WoW: How Rivs Got his Tanking Groove Back
Like Stella I lost my groove, as a Tank. I use to play as a Warrior alot, until I got burnt out, and switched to the mage. Whom I still love. But I wanted to try something different. Thats why the Reroll as a Pally. So it’s been years since I tanked a mob, well besides Frost Mage Tanking. Running into a group of mobs with Ice Barrier on, Arcane Blasting the whole lot doesn’t count I think.
Well a guildie asked me last night to tank as a pally in Razorfen Kraul. I use to be a warrior, the playstyle is way different. I was a little rough around the edges. But when I found my groove, it was some good fun. I miss my warrior of days of old, and being the guy to take a beating. It was some good fun, and a great learning experience
In the beginning, my hot bars were all jacked up. I didn’t have any tanking abilities on them. I was acting like a scared cat, cause it’s been literally years since I tanked. The guildie the priest was insane funny, he was pulling pigs at one point, and I would pull them off him. I was so surprised that the pally could tank 5 or 6 mobs at a time. I was like, “Hold on I need mana.”, he was like, “Judgement of Wisdom, Fool!” The priest helped me out alot to find my tanking groove.
I am only level 27, and retribution specced. So I know I don’t have all the abilities I should for a real Pally tank. I want to switch to protection spec, but I’m afraid of how is the leveling going to be. I hear protection spec is awesome from some people, but I’m not so sure.
Any tips for a leveling newb Pally?