Level as Holy or Ret

88 Blood Elf Paladin
3195
Ok so from 80-85 should I use the equipment I gain in quests to gear up Ret to make leveling faster or should I stay holy for the next 5 levels?
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85 Dwarf Paladin
6920
is this a trick question? haha.....ret of course to level, holy would suck to level -)
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85 Draenei Paladin
1320
Like everything in WoW, Holy is easy to level with (and tons more fun to play than Retribution). You might have to purchase some BoE greens from AH though, since the Holy plate quest rewards aren't out there in abundance, it would seem.
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88 Blood Elf Paladin
3195
I only say this because i'm completely geared with Holy gear.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
3280
Not Ret. Not not not Ret.

Shockadin.
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85 Human Paladin
6885
I leveled as ret and I enjoyed it.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
5865
You level as Prot. Ret is so damn pooring.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
8545
I'll give you an exemple : me facerolling an Holy Pally with My Ret Pally.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
2170
Holy dps is okay for maybe 80-82. Then mobs have too much hps, and it gets extremely slow. Feel free to collect Prot or Ret dps gear and switch it up by 82-83 for max leveling speed.

Also, I'd recommend Prot with dps gear. It's pretty strong.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
3280
12/18/2010 8:58 AMPosted by Nyumi
I'll give you an exemple : me facerolling an Holy Pally with My Ret Pally.


You faceroll pallies because you have HoJ, Rep, and now... a kick. It has 0 to do with your DPS. OP asked about leveling.

Like I said, Shockadin. Nearly instant 12k Exos over and over and over and over.
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88 Blood Elf Paladin
3195
Thanks everyone for the replies, its just nice to get some input from paladins that have been there. I'll continue Holy until its taking too long to kill mobs then i'll switch it up.
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85 Human Paladin
5745
Level Holy/Holy, never run out of mana or miss, do decent dps, carry one set of gear, win the game.
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90 Human Paladin
4710
I've been Holy from Day 1. Honestly, Holy is not a bad leveling spec at any stage of the game now that Blizz gave us Shock and Crusader Strike from the get-go.

Will end-game mobs take longer to kill as Holy? Sure, but not by much.

Will you ever run out of mana? No.

Will you ever have to stop to drink or eat? No.

Will you ever miss? No.

Will you ever die? No. (hehe not often, anyways)

With the right talents and efficient rotation of attacks, you will do a steady stream of damage that never stops. Also, Holy is probably the best spec to use Inquisition (blasphemy!) because we do not have a Holy Power dump when we solo. Sorry, Ret, Inquisition should be in our spellbook! Haha
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
8545

You faceroll pallies because you have HoJ, Rep, and now... a kick. It has 0 to do with your DPS. OP asked about leveling.

Like I said, Shockadin. Nearly instant 12k Exos over and over and over and over.


While you instant 12k Exos, I instant Hammer you for 26k + Exo if I ever melee crit you for 20k. Ty to Wings + Inquisition. And yes, I do have a kick for your heals. Don't get me wrong, but I think Ret have better abilities in PvP than Holy in 1v1 situations.
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85 Draenei Paladin
7680
sure better abilities, doesn't mean you are going to win in those 1v1 situations.

But this is about leveling not pvp.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
1405
I swapped from Ret to Holy at level 30 something and haven't looked back.

I'm with Ehrion, Holy seems the way to go for me. I do more damage as Holy than Ret and have done so in the dungeons I've been through, plus the added bonus of being able to back up the healer is always good. And no one cares if I'm Holy or Ret anyway.

But I've alway been a "do it my way" kind of guy.
Personally I think you should run your toon however you like. I find people who stick to set templates and knock others for being original with their character builds, are somewhat narrow minded.

I think if we HAD to follow set models for our toons, the game would become very boring very quickly.

Go your own way, be original and add diversity to the game.

Holy kicks ass. :)
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
8545
He can go the spec he wants :p jsut saying that leveling also means world PvP issues unless you cower in your PvE server of shame.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
1405
That's fine Nyumi, but there is no need to put some one else down for not playing on on a PvP server.

(Some people take this game far too seriously)
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
6665
Leveled as prot wearing dps gear, pretty much smooth sailing with easy aoeing.
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