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Postby DracAlexstrasza » Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:20 pm

So happy to find this forum. ^_^

Just downed High King Maulgaur as mt and it made me double check my numbers... which led me here. Nice to find other prot pallys.

Wish me luck on nightbane this week. 37% after 5 attempts, but ran out of time before the Gruul's lair run.
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Re: yay

Postby Lorath » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:39 am

DracAlexstrasza wrote:Just downed High King Maulgaur as mt

Huge grats mate :)
It makes me glad to hear we can do that aswell, best of luck to you and yer mates on the coming Nightbane attempts!
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Postby Aergis » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:55 am

Wish me luck on nightbane this week. 37% after 5 attempts, but ran out of time before the Gruul's lair run.

Good luck! Just downed him last night as MT. The Panzar'thar Breatplate is MINE! :D
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Postby Kathryn » Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:08 pm

Aergis wrote:
Wish me luck on nightbane this week. 37% after 5 attempts, but ran out of time before the Gruul's lair run.

Good luck! Just downed him last night as MT. The Panzar'thar Breatplate is MINE! :D

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Postby Anatheme » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:57 pm

as the sig says, I used to be known under the name Anatheme. Played Druid on US servers at the release and i was among the first resto specced 10k armor bears to fish around.
Things went by, I loved playing druid, tried myself a bit at everything, but fell in love with the idea of "alternate tanking". Due to community denial tho, i ended up leaving the US servers to join RL friends on a EU serv. Played as a Warlock since it was the only class i couldnt beat in duel at the time, and that no one argue about what spec a demonist should be so long as they dps.

came tbc and i turned into a BE Paladin.

because my guild wanted paladins for raids.
because i wanted to look sexy (and dang, plate is so sexy sometimes)
because i wanted to go back to being an hybrid and back when i was struggling claws and fangs to be recognized as a druid tank (among my accomplishements as such, i was the tank of the first group in full blue gear to complete the 45 mins strat run of my server) i had often been told i should have been a paladin.

I leveled from 1 to 40 as retrib spec, and switched to protect as soon as i could touch holy shield. went up to 60 and tanked thru all the normal 5 man instances except arcatraz as i leveled up in some wierd AoE group (Warlock, Elem Sham, Hunter and pick up healer often traumatized by the murder madness our group was) At 70, i became the last rave for my guild's warlocks who were farming thrallmar rep for the stormcaller, tanking thru the normal instance pulling packs two by two and seeding away (my personal best was holding aggro on the whole corridor way thru 8 seeds of corruption before the last remaining mobs took off toward the two warlocks in the party).

Downed Nightbane being a healer with a 20/41/0 spec and relatively inadequat gear for such a spec before being convinced by my palapouf (read palabitch) leader to respec fully into Holy spec for raiding purpose and heroic instancing until i'd have "geared up". Recently after downing Gruul, my guild came into a Warrior's shortage and since the officers had kept in mind my tank gear was collecting dust in my bank and i had been whiney ever since i had respecced into Holy (even tho that earned me invites in lots of heroic runs and successful arena teams), I was asked/offered to respec into Protection again and "see how it turns".

Since then, I've successfully main healed an Heroic Mechanar (had a shadowpriest regen bot tho) with only two wipes on the last boss, letting me claim respeccing into protection had only diminished my "endurance" in healing (wow, i need skill now to manage my mana and heal in instance instead of just spamming away a 35% crit holy light), I've successfully tanked Heroic Rempart with both CC heavy and CC lacking groups, Heroic Mechanar, Heroic Shadowlab and some more instances.
As far as raids go, I'm in healing gear for Maulgar/Gruul and Magtheridon's thrash, I'm tanking Magtheridon's second add and assist healing/cube clicking on our successful Magtheridon's kills, and i'm expecting to be mostly healing in the next Karazan run i'll do, with a bit of OTing here and there.

All in all, i'm a happy paladin feeling "2k hps too low and anti-fear impaired to be a raid MT" but happily offtanking in raid and MTing in instances, fullfilling what i believe to be an Hybrid's role.

Hello everyone *smiles* that was quite a long introduction, but I've been pretty proud of it lately and wanted to share it with anyone here who cares about that.
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Postby Bausk » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:45 am

Bausk, 70 Paladin, Bloodscalp server.

