Saturday, July 25, 2009
The lack of good information
As previously mentioned in this blog, I've started tanking with my paladin, Oakley. I've reached my defensive cap of 540 for 5 man heroics. I also managed to gather just about all the gear I will need prior to raiding Naxxramas or any other 10 man raid instances.
That being said, it's been a real chore to find any decent information on what gear or technique is good for tanking as a paladin. There is always, Elitist Jerks, but that's more information that I would ever know how to properly digest and at times very confusing. There is also Tankspot, which is pretty fantastic with pull techniques and tanking suggestions, just not a lot of info specifically for Tankadins. Sure there are lots of good sites that specialize in retribution paladins or Holy paladins, but nothing specific to a tanking paladin, which is a shame since we make pretty good freakin tanks IMHO.
So here is the plan, here on this blog, I'll try and impart some of the wisdom that I have gained through trial and failure from time to time. I'm not a numbers person but I will give as much useful advice as I can about tanking as a paladin and the short cuts I have found for gear, best group make up, and strategies.
One of the first things I want to suggest is RAWR. It will allow you to upload your character off the armory and will help assist you in optimizing your gear, enchants, gems, etc. It will give you as much or as little information as you need to help figure out what combination of gear will best help your character advance, so will know where to go looking for the next ugrade. This is not a mod, but a program that will run off your computer. If your not comfortable with running something like that, then I can suggest a website that does something similar, albeit in a much more limited fashion.
Lastly, I recently discovered a nice paladin blog that covers all specs called Blessing of kings. Lots of good info and it's been added to my blog roll.