So I have been looking around on the internet for a few hours but I cannot find any definitive information on the specific question I have. Maybe some more experienced players can help me. So I decided to roll a Holy Paladin. I love the healer gameplay and after playing a Priest last year on Kronos I, I decided to give the paladin class a chance. Looking for late game BiS pre-raid list, I found a patchwork of leather, mail and cloth armor... (http://vanillagaming.org/forum/index.php?topic=19592.0) For me (And that's just my opinion) it is silly to play a paladin and wear anything less than plate. That's would be a dealbreaker for me. I understand paladin are considered the best single target healers, very mana efficient and that you don't need armor as a healer if your tank is competent but that's not the point. I want to play a healer that wears plate armor, period. Is it possible to heal while wearing plate and still be relevant? I find the idea of a clothadin very silly flavor-wise. Is there any plate armor that gives the stats that a paladin need to be competitive late game or do paladin HAVE to wear cloth/leather to be healers in vanilla? Let's say I do not want to wear cloth/leather EVER on my paladin and play as a healer. Is it realistic or should I reroll now and play another class because I will never be able to find plate gear with the stats I need?