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5-23-2010 @ 10:13PM
Prot pallies having issues in lolheroics: Unless you're riding defense cap (doubtful), take of your pants+maybe a little more, and make sure you're running Sanc over Kings.Done.Other than that, very nice article, and worth reading for all healers who don't already know this stuff/want a refresher.
5-23-2010 @ 10:39PM
I prefer removing my sword and board- still over def cap, but a lot more 'fun' for the healers.
5-24-2010 @ 2:13AM
The article also makes a rather huge assumption.The majority of theorycraft shows that Spiritual Attunement at 1/2 is enough for raids and then some. In fact with that spec I have only had mana issues in a raid with fights where the adds come in waves which are spread out (looking at you valithria) or where tank swaps might take a while (festergut when I am not tanking and just going to town in the 3rd inhale phase) more than 1 pt is overkill in a raid, and the glyph is just plain not needed there.In heroics, this spec has the drawback of expecting a lot more incoming damage than someone usually takes in normal situations. In this situation the preferred methods are:A) Pull more mobsB) Take off your pants.I'm now at the point of just tanking 2-3 packs at once since that not only lets me get mana but it doubles my DPS and so the run is faster.Finally:Unlike bears and warriors, tankadins don't get mana from a shield going away, so they can actually get their blue rage bar hosed if the Disc priest is really good. My wife had a habit of doing this to me until I made her look at my mana bar when she did it compared to not in the exact same instance 2 nights in a row. Easing off the bubble unless they are hitting 30% in a heroic is just a nice thing. Most times you will be able to just renew them anyway. In a raid, go to town.
5-24-2010 @ 3:14AM
Yes, I pull more when I know the group or can tell DPS is good enough/the healer isn't going to be stressed (heck, bringing a pocket rogue = pull everything :) ) but for other times pants are the way to go.Just remember, a tabard keeps you modest :P
5-24-2010 @ 5:01AM
@Angusi'm pretty sure tankadins get mana back when the shield (disc priest) pops. i'm currently leveling up my priest as disc (lvl 52 atm), so i'm not positive about this. i do have the 4 classes that tank that are 80, and all of them do tank.Rapture Rank 3When your Power Word: Shield is completely absorbed or dispelled you are instantly energized with 2.5% of your total mana, and you have a 100% chance to energize your shielded target with 2% total mana, 8 rage, 16 energy or 32 runic power. This effect can only occur once every 12 sec.from that, it looks like the tankadin gets 2% total mana. sure not a lot, but if you're having mana issues in heroics, i guess it helps
5-24-2010 @ 8:21AM
@Kooshi: 2% mana for a tankadin is usually 88 Mana.My Wife's shield in T9 was healing me for around 2K with the glyph, which is 20% of what it absorbs. So figure 10K. With the glyph heal I would get 188 total mana. 5% of 10K is 500.Had she healed me for the damage instead of put a shield on me I would have 312 more mana. Doesn't seem like much, but when your mana pool is 4394. it is 14% of my mana pool that didn't show up. In a full rotation it stacks up VERY fast.
5-25-2010 @ 7:25PM
On my paladin tank (t-10) i just use SoW and consecrate never leaves the floor, never have threat issues, never run out of mana, so if your a pally tank (higher gear levels. this is not doable in blues and 200 purples without losing threat) you might consider this if you havent
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