Wednesday, April 14, 2010

You Have To Be Kidding Me

So the Pally preview was today for all those that didn't know. Blizzard always leaves paladins to last since I think it is more than 30% of characters in WoW are paladins. So they have to get the QQ and short bus preped and warmed up. Getting ready to read the changes I almost expected something completely ridiculous, and I wasn't disappointed.

Guardian of Ancient Kings (level 85): Summons a temporary guardian that looks like a winged creature of light armed with a sword. The visual is similar to that of the Resurrection spell used by the paladin in Warcraft III. The guardian has a different effect depending on the talent spec of the paladin. For Holy paladins, the guardian heals the most wounded ally in the area. For Protection paladins, the guardian absorbs some incoming damage. For Retribution paladins, it damages an enemy, similar to the death knight Gargoyle or the Nibelung staff. 3-minute cooldown. 30-second duration.

Now think about all the previews we have read about. Done? Now read that again. Now does this sound as insane as I am thinking it does? Maybe it is my eternal hatred for paladins or maybe it's not. I would love to have a spell or ability that works differently depending on what spec I was at the time. This would be like army of the dead healing a target, or something less stupid as Whirlwind knocking down a target when spec'd prot. Now that sounds insane and completely Overpowered. Now go back and read the cooldown and how long it lasts, now it sounds even more ridiculous.

At least this guy is happy

Just a reminder tomorrow is your last day to get your stories in about your favourite boss for this Friday's reader post. May your boss pulls be 100% worthwhile.


  1. that is just stupid retarded.


  2. I love how the picture of his pally is bigger than the picture of him rofl

  3. Woot for awesomeness!!

  4. I remember when that guy in the picture posted it on the forums. It was a really nice story. Too bad someone had to make fun of it.

    As for the spell, it sounds cool. I am sure PvP will cause it to be nerfed into oblivion.

  5. just wow. Congrats bliz

  6. I think Gauss' point on the spell is of course pallys would get something like this. Who knows maybe they want to see the reaction before releasing others abilities like this one?

  7. Actually with all the nerfs incoming to pallies they need this kind of stuff. Holy pallies are being nerfed pretty heavily and prot is going to have their aoe abilities as well. They have already said ret pallies are going to have a much more complicated rotation. Woot for pallies Gauss fails again!

  8. All healers are going to be done the same way it is not a nerf. There will be one spell that healers will spam to keep the tanks topped and one big spell to heal them up. Therefore making healing less of a spam game. I for one am looking forward to it.

    Also they are making AoE threat more streamline meaning you view it as a nerf because you could stand and spam one button and go afk. Amazing that a pally views this as a nerf because he now has to work like other classes.