Our dear Kyr has decided to dabble in paladin tanking. As it so happens many of the officers are or have been paladin tanks, so it’s not as if he doesn’t have a plethora of opinions to draw from. I actually transferred to Azgalor as a paladin tank, and I am…reasonably comfortable on that role. I tend to have several heart attacks the first time I fight anything new and then, blessedly, mellow out after that.
You should have seen me doing Ignis trash-I was cowering in terror, because I’ve seen the adds cause wipes repeatedly when allowed to give healers hugs. I was quite proud of myself afterwards, too-no one died! Yay!
I’ve not found-as a Naxx25 and early Ulduar10 tank-that the recent nerfs have not really affected me much. I’ve even stopped thinking about how, exactly, I do it-I did my research on attack priorities, arranged my bar, and just smack the buttons when they’re shiny (I will so totes be an awesome ret pally). I keep an eye on defense cap, I try to get some hit, and I like dodge and parry! Block is okay, I guess. I think wairrors like block more. Stam + stuff gems are good! Yay, stam!
…and that is how I prot pally.
…I should probably leave teaching Ky up to Macharious, huh?
I might toss out a paladin tanking 101 guide though, because simplifying things for those of us who recoil in terror from the EJ forums is only doing some people a favor. :P
Non-bleeding edge tanks, ho!