Post by gaystalker
Nothing that will end the world. I tank ICC10 and 25 in my blood spec but when I tank ToC10 heroic as tank, I always seem to die on Gormok impaler just as he applies the second impale stack, just before the offtank taunts. Now this only happens in my blood spec, if, (Which I have to do now) if change to my 2h LolFrost I have no problems at all. I know there are things to consider such as Improved Frost Presence and Frigid Dread plate. However, I wouldn't of thought that these two talents cataclysmically affects it. Once I am passed The Northrend Beasts I can tank blood fine. Is it healing or gear? I know the impale duration lasts longer, and harder and healers must be prepared to heal slightly higher, and I've gone through this with them. But I just usually pop Vampiric Blood in similar situations and breeze through it. However burning cooldowns hasn't worked or it's an edge of your seat moment. And I have exhausted all options, I have maybe a handful of times survived through it as blood but my guild healers get $%^&ed and usually complain, but it is just Gormok. I just wondered that on heroic mode why he eats my blood spec but can't touch the 2h Frost.
And it isn't due to inexperience; I've experimented with both specs since the start, but have recently decided for higher level raids that blood is better suited for my playing style. But don't want to have to keep frost tank as an offspec for when things get &*!@ty in ToC10 heroic.My armory
(Ignore the parry gem, couldn't find any dodge ones on AH at the time, will change)
Thanks, it would be nice to know whether I am missing the obvious =P
Edit: Spelling error :)
Post by gaystalker
I've died with VB up, and it's real spike damage lol, one minute I am full HP, next minute I am at 10% then a melee swing catches me, bad luck maybe or it's a healer issue, I'll consult them ("HAEL MOAR PLX")
I have died other times, but I've not included them because I had a snobold on my back and I gave the DPS a bollocking for it :)
Just noticed my armory link is me with blood presence on xD Can't imagine why lol, in frost presence =
My UB HP is 36.4k in blood spec and 35.5k UB in Frost spec.
As I said, I can tank the rest of the beasts no sweat, if I get to them that is. And Lord Jaraxxus is a doddle aswell (but then again he casts). Usually we two heal it, and when I die a few times and they get *!@#y I go Frost and it's sorted. Haven't tried with 3 healers (at least not with me there). But I'd much rather stay blood because I find it better for progressing in ICC.
I do watch my cooldowns, popping VB 3-5 secs (Using DBM timer) before he uses it and IBF. But as megavolt said; Impale stack tick + Hit = Ouch?
be shielded agaisnt? (I want to exhaust even more possibilties purely because I'd rather have a DPS offspec than two tanking specs, and not be subbed for another tank because my spike damage on Gormok is ridiculous, lol)
Maybe I'll have to announce to the raid that impale is coming and that they should spam a bit more and tank swap a bit quicker, like when we first started... Lol
Thanks MegaVolt and Shirash.
Edit: Fixed link