View Full Version : I love to tank but im stuck

10-26-2009, 07:40 AM
i do some HCs and i am a good tank but i seem to get the blame for everything!!!!!!!

my gear is not great and that is why I tak the blame
i did Uk HC today and no wipe not even anyone died so it cant be that bad

pls pls guys check out my gear and give me some help I tried to tank in TOC NORMAL today and it didnt go well the group sucked of course I took the blame
pls if someone can check out my talent tree and give some tips
my main problem seems to be other than gear that no matter what i do
my aggro seems to fly away very quickly escially if the DPS is really high

pls help i like to tank and going DPS is the cowards way out for me
my name is pillspills EU realm Aggramar

10-26-2009, 07:49 AM


10-26-2009, 08:23 AM
well how does that help!!????

10-26-2009, 08:38 AM
Your posting in the wrong section. This thread will eventually be moved to the Halp Section.

Actually posting your armory link is appreciated, if people are going to take the time to give you some help making it as convenient as possible for them is highly recommended.

While we love to help people out I also recommend you read-up on some of the stickies here. We don't really appreciate telling people the same thing over and over when the answers still on the first page.

10-26-2009, 09:25 AM
Link armory in your main post.

Read forum rules, post to correct section.


10-26-2009, 09:43 AM
I know little to nothing about Pally tanking, my tank is a DK; however, from what I see your gear is what we all started out with for tanking heroics - oh how I long for the days before a tank's worth was measure by unbuffed hp; but, you're really light on the enchanting and the gemming. I know this sounds awful, but PuG's look at how you gear, enchant and gem your tank to determine if you're a good tank. It's shallow, but in some ways not entirely without merit - how you gem and enchant says whether or not you understand your class and spec.

You have virtually no enchants and your gems are all over the place. First order of business, lose the welfare gem. WoW Heroes - World of Warcraft PvE character info & ratings (http://www.wow-heroes.com) will give you a good idea of how to enchant your gear. Most of your gear is transient right now, so don't spend a lot of gold, but you need to do some reasonable buffing of your gear. You're leaving stamina, defense, expertise, etc points on the table by not enchanting.

As for gemming. Don't gem for parry and you're almost leveled in JC, yet not one dragon's eye gem. Your helm,boots and belt are worth the gold to do right, so spend some on them. Also, you have a meta in your helm that doesn't appear to be activated. Hunt around Tankspot you'll find some good enteries on how to gem.

Part of your threat issue may be that you have almost no hit rating. Enchanting can free up some gem slots for hit and you can enchant some hit. Mobs won't stay aggroed if you keep missing.

Anyway, I'm sure others will give you some pally specific advice. Good luck and remember 969 (only thing I know about Pally tanking).

10-26-2009, 12:28 PM
I'm going to have to agree with theotherone here, your gems are all over. For one, ditch to cloak, you can get a decent BoE cloak (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37197) out of the AH for 20-40g that will be MUCH better then your crit cloak. If you haven't already done the Sons of Hodir quest chain in Storm Peaks, I'd start that off to get your shoulder enchant (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=44132). The chest piece is a decent one until you have enough badges to buy your T8 from the conquest vendor. Other then that, enchant your gear for defense, because the upgrades you get will generally have less defense but more dodge/parry/block so you'll need to make up for the difference. Gemming wise, I'd swap out your meta with this (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=41380) if you can afford the slight drop in defense. Make sure your meta gem is always activated, remember socket bonuses aren't always that important.

You've got the starting of a new heroic tank, so don't let wipes discourage you, it takes some time. The 9/6/9 that theotherone is referring to is a max tps rotation that should help with aggro issues if any. My personal 969 roation (and this is all to player preferrence) is Holy Shield / HotR / Judgement / SoR / Concecrate / HotR and so on. This way you will never be waiting for a cooldown and can constantly keep up your threat. Hope this helps.