I've quickly become the guild's "token Paladin Tank" as I'm the only one in our guild who has put in the time and effort into collecting tanking gear and actively tanking Heroics and have been allowed to offtank and do some maintanking in Karazhan. Hopefully things will improve when and if they decide to change or buff our talents.
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Postby Shadowhamer » Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:59 pm

hail and Well met fellow brothers of protection.

I am Shadowhamer, of the guild Victori te Salutant of Monnoroth.

Been a prot pally since 2004, as I level this toon to be a sword and board user, when prot was still a "You spec what ??" build. Been doing 5 mans, and a few heroics, but work scheduale, and a mostly EU raid scheduale has not mix well.

My guilds only Prot paladin, I have had to sally fourth and change the minds of those who think we cannot tank. Shinning momemt; when I was moved to the 3rd rotation of Mag orc kills, because the Warrior there kept dying. (BTW) I Lived until we wiped on Mag.
Hopefully I can get in kara and do some tanking, but in the meanwhile, doing 5 mans/heroics for items/rep. Practice makes perfect.

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Postby ari » Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:42 pm

gday tankadins.

just come back to the game after several months off; very happy to find out TBC pallys can tank effectively so have decided to have a crack at prot for something different and fun to do... so far finding it a lot of fun and quite gratifying.

my guild is about midway through kara - so certainly not pushing any new content or anything; but its great to find a site like this that will help me develop into a successful tank while i get my way to 70 and my toon into some good gear.

look forward to wasting away my work hours reading up on here :D
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Postby eia » Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:58 am

Hiya all. :)

I've been a tankadin for about a year now, after I respecced because I had too poor gear for retri and found holy light-spamming boring. (I've tried both, and am leveling 2 more paladins to try all specs out properly :wink: )
Started out tanking in 5-mans in Judgement, but started to get a crack at other instances once the prot tree got some goodies.
Leveled as prot, which was a great choice, since I got to tank quite a few instances while leveling, impressing my guild mates enough so that I now feel wanted as tank in heroics, Kara and Gruul's. (That's how far we've come so far)

Been annoyed lately on the paladin forums since it's just been too much whine and not enough tankadin posts, so finding this forum really made my day. :)
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Postby Vanifae » Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:45 am

New Tankadin well new to these boards, main tanked through Prince in Kara.

This sounds like the site I have been looking for.
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Postby dern » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:35 am

Thanks so much for this resource.

I've been reading forums here for around a week or two withou posting, but broke down and have finally posted to say thanks the moderators for keeping this forum under control while letting discussion go freely to a certain degree.

Also thanks to all the posters for their opinions and information.

-Dern, lvl 70 paladin T-HORN, tanking up to illhoof, but collecting my gear for when Dorvan and Aergis start the RetNoobadin boards.
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Postby Kayallah » Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:02 pm

*Does a happy dance*

Glad to have found this place, it really is a great resource (for this soon to be tankadin.. slowly leveling!)

Just wanted to say thank you! to everyone who is posting here!

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Postby Ignus » Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:37 am

Woot! a paladin tanking discussion forum without the forum QQers and naysayers! A GIFT FROM THE GODS! I am SO there.

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my guild is a hardcore raiding type guild but I'm lucky and have pushed hard enough that they are willing to let me have a go as soon as I level and gear up for it. ( I level really slowly, and I spent a lot of time leveling my sexy dranei alts XD )

I'm of the massive researching type, so I'll be right there with the theorycrafters and whatnot.

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Postby s4dfish » Wed May 02, 2007 1:40 pm

Hi, glad to have found these forums. My main is a 70 NE rogue (yeah, I know), but with the expansion I stated a Draenei Paladin to level along with my wife's Shammy (again, yeah I know). I was quite surprised to discover how enjoyable the class is and have spent all of my leveling in protection spec. Currently level 45, so I have no end-game experience to offer, but I will be lurking around here, chiming in from time to time.

Oh, and having spent a majority of my time DPSing as a rogue, I can attest to preferring a Pally tank to anything else. I'm always threat limited in my DPS with warriors and bears, but with a Pally I feel much more comfortable 'opening up', so kudos to all you Tankadins making my main job much easier.
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Postby Alixander » Tue May 08, 2007 12:55 pm

Long time Paladin, recently turned onto tanking.

