was taken from here http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/classes/paladin.html
Doesn't have as many combat options and strengths as the Warrior
Cannot equip as many weapon types as the Warrior
Very gear dependant class
* Learning the proper Blessings and aura type for each battle
* Remembering to use Blessings on everyone as needed
* Mastering healing techniques
Paladins are the consummate knights in shining armor, meant to be in the thick of things. Their defensive abilities allow them to stand toe to toe with monsters and take a beating - they are tanks overall. This is not the sole purpose of a Paladin, of course; their auras, seals, heals and resurrection spells give them the chance to act as a support healer.
Sounds more like a support class to me.