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1-14-2010 @ 11:05AM
Nice.Now if we could get one for DKs and warriors too we'd be all set.
1-14-2010 @ 11:50AM
This implies there is one for Druids. I'm gonna try finding it, I could sure use some help.I just finished Deadmines as a bear and had to put up with a ninja looting, mob pulling mage (he got kicked) a brand new player in the guise of a ret paladin, wearing a sheild, using Righteous Fury and a hunter (replaced the mage) who's pet was growling and he'd pull packs too. They had to put up with a tank that didn't know the instance at all. Only the Priest DPS (/wave to Silico if she reads this) and the Druid healer (/wave to, crap forgot your name) were what i'd call "good" players.I like to think I have an acceptable knowledge of tanking, my main is a paladin tank, but I was struggling to keep agro with such a mix of issues in the group.I'd like to point out that the paladin did take things on board he removed RF and told us he'd look to get a 2 hander for dpsing in the future. I wish all new players were as willing to learn as he was!
1-14-2010 @ 12:48PM
Get glyph of maul as quick as you can and use maul every time you can. Between that and swipe when you get it and you'll have no problems. If you are having issues with single target threat i would say use FF feral every time you can, once you get mangle flop between FFF and mangle while always using maul whenever you can....it is a threat gen machine. Don't forget that a tank's job is to lessen the amount of dmg they take so use barkskin whenever you can to ease up the amount of beatings you take, and keep demo roar up if you can.
1-14-2010 @ 12:49PM
Ugh... yes please... low level warrior tanks make me shudder... and DK's... how about just a straight stat introduction for them??
1-14-2010 @ 1:04PM
Thanks for those tips, i got the glyph before going it certainly helps, and when levelling with my friend I can generally hold mobs on me so it's maybe just the fact they are elite mobs, or trying to keep 3 dps on the same mob. Barkskin and FF will help me, I should get them soon enough I'd imagine.
1-14-2010 @ 3:13PM
To the bear tank above. While I know that Rage is still slightly hard to come by, this macro will change your life. #showtooltip/cast Swipe (bear)(Rank *)/cast !Maul * = your current Swipe Rank.This macro will constantly queue Maul for you as you swipe, which is honestly a godsend. I would have quit tanking a loooong time ago if I hadn't found this macro.
1-14-2010 @ 3:47PM
You don't need to add a rank to the macro...
1-14-2010 @ 4:47PM
Mal,The DK guide has already been written here: http://www.tankspot.com/forums/f14/59900-comprehensive-guide-death-knight-tanking.htmlI'm level 66 and have been querying this as a bible of sorts :D Daniel recently did a great tanking article for DK's here: http://www.wow.com/2010/01/12/lichborne-a-death-knight-primer-for-tanking-5-man-dungeons/
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