I'm only just gearing up my Paladin and I don't fully understand the class, so here I am. I've watched some videos and read Icy Veins and gotten advice from my friends who have Holy Paladins themselves. To my understanding, Holy focuses mostly around Eternal Flame at this point, I've been told time and time again "get Eternal Flame on as many people as you can!" so... I must be missing something.
Barring the 2 minute CD on Holy Avenger, getting the 3 holy power for a useful Eternal Flame from mashing Holy Radiance (for the mastery shields and such on party members, etc...) takes 6 seconds and 63k mana, per eternal flame, per party member? I mean, naturally you throw in a Holy Shock when it's off cooldown, but that's a ~6 second CD, so maybe you get one per Eternal Flame, saving the 21k mana and 2 seconds. Still, that's 42k mana and 4 seconds of virtually uselessness in order to use our single useful ability once?
Maybe it's because I'm still gearing up, maybe because I'm a total noob at holy paladins, but am I missing something here? I'm either doing a tiny bit of healing and completely out of mana, or basically useless
TL;DR: wtf how to holy