Tag Archives: Tanking

Episode 154 – Toxic Avenger’s Shield

In episode 154 the boys are joined by Protection Paladin champion Gray Hound! If you’ve ever wanted to venture into the world of light swinging, Captain America shield throwing, consecrating heroes then this episode is one for you! From talents to stats to resource management, we cover everything you need to know to make you a rock star protector.

 

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https://twitter.com/Bit_Hound
http://www.wowhead.com/protection-paladin-guide
https://github.com/bitfluxhound/personal/blob/master/Prot%20Paladin%20WAs

Episode 146 – Shields of Bud and Blown

In episode 146 the boys are joined by Llarold to talk about all things Blood DK! As the guide writer for Wowhead on the sons of liches, this episode covers everything from talents, to priority rotations, to the mysterious active mitigation. If you’ve ever wanted to play the original class that has “given up everything” then this episode is for you.

 

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Episode 134 – Tanks For The Perspective

In episode 134 the boys are joined by Midwinter tank Grafarion and this time it’s all about perspective… With all the criticism around tanking in Legion, we thought it would be nice to take a step back and try to understand the philosophy and goals for tanking. Turns out tanking is going to take some creativity, an open mind and a whole lot of teamwork. If you ever had the desire to be that meat shield for your team, this is definitely an episode you don’t want to miss!

 

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Episode 119 – Might As Well Be Stunned – Part 2

It’s a tanking takeover special on this episode as Magdalena, Troxism, and Llarold join the boys to discuss their views on the current state of tanking in the Legion Alpha. From a definition of theorycrafting to Tank DPS, to “Fantasy” it’s all here. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

 

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Episode 119 – Might As Well Be Stunned – Part 1

It’s a tanking takeover special on this episode as Magdalena, Troxism, and Llarold join the boys to discuss their views on the current state of tanking in the Legion Alpha. From a definition of theorycrafting to Tank DPS, to “Fantasy” it’s all here. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

 

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Episode 107 – Sanguine Fortitude

You asked for it, you got it. Magdalena is back! And this time there will be blood as the boys discuss all the down and dirty details of death knight tanking. Everything from what it means to be a great tank to stats to priorities and much much more. This overload of information will have you dying to call Ebon Hold your home town!

 

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https://twitter.com/MagdalenaDK
http://sonofalich.com/

Chains of Sindragosa Reference

Episode 98 – Even Bears Healing Touch Themselves

Wait! What’s this? Another Druid episode… so soon?! Episode 98 is all about the bear necessities as the boys are joined by pro guardian Druid, Arielle! If you are looking to step up your tanking skills and want to make sure you are making the most of those talents, glyphs and cool downs you will not want to miss this episode!

 

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http://www.theincbear.com/

Episode 91 – Be Liberal, But Not TOO Liberal

Every once in a while you just gotta get back to basics, and in Episode 91, it’s about the tank. The boys are joined once again by rock star tank, Allayva. If you’re new to tanking or just want some fresh perspective into what it takes to volunteer to get hit in the face week after week, this is an episode you do not want to miss.
https://twitter.com/allayva
 

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Episode 84 – You Had One Jab!

Pull up a chair, tap the Keg (Smash), and pour yourself a frothy mug of Elusive Brew as Daggerd tells the tale of Brewmaster monks! Rob and Hend learn the finer points of Monk tanking and keg smashing in this self-serving episode! Plus, your ears get another treat with Kym filling us in on Ashran! Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

https://twitter.com/Daggerd1404

https://misumqt.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/the-cult-of-elusive-brew-a-guide-to-playing-brewmaster-monk-in-warlord-of-draenor/

http://totalsbrewtalk.net/

 

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Episode 72 – Challenge Accepted

As we anxiously await the drop of Warlords of Draenor, the Dummies know that people are looking for things to do in the meantime. Rather than refreshing your inbox in hopes of that elusive beta key, why not try something a little more… challenging! In this episode the boys are joined by Challenge Mode extraordinaire Thunderspank! Having multiple gold victories with several classes across all 3 roles, Thunder gives us the dirty details on what you need to know to win that mount and finally get your CM transmog gear! If you’re ready to show off that badge of honor, this is an episode you do not want to miss.

http://thunderspank.com/mop/puging-for-glory/
https://twitter.com/_thunderspank

 

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Episode 61 – Bowling Bumper Boss Mods

Are you looking to take your game to the next level? Then you won’t want to miss episode 61 where the boys are joined by the world ranked, raid leader of Blood Legion, the one and only Riggnaros! From progression raiding to guild roster and alts to UI to mythic raiding, Riggnaros weighs in on what you should know to up your game! He even has his own contribution for “Things I learned the hard way”.

http://www.riggnaros.com/
http://www.twitch.tv/riggnarosbl
https://twitter.com/riggnaros

http://www.riggnaros.com/
http://www.twitch.tv/riggnarosbl
https://twitter.com/riggnaros

 

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Episode 55 – Brewmasters Make Everything Sunnier

Episode 55 was long overdue and Rob can hardly contain himself as the boys get all the must have info about Blizzard’s latest addition to the tanking table… It’s Brewmasters with special guest Sunnier! We discuss how awesome it is kicking mobs in the face and just how important it is to shuffle. And if you haven’t gotten your legendary cloak by now, we strongly recommend that you go and get one… better yet, get TWO!

 

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MOTW Ep 55 – Brewmaster Brilliance

These macros come courtesy of Sunnier, as well as the descriptions for them. Enjoy.

This macro targets yourself with Chi Wave, guaranteeing that Chi Wave will heal you on its first bounce. That’s pretty important if you want Chi Wave to be useful while tanking. Just in case you want to start the Chi Wave bounce on someone other than yourself, use it with the ctrl modifier.

#showtooltip
/use [nomod, @player] Chi Wave
/use [mod:ctrl] Chi Wave

This macro puts all your taunt functionality on the same button. Without modifiers, it simply taunts your target. With shift, it targets and taunts off your Ox Statue, which is an AoE taunt. With ctrl, it casts Leer of the Ox (assuming you have it glyphed), which taunts some mobs onto your statue.

#showtooltip
/cast [nomod] Provoke
/target [mod:shift] Black Ox Statue;
/cast [mod:shift] Provoke
/cast [mod:ctrl] Leer of the Ox

Episode 50 – Actively Mitigating Before It Was Cool

With 5.4 just around the corner, we know everyone is scrambling to get their raid teams organized and back on track. Fortunately, you can tell your tanks to get their act together and check out this tanktastic episode where special guests Ceraphus and Epicinsanity cover everything you need to know about Blood Death Knight tanking. You definitely won’t want to miss an amazing surprise jam as Epic himself just can’t get enough of Hend love babe!

 

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Episode 19 – Gee… Tanks a Lot!

Wow, One listener’s plea for advice on how to begin tanking turns into quite the discussion!  Join us as we discuss Basic, Intermediate and even a few advanced tanking behaviors and methods to help our listener, Seth, on his way to tanking greatness.

As always, comments are welcome and discussion about other great tips are encouraged. If we forgot to mention something, don’t leave poor Seth hanging, talk about it here!  (P.S. Seth is a Protection Warrior specifically, though we try to discuss Tanking habits and methods that all tanks should practice)

 

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