Hey ive been healing as a paladin for some time now and im an FoL paladin,alot of people say im gemmed wrong etc etc.
I gem mostly Spell Power with the odd Haste Gem here and there.
Buffed in ICC 25 my FoL crits for around 11.5k.
I never have mana issues what so ever,my mana pool unbuffed is under 25K and if i keep on top of casting my Judgement of Wisdom on a Near by enemy every time the CD is finished i get in or around 1.1K+ mana from a single judgement.
Saying that i also using Some Shaman resto gear as the haste and MP5 on it is fantastic and ive often out healed and Holy Light paladin who is better geared then i am.
So in a way as a healer in a both a 10man and 25man im ded handy,as my FoL crits for a nice high amount im very usefull for keeping the tansk topped up and even the Raid iswell when you get to the two Dogs before the Plagueworks as there decimate does a nice bit of AoE damage tothe Raid as im sure your all well aware off
Trying to keep my post civil and part of the overall discussion, did your post have a point?
I mean reading your post you mentioned that you 'aren't gemmed right and whatever' but those choices don't even remotely fit within the suggestions in this thread in the original post. Being a FoL build is all fine and good but in order to do it well a person needs to be at the soft cap of 676 haste among other things.
I took the time to review a couple of your guilds logs for recent attempts and kills of some bosses and it seems like either the paladins aren't trying or just don't grasp core concepts.
Taking a general Valithria fight log, it seems you use HL and with a glyph so that is good, but you don't beacon the boss and either stand next to her yourself and heal yourself for the glyph to bounce or you don't use a pet to bounce the glyph. This is a healer fight, tell your hunter friend to park their pet under the boss and then go to town healing their pet. Your glyph heals will start hitting for about 60k once you are high enough on stacks compared to your HL hits for 120k.
Honestly it is hard to get past your gear, before anyone can have a serious discussion with you about your paladin and how you play it you need to re-read the original post and not 1/2 ass your gems or gear choices.
I know I am getting into the territory of getting forum warned but...you need to get rid of your haste egg with SP. If you are a true FoL build that proc does nothing for you at all and it would be better to replace it with a SP trinket that has far more SP on it.
(PS. Please don't warn me, damnit seeing his gear like that made me twitch IRL)
The spreadsheet uses the formula: 400+85*Level_Selected+4.5*85*(Level_Selected-59) with Level_Selected = Level of the Hunter.
So unless we both miss something or GC gave us false information, the spreadsheet is miscalculating the armor.
Though I can hardly believe that this has not been noticed for so long..
Lets say that one wanted to go DW DK FROST TANK. At present there is a ton of info that states various things about doing/not doing this. I want to tank with my DK, but i am so frustrated by all the OVERWHELMING amount of info on the subject. Point blank, there is way to much info here, and having it all posted in a forum format is really messy.
I just want to know, can someone please post a link to a DW DK FROST TANK talent build that would work well. please!!! I havent the time or energy to troll through endless amounts of data on this very messy, although HELPFUL site, which should be converted into a WIKI of some sort. hint hint jerks.
Last night Heroic Dying Light dropped and since our druid has it and our priest dont want it (IDK why) i took it.
i know its not on the list of BIS or anything, but is it not a good choice for weapon? the Trauma/Bulwark combo only beats it in crit really as the haste on the staff will allow me to gem for SP instead of haste. and to me (i am 9/12 heroic 25) trauma is VERY situational. and heroic trauma hasnt even dropped for us yet. my guildies all laughed at me for spending like 1700 gp on it but i really think it will work out. your thoughts?
Have a pali tanking the horrors, you should only need to tranq one of them. I've even tanked both of them on my 5600GS pali with zero tranqs. Pali's offer you a few things here.
1) they can taunt off a melee who gathers threat on the ghouls, 3 at a time, easy easy add control
2) they have two stuns available for the horrors, and one of those stuns is AOE, so if you miss a tranq, or if you are dropping off your plague when one enrages, its no issue
3) if it gets really really bad, ardent defender procs
But the approach I use on my hunter is a macro i have that does
Sets Shambling horror to focus, without losing my current LK target
I used to have power auras set up to show me when my focus enraged, but I'm so comfortable with P1 now I just keep an eye on the shambler, he has a distinct animation when he enrages. If there are two shamblers going into phase transition, i keep the one on focus until it dies. If there is only one, I use that time to focus LK in anticipation for P2, so I can see his cast bars/target for defile's. Your tank should easily be able to handle one horror, through enrages, without issue. If he's getting smacked by two enraged horrors, stuff can get bad fast.
I've been trying to decide which weapon enchant to use, i know most people say berserk or mongoose, i'm curious on how the procs work though, i've seen people saying they have 35% proc uptime, how does that work? as far as i have found they are 15 seconds procs with 1 minute internal cd's. also, as i am rather new to feral dps i rarely watch my weapon procs or do anything special when they happen that could increase my dps, which makes berserk and mongoose less appealing to me, mainly looking for info on the underline part, but other input would be appreciated
hope this is in the right spot, went through the stickies and such and this seemed to be the best
I'm not sure if this discussion is straying to much from gearing itself and should be continued somewhere else like the 4.0 previews or ret mega thread...
I assume that they could, along with scaling the CDs from spells with haste, also give a similar treatment given to DoTs to stuff like our seal ticks and Consecration.
What I mean is, for example, let's say your consecration scaled to 7 sec CD, then all it's ticks would tick in those 7 secs, thus becoming faster.
I'd like to point out, though, that I believe that Consecration won't be into our single target rotation anymore, seeing by the huge effort they've been hinting at of diminishing "free AoE", specially for Rets, DKs and Warrs.
As I see, their biggest problem right now is that they can't free gcds for ret, since we can aways recover to lesser priority skills to fill gcds and thus not pratically ever having gcds to spare.
If they're to implement changes to actually make us use some skills and wait for them to get back and thus have spare gcds often, I assume it'd dumb down our rotation even more.
I have read many pages in this thread and potentially missed or do not quite grasp yet the proper CD use to maximize DPS. I have heard varying opinions as well.
I currently am using:
MI + IV + PoM
AP + AB4
* I then use IV anytime off CD and always stack PoM AB, followed by AP + AB.
I feel as though I have reached a ceiling in my DPS and in search of wanting to get better I feel this is where I suffer the most. Granted alot of CD use is fight dependent and I will wait on CDs for burst sessions or lust, etc at a minimum I open every fight with that sequence.
Please provide me with some different opening CD juggling to use. Thanks!