View Full Version : Tanking Paladin Tank needs help
08-23-2010, 05:22 PM
Hi there, I just recently got my skills (at the playing the game) and most of my gear to the point where i can finally raid as a main or offtank in ICC. But I am having some issues holding threat and dealing enough DPS to keep it.
here I am
08-23-2010, 08:15 PM
The standard answer still applies - make sure you're doing the rotation right. Your spec and glyph setup is great, which tells me you have looked up stuff (including 96969) but I think you probably need more practice with it, as do all new tanks (takes a while for that muscle memory to kick in).
That being said, a level 200 weapon is not doing you any favors. There are a few farmable ones from 5-mans, including Peacekeeper Blade, Rimefang's Claw, and the shield block axe - whatever it's called. Or just keep farming ICC 10 and hope Bonebreaker Scepter drops, that would be a nice up.
You should also finish enchanting your gear, and certainly replace that frost resist belt and the parry trinket. You can get upgrades to both (lower level but still significant upgrades) in reg ToC 5-man.
A Weapon Chain on your weapon, for instance, would help a bit with threat until you get a good enough weapon to deserve Mongoose or something. 28 hit rating is not bad, for what 15-20 gold.
08-25-2010, 11:03 AM
Harmacy is spot on with his analysis. The only thing I have to add is to make sure you are using Seal of Vengeance/Corruption not Command. Command is okay for packs of mobs that die quickly like in heroics. However, Vengeance is much better in raids.
08-25-2010, 09:31 PM
Ok I am going to be the other side and say even doing the perfect rotation etc you are going to have threat issues in ICC using http://www.wowhead.com/item=37401 with any sort of geared dps.
If you cant get http://www.wowhead.com/item=50268 from H-POS grab a DPS weapon you are at 557 def and don't need +def as much as you need threat and whack mongoose on whatever you end up using.
I would even go with http://www.wowhead.com/item=47661 over the dodge libram given your position ATM you probably have it for your ret spec.
At the moment you also have no chant on shoulders or shield both of which have +def options if you really need to cover otherwise go with stam chants.