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#1 Dec 12 2004 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
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I was wondering if anyone here had a good defending/healing paladin build. i have looked up several but they are mainly for pure tanking for raids ect. if anyone could help me it would be much appreciated.
#2 Dec 24 2004 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
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I'd put points in this order:

5 into Spiritual Focus - Priceless. Lets you get heals off even while being ***-^&*#ed by 20 monsters at once.

5 into Illumination - See below.

1 into Divine Favor - Coupled with Illumination, this gives you a HUGE cure every two minutes for only 17 Mana. That's a 260 HP cure at lvl 20. A 450 HP cure at lvl 22...and so on.

Unless you wanna go for Holy Shock, there isn't much else in this tree worthwhile. Maybe Improved Holy Light if you feel like it.


Here I'd make a beeline for Blessing of Sanctuary. Personally I'd pick the Retribution tree for Consecration to get threat and tank in instances, but the Protection Tree isn't bad either.

5 into Redoubt or Improved Devotion Aura - I'd pick Imp. Devotion as I'd rather not put my faith into the enemy's critical strike chance. I've heard Redoubt coupled with Holy Shield makes for an amazing defensive tactic, but I dunno.

5 into Toughness, Redoubt, or Imp. Devotion - Toughness is nice. Need this for Sanctuary and Holy Shield.

1 into Blessing of Sanctuary - Lowers the damage done to you by quite a bit. Seems a but situational, as Blessing of Wisdom is **** nice as well, but still a good Blessing.

5 into Shield Specialization - Need this for holy shield.

4 into Toughness, Redoubt, or Imp. Devotion - If you're going this way might as well get the third one.

1 into Holy Shield - Amazing skill, or so I've heard.

This is the only build I can really see effective if you don't wanna go retribution. Personally I think there isn't any point being so defensively aspected if you can't keep the threat on you...which is **** hard without some DPS or Consecration or something. But this is a defensive build...
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#3 Dec 24 2004 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Don't deny the power of Lay on Hands, its usually overlooked. Its a very powerful spell, and can help you when you need it most. The biggest problem people have with it is its mana drain, which yes that can suck for Rank 1, but Rank 2 and 3 restores mana(after the drain) giving you back 250 and 550 mana instantly.

Improved Lay on Hands and Revelation are very useful on those long pushes. Cutting down its cooldown by 20 minutes and increasing armor bonus by 30% is worth it, in my opinion. I can't believe how many times it saved me in Instances.
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