Let's get this out of the way right now: throwing your shield is cool. If doing the whole Captain America thing sounds even slightly appealing to you, the Paladin is your class. Even if you're a level 60 Mage with a BR so high it doesn't fit on the screen, it's time to roll yourself a brand-new Paladin and never look back.
And if you're on the fence – and I don't blame you, a little skepticism is healthy – give it a quick try and bonk some bad guys on the head. Just beat the first quest and Sling Shield is yours. Break a few crates – up to 3 per shot – with the power of sweet, sweet ricochet. You'll be hooked. Trust me on this one!
This is the icon for Sling Shield. Learn it, love it, click it. (Odds are you'll probably hit the 3 key, though.)
Now that we have that out of the way, who are the Paladins of Aeos? As far as Stormthrone's story goes, Paladins belong to one of several martial traditions that favor "sword and board" combat. Some draw strength from a personal code of honor, while others are inspired by the sun goddess Beruva. Still others are just really, really strong. Yet in this new age, Paladins have been imbued with amazing powers that put them a step above "fighters with shields." With the defense-destroying Armorcrusher ability – which stacks up to 3 times – Paladins can help dispatch the toughest enemies quickly. And with Lay Hands, they can heal themselves or their allies.
Paladins are brave, strong, and more than a little magic-infused. And, perhaps most important of all, they can use their shields like Frisbees. It's a win-win!
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