Today's event is melee combat. We will start with the shaman.
ShamanThe shaman has good melee capabilities, and is able to fight his/her way out of most situations. The only downside is lack of combat buffs in the early levels. Three basic weapon buffs, and they extremely good.
Paladin Paladins are very good fighters, because they have a great selection of weapons, and a lot of buffs that can be used instantly or near instantly. The paladin has the fighting capabilities of a warrior, but lacks the extra attack moves.
Round two: Paladin wins!