This is what the Blizzard poster Zarhym said about the changes coming to dispels in Cataclysm:
–Druids will be able to dispel defensive magic, curses, and poison.
–Paladins will be able to dispel defensive magic, diseases, and poison.
–Priests will be able to dispel defensive magic, offensive magic, and disease.
–Shaman will be able to dispel defensive magic, offensive magic, and curses.
That’s just dumb. Has lore left the house? It’s a Cataclysm and they’ve stopped caring what we think? Or what they themselves once thought?
Druids are all about nature magic. Obviously.
And Shamans are into the elements, elements are part of nature. So they’re about nature magic too.
Consider that between poisons, curses, and disease, which is the least nature related? Curses. So why are the two proponents of nature magic the ones who can cure curses??? Makes no sense.
Curses are like “dark magic.” “Dark magic” would naturally be cured by “Light.” That’s kind of “Holy magic” then, no?
Paladins and Priests both have Holy specs. Dur. That’s because they’re practitioners of Holy magic. They’re the light that fixes ills caused by “dark magics.” They are the natural classes to be dispelling Curses. But neither does.
Diseases. They’re kind of in the middle. They’re the “dark side” of nature, and cured by the “light.” I’d fine with any of the four curing diseases.
And poisons are naturally of nature and so curable by nature. What’s light got to do with it?
And the magics. Magics are not the realm of nature. Look at the Quel’dorei versus Kaldorei debate for lore here. Magic is man made, not natural. Magic is the realm of men, Paladins and Priests. Nature is the realm of Druids and Shamans.
–Let the Druids and Shamans fix the poisons and diseases.
–Let the Paladins and Priests fix the curses and magics.
But if you got to mix it up a little.
–Let the Druids fix poisons and diseases.
–Let Shamans fix poisons and curses. (Hexing folks ain’t natural, ya know?)
–Let Paladins fix diseases and magics. (Cleansing disease by the power of light’s goodness.)
–Let Priests fix curses and magics. (They’re the most like to be wearing pointy hats.)
Well, that’s what I’d be doing if this were my game. But, it isn’t.