Topic Help me improve! :D
Edited by Ergarr on 11/06/12 18:17 (BST)
Meta: eternal shadowspirit diamond
blue: puissant dream emerald
red: fine ember topaz
yellow & prismatic: fractured amberjewel
Head: earthen ring thingy
shoulders: therazane thingy
cloak: 250 armor
chest: 75 stamina
bracers: 50 dodge
gloves: 65 mastery
belt: ebonsteel belt buckle
pants: stamina/dodge enchant
Your most valued stat is mastery. If a piece of gear doesent have it, you reforge to it right away. You usually reforge threat stats to mastery or dodge. As for dodge and parry, you want to keep the % of these as close as possible, but you want to have 0,5 - 2% more parry than dodge, due to hold the line talent. So lets say a piece of gear has mastery and parry on it, you reforge the parry to dodge, since we get parry from strenght and you will allmost always have more parry than dodge.
Your spec doesent look that bad, but it needs a few tweaks. first drop points out of drums of war and blood craze and then use those points to fill deep wounds to 3/3 and then get last stand from the prot tree. Last stand shares a cooldown with rallying cry, but there will be times when you need that 20% fast for you to survive and when the rest of the group isnt in that much danger. If you are going to raid, then drop points out of gag order, its a pretty solid talent for 5mans, but its useless for raids. If you arent raiding, then feel free to put the remaining points where you want.
Prime glyphs look perfect. Just replace glyph of long charge with the thunderclap one, it helps with aoe tanking. On minors, replace intimidating shout with demoralizing shout. I normally only use intimidating shout when i need to get mobs away from someone or as an extra interrupt if mobs are able to be feared.
Cant see anything else that needs fixing atm. Happy tanking!
If you are doing 5mans, check at start wich of the dps:ers has the best gear and put vigilance on him. Or check recount after a few trashpacks or something for the top dps. When in raids you will always put vigilance on the offtank or maintank.
AOE: charge, rend, thunderclap, shockwave, demoralizing shout and then start cleaving, revenging, shield slamming on cooldown. Spam sunder armor also while doing this. If you are having trouble with holding aoe threat due to high dps, you can intervene the healer and then heroic leap to the pack right away, gives you some soling threat.
Single target: heroic throw, charge, shield slam, rend, 3 stacks of sunder and then start revenge, heroic strike and shield slamming on cooldown. Keep rend, thunderclap and demoralizing shout up also.
Wrote this to another guy but im sure its just as good for you :)
My typical opener for a warrior tank is:
Charge > Rend (Cleave) > TC > SW > Demo Shout
That should give you some good starter threat, once SW is about to wear off use:
Berserker Rage - For extra rage when taking damage
Shield Block - For extra rage when blocking and for mitigation
Inner Rage - To reduce Cleave CD to 1.5 seconds
Then just TAB target and spam cleaves whilst weaving in TC's and Revenges, you should have a lot of rage from BRage and Sblock to be able to do this.
For single target I will link what I do and why, maybe youre not as knowledgable about the warrior tank so will just clarify to cover all bases.
Charge + Berserker Rage (for rage when being struck) > Rend (for rage) > Shield Block (for double Shield Slam damage + rage when blocking) > Shield Slam (threat) > Revenge (threat) > Devastate
I also use Heroic Strike depending on my rage level, if it seems im at maximum rage a lot I will pop Inner Rage and go Heroic Strike spamming
One macro is used
/cast Berserker Rage
/cast Battle Shout (optional)
You shouldnt use cleave right after rend if you have 0 rage before you pull, it ragestarves you most of the time for a short period.
Charge generates rage, Battle shout generates rage, you are more than likely to take at least 2 hits when charging a group so you should have enough rage.
If you do find yourself rage starved somehow, just cleave when you can