View Full Version : Pally seeking advice

06-28-2009, 06:24 AM
The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Frostmourne&n=Cowardlee)

I'm an old school prot warrior who has recently converted his old holy pally to tankadin. A lot of what there is about pallies these days is new to me, and I was hoping to throw a few question to those more learned than myself.

I've been 80 for about a week now and, as impatient as I can be, am chomping at the bit to get into some MT raiding roles. I'm constantly comparing myself to my warrior and definately feel a lot more squishy than he. In fact, several times during a heroic I've had healers ask me if i was def capped.

Is there anything I am particularly missing as far as gem/chant/gear selection goes? Should I be focusing more on Block than I am, and if so, how do I do this without sacrificing stam?


P.S: My next emblem purchase will be the chest.

06-28-2009, 06:34 AM
just a simple question do you constantly keep up the sacred shield?

Dont worry too much about block because when you are getting more t7 pieces it will increase

06-28-2009, 06:45 AM
Sacred Shield's usually up, but to be honest, it does slip away from me from time to time. I personally never thought a shield that absorbed 500dmg was really that valuable, so it has never really been a priority. Am I underestimating it? Or just not understanding it?

06-28-2009, 08:05 AM
Sorry made a translation mistake (I dont play in english) I ment holy shield (which increases block chance by 30%)

06-28-2009, 09:23 AM
Sacred shield is not a static 500 damage, it scales with spellpower, fairly potently, too. I try to keep it up during boss fights as it tends to be 800~1200 damage from every third swing.

Spec stuff

#1: Lose 5/5 divinity for Div Sac and Divine Guardian. Solid buff to Sacred shield and div sac is an awesome tool.

#2: 2/2 imp judgement is a waste of a talent point. 1/2 is where it's at.

The two combined should put you at 3/5 divinity which is good enough.

06-28-2009, 10:58 PM
Yeah, thanks.
I was planning a talent adjustment in those respects next time i'm on.

No one has mentioned anything about my gear. Can I assume by that I'm on the right track?

06-29-2009, 03:06 AM
I would say your gear is quite fine, a got place to hunt for better leg armor would be sartha 10. That is y I actually asked you if you kept up holy shield, because I didn't see a problem with your gear.

One thing about your chest enchant, people might disagree on it but, you could swap it for the defense enchant to further increase your avoidance.

06-29-2009, 08:49 AM
Obs it is. Hopefully I can persuade my guild to stoop back to that level.

I went for the stam enchant because, once I hit the def cap, it was imperative for me to get my HP up as high as possible. My server seems a little paranoid when it comes to tanks, and people have a tendency to get their hackles up when they don't see big numbers upon starting a PUG.

I could use a better weapon enchant as well, but until i get a decent weapon, I'm sticking with the cheap chains.

Oh, and yeah, Holy Shield usually goes up as soon as i pull, and stays up.

Thanks for the help