Skip to Content
11-27-2010 @ 11:40PM
As lame as it feels as I am typing this, I am actually scared to tank Cataclysm dungeons next week-ish... Maybe 2 months ago I solo-tank ICC10 through to Deathwhisperer and have no problems... Now after reading about changes to Shield Slam, threat modifiers on Devistate and Cleave, and the overall change to tank mechanics and I'm worried... I understand that AoE threat is a bit of a thing of the past, but I'm worried about single target stuff... Get stuck in a PUG with an over-zealous boomkin or hunter and it's a quick wipe... I am sure this will all prove to be pointless worrying, but I still think I will bring a healy alt through to see how other tanks do first.
11-28-2010 @ 12:44AM
See, there's a myth about aoe tanking. Warriors have always had it, it just required a LOT of work, and a quick tab targeting finger. What happened in Wrath was that Blizzard made warrior aoe abilities comparable to paladin stuff. So once people started to get good gear, it was aoefest.Now, they reverted aoe threat back to what it used to be like. So warriors who are used to tabbing like crazy are going to be fine. It's everyone else who's going to have to adjust.
11-28-2010 @ 1:03AM
I tanked dungeons in the beta when threat was probably half of what it is now, and have been tanking Wrath heroics here and there after 4.0.1, 4.0.3 and the recent hotfixes. Even at the low points earlier this year, I could manage; and I still wanted to tank as a warrior.Just run heroics to get the hang of new rotations, watch videos of Cataclysm dungeons to familiarize yourself with mechanics, and you should be all right.
11-28-2010 @ 1:35AM
I kinda feel the same way as Brandon Lincoln.Except I just don't want to tank pugs. I will tank a guild run though, when everyone is in vent. I am looking at what the tolls I have and to be honest I am just not feeling it (Tanking wise) this xpac. But a lot of other types of tanks feel the same way I guess, so maybe it will be ok.I dunno. But from what I have seen in the articles I have read. (I was not in the beta). I am not going into cata with a lot of confidence as a tank.I just wish that at least one of the new abilities we are getting this xpac was a definite tanking ability, the 3 seem to be dps only abilities which maybe-kinda-sorta can be used for tanking, which also makes me nervous.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.