My first character was a mage. Still play him and enjoy him, but around sometime last year my guild really needed a healer, and I was none too keen on playing a Priest or a Druid, so I rolled a Paladin. Over time, the lack of healers problem has been corrected itself, so Alixander (my Pally) wasn't needed as much.

So recently I've been just working on him in my spare time, when I started tanking, and found I totally loved it. I've respecced to 10/38/10 (saving 3 points for Improved Holy Shield and Avenger's Shield after 2.1) and plan on aiming for (once my guild starts to raid) one of our main tank spots.

Anyway, really glad to have found this forum, and hope to contribute and learn a lot. :D
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Postby jere » Mon May 14, 2007 2:23 pm

I just joined a couple days ago. I am Jere of the Llane server (US). I am currently the paladin class officer of Fahrenheit and also long time protection spec'd paladin. I leveled 1-70 as prot (if you count the early levels) and started back when you had to spec into 15 minute BoSalv (though I only took 10mins to save a point). Of course those were the days of Seal of Fury and I had much fun tanking for guildies in everything from SM to Strat, Scholo, and UBRS.

I respec'd to holy for raiding at 60 to help out my guild as we were short a lot of healers, and healed and offtanked as a 31/20/0 as we progressed through ZG, MC, BWL, and AQ for about a year and a half (we started Naxx, but then TBC came out). I respec'd back to prot right before TBC and continued levelling to 70. I am now one of my guilds OT's and I am currently MT'ing much of Kara, but I still have a lot to learn.

Anyway, it is good to see a forum like this set up and I know it will be a great resource for everyone.
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Postby Promdates » Mon May 14, 2007 5:20 pm

Been here little over a month now, lots of reading, not so much posting on my behalf.

Names Promdates, I'm an officer and MT of my guild on the Turalyon (US) server. For a while we were short on tanks, so since I was the only paladin who leveled Prot from the get-go and who WANTED to tank, I quickly filled the void. When I was the only one who was constantly on running instances for gear, I ended up outgearing our warrior until recently. None have stepped up to want to be MT since I have the experience in doing it and know how.
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Postby Everlight » Mon May 14, 2007 6:47 pm

Already posted here a few times, guess I should introduce myself :)

I'm Everlight, author of Zen Tanking, and I reside on Proudmoore (I'm Australian). I'm a Karazhan MT for my guild (Southern Wardens), and my former main was a Mage (pre-TBC). I'm a terrible altaholic and currently have a 65 Mage, 61 Rogue, 60 Hunter, 46 Warlock, 46 Priest, 35 Shaman, and others below 30.

With Everlight, I've been deep Protection the whole run from 60 to 70, and have made all gear decisions looking at tanking. I've tanked every instance I've been in, and love it. Prior to TBC I was Retribution since Everlight was my Alterac Valley PVP fun alt. Now he's my main, he's been Protection all the way.

I'm a terminal theorycrafter, as anyone who's looked at my blog can see :)
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Postby Eilistraee » Tue May 15, 2007 2:45 am

Hi all,

Really honoured to be part of this community.
I'm an aspiring tankadin, unofficial tank-in-training...
First toon to level past 60.. in fact first toon, ever!
Gathering pre-kara gear atm and a lot of what I know about tankadin mechanics I learnt from guides written by Gestalt and Joannadark.

Hope to eventually main tank for my guild on Thaurissan.
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Postby Aromas » Tue May 15, 2007 8:43 am

Hey everyone,

I'm Aromas, a 70 Paladin Tank from the Guild Reloaded on Frostmane. I'm an Officer, Raid Leader, Tank Coordinator, and a MT. My username is effed up because I didn't get a confirmation email sent to Just Aromas, so I appologize, haha.

Like Aergis, and Im sure many of you, I was tanking before it was cool, pre-BC, lol (Hurray for judement and a quel'serrar!) . I've tanked everything from MC,BWL,AQ40, Naxx, Onyxia, and all 4 of the world dragons, up to Mag today.

