How is Ret Pally DPS in 5.1?
In terms of how fun it is, I have much more fun with my Ret Paladin than my Frost Death Knight, but that might just be because I have way more gear on my Ret.
We're pretty gear dependent but lots of fun. The rotation is pretty fluid in this day and age and you have plenty of utility to play around with.
Tanking is decent, if you understand the active mitigation model (using shotr) when you're going to take a big hit, if you learn pally tanking well enough, you'll put your healers to sleep.
Haven't healed for ages, but I hear it isn't that hard so /shrug
Not a big fan of the mana cap either :(
so if I'm decked out in VP gear, I'll be good dps in lfr as a paladin?
how hard is healing on a paladin?
and how hard is tanking on one?
Well, Valor gear's not just an indicator of having good DPS. We *kinda* have a higher skill cap than most DPS because of the way we're built around our cooldowns. Then you absolutely NEED to make sure you're gemmed/reforged properly (have hit/exp cap, knowing when you need to gem Str and when you need to gem Haste). But like others said, the rotation feels fluid, even fun when you get it down.
As far as tanking goes, I'm having a blast. We have a lot of meaty cooldowns to help cushion blows, group utility's great (Battle Healer moreso), and SotR just feels awesome when you can keep it up at the right times.
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