woensdag 14 oktober 2009

Tankadin-levelling: Kill everything that moves.

...and Kyari went to Westfall, picked up some quests near a horse, some more quests in a farm, and more quests by the tower. She also had one or two quests from Stormwind. Then she looked around, and 95% of the mobs that where moving where quest-objectives....if it moves, kill it :p

..oops, made a little mistake last entry, at lvl10 you won't get BoM2, but Lay on Hands... LoH is our best oh-shit button. It actually gives you a second live, dropped to 100 health?, LoH, and your full again. To bad it has a long CD of 20 minutes.... well it used to be an hour, so a lot better.

So Kyari was on a killing-spree, and quickly reached lvl12, where she got BoM2 (;p), and Judgement of Wisdom.. mana-regen ftw. Not that you really need it at this low level, you don't have that many spells... rrr... only one, but it will become much more important down the road.

You also need to pick up a book near the trainer which will set you on a little quest-line to get your ressurection spell 'redemption'. That line lets you travel all over goldshire again.. oh well.

At around lvl13 the Horde can get their first instance IIRC, Ragefire Chasm, no luck for the alliance though, so quest on. At lvl14 you will receive Blessing of Wisdom, HL3 and your first taunt, Righteous Defense. But still no dungeon to use it. That happens at lvl16. And if you have levelled in westfall, you are alos on the questline for killing VanKleef... It is DeadMines time... with your new spells ofcourse..

Righteous Fury, Hand of Reckoning and Retribution Aura... oh my, these talents do come on the right level. A second taunnt, an aura that will give a little more threat if needed... and Righteous Fury, although it will be (or already is) nerfed, it is still the tell-tale sign that a Paladin is a Tankadin. Don't forget to tell other palladins to turn it off when you are tanking.. (for more info on HoR, scroll a few posts down :p)

Oh, and don't forget about your talent-points ofc. As mentioned, the first five should go into Divine Strength, the second five should go Anticipation.. more dodge means more avoidance. You are a tank after all. (for the record:2 years ago this would give defense). And at 15 you get acces to Glyphs... get Glyph of Judgement, 10% more damage from your main damage-spell, not very difficult to understand.

So put yourself into the LFG for Deadmines and quest on. Be sure to pick up all the quests for the dungeon, a good outside tool to use for this is wowwiki, if you search for the dungeon, there is always a section devoted for all the quests. Sometimes they are chains. Do them all, even if you at the end won't complete them, they give some more xp, and because you need to travel, you also unlock some flightpaths.

Because you are a tank, you should always be in LFG from this moment on. That's your job :p. So quest/dungeon on... on level18 you get Hand of Freedom... a very nice spell for PvP... mmm, remember that I mentioned a trinket at level 20.. try to do WSG now. You need 30 marks, which is a lot, but you also get some xp from PvP these days.

and then you reach lvl20. And you get a shitload of spells. Consecration (although a big mana-spender, excellent for large pulls), Exorcism (a good pulling-spell), Flash of Light (very weak healing spell at this level), Sense Undead, Devo3, Blessing of Kings (oh yeah, more of everything, use this until you get Blessing of Sanctuary) and Summon Warhorse (for the record: 2 years ago, you had to walk 20 levels more :p).

So now you have all the spells to let all mobs hug you, RF and Cons is a real combination to get a lot off aggro on a lot of mobs. And there;s something else at lvl20 for Alliance-paladins, a quest to get you a weapon, Verigan's Fist. Not that you are going to need it as a Tanakdin, but IMHO you still should do it. The quest-line sends you to Loch Modan, Dead Mines and Shadowfang Keep.

Your talent point for level 20 should go towards Improved Righteous Fury, less damage is good. Anticipation is also nice, but because it is percentage-based, it is not that big of an improvement at low levels. So use this as your filler talent if you need to get a tier higher.

...to be continued.

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