The Problem: Aura Mastery
Despite the butchering of Kings, Blizzard’s taking a look at the 11 point Protection talent (and the direction they said they wanted to go with it – something more active) gives me hope that Aura Mastery might get another look. While I understand why the talent exists (previously the only way to get the effect was with the two-piece Judgment set), and I agree that we need auras at 40 yards in some situations, it just feels like a letdown in the 11 point talent spot. While most of a Paladin’s career is pulled back from the action, the last 10 yards don’t become critical until raiding or high-end PvP, making Aura Mastery useless an overwhelmingly amount of the time.
Make auras 40 yards baseline. It would handy for Holy Paladins, of course, as well as Protection and Retribution Paladins who are specing into improved auras – they should be able to share with the folks in the back as well. Replace Aura Mastery with … to be honest, I don’t know. What are your ideas?