5.4 Holy paladins
Current PTR build is still very early and we will see many changes in the next couple weeks/months to holy paladin.
ATM thereis no reason to drop EF for SS or SH. (Even if the hot doesn't proc mastery)
in addition for being our only DoT, they're nerfing the initial healing..
I do have high hopes though about what they're trying to do.. and i hope that the new sacred shield talent can be actually a good replacement. Because selfless healer is just.. No. Not for a holy.
The short of it:
1. EF initial heal is being reverted back to full strength, the HoT will not apply IH anymore.
2. Hammer and Execution are meant to apply IH still, them not is a mistake and has been acknowledged.
3. They may be planning some sort of compensation once they start getting numbers from 5.4 PTR raid testing
Lets be honest, when holy pally mastery wasn't nerfed, we were pretty powerful as far as survivability is concerned for pvp. And for pve in raids 2 holy pallys using light of dawn holy radiance and eternal flame was beyond amazing. Yes they did not top charts then and don't now. However the shield with a 35%-40% mastery made healing hard fights or even bad pugs bareable for the priest, druid, etc.
The only reasons I can see why they are doing this which has been stated is no one uses anything else in the tier with EF and the attempt to balance it out in pvp. Even with the low mastery I can get the shield up pretty high with holy shock crits and EF not to mention with Divine Favor. But this is only for pvp as for pve the amount of damage that people are taking whether its thr tank or the whole raid, holy just doesn't have the power to put out those amazing heals like discs and monks, even druid to a certain extent(at least back in wotlk).
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