Which raid bosses do you Barrier and which do you Block?
I've starting taking my Warrior alt into LFR and was wondering which bosses I should use Shield Barrier (SBar) and which Shield Block (SB)? I have some notes on MSV about this, but can't recall where I got the advice. I strongly suspect it was this forum but can't find it, so if someone wants to link an earlier discussion that would be fine. I don't have any notes for HoF and TES
My notes are:
Stone Guard: SBar due to high rend & high vengeance
Feng: SBar due to low melee/high vengeance
Gara'jal: SB all damage blockable (shadowy attacks ignore absorbs)
Spirit Kings: SB as 80% melee and low vengeance
Elegon: SBar as high vengeance and breath attacks
Will: SB as most blockable
What would be corresponding pointers for HoF and Terrace? My default position is to use SB, although I can see for Lei Shi, it would be SBar. However, I'm starting to be more open-minded about SBar now, after reading Theck's latest blogs where it performed better against SB than I expected. Also, last night on Elegon, we lost much of the raid through the floor and I ended up coming third on healing, which I never expected to see a prot warrior doing. I felt like a Death Knight tanking: building up rage for a big Sbar to be up for the breath attack.