i have 5 tanks
i played challenge mode / tanked hero raids with 4/5 tanks ( only not the druid )
6/13 hc with my warrior
8/13 with my paladin
1/13 hc monk , sup tortos ! run bitch run
So i did take the time to see what is wrong with the paladin
( actualy i wanted to test it and finaly i switched main from warrior to paladin )
yes paladin i quite OP , but you cant nerf the class you need to change the encounters
The first week i tanked 6/13 hc with ma paladin in 485 gear +/- with 4 blue trinkets.. ( actualy i still have a blue trinket now and a pvp ring :> )
The thing with paladin is not only BoP , the healing / absorb is sweet
what do you bring the raid?
oh yeah aura mastery , sacrifice , hand of purity ( Lol what a joke the spell.. <3 love it )
and most of all you got sweet DPS
and one of the MOST op spells "IN MY OPIGNON" is shield of the righteous.. now you can time that evrytime you get a big hit..
Oh tripple punture? lol who cares in blue gear i was taking less dmg then my warrior with 520 at that time ) ok i could reset my debuffs .. time my SOTR and shield + selfheal mysefl but Pala realy does way to much utility .
Now you cant go around and nerf those abilitys ,that what it makes the paladin a paladin .
the real probleme i guess is haste , and the mechanics behind that .
On the other side i could say ...hey i have a monk? he is OP too..
I can kite tortos bats all fight long making tortos hc a joke ...
The same thing in challenge mode i was kiting most of the groups with a caster group AEing EVRYTHING with my warrior we took a few trys to do 9/9 gold
with my monk it was evrything in 1-2 trys on gold ( ok we all knew the CM then and what to do when , but in the end i found it way easyer with the monk kiting evrything .. the setup with 3 casters HELPED a lot but tank dmg was never an issue with the monk )
so here we go
paladin DPS / selfheal is OP
monk kiting and stagger is quite sweet
warrior well shieldblock is sweet , banners are good , you have ae taunt with the banner , Dps is OK some other nice things like mass interupt
Dk is what i think has the least for the raid ... i find the dmg could be better thats what should be the case with a 2h tank but well ^^ now i tank in DPs gear its ok ^^
evry tank got some stuff unike to his class . I dont belive you can nerf pro paladins right now , they would have to redo the whole mecanis from the tanking class , and seriously i dont think they are going to do that mid expension .
Lucky for me i dont mind playing any tank and i can adjust to what is best for the raid , but on the other side i know that there is a problem with the balance.
Now i am not going to say X or Y is OP because that is not realy the case ...
I did solo tank iron quon HC solo with a warrior , ok my paladin did i better with 20itlvl less but how ever EVRY tank is good and i dont think searching the probleme on the paladins side is the probleme its more a spell probleme .
with classic , bc , wotlk remeber rogues ? they could CoS EVRY single spell.. i remember having fun vanishing big bang on algalon
Now a day CoS is just half useless you cant cloak most of the raid spells o, you could do the same thing with HoP or devine shield .
having a paladin is good. do you need one? no , would it make thing easyer? probably but i think paladin is only this OP in 10player because of the DPS and HEAL
its like having 1 more DPS in your raid and a semi healer .
And we all know zerging bosses faster makes it easyer x)
I played DK most of my time tanking since Wotlk until 90 , i realy love my DK and the day all classes will be balanced i will probably play my DK because i love the spells from that class and the mecanics .
Just like for 10 man raiding disci priest and pala will be your best choice ^^
But in wow a game with so many classes and specs i am not sure its possible to balance evrything to 100%
Now this is all just my PERSONAL experience with the tanks , i am not saying i am right on erything , just saying that evryclass got some good stuff even if on the overall i think pala ist the best ^^
sorry for the wall of text and the bad english