Prot Warrior - AE tanking guide?
Currently my TPS has no issues on boss mobs, however, when dealing with 4-5 pulls as a prot warrior, things become flimsy (for me atleast). A DK using D/D or the likes can easy snag one or two off of me, even if I am TC/SW when the cooldowns are up.
This is quite irratating, and frankly I think it is a prot warrior mechanic, BUT, perhaps I am doing something wrong that can be simply fixed. Are any of you other prot warriors having similar issues with TPS when having to tab through 3-5 mobs, then losing the main target due to having to tab target to gain control of the other 3? If not, is there a guide that or suggestion that may alleviate this issue? If you get some time Cider, or another tank, I think an AE tanking guide for Prot Warriors would be very useful because its frustrating the hell out of me, and I'm sure that I'm not the only one.
Thanks for your time and consideration.
AoE threat issues....hmmm
When AoE tanking came to the prot warrior many things have changed, the use of your TC and SW may not be enough and in some cases SW may lessen your overall threat gen (expecially if a DK is in party). To increase your overall threat gen you may first want to stack some more AP as TC directly generates bonus threat based on 5% of your AP, this may not seem like alot but its the fine line of gaining aggro vs losing it. Try using Battle shout over Commanders in thrash situations. Finally get a glyph of cleave and open up with a nice combo of [Charge(macro with heroic throw and bloodrage)- Cleave+TC(another goody macro)-SS(popping SB of course and trinkets)-blow all your rage spamming cleave then when then when the second TC become available again pop it and finally use SW. Now the reason you wait for the SW is for the simple fact u popped shield block and will be taking no dmg, in conjuction with the new talent Damaging Shield you will continue to generate threat unlike stunning the whole trash group (Which can lead to lose of threat do to rage starvation or too much dps). A couple things that may help you very quickly with your threat problem may be your spec (12/8/51) i believe is the best threat gen spec. your glyphs such as Major- blocking(+10% BV), Cleave(+1 target), and Resonating Rage(-5 rage cost amkes TC cost only 8 rage) works very well alowing your initail charge + bloodrage macro generate a perfect amount of threat to execute perfect threat gen :D some Minor are simply your choice and will have little effect except for the glyph of TC allowing 2 yard bonus range , i also enjoy glyph of bloodrage and a glyph of charge for 5 bonus yards allowing for a more aggressive and confident tanking, not to mention u will use heroic throw at the same distance as your charge to evoid any mishap :rolleyes:. But i should make you aware before you try this to understand that cycling your SS thru the group is better threat hold STILL then a spam of cleave. Good Luck bud !