Warrior Tanks in Cataclysm

Heroic Leap (85) is a Protection tank’s new best friend. It allows the Warrior to leap towards the target and apply Thunderclap to nearby enemies. Protection Warriors should have fun with this as it adds another option in approaching mobs and generating threat as soon as possible so that DPSers can hit hard fast.

Overall, Protection Warriors have a lot to consider when entering Cataclysm. Possibly the most frustrating part for them is the Stat alterations which allow non-plate users to have the same health as to those with plate wearers. Threat generation, skill rotation, and Rage management can be more effective than the previous expansions as long as the player knows how to play it well. These 3 are the Protection Warriors main arsenal in hopes of staying at top of the tanking world compared to other tankers. They need to step up to the plate and tank hard or else, we might see a group where DPS and Heals are the only players they need. EPIC WIN for Hunters!

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3 comments on this post.
  1. Jurakan:

    Now that the patch hit, and we got a better glimpse of what tanking as a warrior will be in Cata, I’m not sure what’s going to happen. I’ve read a lot of veteran prot warriors saying that newer prot warriors will have a hell of a time getting ahold of the new mechanics. Well, I’m fairly green, started a few months ago, and I was used to tab-cycling through targets with devastate and revenge whenever it procced, on top of plentiful thunderclaps. But the last few days I’ve been having a pretty hard time keeping aggro off of DPS on group pulls (specifically, boomkings spamming hurricane) I think maybe I’m doing something wrong? I’m only level 78, but I figure, last week it was going pretty well and now I feel like a total noob, heheh. Any pointers? Also, I feel like the hotbar can’t fit all the stuff I need now, heheh. Rend, for example, was an afterthought. And I hardly used heroic strike because of the wait. I’m also hearing a lot about the ability queues, and while I did feel a certain small ‘ lag’ but I was still getting used to the UI so I dismissed the nagging feeling. Anyway…ideas? comments?

  2. bubafet:

    i use charge then rend followed by thunder clap for the spread of rend cleave then i macroed my sunder armour with heroic strike glyph for the spread for sunder armour then tab rend and thunder clap on big mobs after the first cicle use the demoritizing shout for extra agro and 2 reduce there damage 2 you rince and repeat

  3. Rotagus:

    Is anyone else find problems with Challenging Shout and Vigilance (Specifically how it refreshes Taunt) since Cataclysm came out?

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