WoW Paladin Guide – Introduction to Paladin Playstyles
How you choose to play your Paladin in World of Warcraft is completely up to you. However, there are a few things you should know before you start swinging your sword and bashing baddies with your shield. This is where Paladin playstyles comes into play.
This is the introduction to the different playstyles for a Paladin in World of Warcraft. Playstyles are basically the different ways you can play and enjoy your Paladin while making him/her your own.
What Are Some of The Different WoW Paladin Playstyles?
That headline….that’s exactly what you were thinking right? Either that or “Shut up and get to the point!” So here are a few of the different Paladin playstyles in WoW.
Solo players like to do everything alone. As a solo player you get the added benefit of killing rare spawn mobs all by yourself. While rare spawns can pose a challenge, a prot pally will have no issues taking one of these beasts down.
Solo play would be tough for a healer and is recomended for the tanking and dps paladin. The downside to solo play is that to do current raids and dungeons you will need a group.
The dungeon grinder practically lives in dungeons and Paladins do well in groups. Whatever your role as a paladin, you will be a welcomed member to any group. If you play your class well, you will be even more welcome.
As a tank you are an easy target to heal. Not only do you have a couple of self heals, but you have some good damage mitigation so you won’t be hit as hard. Wearing a shield really helps!
A holy paladin is almost always a welcomed healer in a dungeon. You can heal fast and efficient. You have little downtime and can change the tide of a fight by using the lay on hands ability.
Retribution paladins can be some serious damage dealers if you know how to play them. This means knowing a good rotation, having the right talents, and of course gearing for the right stats.
When it comes to soloing old dungeons or raids a protection paladin can make life much easier. You can pull massive groups of mobs and take them down with little effort. Of course you want to know your rotation and your own limits as a player before you go to far.
Both a protection or retribution paladin can take on most older content. This means you will have the ability to explore the old world (of warcraft) at your choosing. This is by far one of the funnest things to do. You can collect old gear for transmogification, find mounts, artifacts and more.
There really isn’t much of a need for groups in WoW anymore unless you are doing dungeons, raids, or PvP. In the newer zones there is plenty of content to share with friends or guild members though. It can be kind of fun running through the content with another player, even if you don’t know them.
Grouping up can actually help speed up quests because you can kill mobs much faster. So don’t be afraid to click accept the next time you get a random invite. It could lead to a forever lasting friendship. A good groupie would be a healer or tank because they have much to offer.
This falls in the area of a solo player and an explorer or collector. Farmers are the ones who are in it for the money. If a goblin could be a Paladin, you would be a goblin because nothing shines like gold.
Farming on a paladin is easy. If you are prot or ret you can run though old content and sell all the junk to a vendor. Then you can go to the Auction House and make good money on all the valuables. Farming on a paladin can be quite a lot of fun.
Here is an example of what it’s like to play a Paladin in World of Warcraft
WoW Paladin Guide and Playstyles Summary
Short, sweet, and to the point. The WoW Paladin playstyles guide is just meant to give you an idea about the different things you can do on your paladin. PvP will have it’s own special topic, so it wasn’t mentioned here.
As mentioned, the paladin is a great combination of damage, healing, and/or mitigation. Paladins make great tanks and healers. As of this writing, the retribution paladin has been found lacking. If any changes come to the class, this guide will be updated.
If you are just starting out with a paladin then take a look at the rest of this guide. Get a feel for which role you would like to try out first, and just go for it. You can always sign up for the newsletter and be the first to know of any changes. The detailed guides will be released soon, newsletter subscribers will be notified via email when any guide updates happen.
Best of luck and happy gaming my friends!