What spec should I lvl Cata?

83 Blood Elf Paladin
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I've had lots of experience pre 4.0 with Ret and Prot. Almost zero experience post 4.0.

Is ret still a viable spec? I see alot of complaining about or dps (this is mostly pertaining to end-game).

Basically, can prot compete with ret for burst and leveling speed/efficiency?
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
3025
If you had a choice between prot and ret leveling, I'd choose prot.
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83 Blood Elf Paladin
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01/27/2011 12:06 PMPosted by Jondoe
If you had a choice between prot and ret leveling, I'd choose prot.


Could you be a bit more specific? Is it because of downtime, survivability, sustained damage, amount of mobs that I can pull at once, etc?
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90 Human Paladin
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01/27/2011 12:05 PMPosted by Enzyte
I've had lots of experience pre 4.0 with Ret and Prot. Almost zero experience post 4.0.

Is ret still a viable spec? I see alot of complaining about or dps (this is mostly pertaining to end-game).

Basically, can prot compete with ret for burst and leveling speed/efficiency?


Leveling on this game is so easy it doesn't matter what you spec. You could level to 85 on this game without even using talent points and keeping your trees completely empty.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
3080
01/27/2011 12:10 PMPosted by Enzyte
If you had a choice between prot and ret leveling, I'd choose prot.


Could you be a bit more specific? Is it because of downtime, survivability, sustained damage, amount of mobs that I can pull at once, etc?


All of the above. You can go nonstop as prot and never drink if you use word of glory as needed.
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Protection all the way. Your survivability is amazing. You can quest, even 3-man elite quests, with no problems. You can have fun in PvP if you need a break from questing. And with the LFD tool you will have almost nonstop insta queues. All in all its the fastest/best leveling spec right now. Here's an update of Protection specs.

Paladin Leveling Guide - http://www.brighthub.com/video-games/pc/articles/101423.aspx
Holy Paladin 101 - http://www.brighthub.com/video-games/pc/articles/103016.aspx
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