly I will miss Meta, I thought it was a really cool ability and fun to use. Lately though my lock has mostly been doing destruction.

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Sorenthaz I do like the multiple demons part but losing Metamorphous sucks to me. :(

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DaemonHardrod steamedbeav That still was true even as far as Wrath/Cata. Nothing amused me more than having three or so people trying to beat on me as a holy paladin and out healing their damage. It amused me but I knew it was wrong and needed to be fixed, druid healing also was disgusting as I recall back then.

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Yeah not sure why they think that protection spec paladins need trimming. It’s the spec I tend to play with my paladin when I play him. Nothing wrong with the abilities or rotation. *shrugs* I haven’t played healing spec since Cata so I can’t comment on that nor actually much on Ret. I am unhappy with what I am reading in regards to warlocks. :(

MyCatIam
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Greaterdivinity I share the exact same feeling. I like WoW… oups sorry I liked WoW but their gameplay design is just… ARGH!

DaemonHardrod
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steamedbeav They were so OP. I hated getting into open world pvp with a pally. I remember this one fight still. I was on my lock and the pally just cleansed dots, and bubble hearthed out. That was such BS.  I’m still bitter about it.

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Estranged ManastuUtakata breetoplay Radfist DaemonHardrod Madda 
That’s fine. But if you wanted to stoke those DPS meters in group instances to avoid /vote kicking and/or benching, you had to have Meta in the rotation. Now another class can worry about that. While Demo’s can just focus on being demon circus trainers. :)