Prot. leveling?

63 Orc Death Knight
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Hey all, I'm still fairly new to WoW, I left not long after WotLK came out with a 56 Druid. I came back with Cata.

I know there's a lot of hubub going on about Paladins at the moment, but I still like the idea.

I rolled a Worgen Warrior, and while I like it, I want to get into dungeons quicker. >.o

So I want to roll a Paladin to tank, but I was wondering if it will be NOTICEABLY harder to level.

Any input or suggestions for a guy who wants to get through leveling smoothly, but also wants to do low level dungeons for fun/gear?
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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From my experience I've found it to be just fine for leveling. You do kill things a little slower than Ret, but at the same time you don't take as much damage so its less downtime.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
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As far as with the recent expansion I'm not sure. But when I leveled my Paladin originally I leveled Prot most of the entire way and didn't do any instances really.

While I would try Prot now, Holy is my main spec so I chose Ret that way I could just level and have fun just beating stuff up in BG's

I would say just try it out! and have fun with AoE where you can grab 4-5 mobs at a time and take em down.

Ret burns through mana fairly fast so there is quite a bit of down time.

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