Monthly Archives: February 2013

Patch 5.2 Tankadin Smoothness Simulations

With 5.2 around the corner, we can feel  pretty certain that the version of Grand Crusader on the PTR is what we’ll be receiving in the patch: Grand Crusader Requires Paladin (Protection) Requires level 50 When you dodge or parry … Continue reading

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Tier 14 Retrospective

You know that feeling sometimes, that those of us in our 20s or 30s get about our college days? We’ll look back and think, “Man, those were the best days of my life.” And that’s kind of a sad thought, … Continue reading

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Valor Morghulis

This is a post I wrote almost three months ago.  But I wasn’t very happy with it, and ended up letting it sit around as a draft.  Every few weeks I would come back to it hoping to edit it … Continue reading

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Cruise-ader Control

Earlier this week, Ghostcrawler informed us that they planned on addressing the “haste problem,” which I discussed in my last post, by changing Grand Crusader’s proc trigger.  Rather than triggering off of Crusader Strikes and Hammers of the Righteous, it … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Parry On

Last week, Ghostcrawler made some comments about the odd state of prot paladin gearing, in particular our love of haste.  In a blue post, he gave us the following tidbit: Ghostcrawler said: For Protection, we do have plans to try … Continue reading

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