Holy paladin AoE of any sort? O_o

Paladin
Do we not have anything now? I can't shake a rogue for a few seconds by dropping consecration, and I can't aoe stun/dmg Army or pets with Holy Wrath? Can't just jump into a large fray with Holy Wrath then start healing?
Knowing a rogue is coming at me and only being able to sit there and take their opening combo is kind of a big deal since that's where they are strongest.
Am I missing something here? Totally possible as I'm often a little slow.
bonjour?
One shot the rogue with holy shock. Your aoe problem has been solved!
I'm with you on the missing AoE abilities. May not have done much damage, but was nice for AoEing flags, getting rogues out of stealth, killing snakes, etc. My best reasoning is we lost it to get the larger damage we have now. Hope it comes back in some form though, as the "no AoEing flags" is gonna hurt come rBG season.
no aoe of any kind (not that we had anything strong) sounds really awkward for WoW. I really thought I personally was making a mistake.
The only AoE in the holy paladin repertoire at the moment is Seal of Righteousness, which doesn't help in practice, since it deals a tiny, tiny amount of damage, and it procs on melee swing. And considering that our go-to damage ability is Denounce, which is timed-case, we won't be meleeing the enemies much. It works for tagging enemies, but for all other practical purposes, holy paladins have no AoE damage tools.

I wasn't expecting Blizzard to drop the ball like this; I made no less than three youtube videos about this subject, and they still let MoP go live without giving Holy paladins an AoE damage spell.

Here are my vids, by the way:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM31fhQyb6o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmZZ1RT2_OI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RBgQhycr9U
09/02/2012 03:29 PMPosted by Sparklefever
One shot the rogue with holy shock


And prism his !@# if that doesn't finish him off.
I hadn't thought about Snake Trap, although this really does make us Snake Trap sitting ducks, doesn't it?
Here's hoping Blizzard either fixes this in 5.1, or gives us Consecration and/or Holy Wrath in some bug-fix patch that comes out before 5.1. There most likely will be a bug-fix patch before 5.1; after all, I've seen (and reported) a lot of bugs in the game, like enemies turning away from me to cast a spell, or the floors of some areas painted lime green on my minimap when they're wooden in the game...
The only AoE in the holy paladin repertoire at the moment is Seal of Righteousness, which doesn't help in practice, since it deals a tiny, tiny amount of damage, and it procs on melee swing. And considering that our go-to damage ability is Denounce, which is timed-case, we won't be meleeing the enemies much. It works for tagging enemies, but for all other practical purposes, holy paladins have no AoE damage tools.

I wasn't expecting Blizzard to drop the ball like this; I made no less than three youtube videos about this subject, and they still let MoP go live without giving Holy paladins an AoE damage spell.

Here are my vids, by the way:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM31fhQyb6o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmZZ1RT2_OI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RBgQhycr9U


Nice videos... rets are suffering this too, taking care about nodes and flags is suffering...
10/18/2012 12:18 AMPosted by Gipfel
Nice videos... rets are suffering this too, taking care about nodes and flags is suffering...


You know, I keep talking about Blizzard either dropping Holy Wrath / Consecration down to a class ability or them making Denounce work with Seal of Righteousness to do AoE damage, but I guess there's positive aspects to them doing both. Ret did lose two abilities going into MoP, though they did gain Hammer of the Righteous in the process...

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