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Tanking Rotation in Cataclysm

Postby Thegreatiam » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:06 am

So far it looks like Holy Shock will replace Holy Shield in the rotation, but has anybody found a particular rotation to be working really well for them? With 15 seconds on Consecration I figure there will be some wiggle room to get a couple extra spells in...just haven't had a chance to play with it yet.
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Re: Tanking Rotation in Cataclysm

Postby Orthien » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:08 pm

Alot of our spells are still not in the current Beta and we have no clue how our new trees will look.
There are alot of changes coming for Pallys and Its a little early still to be trying to work out our two rotations for single and multi target fights.
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Re: Tanking Rotation in Cataclysm

Postby Chicken » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:38 pm

If you're really interested in how it's currently looking, it's essentially the exact same except you fit in Crusader Strike where you have a spare GCD due to the gaps created by the now passive Holy Shield and the longer lasting Consecration. Things will change more once they change our talents more, and also when they add Blinding Shield and such.
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Re: Tanking Rotation in Cataclysm

Postby knaughty » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:07 pm

Impossibly to say, we don't know what the protection tree is going to look like - it hasn't been updated.
  1. Consecration has gone out to 15 seconds, and may not be part of our single target rotation.
  2. Holy Shield is passive.
  3. Crusader Strike is 4 sec CD, but it isn’t clear to me what the scaling is like.
  4. Blinding Shield is NYI
Most likely outcome is a reasonably simple priority list, hopefully based on 969 with some substitutions.

I don’t want the cat rotation while tanking...

Fixed...
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Re: Tanking Rotation in Cataclysm

Postby badgermonkey » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:08 pm

knaughty wrote:
I don’t want the car rotation while tanking...


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Re: Tanking Rotation in Cataclysm

Postby jere » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:24 pm

Things might change a bit if they decide to scrap Imp. Judgements as well.
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Re: Tanking Rotation in Cataclysm

Postby knaughty » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:38 pm

badgermonkey wrote:
knaughty wrote:
I don’t want the car rotation while tanking...


Brum brum brrrruuuuuummmmm!!!!!!



Typo is obviously because my car is a cat.

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Re: Tanking Rotation in Cataclysm

Postby masterpoobaa » Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:37 pm

Thats a nice cat!
Very classy.

I for one look forward to a few more single target specific attacks for tanking.
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Re: Tanking Rotation in Cataclysm

Postby knaughty » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:07 pm

masterpoobaa wrote:Thats a nice cat!
Very classy.

I’ve been sticking it on the forum whenever I have an excuse. OOOOH! Incoming Jaguar Post in the LoLcat thread.

masterpoobaa wrote:I for one look forward to a few more single target specific attacks for tanking.

I’d like more TPS in general, and an actual significant difference between my boss and AE rotations.

Had the rather interesting experience of tanking with a DK tank for the first time since Naxx last night in Halion – had one of our DPS DKs who tanks the other 10-man team put on his tanking gear for Halion because the trash is just a little bit too brutal to tank with only 2 people.

OMGHOLYFUCK do DKs have retardedly high AE threat. We had to split up and be 20 yards apart, or I’d just get everything peeled off me. I could just barely keep a single mob focussed on me, the entire rest of the pack just switch to him.
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Re: Tanking Rotation in Cataclysm

Postby Levantine » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:28 pm

I assume that means he was Frost or Unholy (lolUnholy?) to do it? I don't seem to remember Blood's AE being quite beefy enough to do that to a fulltime Prot Pally, but it has been a long while since I actuall cared about tanking as a DK.
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Re: Tanking Rotation in Cataclysm

Postby Vrimmel » Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:10 pm

Last time i did Halion my cotank was a blood dk with higher gearscore than me, and I peeled off most mobs from him.
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Re: Tanking Rotation in Cataclysm

Postby knaughty » Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:46 pm

Levantine wrote:I assume that means he was Frost or Unholy (lolUnholy?) to do it?
Frost - I just checked 7/56/8 is his tanking spec.

Thinking about it, the last time I tanked with a DK they were blood, and I had the reverse problem - peeled everything but their primary target - same issue as Vrimmel.

Thank god they're dumping the idea of three DK tanking trees.

So, rotations!! Any news?
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Re: Tanking Rotation in Cataclysm

Postby aranil » Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:00 pm

In order to make paladin tanking easier (HAH) we'regetting the ret rotation! Facerooooooolllllllllll.

Actually, nope nothing so far, kinda disappointed. Anyone know if Blinding shield will have a damage compoent added to it? Its looks like a nice "Oh shit!" button, but if its just a minor CC that breaks easy, is it worth it? Although again, I don't want a shockwave clone.
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Re: Tanking Rotation in Cataclysm

Postby Flex » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:40 pm

aranil wrote:In order to make paladin tanking easier (HAH) we'regetting the ret rotation! Facerooooooolllllllllll.


That would be making us exactly like prot warriors...
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Re: Tanking Rotation in Cataclysm

Postby knaughty » Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:43 am

aranil wrote:I don't want a shockwave clone!

FIXT!

Holy Wrath working on everything and auto-crit on undead/demons would be nice. I'd like some more AE snap-aggro tools, given we don't have an AE fixate.
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