squishy in pvp?

90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Since 5.3 came out it seems I dropping within a global cool down. I'm not quite sure what I'm doing wrong. People I used to duel and eventually win against are now crushing me. I'm not having this issue on my alt. What am I doing wrong? My positioning and game play are the same.
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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Be more specific.. what kind of pvp? Against what classes/specs? A number of specs got damage buffs, some of them quite significant and IIRC, holy paladins got nerfs. You may also get hit significantly harder from some classes that didn't get nerfed due to some of the 5.3 gear changes that makes it very advisable to wear certain 2/4 piece tier bonuses in pvp, such as the 2t14 warrior set which gives a flat 25% bonus damage to mortal strike.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Welcome to world of pve wins pvp.
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100 Human Paladin
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Welcome to world of pve wins pvp.


Yup, everyone is running around in 2/2 upgraded Heroic Thunderforged gear.
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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Welcome to world of pve wins world pvp.


ftfy
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100 Human Paladin
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ALSO with 5.3 came the uselessness of PvP Pow. and Res. You need to stack on Stam gems for survival.
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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Pvp power is still an extremely good stat, that it's no longer what you want to primarily gem does absolutely not make it useless or garbage. It's a ton of free itemization on gear, and an incredible amount of added throughput.

Stam gem is what Noxxic recommends, which is pretty much the joke of the game. You will never see anyone at any kind of respectable rating gemming stamina.
Edited by Cayse on 5/25/2013 7:46 PM PDT
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100 Human Paladin
14460
I stack in Stam/Mastery gems and I do a lot of !@#$%^- damage and I don't die very easily. I'm happy with my set-up.
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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For blue sockets try strength/PvP power purple gems. I think these are Tense cuts?
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90 Pandaren Monk
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I stack in Stam/Mastery gems and I do a lot of !@#$%^- damage and I don't die very easily. I'm happy with my set-up.


Worst advice ever. You should never, ever gem for stam in pvp. With the pvp power nerfs, gem strength. Idk why, we actually got our heals buffed. All dps specs with heals pretty much got big healing buffs while healer specs got nerfed. So at this time, your ret should be pretty hard to kill. You gotta sacrifice that holy power for dem offheals though.
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100 Human Paladin
14460
05/26/2013 03:28 PMPosted by Digitalimage
I stack in Stam/Mastery gems and I do a lot of !@#$%^- damage and I don't die very easily. I'm happy with my set-up.


Worst advice ever. You should never, ever gem for stam in pvp.

You'd be surprised.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
5065
I am holy. I am able to stay up in arena by humping the snot out of those pillars, but I cant heal my partners through the damage anymore. During RBGs, I'd immediately taken out. The GCD on bubble is dumb.

I decided pvp is far too gimped this season. I am going to attempt pve on my mage. PVE got a lot of love, maybe its worth playing?
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100 Human Paladin
14460
Play both, it's possible.
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