That, my friends, is what we call a draw in arenas. 47 minutes of pure fail and AIDS.
Yes, I have an 80 paladin, currently dual-specced PvP holy and a raiding retribution build. Yes, I arena on said paladin, though it’s mostly me and Decessus dorking around and screaming obscenities at each other. Largely because I haven’t PvPd as holy since my very well loved shockadin spec got nerfed into oblivion, and I have no idea what I’m doing.
It’s really exciting really. There are lots of guides on the internet on how to succeed as DK/Pally. Here, I’ll sum them up for you:
- The DK should remove the G and H keys from his keyboard so that facerolling is less painful.
And that is how you arena. Never mind the fact holy paladins and death knights of any spec haven’t been overpowered in months.
Things I have learned so far:
Beacon of Light heals obey LOS checks. If I beacon Decessus (I’ll call him D), and heal myself while I don’t have LOS to him, he doesn’t get any heals.
Found this out the hard way.
There is a very significant delay to beacon heals. When the heal shows up on myself, it takes half a second for that heal to show up on D.
Found this out the hard way.
Beacon of Light can be dispelled/spellstolen/purged. Found this out the hard way.
I suppose I shouldn’t have just assumed it was immune to such mechanics. Live and learn! Or in this case, die in utter confusion then learn.
It is not possible for DK/pally to kill a resto druid. Whether they are sporting full raid gear, full PvP gear, or anywhere in between, it doesn’t matter. Avenging Wrath, Judgement, Exorcism, Holy Shock (and my spellpower trinket) combined with D blowing all of his cooldowns, including a trinket which boosts his AP by 1100 (resulting in a total of over 6k AP), then chaining multiple obliterates and frost strikes into a HoJd/silenced druid results in said druid dropping to about 60, 70% health.
We can sometimes get a druid to 50% if the only HoT they have up is Rejuve.
Rogues are my worst nightmare. It is impossible to reliably cleanse three poisons, giving us a choice of having me snared with wound poison up at all times, or D being unable to do anything to the rogue’s partner whilst trying to keep the rogue off of me.
Any battle with a rogue in it results in the rogue sitting on me until I inevitably die. There does not appear to be a way to counter this.
Feral druids are overpowered. I’m sorry, but a 16k crit on a target with 895 resilience and 61% physical damage mitigation is just unreasonable.
Speaking of burst, what’s up with ret paladins? How many nerfs have these guys had? And yet I can still be brought from full to dead in a single HoJ by the paladin alone. Which makes me fear the day when one remembers to use wings. Maybe my partner is just supposed to have three PvP trinkets or something.
Mana Burn is surprisingly easy to deal with. As are warlocks. Apparently Chaos Bolt can penetrate everything except pillars.
Hunters are stupidly easy opponents to beat. Poor guys.
This isn’t actually complaining, believe it or not. Just observations. I don’t get upset when a druid randomly crits me for 16k, I find it amusing.
Running around repeating “stunned, rogue on me, rogue on me, rogue still on me, stunned again, seriously this is the ninth kidney shot in a row, is this the only finisher move he has or something, rogue still on me, ooh he used Garrote, that’s a new one, OOM, alright I’m dead now” while D screams “GODDAMN FUCKING CYCLONE RRRRRRRGGGHH” is entertainment at its finest.
But seriously. Any tips? The internet is too preoccupied with being retarded to help.