Sub-80 Paladin Tanking Guide!

June 8th, 2009

I wanted to try tanking with Ghugh.  But I’ve been too scared to set foot in an instance… I had no idea what would be most useful and what spells were more important.  It’s not the end of the world to go to an instance for the first time as DPS and suck, but if you go in as a tank and suck, well, that’s the end of the instance.

At least with healing and DPS you can test out and see what your numbers are like.  Can’t really check your threat management without just diving in!

So I asked a Twitter friend who I know loves leveling and running prot if he could help me out and show me the ropes.  And he sure did!  He wrote up a whole guide to tanking Northrend instances for the first time – what’s important, what talents to take, what to use when.  It’s great!  And it’s given me the confidence to actually try tanking.  I’ll let you know how it goes :)

Check out Your First Time Tanking: Northrend Edition at Psynister’s Notebook!

He’ll be coming out with further editions for other leveling ranges too.  Looking forward to it!

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3 comments to “Sub-80 Paladin Tanking Guide!”

  1. It was my pleasure!

    I’ve written a lot of stuff that covers various parts of what you would need to tank an instance, but never one that pulled them all together in a single presentation for one that was new to tanking.

    Getting everything pulled together and also updating previous information based on new experience took a lot longer than I had expected.

    I will expand on lower level ranges next, and then hopefully I can expand also up into tanking heroics. My current computer is physically incapable of raiding, so you won’t see any of that for a while, but there are far better resources for tanking raids out there than my blog.

    Psynister’s last blog post..Druid: New Cat and Dire Bear Forms in 3.2

  2. Apparently that post decided to disappear from my blog. I saw some more people referred to the site to take a look at it and upon clicking the link myself there’s a 404 error and the post is just plain gone.

    I have no idea where it went, but I’m about to start looking as I know I have no backup copy of it anywhere…
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  3. Alright, apparently the link was just changed and my tags were removed so it didn’t come up in my searches.

    New link: http://psynister.wordpress.com/2009/06/04/your-first-time-tanking-northrend-edition/
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