If you are teh rook tank just tank rook ontop of sun and face rook away. Make a /target sun cast pummle /target rook macro and whenever she starts to cast and you have pummel up nail her with it! Then just do the fight as normal.. go off and tank mysery away etc... you may not rank but your dps will still go up
I tried it out this week and was able to pull 160k...not rank material but up considerably from teh 130k I was doing without stacking / interupting ! If you are alreayd hitting 160k then you should be well higher with that cahnge.
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I disagree that for ranking you need to cheat DPS or whore vengeance... Most combats you can rank just doing them the right way.
Protectors for example, I don't see a reason not to aoe everything. That I would call the right way, everyones DPS goes higher, there are no disvadvantages. Most classes can cleave/aoe while focusing down a target faster than the others. Some don't even lose single target damage while doing so (us, for example. Glyphed TC at CD is not something I would call a single target DPS loss). Others do gain single target damage while cleaving. When one of the bosses dissappear during Desperate Measures, they don't receive any more damage, so they naturally keep their HP separated. You may need to separate the first you bring down in the last 33% to 0%, to balance them, but otherwise... Thunderclaping and revenge hitting all three of them is the best way to do the combat.
Just wondering if anyone has experimented with a macro button that casts Shield Slam, Revenge and Devastate (order depending on your build/preference/encounter) and just calling it "Rage" button? Hell you could probably throw in a shout and enrage too. Obviously it would get boring fast, but it frees up extra buttons and you don't need to track proc's as much.
Just to clarify I don't do this personally and probably won't just because I would feel like I'm cheating a little bit. Just wondered if anyone has tried something like that out.
That was just an example. The damage itself does not effect the damage reduction percentage once you have enough vengeance to beat the stamina part of the shield barrier formula.
But read Nillo's post. Your armor reduction is affected by enemy level.
The question is: Why are you not tanking the boss? I imagine DK's would have it easier picking up adds with bloodboil. He either needs to stop using aoe or take the adds (whilst you focus on boss single target).
I'm tanking the boss while our paladin tank takes the adds, it's easier for him to pick the adds up and i start thunderclapping when the mobs are below 30%, even then i sometimes pull aggro, but at that point it doesnt matter anymore since they are about to die.
The following was taken from slootbags stream on one of Midwinters altraids, all credits to them
Blood Dk tanks the Boss on one side and collects the adds spawning there. You pick up the other pack and bring it to the boss. As soon as he pulls aggro from you, you simply taunt the boss. Et voílà you have all the adds on one tank and the boss on the other. For the next add spawn you simply switch roles.
With Juggernaut yeah it will be more optimal to use shield barrier for mitigating the breath damage + DoT but I was just doing that to push the DPS as the tank healing wasn't really that challenging on it, surprisingly
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Our other tank is another warrior, he goes for Mastery and I go for straight Avoidance.