I understand that for the most part, these boards are used as a gateway to communicate with SE, but I figure I would be able to get some good advice here from you guys.
So anyway, I decided to level paladin awhile back and as of now I am level 80. I'm assuming that most people assume that once you get to 75 you are expected to be *good* at your job. However, I have had no prior experience playing paladin in an endgame or even abyssea setting - my experience with it for the first 60 levels or so were old-school 6-man parties and afterwards it was GoV books till 72ish and then dominion parties.
I know stuff about the various types of emnity and have all the right merits and things but right now I have more of a paper understanding of the job as apposed to a functional one. I don't really know things like how to properly time my abilities for the best defensive results or to get emnity, especially how to play /nin and how to maintain hate against heavy DD's. Another thing I'm confused about is the priority of stats - as far as I can tell, flat damage taken -gear seems to be the priority and having full creed +2 seems to be a good idea as far as I know, but where do the other stats like HP+, VIT, MDB ect come into play - what should be prioritized (aside from the obvious "use MDB gear against mages" thing. Good places/mobs to skill up shield skill which is now quite low due to group-leveling?
If anybody could share their wisdom or even link me to an exceptionally good 75+ pld guide I would really appreciate it. I know there are a lot of frustrations with the current position of PLD in the non-voidwatch scene and honestly I would rather take the time to learn how to be an exceptional paladin than to race to 95 and be a gimp in full +2.