First let me say I am genuinely happy about the changes in 5.2
However these are changes that should have been implemented at the beginning of 5.1. PVP has changed in MOP it has become faster paced . more bursty , more intense & Paladins are sadly behind the curve.
In 5.2 many of the bursty classes (DK, War, Hunter, Mage, S priest) are getting their damage buffed!! ( Don't ask me whose idea this was)
We were lagging behind the dmg curve before, and now we will lag even further behind.
Please don't give me excuses about how amazing Paladins will scale, the other plate melee classes will scale just as well.
If you really want to fix Paladins here are some suggestions.
1) Allow the casting of 5 Holy Power abilities. Before you roll your eyes, What will this really affect,
We won't have to cast Inquisition as much.
Word of Glory will actually Heal for a noticeable amount instead of the pat on the shoulder it is now.
Templars Verdict will actually be our hardest hitting ability.
2) Change Glyph of Double Jeapordy, to allow Rets to store up their free Exorcisism procs from Art of War (I can not tell you how many times it gets wasted) .
if we could store 2 or 3 of those procs Rets would gain a nice store of burst to fall back on, and this would be a nice glyph instead of the travesties we call glyphs now.
3) This is personal preference please, put back Divine Protection to what it used to be I hate having to waste a Glyph Slot just to have my across the board damage reduction, whose idea was it to make it purely magical??
Paladins are slow, yes we can keep coming at you, but we are incredibly easy to control if you are a proficient ranged. Paladin vs competent S Priest, Lock or Hunter, is not a fight it's a cruel joke.
When we do get the opportunity to get on that target, every hit needs to count. Yes the increased melee dmg in 5.2 will help BUT half of our damage is spell based. What about that part?? I urge you to plz re-evaluate your outlook on Ret PVP, make us a real force, enough of the half measures!!
Never Going Holy