squishy in pvp?

Paladin
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.
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.
Welcome to world of pve wins pvp.
Welcome to world of pve wins pvp.


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


ftfy
ALSO with 5.3 came the uselessness of PvP Pow. and Res. You need to stack on Stam gems for survival.
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.
I stack in Stam/Mastery gems and I do a lot of !@#$%^- damage and I don't die very easily. I'm happy with my set-up.
For blue sockets try strength/PvP power purple gems. I think these are Tense cuts?
I stack in Stam/Mastery gems and I do a lot of !@#$%^- 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.
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.
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?
Play both, it's possible.

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