Paladins have the highest armour in-game with their plate gear. This usually allows them to be more durable than other
Healers who may be less resilient, and therefore provide more heals to the raid
over the duration of a fight as they will need less heals themselves.
in their uses, it is often recommended to have several Paladins in a raid. They bring many zone buffs through their auras, and the Fire
Resistance Aura plays a centre role during the Phase
1 of Classic, since Molten Core and Onyxia contain many Fire monsters and elementals.
they do not have the excellent Horde’s Shamans’ Windfury
Totem, the Alliance’s Paladins stack each others with the many buffs they bring to their groups, maximized by their
talents like the Improved
Blessing of Might, the excellent Blessing
of Kings, or the Improved
Blessing of Wisdom.
cloth bearers are among the most
powerful healers in Azeroth. Priests don’t bring as many bonuses as their
Paladins friends, but they compensate by a greater variety of protection & healing spells for Mono or
AoE targets: Prayer
of Healing, Renew
over time, damage absorption Power
Word: Shield, Greater Heal
or even the Lightwell
and the generous Power
Infusion from the Discipline tree demonstrate their
importance in a raid. This last talent requires some sacrifice in Sacred for a
slightly more Discipline build. After all, the more DPS, the shorter the fight,
and the less heals your raid will need.
are particularly valued for their Fear Ward
talent, protecting a target from a Fear effect that could have ruined an
to the Paladin, the Shamans excel at
Area Healing (AoE) with the smart Chain Heal,
but lack talents to save some Mana even with their weak Mana
Tide Totem supporting distance DPS groups. Their
healing power is slightly below those of Priests but Shamans have better buffs.
And of course, especially in Phase 1 : the
at the bottom of the HPS Ranking, Druids are fantastic tools in raids!
are also very flexible in their talents
and you will often find hybrids “Restoration
/ Balance” with the talent Moonglow saving
a lot of Mana, or hybrids “Restoration
/ Feral” for the talent Heart
of the Wild increasing the total Intelligence
and therefore the heals power. Specializing fully in Restoration allows you to unlock the Swiftmend
talent, for a powerful heal.
So many great spells:
Fire is THE spell your raid constantly wants on
bosses or during burst phases for the armour reduction this spell offers.
of the Wild is always welcome to reinforce the
is very demanded by the manavorous casters.
- Rebirth can
save individual mistakes or doomed pulls.
Curse is essential to remove Lucifron’s
Curse in a raid against the boss of the same name, at
the expense of some Heal.
allows the tank to do some extra damage and therefore improve its Threat level.
to mention the different Druids forms,
allowing them to adapt in the blink to every situations.
of Distilled Wisdom are very good consumables for them.