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Patch 6.0.2 Survival Guide

Patch 6.0.2 is upon us, and with it comes a host of changes to the game and our class. This post is your quick and easy guide to making the transition from raiding in 5.4.8 to raiding in the brave … Continue reading

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TC401: Avoidance Diminishing Returns in WoD

Avoidance and diminishing returns are topics we’ve spent a fair amount of time discussing in the past. In 2012, I wrote a series of three blog posts discussing avoidance diminishing returns in Mists of Pandaria, chronicling the background of the … Continue reading

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BlizzCon Wishlist/Predictions

With BlizzCon coming later this week, we’ll soon be inundated with information about the next expansion.  Or at least, I think most of us assume that Friday’s “World of Warcraft: What’s Next?” presentation will reveal the next expansion.  I guess … Continue reading

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Tankadin Patch 5.4 Survival Guide

Protection paladins are receiving a number of peripheral changes in 5.4, but nothing that changes our core mechanics.  We’re still going to be stacking haste thanks to Sanctity of Battle – in fact it’s even on two of our tier … Continue reading

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Updated Diminishing Returns Coefficients – All Tanks

A few weeks ago, Taser contacted me about calculating the avoidance diminishing returns coefficients for monks to greater accuracy.  As you might remember, we managed to do this for paladins a little less than a year ago by using an … Continue reading

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Tiers Are The Silent Language Of Grief

As you may have noticed, the PTR went up recently.  And with it, we got some reveals of our set bonuses for T16.  Let’s take a brief look at them and ponder their usefulness. 2-piece bonus The 2-piece bonus grants … Continue reading

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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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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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