Just got some new Blue news today on some of the changes to Professions in cataclysm. As paladins, there are several professions that would best fit our class. Especially with the hybrid aspect of our class, there are several that can provide benefits for each spec.
It seems to be pulling some folks out of the woodworks, and I’m sure pulling the farmers out, so that they can begin gathering to flood the market early.
I personally have Mining and Enchanting on my Paladin. I have been really slow at leveling these skills, but have finally reached 450 with Enchanting, and am at least onto Northrend ores with mining.
I chose enchanting specifically because I didn’t want to dump the cash to buy enchants, and would rather gain the materials myself if possible. Now-a-days, everyone gets some materials if I’m in the group, but I still end up getting my fair share. I would enjoy it if the enchanter himself gets slightly more if they win the disenchant roll, but that’s only wishing. I have taken full advantage though, and am able to sometimes enchant a new piece of gear mid raid/dungeon, allowing me to use it right away.
I chose mining partially for the chance at getting gems and either selling them or getting them cut, but that’s just taken a long time, and I’ve been a bit lazy about it. The stamina boost, however, was somewhat useful, especially when I was tanking.
The new changes from Cataclysm though, do promise some interesting changes. See more info on it after the break.