And, something completely different: Troll Paladins.
No, not the race. Paladins able to regenerate insane amounts of health. Like a Troll.
I brought Honorus out last night, and he quested a bit with Effilda. This is our Human Pally-Mage duo, where I’m the Paladin and my wife the Mage.
Anyway I was curious about something after reading a little about Paladin AoE grinding.
Anyway, the tactic basically boiled down to
Keeping Blessing of Wisdom on myself.
Casting Seal of Light
Judging mob with Seal of Light
Casting Seal of the Crusader
Finishing off mob Judging Seal of Crusader
It was pretty darn amazing. At level 32 every swing got me +25 health. And holding a 2.00 speed one-handed mace, sped up by the Crusader seal, I was recovering any health lost. The Retribution Aura produced Holy Damage, as did the first Judgement, and I’ve got Righteous Fury going. Plus my shield’s got an iron spike on it, when I dinged 33 I put a point into Redoubt in the Protection tree. With 4 more points there I’ll put 5 into the talent to reduce the mana cost of seals and judgements.
So Effilda and Honorus traveled to Southshore and we went to the Yeti Cave and got fur clumps from them. That was nice with no down time.
And when Effilda got aggro I used a macro in the KiSS principle: /target Effilda, /cast Righteous Defense. It worked but it didn’t hold like a Warriors taunt does. I.e. I’d get a swing in and it would revert right back to Effilda. We’ll have to experiment a bit more with that.
Honorus and Effilda are good practice for Halcyon and Sunstriker. And being a Troll sometimes is good.