That's not a bad addition, but it'd have to do more than 1k damage every 4:10. I can unleash five spells back to back on BLU that do about that on average (I've pushed 2k Quad Cont's even without Efflux on mobs weak to piercing, for instance, and 1.5k on mobs NOT weak to piercing). That's why I don't specifically want to tie it to shield bash.
Maybe even give us something similar to WHM's Afflatus Misery that converts damage taken into a boost for a banish spell. Seeing as how WHM's already have that, why not give us a second holy spell that's damage is somehow directly related to the amount of damage blocked by our shields. Give it a 1:30 on recast and have it do up to about a tier V spell in damage if charged sufficiently (Reprisal + Utiliz/Aegis shield users would have an advantage here). Also, have it generate more enmity (maybe give it an enmity +10 bonus or something that would stack with our normal enmity) than a normal nuke. With enough haste, you could be casting every 0:45.
I'm really hoping they have serious plans for PLD. Or, if they thought the things they've implemented WERE their plans, I hope they recognize that they simply haven't been enough to allow us to keep our position. Per SE:
VanaFest 2010 wrote:
With the level cap increase ushering in more powerful enemies than ever before, our highest priority will be to ensure that paladins maintain their current level of effectiveness in their established role.
. I've sidelined my PDL. It's still at 85, simply because I have almost no desire to even gear it up right now. Anything I've done on PLD lately has been more effective on BLU OR on my brother's THF. It definitely has not maintained its current level of effectiveness.
This probably needs its own topic, however. Maybe I'll start one up soon.