OUTDATED, PLEASE GO TO http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1406258637
My last raid for WotLK is done. I'll be around on this thread ready to answer questions, but until I hit level 85 and am ready for Cataclysm raiding, I won't be putting the same level of analysis into holy paladin theorycrafting. I doubt I'm going to even level holy, and I'm not going to do analysis based on speculation.
So go enjoy Cataclysm. Play around, make mistakes. And use some common sense ok? :)
EDIT: Updated for 4.0.3a. Notably, there's a section on WoG vs. LoD and the spec changed a little bit.
I'm mostly transcribing and editing a lot of the work I did on the old forums to the new ones. Mostly because I'm sad to see all of this work go to waste, though much of it is anyways once Cataclysm hits :(
Much of my work is taken from Wowwiki and other sources. I'll do my best to give credit where I can if I took work from specific people.
If you take anything from this guide, PLEASE read the section on Spell Selection, it's arguably the most important aspect to playing a holy paladin.
Also, after 4.0.1 was released, a hotfix was applied that made paladin single target healing stronger. That's what I'm talking about when I say hotfix.
Old link is here:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- General Mechanics - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1069856977?page=1#2
- Spell Power
- Cast Time
- Mana Regen
- Spell Information - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1069856977?page=1#3
- Spell Table
- HPS/HPM Table
- Spell Selection - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1069856977?page=1#4
- Tower of Radiance "Rotation"
- Why you should understand it, but never use it.
- Flash of Light vs. Divine Light
- Word of Glory vs. Light of Dawn
- Stats - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1069856977#5
- How to Gear/Gem/Reforge
- Spec/Glyphs - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1069856977#6
- Prime Glyphs
- Major Glyphs
- Minor Glyphs
- Miscellaneous - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1069856977#7
- Valithria Dreamwalker
DL - Divine Light
EG - Eternal Glory
FoL - Flash of Light
HL - Holy Light
HP - Holy Power
HS - Holy Shock
hpm - Heals per mana
hps - Heals per second
IoL - Infusion of Light
LoD - Light of Dawn
mp5 - Mana per 5 seconds
mps - mana per second
SoL - Speed of Light
ToR - Tower of Radiance
WoG - Word of Glory
Faelyne - for information regarding spirit regen and updated spell ranges and SP Coefficients and LoD vs. WoG discussion.
Dubalicious - for editing help