|Profession:||Church of Albion|
They may not be as offensive as the Armsman, but Paladins do have a choice to become offensive or defensive through their options in weaponry. They may train in two-handed weapons or one-handed weapons. They also have the ability to train in Shields, which prove very useful when defending oneself and others.
Starting Race Attributes
Armor: Cloth, Leather, Studded, Chain, Plate
Weaponry: Staves, Slashing, Thrusting, Two Handed, Crushing
Shield: Small, Medium, Large
Miscellaneous: Sprint, Protect I (9), Protect II - III, Intercept (10), Tireless (15)
- A paladin in a group setting is generally used as a support tank as it's primary job is to peel you oppponents tanks and to help protect your casters and support. In order to be able to help your group, you will need to not be mezzed, stunned, or rooted, so the realm ability 'Purge' should be the paladin's first realm ability if he or she decided to focus on group play. In my eyes, 'Purge'1 (5pts) is all you need and anything over it is a waste of points. I would only use 'Purge' 1 on a long duration mezz or root in a clutch time where I really need to be in the fight helping me group. The second Realm Ability a group oriented paladin should train is 'Determination'. With 'Determination' 9 (44pts), which I suggest getting as soon as you can after 'Purge' 1, you will walk through most castable stuns and only sit in single target high delve roots and mezzes for around 20 seconds.
Another really nice support realm ability for a group oriented paladin is 'Vehement Renewal' 2(10pts), which is a group instant heal that heals your entire group in range (excluding the user). Since paladins cannot heal, it is nice to be able to assist your clerics or friars with a little bit of extra healing. This used in addition to the paladin Realm Rank 5 ability and really help the group from a healing stand point.
As you get even high rank, you may want to start looking into damage Realm Abilities so you can help your group kill targets. You will need to keep 'Mastery of Pain' and 'Augmented Strength' around an even level as you progress (If you do not have enough points to evenly distribute between Aug. Str. and MoPain, put more points into MoPain). You will also need to have 'Long Wind' 1 (1pt) because of the high endurance usage in the 'Two Handed' spec line.
126.96.36.199 22:31, June 18, 2011 (UTC)Obeliskk - Realm Rank 11 Highlander Paladin
Realm Rank 5 Ability
Master Level Paths
Other Useful Items