Long time Ret goes Prot . . .

80 Human Paladin
3445
. . . and is loving it

I like the burst better, feels more controlled

I LOVE avengers shield

My survivability feels much higher, I know I am just doing meaningless random BG a week before an expansion but prot just feels much more polished than ret.

and it is more fun

now I just need to race change Tauren
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
5415
It's a testament to how average the ret playing experience is right now in performance and gameplay.

Been ret since before Kara, but the lure is pretty strong at the moment. Holy power works WAY better for prot and holy.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
6870
support role with reliable sniping cooldown is Ret now
if you dont like to support your team in rated BG dont play ret which you seem to alredy have decided ^.^


Ret...support...ha. Ha.

Ha.
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31 Blood Elf Mage
240
I recently specced holy on my paladin in the 60-70s bracket and it seemed to surprise people when my pally could 3-4 shot people with exorcism while tossing out heals via holy shock and WoG.
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84 Worgen Druid
2565
prot is one of the most streamlined specs atm. lovin it as well.
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82 Blood Elf Paladin
3280
i played prot before prot was cool. its nice that i dont run out of mana anymore =]
i can actually use all my abilities and still have mana at the end of the fight!!!
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100 Human Paladin
11125
support role with reliable sniping cooldown is Ret now
if you dont like to support your team in rated BG dont play ret which you seem to alredy have decided ^.^


I'm guessing you haven't queued since 4.0.1. Prot fills the role you described much better than Ret and has 10x the survivability (and it hits harder).
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85 Undead Mage
2635




support role with reliable sniping cooldown is Ret now
if you dont like to support your team in rated BG dont play ret which you seem to alredy have decided ^.^


lets look at ret support

Hand of Freedom = prot and Holy have it
Hand of Sacrifice = prot and holy have it
Hand of Protection = prot and holy have it
Cleanse = high mana cost and priority on self mobility means less chance it will ever be cast on teammate, oh and prot and holy have it . . . and holy's cleanses magic debuff
WoG = prot and holy have it
Flash/Holy/Divine Light= prot and holy have it

so what makes ret more of a support role than prot or holy?
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66 Blood Elf Paladin
900
+2 for prot -1 for holy cow... so you get +1
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so what makes ret more of a support role than prot or holy?

While the enemy is beating on you, your teammate is free to complete objectives.

Ah, but prot does even that better - it's harder to kill, and thus keeps them tied up longer.
Edited by Sharrow on 12/2/2010 11:05 PM PST
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
4875
enjoy it while you can boys and girls, because prot is more horrible then ret at 85.
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Nobody attacks the protection paladin unless they have mental problems.

You always hit the squishier target first.

I find a great many players will go for me after the AS, melee, HoJ, Shield of Righteousness sequence, assuming they're still alive.
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