There's a new thread on the forums, the final class preview apparently. Paladins.
So how are we going to change. Here are the pertinent points in my mind:
level 81 - Blinding Shield = think of Eadric the Pure in ToC - meh!
level 83 - Healing Hands - Paladin = Healing Stream Totem - meh!
level 85 - Guardian of Ancient Kings = A pet - Woot! maybe.
-Crusader Strike for all trees - WooT!
-Holy Shock healing spell for all trees (taken damage off?) - meh!
-BoM & BoW = BoM - No frigging about with 2 blessings!
-Cleanse rework - to remove enemy buffs as well as friendly debuffs?
-Divine shield - maybe shortening it. The worrying thing I read in this though is ...
"...the healing environment of Cataclysm is going to be different such that a paladin may not be able to fully heal themselves during the duration of Divine Shield to begin with, so this may not be a problem."
Does thins mean they are nerfing holy pallies?
-Sacred Shield duration = 30 minutes = YAY!
-The next paragraph is WTF???
"We want to add to the Holy tree a nice big heal to correspond with Greater Heal. Flash of Light remains the expensive, fast heal and Holy Light is the go-to heal that has average efficiency and throughput. Beacon of Light will be changed to work with Flash of Light. We like the ability, but want paladins to use it intelligently and not be constantly healing for twice as much."
EH? FoL expensive fast heal? Are they confusing us with priests or am I that out of touch? I could have sworn that Beacon of Light currently works fine with FoL. WTF are they talking about? This whole paragraph just doesn't make sense to me.
- Spirit for mana regen. Great. We have to go all FSR? Did I read that mp5 is going? If so then I suppose we gotta get our mana from somewhere!
-Holy Shield no longer has charges. whatever. meh!
All sux balls afaik!