Wow Shenanigans Support Gnome Roguery
March 23, 2009 5 Comments
Here’s an interesting screenshot; Anabelle, my Paladin, towering over none other than Samueltempus. What’s truly sad is that this screenshot could have come from a handful of experiences in this particular room.
If you don’t recognize the floor, it’s from Halls of Stone, more specifically the room where you protect Brann Bronzebeard from many, many, many waves of incoming mobs. The problem I seem to have with this room is that other tanks (non-Paladin) with the exception of a few individuals I know, have severe struggles with this event. It’s definitely a TRI (Tank Related Issue).
How do I know that it’s a TRI? Well, any time I run Halls of Stone on my Rogue to get the Fleshshaper Dagger off of the last boss, it’s a wipe fest on this particular event. After about 5-8 attempts on this event with tanks that have 32-36k buffed health, I logout, switch to Anabelle, and down it on the first attempt. I’ve done this several times, and the one-shot happens every time.
I know what you’re thinking. Consecrate makes it easier. I did it last night, only dropping Consecrate once. If I can tank it basically without using Consecrate, I don’t understand why the event is so difficult for non-Paladin tanks (I’ll admit, I’ve never seen a Bear tank it). The only things I can come up with are lack of Rage, and Runes on cooldown.
Anyway, I don’t want to rant too long about it. I’ll say that the Fleshshaper finally dropped, so unless someone needs me to tank H HoS, I’ll likely not return. On a happier note, my DPS went up about a hundred on a combat dummy after equipping the Fleshshaper, and that’s before an enchant.