Oct 6th 2010 7:56PM Scalin,
I can't comment on tanking wrath dungeons on the PTR, but if you're in 245/251 I can see how these abilities may hit a lot less. I'm also not sure all the same threat buffs in beta have been applied to 4.01.
I can say by the time I cleared Hyjal I had replaced 75% of my gear which was similar levelto yours. The increase in gear makes a big difference as I'm using a 309 dps weapon compared to just over 200 dps in wrath.
Oct 6th 2010 3:01PM I'm not having near the threat issues you are. At level 83 my warriors shield slams are hitting quest mobs for 9k and 12-14k in reg 5 mans. You may want to check you are talented and glyphed properly if you are only pulling 6k slams.
Even on AOE pulls in Stone Core I usually don't have much trouble holding aggro. Make sure vigilence is on highest DPS and go to town. Make sure you are using rend before thunder clap since rend can be spread that way, cleave, then shockwave as needed. Though if possible hold the shock wave until 3 stacks of the new buff from thunderclap to it.
Single pulls open with charge or heroic throw, devestate, rend, tclap unless CC is around, pop revenge or shield slam when they proc, SS without sword and board if you have tons of rage. Use HS when nothing else is available and rage is not an issue.
Again, if your SS is 6k crits and revenge is 4k crits either you haven't played in the most recent build or you are rocking 80 quest blues from wrath, or you aren't talented properly.
Oct 6th 2010 10:56AM As a tank in Beta I approve this message. In fact this was one of the first things I provided feedback on, though I was clearly not the only one. It did have the advantage of making me more thoughtful in hitting keys rather than pounding devestate non stop until something better was off cooldown but waiting 2 seconds for a SS or impending victory, revenge, or even worse, hitting shield bash or spell reflect was really tiresome.
Nothing like waiting 2 seconds to pop shield bash when the boss has a 1.5 sec cast major heal or damage spike.
Sep 16th 2010 12:36PM Even my 5 year old used the M key to go from the starter area in Tirisfall to Brill on his own.
Jul 22nd 2010 5:17PM Edit to add:
TBH i could care less about hitting the level cap first I just want my rogue to be a goblin instead of a troll and I plan on leveling it first.
Jul 22nd 2010 5:11PM I plan on giving my rogue a race change to goblin on day 1. it's in full T10 and should be primed to burn through the last 5 levels pretty fast. Whats a kill x mobs quest when you can drop most mobs in 3 seconds.
Jan 4th 2010 6:25PM I remember the only time CoD ever procced a Doomguard for me. We were running heroic BM back in the day when it took a full minute to kill one of the portal spawns. Tank would grab spawn, I'd DoT and shadow bolt the hell outta it, while the other 2 DPS took care of all the adds. Sometime after the second boss the portal guy is about to die and the tank takes off to look for the next portal. CoD lands the killing blow and next thing I know I have this huge winged demon wailing on me. I was at half health before I realized what it was and enslaved it. We used it to tank the next two portals before we had to kill him since his enslave timer was getting short.
Other than a fun story, the thing was useless.
Mar 26th 2009 2:31PM Before you go off and slam the DK's featured might I suggest you actually read their stories.
Mundien is leveling and learning to tank with his DK while deployed at sea in the Navy.
Regardless of your opinion about a DK's ability to faceroll I think he deserves your respect.
Mar 16th 2009 11:24AM @ Robert,
Improved blood presence will apply its healing effects to you regardless of what presence you are actually in.
Therefore, you can benefit from it's self healing while tanking in Frost Presence.
Mar 16th 2009 11:17AM I had good success testing this blood tank spec on the PTR
It was pre lichborne nerf which will free up 6 points to move around in blood or unholy for more threat producing talents.
Here is how it performed
Given the latest changes I beleive blood tanking will be fully viable and likely prefereable to Unholy, if for no other reason it will buff Unholy DPS since you will be one less person fighting for ebon plague.