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Out of Insight, Out of Mind

In the last post, we discussed a variety of topics related to modeling Seal of Insight.  Now it’s time to put that modeling discussion to work. The Model I decided to stick with the conclusion I came to in my … Continue reading

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Modeling Seal of Insight

Seal of Insight is the last major paladin mechanic that has yet to be added to the simulation.  The last piece of the puzzle, as it were.  There are a number of reasons I’ve put off adding SoI, some of … Continue reading

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Stamina: Updated Smoothness Data

In the last post, I mentioned in passing that there was an odd thing happening when a gear set dropped from 7k to 6k haste.  I elaborated a little on what I thought was the cause: we were crossing the … Continue reading

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Stamina Addendum: Socket Stuffer?

Earlier this week, I made a pretty lengthy post discussing the merits of stamina as a smoothing stat.  One of the common (and expected) criticisms was that I used the usual itemization ratio of 1 haste : 1.5 stamina for … Continue reading

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Stamina: Keeping You Up Longer

What’s the most misunderstood element of tanking?  There are a myriad of topics you could offer as guesses.  But the question I field more often than any others isn’t about rotations, talents, glyphs, or cooldowns.  It’s not even about which … Continue reading

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Sacréd bleu!

The comments section of last Friday’s post hosted some interesting discussions. Wrathblood pointed out that some of the avoidance gear sets were performing about as well as the Control/Haste set, and Kihra cautioned against counting out Control/Mastery entirely. There was … Continue reading

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Is Nothing Sacred?

I’ve been hinting all week that there was some big news coming up regarding our gearing choices.  If you’ve followed the last two rounds of smoothness simulations, it looks an awful lot like Control/Mastery is the solid winner.  To put … Continue reading

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Control Shift En-tier

About a week ago, Wrathblood asked me to take a more thorough look at the Tier 15 2-piece bonus. The earlier simulations I ran were based on a lower-ilvl gear set (496) which was more constrained in its itemization, and … Continue reading

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Patch 5.2 Tankadin Smoothness Simulations

With 5.2 around the corner, we can feel  pretty certain that the version of Grand Crusader on the PTR is what we’ll be receiving in the patch: Grand Crusader Requires Paladin (Protection) Requires level 50 When you dodge or parry … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Parry On

Last week, Ghostcrawler made some comments about the odd state of prot paladin gearing, in particular our love of haste.  In a blue post, he gave us the following tidbit: Ghostcrawler said: For Protection, we do have plans to try … Continue reading

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