What Are The Pros of Playing a Paladin in World of Warcraft?
This is a great question and the great answer is this: Everything. (Yes, everything). Playing a Paladin allows you to be anything you want to be.
The Paladin is one of the most versatile classes in WoW right now. If you want to tank then you can tank. If your raid needs another healer, you can switch specs and start healing.
You are allowed to switch your class specs when you are not in combat. This means you can switch your playstyle at your own choosing. A suggestion is to try each Paladin role and see which one you like the best. You can collect gear for a different role while you are playing your main spec. This makes it even easier to try out a little bit of everything on your Pally.
Once you have figured out which role is your favorite, you can focus on getting gear for that spec. An intro to gearing your paladin is included later in this WoW Paladin Guide.
So What Are The Pros?
Some of the biggest advantages to playing a paladin in World of Warcraft are these:
- Can choose any of the 3 major roles at will.
- Very good class for farming gold and materials
- Questing is much faster with AOE (area of effect) pulls and damage.
- Effective in both group and solo play.
- Can be great in both PVE and PVP.
What Are The Cons of Playing a Paladin in WoW?
As with almost anything, there must be a downside. Playing a Paladin is not all gold and glitter. Here are some of the cons to representing the Light.
- Healing is mostly single target.
- They take a while to master.
- A bit of a learning curve for new players.
- Best abilities tend to have long cooldowns.
- Other than that, Paladins are perfect. (Flame away in the comments).
What’s Next in The WoW Paladin Guide
Now you know all about the pros and cons of playing a Paladin. Can you already feel your heart filling with the light? The next topic will cover the Stats and Playstyles of a Paladin. This will be an introductory course, the finer details will be introduced in the more detailed guides. If you missed the first part of our playing a Paladin guide you can go here to start at the beginning.