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9-05-2007 @ 4:04AM
I tanked endgame pre-BC as a pally. Just kinda rubs me wrong when someone says we weren't around and were viable back then. Of course we weren't AS viable back then as we are now (thank god for the changes) but tanking 5 mans, ZG and MC was definetly possible. You left alot out with this short guide (I understand you probably had to) but let me add a bit.1) Don't use seal of vengeance. Its a gimic seal and is useless. As you said, use Righteousness at all times after a judgement of wisdom.2) Downrank Holy shield and Consecration. Rank 1 Holy shield does just as much mitigation for alot less mana. Once you got firm aggro, switch to rank 1. Not many classes will be riding your ass for aggro so it shouldnt be a problem. Same with consecration. All you need to do is get the mobs attention, and then Holy Shield will keep it. This is especially important in places like Black Morass. You can hold all the adds on every portal just by alternating Rank 1 and Max Rank consecrations while spamming Holy Shield.3)Don't use Retribution Aura until you are geared beyond kara and then only use it in gear checks youve already passed. Example - when entering Kara dont be an idiot and use Retribution for a minor amount of threat. You will need EVERY ounce of mitigation to survive those first fights until you get some better gear. Once you got gear from Kara then you will find yourself having to downgrade gear just to keep your mana bar full from healing in 5 mans. Thats when you can switch back to using Retribution Aura.4) Get the Macros for our taunt and blessing of protection and USE them. They give us the speed of a warrior taunt with the range of your average spell. Use blessing of protection anytime someone pulls aggro off you. Get practice using them both all the time.5) In answer to the other poster. No dont judge crusader. Always judge wisdom. You dont need the added threat. If you got the mana, you got the threat. Much better to judge wisdom.With a properly open minded guild prot pallies can do wonders. Good luck guys!
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