Tag Archives: Holy Shield

Patch 6.1 – How Do I Protection?

Patch 6.1 arrives today, bringing a number of changes. I’ll try to keep this short (ha!) and just hit the points that matter to us. Goodbye Glyphs Glyph of Alabaster Shield has been removed. Glyph of Harsh Words is now … Continue reading

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Haters Gonna Haste

*Tap Tap* Is this thing still on? I’ve been very busy lately between holidays, preparing for classes, and recovering from the plague. I’ve barely had time to play, let alone write blog posts. In fact, I really don’t have time … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Haste

Yesterday, we were informed of a few hotfixes that were being applied to protection paladins. From the hotfixes blog: Protection Mastery: Divine Bulwark now increases Shield of the Righteous’ damage reduction by 0.5% per point, down from 0.75% per point. … Continue reading

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Paladinning in Warlords of Draenor

Once again, we’re on the eve of a new expansion. Tonight, many of you will be logging in and starting the grind from 90 to 100. For the first time in a long time, many of you will actually be … Continue reading

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Protection L100 Talents

I want to talk a bit about our level 100 talents, but not in the way you might expect. This post isn’t going to be full of numbers, nor is it going to be a comparison of how the talents … Continue reading

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A Letter to Celesty Claus

Every Winter Veil, children of both factions write letters to Greatfather Winter and ask for toys and games. In the meantime, their parents are writing letters and saying prayers to a completely different deity: Celesty Claus, the great celestial dragon … Continue reading

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Musings about the Active Mitigation Model

I was very happy with the latest Dev Watercooler article about active mitigation.  It seems that they’ve come to many of the same conclusions that I have, a number of which I posted last week. In particular, the upcoming change … Continue reading

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How I learned to stop worrying and love the new Holy Shield

Of the major complaints I’ve seen about the new version of Holy Shield, there are two that really stand out in my mind as the “loudest” – in other words, the ones I see most often. We’ll take more damage … Continue reading

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