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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:10 pm
by Aergis
This forum is a response to Gestalt / Zalkir's request to have a place to post constructive discussion about Paladin tanking, without all the BS of the paladin forums.

Please put your level / spec / server in your sig. Information on how to do that can be found here: ... php?t=3699

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:04 am
by Eliel
Awesome. If this gets up and running, I'll definately spend some decent time here.

Thanks for creating a forum for this.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:47 pm
by Aergis
Thanks. Now if we could just get people to come, it'd be much nicer to handle things here instead of the pally forums. Some stuff I'd post would most likely get past over there.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:02 pm
by Waricelm
If you'd like I can start working on a compendium of where to start grabbing some tanking gear in the 66+ levels if that would be of any help.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:28 pm
by Aergis
By all means please do. I've been working on mostly dodge gear lately and will the ones I've found reasonably easy.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:48 pm
by Catarine
Thanks for the forum!

I play Catarine, currently 0/45/14, on the Emerald Dream US server. I have tanked everything up to Old Hillsbrad, and I tanked all of the 5mans, UBRS and some of ZG prior to 2.0. I am in a dedicated/casual guild, meaning we work hard to raid, but only raid two nights a week.

I am working on a blog about tanking

Things I will be doing include data parsing of various end-game zones. I /combatlog all of my runs (creates a text file of your combat log, which you can then analyze with a parser) and will be posting information on what bosses do what. I'll also just have general commentary on the life of a tank.

I just put a post together about getting some of the soloable protection-paladin quest rewards in Netherstorm which might be of interest.

I'll spread the word about this site. Hopefully it gets some traffic.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:52 am
by Baelor
I'll be trolling the forum here from work and add anything constructive I can.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:22 am
by Arcand
Huzzah, a forum where I can actually post! Blizzard's new software is pretty, but for me entirely useless since I can't log in 95% of the time.

Looking forward to meeting all of you.

Tanking resume:
Main-tanked every sub-70 instance except Auchenai Crypts.
Main-tanked Steamvault, Shadow Labyrinth, Black Morass, Botanica, Mechanar, Arcatraz, Shattered Halls.
Midnight, Attumen, Moroes, Romero.

All I got to do in the old world was 5-mans, Garr-ds and Executus elites. Oh, and the animal swarms in Zul'Gurub.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:01 pm
by Baelor
My current gear - ... m&n=Baelor

I usually log out in my tank gear.

I've tanked every normal 5 man in Outland except for Arcatraz (haven't had an opportunity), as well as main-healed most of them in the same spec. I hope to start doing heroic tanking soon.

I've even done a tiny bit of off-tanking in Karazhan (Moroes eating the blinds and taking when the tank gets gouged, 2nd tank for some trash on the way to Shade of Aran and Chess Event).

I'm not sure if raid level plate, even our tier gear, is ideal for us to tank in though. The public paladin forums are starting to get into my head - the non-set plate is nice, but our tier gear lacks some crucial mitigation.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:23 am
by Dreamcrusher
Hello friends!

I'm so glad someone took the time to get this running, I think it can be an incredibly valuable resource if it's utilized correctly.

I rolled BE pally when the expansion hit, with the intention of being the best healer ever... (Single target at least) and when I respecced Prot when I got my Sword of Omen, my fate as a tankadin was sealed. I just absolutely love the mechanics of paladin tanking. I've tanked everything up to and including Underbog so far, with no doubts about the rest of the 5-mans.

I can't wait to see how things pan out in the 10/25 man raids... It's going to be very interesting, to say the least.

As far as gear goes, I've got 448 defense, 12.53 dodge, 13.92 parry, 9.92 block, 9k armor and 6900 hp unbuffed. Still a long ways to go, but my healers greatly appreciate my OCD when it comes to getting tank gear.

Anyway, with that said, I look forward to furthering the Tankadin community with you guys.


PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:06 pm
by Armand
Yes, just what I have been looking for! ;)
I'm a casual tankadin myself, so I haven't come very far yet, but the ambitions are there :)

Hope to see this forum blossom into a real resource site for tanking paladins, I give my thanks to you guys for taking the time to set this up.

Cya around ;)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:23 pm
by Harod
Finally a forum for tankadins. This site has already been a help to me and i hope it will be a help for a lot more of our mostly rare kind of paladins.

By the way i'm playing on the europe realm kargath and by now i've tanked
most of the available five man instances, the ones missing are black morass, slave pens and sethek halls.

If anyone is interested in my current gear or specc just follow the link.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:20 am
by Lorath
Grats on a great forum idea, and the material already in here is great :D
Hope to see this grow into a wellnourished forum with lots of great stuff, cheers!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:21 am
by Aethelen
Great job! You're doing a great service to us paladins , marvellous site, keep up the good work!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:53 am
by Aerillia
I agree, I'll probably be on here a lot =D

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:40 am
by Wes
Wes, 70 pally tankadin of the farstriders server signing on! And arguably the best and most well known paladin tank on farstriders.

Look forward to acctully seeing some good info on pally tanking. Seems every WoW forum eventully dies off to trolls, this i find really annoying.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:06 pm
by Glyhelm
Since everyone one else is doing it, I'll introduce myself. I've been playing Glyhelm since open beta. Went from one to 60 as a tankadin, eventually admitted that I was more use to my guild as a healbot in raids and respecced a few months later. When I first saw the talent preview for BC, I respecced and farmed up the whole Deathbone Guardian set.

Now I'm one of two pally tanks in our guild. (other one is the guild master, and I'm the guild officer in charge of raid strategies so I KNOW I'm going to get a chance to see what I can do in Burning Crusade dungeons) As a guild we're just about to start Karazhan runs.

70 Dwarven Paladin

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:28 pm
by Higan
Nice site. I'll be checking this out regularly.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:45 pm
by Nebuchadneza
Hey all,

This forum has the makings of a very powerful player driven knowledge base. :) I'm still noob to the Pally class (almost 69 now though as a Blood Elf) but have played since Beta as a Rogue so I can appreciate both sides of the spectrum. I'm here to learn and I feel I'm in the right place :D

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:21 am
by Endure
My name is Endure.

I'm from Greymane.

I tank stuff.


PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:49 am
by Strom
My name is Strom

I am from Emerald Dream

I also tank stuff

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:41 am
by Furiouso
Furiouso of Aggramar

Tanking since it became cool, sorry was a healbot before and then a retnoob.

I just want to say thanks for creating this forum, it's far and away better than browsing through all the trash on the WoW pally forums.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:00 pm
by Kathryn
Hi all...

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:13 pm
by Lore
Hi, I'm Lore, and I'm an alcoholic...

I am the tank Role Officer for Months Behind (, a chronic theorycrafter, and just masochistic enough that I have to be taking damage on whatever character I'm playing (which goes real well on my priest)! Been playing Horde since WoW release, but always liked the concept behind the Paladin class, so when TBC was released I rushed Lore to 70 as a Tankadin.

I'm also an avid forum troll, so a forum where I can crunch numbers with other Tankadins is the closest I can get to watching porn at work without actually watching porn at work. Very much looking forward to participating here =)

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:33 pm
by Glyhelm
Lore wrote:Been playing Horde since WoW release, but always liked the concept behind the Paladin class, so when TBC was released I rushed Lore to 70 as a Tankadin.

Glad to meet you Lore...but I have to say, as someone who's stayed with one real main character, and that a paladin, since open beta; this kinda hit me harder than I thought it would.

"What!!?! A HORDE paladin! Blasphemy!"

Looking forward to theorycrafting with you, but just know I'd kill you on sight if I saw you PvP flagged. :D