Monthly Archives: November 2012

Patch 5.1 Itemization Considerations

Patch 5.1 brings absolutely no changes to our core mechanics, so… carry on?  Unless you’ve been heavily using Turn Evil or Hand of Salvation, you might not notice a difference. It does, however, bring up some interesting questions regarding gear.  … Continue reading

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Haste Breakpoints for Tankadins

Mists of Pandaria has introduced protection paladins everywhere to a brave new world in which haste is a useful stat. For the first time in, well, ever, we’ve been given an opportunity to care about how our abilities scale with … Continue reading

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Tankadin Weapon Enchants

There’s been quite a bit of discussion about weapon enchants, and which ones are the best for tanks. There are some enchants that are obviously intended to be tanking choices: River’s Song gives us dodge rating, while Colossus gives us … Continue reading

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UI Construction and Key Bindings

In the comments on my most recent WeakAuras post, several people said that they’d be interested in hearing about my user interface (UI) and keybinding setups.  I discussed my UI setup briefly about a year ago, but it’s probably worth … Continue reading

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Stamina vs. Hit vs. Exp – Will it Blend?

In a forum post earlier this week, I  made the assertion about stamina: I completely disagree about Stamina being “situational.” It is hands-down your best survivability stat, period. A commenter offered the following question in response: I wonder how you … Continue reading

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How Long will LFR Stay Required?

Yesterday Zarhym replied to a stupid troll so he could post about how people tend to treat LFR and why they shouldn’t feel as though it’s required. He subsequently tweeted this to his many followers, and it became quite popular throughout … Continue reading

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