Topic The history of pally seals
I finally finished with it. I took way to many breaks while making it but I am so glad for Zendraka's amazing in detail post. Your amazing Zendraka!
Heres a link the pally seal video
Edited by Au on 11/20/13 12:40 AM (PST)
When I first started playing in Feb '05, Seal of the Crusader did not decrease you damage per hit. It was straight up 40% haste and a couple hundred attack power. The DPS was overpowered, so they nerfed it, right after I got verigan's fist and pwned with it for a day or two.
Paladins could be a decent tank for 5man strath and dire maul when there wasn't a warrior available in guild. Judgment of fury increased threat of holy damage. So you would judge fury then switch to seal of righteousness and consecrate and judge righteousness on cooldown, which did a significant amount of holy damage and could hold threat easily. I could even pull threat from our warrior MT on molten core trash. But paladin mitigation was crappy with the lack of shield block spamming. Holy shield didn't exist yet.
Edited by Vidal on 11/21/13 12:20 AM (PST)
I think in the early days, what really affected the changes to the seal system had more to do with pvp than pve.
Seal of Command (rank1)+Hand of Ragnaros+Hand of Justice (trinket)+Darkmoon Card Maelstorm (trinket). Now THAT was unforgiving in pvp!
What was really ridiculous was that up above but instead of SoC, you had the prot talent Reckoning and Seal of Righteousness. Time to one-shot clothies!! Woooohooo!
Oh the glory days....