View Full Version : Would like some advice on talents and glyphs

08-07-2009, 12:54 PM
I am new to this forum, but not new to tanking and WoW. I have been playing a little over a year and would like some advice concerning my Prot tree as well as what glyphs I should be using as a tank. I have a real hard time holding aggro with DK's in my group, but occasionally I can pull it off without a hitch, it really depends on how the DK plays.

Here are my talents and glyphs:
The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-talents.xml?r=Runetotem&n=Buralyn&group=1)

Any advice?

As a side note...does anybody else really not care for the PvP of WoW? Just curious.


08-07-2009, 01:18 PM
Max Damage/Rage Spec - 15/3/53 (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LAM00fZhZVItRx0zidIzsGo:dbczmo)

The Above is the current 15/3/53 Build that I prefer for maximum threat. It's got quite a few very high threat talents that you're missing so pay close attention to it and don't be afraid to straight copy it. It also sports the Blocking, Revenge and Devastate Glyphs. If you'd like a little more AOE threat you're welcome to flip the Devastate or Revenge glyph for the Shockwave one instead. The Blocking Glyph should always be used in any Warrior tanking spec.

In order to really maximize a Warrior's threat you're really going to need to be spamming Heroic Strike in single target situations and Cleave in multi-target situations. That's really what the spec I've link is all about. Doing a lot of damage and gaining a lot of rage. Also, keep in mind that the spec really doesn't sacrifice any survival-ish talents to accomplish this.

Overall though, you have to realize that DKs have better AOE threat than Warriors. There's really no way around that. Who has aggro will probably come down to whether or not you've got Shockwave available or not which you won't always. In the end though, it's not really about "beating" other tanks in threat. It's suppose to be about using these tools to hold aggro off DPSers and not hold them back from maximizing their damage.

08-07-2009, 01:22 PM
Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LAM00fZhbZMItrx0zidIzsGo:cTAMzm)

Is the tanking build I use for current content (ulduar / CotC) I know some people like to tank those 5 points into shield spec, but in ulduar, I hardly ever encounter avoidance strings to the point that I'm Oor and can't threat.

The glyphs can be changed if you are tanking heroics/naxx I'd suggest using blocking/revenge over SW/vig.

08-14-2009, 06:07 AM
Hey ven,

Just wanted to let you know I went with your spec tree and I really seem to be doing better at holding aggro...had my daughter make me the glyphs as some are kind of rare on my server.

Thanks so much for your help,

08-14-2009, 01:07 PM
Max Damage/Rage Spec - 15/3/53 (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#LAM00fZhZVItRx0zidIzsGo:dbczmo)

The Above is the current 15/3/53 Build that I prefer for maximum threat.
Do you really think it is worth it to put that 5th point in Shield Spec instead of a 2nd point into Imp Revenge?