All I can say to this is HOLY CRAP! My guy and I (Yes somebody is back playing a shaman ^_^) were killing demon-spawn pigs while in Hellfire last night. I was on my paladin, he on his newly transferred Shaman, and he had a brilliant... well, what if I - moment, dropped a box around me, gave me a minimum of 1.5k threat and then started going to town on a three pull of pigs. It was completely nuts, and I think we managed to drop a tertiary target before the main one died.
Now, yes, he's in crappy, largely pre-outlands gear, is the melee shaman spec, and had the two handed staff from one of the first quests in outlands, plus being Salvationed = I'm trying to learn HOW to tank still! But things were going down faster than I've ever managed before on Di. Now, its not nearly as fast as Tzia can pull something down, but its hyperactive enough to be extremely fun... and at this time, extremely overpowered!
Windfury totem procs + Reckoning Procs + Consecration + Holy Shield = things dying very, very quickly. I'm absolutely loving this. All I need to do now is get him geared up and then things ought to really take off!
And a special thanks to an orc hunter on Ysera, who linked me a great Tankadin guide. It was exactly what I was looking for!
This is a spark post coming off my Blog Azeroth one. If you've read that one, you are probably wondering... why is Tzia looking for a Tanking Pally blog? Well... okay, minor confession time. I have a 62 Blood Elf Paladin on Quel'dorei as well. Her name is Dione. She was the first major character I played on Quel'dorei. She's been an AoE Protection Build since about level 45. I tried Ret... it didn't work. I have not tried holy... nor do I want to at this time.
I want to try tanking as a prot spec paladin. I more than have the money to change out Di's gear through Tzia (she is not getting the epic flyer, no way!) so money is not an issue, but trying to figure out HOW to tank is. I've only ever seen one paladin tank pull it off from the perspective of a hunter... well... I guess I shouldn't say that, Anolle on Quel'dorei was my introduction to Paladin Tanking. Dimelos on Echo Isles is another major example. Now? I want to try it on Dione!
The problem arises in the fact that Anolle is about as explanitive as a well... box of rocks. He just doesn't seem to be able to tell me how he does it. I'm fine with that, some people just aren't able to explain how they do what they do. I haven't tried Dime yet for explinations, but seeing as Di is Horde Side, Quel'dorei and he's Echo Isles (Yazmin's Server) and Alliance... its not like I can easily ask a question of him when I run into trouble.
No, I need a good paladin tanking blog where I can sit down, drink my coffee / have ramen and just read then practice it. I've already got my amazing and wonderful guild priest from QD willing to let me drag her into LStrat or DStrat (or heck both!) and attempt to tank, without killing an entire group as I learn the ropes. Believe me... Elin could more than yank away threat as a geared out 70 priest.
This does not mean that I won't be playing Yazmin, but I feel I need to get back to QD a bit more, so that the guild doesn't burn anything down while I'm away... believe me, I've got guild members that probably would if I handed them a lighter and a bit of charcoal. :p
So now, all I need is a good blog that explains the how to, the spec, and the gear... shouldn't be too hard to find... I hope.
Well, running around reading other people's blogs while you are trying to find a decent Prot Tank Paladin blog can sometimes lead you to stumble onto some pretty amazing sites!
I honestly cannot remember now how I landed on The Empty Quiver, but Caleria led me to an interesting forum for WoW Bloggers. So, I joined, and found that One Among Many and Pike are already listed on the Forum. Considering I read these two every day before school while sipping at my morning coffee, its a nice place to find. And, I think I might have found my Paladin Tank blog via Blog Azeroth.
Blog Azeroth is a forum for all those that blog about the game World of Warcraft, and our experiences in it. So, go ahead, follow this link over to the forums, if you wish!