Hrmm.. That's a useful overview to be sure, but it hardly touches on higher level tactics like ability threading and i don't agree with their unconventional combo.
Shield lob will have no net enmity effect if used before Provoke. Provoke gives you the max amount of enmity in the party +1 so increasing your own before using it is about pointless. In a pinch its better to shorten it to Provoke -> Rake of Halone. But if you have a few seconds to spare (like if your using cover on the person who dose have hate, or if they can just take a few hits and be fine) I would Fast Blade -> Savage Blade -> Provoke -> Rage of Halone for the large DAM boost and the extra enmity from that DAM. If things are still rocky follow it up with a Spirits Within into the normal enmity combo.
Now if the mob is far away, then Provoke into Shield lob while the mob is closing with you into Rage of Halone makes more sense, but is no guarantee that you will hold hate if the mob has to move very far to be in melee range. In general iv found that moving to the mob is better then having it move to you, but sometimes that's not the best plan (getting hate on an add while also tanking the boss who has a cleave attack for example)
I agree with your thoughts on the unconventional combo. I can't say much for the rest of it, as I am not a Paladin. It does seem like a nice basic guide though, and should be helpful for those who haven't already worked out those combos.
I would like to see what they say for Warrior. I doubt it would change anything that I do, but it would be interesting to see. I'm more the type to figure things out on my own, and do things my way, and my way has worked quite well so far.
#9408977 Apr 21, 2014 at 02:03 AM · Edited over 3 years ago