Ghostcrawler had one line to say
about a flood of complaints from Retribution Paladins
who are feeling the pinch of a restrictive tree, effectively ending the argument: Blizzard feels that Retribution DPS, particularly in PvE, is lower than how they would want it in 3.1
. This comes in light of the changes in the upcoming patch
, which on the surface seems like a good thing because of the slimming down of the tree and freeing up talent points.
What many players should understand is that unlike pure DPS trees or even other hybrids, Paladins simply don't have any room to be flexible. Retribution Paladins can pick up every damage-boosting talent already with points to spare, and there's just a DPS ceiling that simply can't be broken through. Whether Ghostcrawler's statement indicates that they'll be reversing the 3.1 nerf to Fanaticism
and Righteous Vengeance
remains to be seen.