T10 2-Piece Bonus Viable in Cata?

Here is something to chew on, will the 2 T10 bonus for Ret Paladins be viable in Cataclysm?  Many Paladins have planned on taking their 2 T10 with them to level to 85, but in all reality, that particular set bonus will be rendered useless as soon as Patch 4.0 goes live.

The 2 T10 set bonus reads as follows:

  • Your melee attacks have a 40% chance to reset the cooldown on Divine Storm.

Minor problem:  Divine Storm now costs Holy Power, and is instant with no cooldown.  So the T10 bonus in its current state is USELESS.


You didn’t think I’d make this completely useless post for just that, did you?  Blizzard has somewhat taken this into account, and when Patch 4.0 goes live, the T10 bonuses will change with it (as far as I know, this is accurate).

The new bonuses will accommodate the Divine Storm change, and will look like this:

  • 2-piece: All damage you deal is increased by 5%
  • 4-piece: Seals and Judgements deal additional 10% damage.

So the gear retains its usefulness for leveling purposes.  It also will keep our T10 viable for raiding up until Cata is launched.  Just keep in mind the Divine Storm bonus will be gone, and a flat damage increase will be taking its place.


  1. Capcom says:

    Good stuffs.

  2. Joe says:

    I Have full 245 gear piontless to get it then it resets along with new stuff in the patch

  3. Agonus says:

    Are the other classes in the game looking at changes as drastic as ours seems to be? Granted, I do know that all the talent trees are looking at some serious pruning, but are their mechanics changing as well?

  4. Alex says:

    watch our dps go down the tube in icc now

  5. Daigorn says:

    @Agonus Most classes have some (small) changes but paladin is the only class who gets a complete overhaul.

  6. Darthal says:

    Man i’m real worried that i won’t like the paladin after this… and it’s the only class i can stand to play.

  7. Creamyo says:

    I love this site.
    I stumbled across it randomly and now is one of my most visited.
    I was hoping they would change it cause it would be stupid if they didn’t.
    Untill we get the hang of the use of holy power, retadins will be pretty crappy, once we get the hang of it, the dps should spike up pretty well.
    So keen to try this out x]

  8. Wreckadin says:

    So is 2 Piece T10 worth keeping while leveling through cataclysm? Or would it be better to replace with cata blues and greens that are better stat wise? The 5% static increase in dmg would scale which is really nice,

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