I'm really glad to see a Paladin Tank forums in action, since I'm sick of idling by reading all of the bullshit on the official forums. I'm looking foward to posting, and interacting with you all :)

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Postby Karathos » Sun May 20, 2007 10:48 am

Hey folks,
Thanks for a page away from the WoW forums!

I'm a the present designated Paladin MT in Pandemonium.
I've been the designated tank in our 5 man group from starting this character (I re-rolled from an Undead rogue for something completely different) And have been a variation of protection from level 10 to 70.

I'm currently at:
Level 70
Defense: 486
Dodge: 12.6%
Parry: 15.44%
Block: 12.72%

While I'm doing okay for 5mans, my current 'unfavorite fights' are fights where the bosses have loads of spell damage ... *twitch*

Thanks again for having us!
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Postby Rhastago » Sun May 20, 2007 11:21 pm

I guess I should introduce myself.. :p

I'm playing a Blood Elf "Tankadin" named Rhassy, My first char was an alliance Paladin however, named Rhastago - been playing since release, so I'm not all too new to the class. :p
After the promises we were showered on, pre-TBC, I became quite interested with tanking to say the least..
I was prot since day one on BE paladin, and geared myself for tanking whenever I had the chance.
By now, I think my gear is pretty nice for tanking, just a shame the class really isn't for where it matters :P (We're on vashj @SSC and loot reaver+astromancer down on TK)
And tbh, besides some places, I don't see a big use for us pallydans as tanks.
Well, I'm rambling far too much considering this is an opening post.
So I'll leave it at that!
I'll hope for some more nice discussions on the board. :p
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Postby Dunkan » Mon May 21, 2007 12:27 am


I am Dunkan and I live in New Zealand and play on the European server Aggramar. This means I play mornings, Game Time. I used to live in England, hence the reason why I have a European account.

I play two evenings a week (NZ time) and have a loose association of players which will be doing Kara runs when we are specced and ready. We call this "DayPuG" and hope to be clearing kara within a couple of months.

Until then, I am gearing up as carefully as i can!

Love this forum,

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Postby Saladin » Tue May 22, 2007 5:17 am


Saladin is my second "Main" so to speak.. I have a 70 priest that I raided on since MC and transferred off my original server to play with my guild.. However with 10 man raids I didnt get a chance to raid much and instead began playing on my paladin alt who was at the time 30~ or so and loving SoC >.< retnoob! ..

i started levelling him and noticed a problem finding decent tanks for lower level instances.. i found the imp right fury talent and put points into it.. i have been hardcore protection ever since..

currently lvl 70 on Thunderlord US server.. in a new guild after not being able to tank much and refusing to be a healbot in my old guild.. I am having a blast tanking heroics and plowing through regulars with 1 or NO cc >.< its great.. my 1hr tops SHattered halls and 40 min SV runs have patents pending =P

I have only been in kara twice as an OT .. but i know there will be plenty more to come

I want to thank the founders of this site.. I have learnt obscene amounts about tanking gear/strategies etc from you guys

WOOT made a sig! now you can all bask in the glory that is SALLY TANKING!
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Postby Novariety » Tue May 22, 2007 9:37 pm

Hey, already made a couple of posts but should introduce myself.

Been playing WoW since release. My 1st character created ironically was an alliance pally on Proudmoore which I lvl'ed to 45 before a grp of us decided to roll horde, where I have been ever since. My main was a mage up until a few weeks ago, which was a member of the most progressive raid on horde Proudmoore.

Was a little disheartened with the raid/guild due to emo etc, so I decided to transfer to my current server Aman'thul to play with mates and to try and enjoy the game once again.

Coming up to my 2nd week since hitting 70. Been tanking the lvl 70, 5 man instances since lvl 68 and have loved every minute of it. Still a ways to go in terms of being raid ready, but like to think of my pally as being my main. Atm I raid on my priest as we are in short supply of healers :(.

I am a terrible altaholic with 3 lvl 70's pally, priest and mage, 62 warrior, 60 hunter, 60 druid (alliance Proudmoore), 60 mage (PvP Barthilas), 52 shaman and a 39 twink rogue. Trying very hard to focus my efforts on my priest and pally :).

Anyways I am known to rabbit on a bit so best stop there :).
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