The DPS-adin is at it again

Mike Schramm
M. Schramm|09.29.06

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Mike Schramm
September 29th, 2006
In this article: dpsadin, esotarious, moviewatch, paladin
Boy if Pallys who want to be DPS need a hero, they need look no further than Esotarious, the DPS-adin whose first video (of him critting over 2000 in Naxx) I showed here about a week ago. And now Eso's at it again. Lots of people had concerns the first time around (that he was critting holy dmg on undead only, that he was only showing his best crits, and that even though he said he was challenging rogues, he didn't show it). Now, he's back to answer them, and in a new video fighting Patchwerk, he breaks 1800 crits again, and again, and again, and again.

Say what you will about the whole DPS-adin theory, this guy's got some great production values. I'll even give you a quote for your next movie, Eso: "Esotarious has done more than anyone else to show us what a Paladin is really capable of." -Mike Schramm, Can't wait to see it.

But, I've got two more concerns for you supposedly DPS paladins to answer, too. Find them after the jump.

Yes you can hit, and yes you can do damage when you're buffed up, but why should you? If I'm running a raid, I've got three or four rogues that can use those potions and flasks, and not a single one of them can heal. Why should I let you DPS when I'd rather have the buffs?

That said, why am I watching a Paladin do DPS in PVE? If there's any place paladins could use reliable (well, as it gets) DPS, it's in PVP. Show me a PVP video of you critting over 1500 on players with any regularity and then we'll really be talking about an endgame viability for the Paladin that doesn't start with "Heal" and end in "bot."

Meanwhile, love the movies. Keep 'em coming.
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