Paladin Bubble USELESS
OP, If you are talking about pvp, there are only 3 things that can prevent bubble. Cyclone, the global cooldown, and being interrupted. You can use bubble otherwise any other time - even in hex+icelance+solarbeam combo that would normally kill any other healer.
Bubble is a major defensive and if you feel someone is going to mass dispel it upon use, you have 2 choices - LoS him (usually not likely if you are about to bubble in the first place) or 2 HoJ them and then pop it. If you are speced into HoJ like most R1 paladins, then you should be able to reach them - hopefully their trinket is down.
Another option if you are facing a warrior or another melee (not a dk) is rather than HoJ, you can bubble and cast blinding light, it can be cast faster than they can begin casting shattering throw and saves your stun. Blinding light tends to be useless in arena unless your partner sets it up so using it usually isn't a big deal.
Finally, ret does lack defensives, but holy paladins have tons. Realize though that for ret, their best defense is their offense and putting the enemy on the defensive.
Divine Shield provides (8 seconds?) of immunity to most things every 2.5 or 5 minutes.
It can be game changing, but usually if you hit DS, the fight is going poorly and you'll die as soon as it falls off.
For Ret, most of it's survivability is tied to healing, and those are terrible due to Battle Fatigue.
03/22/2014 11:04 PMPosted by PhomeIt's not just for a faster hearth?
This is my primary use for bubble haha.
Although from time to time I'll pop it in a raid when I'm too lazy to move out of bad stuff and not currently hitting the boss.
But ya, most of the time I forget it's there these days.
03/21/2014 01:12 PMPosted by RetnoodleI forget I even have it.
Basically this. It's marginally useful in pvp, but our heals are so pitiful and mana consuming, one wouldn't get anywhere near to full health inside of it's majorly nerfed duration, it'll probably just popped anyway AND it nerfs our already insanely meager damage.
03/27/2014 03:57 PMPosted by ZsigmondThey just need to remove Shattering Throw and make it undispellable by Mass Dispel.
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