Well nearly a full week has passed with the new talents and i have to say that i love my prot warrior more than i ever have. I feel more over powered than i did smacking wolves at level 1. It feels like we have a role and a purpose now and there is no encounter that cannot be done.
A quick comment on a few of the talents that i have taken.
Shockwave: This is an outstanding talent in its current form, when used well it can garantee that those OP Ret pallies dont pull aggro. I have also found that it is unbelievable in ZA. Running ZA with another warrior we rotated Shockwave to just about lock down flame casters and do a 4 chest run with no troubles.
Vigilance: Just a nice one to have, i generally have been spreading this around from DPS to Healers depending on the fight. Would like to see some theory on the threat transfer.
Warbringer: Like shockwave this is a god sent talent, I love to grab 2-3 targets TC, Cleave, Shockwave, select another 2 Charge, repeat. Its so easy to chain pull. This single talent has allowed me to run with 4 shaman (Resto, Ele, Ele, Ench) a 21min H Ramps (will video next run).
Other than those three the others are about DPS. Threat has gone out the window and its all about DPS. The best place to test your ability to hold onto a target is H BM, i found that this instance is the best single target threat test. Its 25mins max per run and your can really see how your multi mob and single threat is.
Heroic Instances: Simple, A Joke!. You can now do any H Instance with no troubles. Some like ramps take mins, other like H Shat Halls take a little longer but nothing over an hour. Enjoy your badge farming like never before and don’t not do an instance because you couldn’t before try them again you will be surprised.
Kara: Enjoyable, this is what I found this week in Kara. I have been running Kara on my 3 level 70’s for close to 8 months now and i can say i was sick on the place. But now you don’t stop from start to finish. I ran it with a Pally OT and we chain pulled like you have never seen, 3 each at a time, 1 healer each and 3 dps each, it was like a 5man Kara. Fun.
ZA: Same as Kara, fun. You will still need well geared payers to complete the timed event however you will be able to enjoy this Raid if you wish to take your time.
T5 and T6: These raids are the same as previously its just allot more controlled and you will have the ability to tank with a more effective threat generation. However holding aggro is much more of a difficult task as the DPS classes are more OP than ever.
To me this is where warriors should have always been. We are the tanking class of choice and thus we should always be a viable option for any encouter or situation. I remember trying to get gear from ZA and not being able to OT as a pally was always need for specific situations. Now with the balance that has been introduced Tanking is a much more rounded and fun experience.
Damn mods got screwed over, lol. Back to plain old Blizz UI…..
Can’t wait for Week 2!!