How should I Paladin?
Nothing can beat elf in looks, and the Blood Knight lore is pretty cool.
As for spec, you said pally is the only class you haven't played yet, so you can choose any you want, as all 3 are great (though I don't recommend going Holy unless you plan to level almost exclusively on dungeons)
Spec: What do you want to do? Think about what you want to be at 90 or 100? If you're solely questing all the way up to level cap, maybe Ret is best. If you are doing LFD all the way up to level cap, consider dual tank and heals. I healed up to level 30 via LFD and then dual spec'd tank/heals. That is all I do. Tank and/or heal. I LOVE IT.
I don't really PVP much. So, I don't have much to say about that.
I would say, focus and learn the spec you plan on being at level cap. You don't want to level as one thing, then switch to something completely new and not know a thing. You need the experience and knowledge of how to play the class and spec from doing it.
I seriously enjoy my pally. I also like playing a druid and a priest. But, my pally holds my attention the longest. Its the class I look forward to logging on to. I love the lore behind the paladin and all that, that brings. I love how elegant and graceful they look while fighting in combat. I love the lights and animations that their spells create.
I hope this helps. Happy Thanksgiving. :)
If you like melee combat you will find Retribution to be a fun class to play. Its your typical easy to pick up, but not as easy to master, melee class.
Prot is very good too, not hard to figure out.
Holy i found to be one one more unique healing specs in the game. I played a Holy Priest from Vanilla thru Wrath, and Resto Shaman from Cata till now as a alts. I found the spec odd, i cannot place a finger on what i did not like about it, other than it was not as instinctual to play as the other healing classes were, at least for me. It seem to be less and less players playing the spec, but that could just be me, and is by no means a real thing.
I prefer Horde, so that only leaves 1 race, Bloodelf.
Tauren are horrible, have bad hair and cannot wear proper foot wear.
Spec for leveling - Any would do. Prot or Holy will probably be faster if your idea is to get to 90 ASAP. Just grind dungeons all the way through. Ret would probably be the most enjoyable while questing.
Holy Paladin is my absolute favorite healing spec in the game. So much so that I have pretty much abandoned all my other healers. Everytime I try and play them, I just keep thinking how much I'd rather be on my Paladin.
Race is more a personal choice,but if you pick a Draenei now,next expac will be all about you!
As for race, I recommend:
Alliance: Gnome, Night Elf, or Worgen
Horde: Troll, Undead, Orc, or Goblin
Or Pandaren for either
j/k, race really doesn't really matter, except for those above, of course, since they can't be pallies.
Or Blood Elves because we stole/were given the Light from a dying light-thingy and a possibly senile space goat.
Or space goats, because space goats.
... Actually, fem Dwarf, definitely fem Dwarf. You'll be the only one on your server!
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