Hi, someone has probably done this by now but could anyone possibly post the latest Best in Slot Gear list for a Protection Warrior for Patch 5.4? Please be an updated list as I'm sure people's preference on what gear is Best in Slot may change from time to time. It will be very appreciated. Thanks!
I've been using the Safeguard macro alot lately. There are alot of dual tank encounters in the current tier, especially the last two bosses come to my mind.
@targettarget can fuck you up though if you are targeted.Code:/cast [@targettarget,help,nodead][@mouseover,help,nodead][@target,help,nodead][@focus,help,nodead] Safeguard
Block (barrier uses the same)
BurstCode:#show Shield Block /cast Demoralizing Shout /cast Stoneform /cast Shield Block
ChargeCode:#show Dragon Roar /cast Berserker Rage /cast [mod:shift] Skull Banner /cast Bloodbath /cast Dragon Roar
TauntCode:#show Charge /cast Heroic Throw /cast Berserker Rage /cast Charge
Do you have any favorite macros?Code:#show Taunt /cast Heroic Throw /cast Berserker Rage /cast Taunt
I got lucky and got the cooldown reduce macro. Where do you put in recklessness? According to my calculation it is on 2min 29sec cooldown now (21%). Currently I have it macroed to SS and Devastate so I use it as soon as possible.
So we got Iron Juggernaut hc down on the 2nd attempt last night..
Had 17 pulls on Dark Shamans, best attempt being 16%. I was tanking Wavebinder or w/e she's called, with a Disc Priest, Elemental Shaman, Demo Lock (affli offspec), and Survival hunter.
The blobs didn't seem to be a problem, one 60+rage barrier and I could leap/thunderclap them without taking much/if any damage.
Just wanted to know what talents people were taking for this fight, if tanking Wavebinder? I was using shockwave, but can't help thinking bladestorm would have been better to just blitz every other wave of adds.
We have a Guardian Druid and Frost DK (who went blood spec for the 3 tank strat) on Haromm. DK started on Wavebinder, but I was barely taking any damage on Haromm, so we switched. Would either of those be better at tanking Wavebinder?
I was thinking a glyphed death and decay for the 50% slow on blobs, coupled with a frost trap, could be beneficial. However our Guardian Druid is running round with 79% crit when raid buffed, so she could cleave them down as they spawn?
Thanks in advance,
I would honestly suggest Dragon Roar for tanking Wavebinder, I'm not really a fan of bladestorm at all
Take mass Spell Reflect for the extra reflect on her frost strike as its around 600k per hit
For tanking Wavebinder warrior does it pretty excellently, better than most other classes
Just run in circles around her when shes spawning blobs and let the ranged cleave them down, they will die in seconds
I do agree with eddy here. I decided to switch to BS this week for the farm kill, and yeah, my DPS went up significantly but I won't call it a good decision. Ranged melt the blobs anyways as long as you stack them correctly, and Bladestorm can end in you taking unnecesary damage to basically pad the damage meter. I would go with DR for the 1st kill for damage on the Shaman. Also, the whole double reflect makes you the perfect one to tank the Wavebinder. It's a good 10 million damage reflect back to her at the end of the combat. No spikes on you, good free damage on her.
Yeah I figured the stacking of adds was key, and the circle running was the easiest method Think we just sucked with positioning the Toxic Storms.
Should get her down tonight, thanks for the replies!
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I take it the shift condition for your burst makes it so you press it everythgin goes off then when you hit shift you will drop banner so you get Droar off and then drop banner correct? If so looks like I need to add that much easyer that way than my DR+BB macro + I win button.
Last edited by Odina; 2013-10-11 at 02:15 PM.
I tanked Garrosh adds in phase 1 (normal mode). We used a range camp that altered position between two spots near the throne depending on weapon drop. I was the add tank and have a question. My final tactic for grabbing the adds was this:
Until I started delaying my Dragon Roar for wave 3 and used Mocking banner on wave 2 I found it hard grab the adds in time and not having dps die that started bursting right away. But after that it was piece of cake. What do you do on tanking Garrosh adds?Wave 1:
Leap+Clap on mobs from right > intervene to melee / charge mobs from left > dragonroar
Mocking Banner on mobs from left > Leap+Clap on mobs from right
Same as wave 1.
the mob pack I leaped/bannered first was the one that would reach the range camp first
prior to wave1 I tanked the boss for some nice vengeance boost
O and side note... this is one of my favorites since I HATED double hitting it and disactivating by accident /cast !heroic leap
Odina you got sth wrong there.
Banner has to be cast prior to Dragon Roar for 20% crit damage boost. Same goes for Berserker Rage to make sure that you are enraged. What you are talking about is Recklessness.Throw down a war banner at your feet that increases the critical damage of party or raid members within 40 yards of the banner by 20%. Lasts 10 sec.
If you cast banner after DR you miss out on 20% damage and 20% of that damage is not applied to Bloodbath aswell. Not good.
Any luck with endless 30+ proving grounds?
I got to wave 28ish but decided it to try it on my brewmaster monk - it was a million times easier than doing it on my prot warr.
Was using a mastery heavy build (which is what I was running in ToThc with), switched to Second Wind and it was fine. I expect it to be even easier with avoidance now, might have another bash at it later and see!
One thing I did notice was that they hotfixed Fear abilities in there? Apparently using Fear/Intimidating Shout wasn't broken by the NPC attacks, so you could Fear/Cause them to tremble in horror and /afk while the NPC killed them. I did it without using fear, just assumed they'd be immune to Intimidating shout so never even bothered trying, so it can be done without it!