As usual, this guide is the distilled essence of what is needed for tanks to jump into their first few attempts of bosses in Hellfire Citadel. You won’t find any in-depth strategies here (though you might find them here). Instead, you’re going to get just enough information to wrap your head around the encounter; a trickle of strategy, not a firehose. This guide is ideal for those attempting Normal and Heroic Hellfire Citadel.
And, as always, if you have any cool tips or tricks, please mention them in the comments!
Continue reading Quick and Dirty Hellfire Citadel Tanking Guide
The first beta build! We’re still missing quite a bit of information, but I’m cataloging it all the same. All data and pictures are from Wowhead
Continue reading Betamining: Brewmaster
Are you prepared to discuss the pronunciation of “riposte” with your raid team?
For a verbal version of what one lazy tank and one very busy tank have to say about this boss fight, listen to Episode 29 of TankCast, starting at 07:15.
For a written version, read on.
Continue reading Lazy Tank’s Guide to Mythic Iskar
From the official post:
The brewmaster is a quirky character, though dangerous when underestimated. Brewmasters may seem to struggle with balance as they chug their concoctions in the middle of a fight, but this unpredictable behavior is far from foolhardiness. Most opponents barely have time to process the erratic nature of the brewmaster’s fighting tactics before they find themselves laid low—possibly the result of a keg smash to the head. When an opponent actually manages to land an attack, it’s often unclear how much the brewmaster feels it . . . if at all.
The gameplay for Brewmasters hasn’t quite fit their archetypes to this point. Rather than being the tricky martial artists, staggering around with an evasiveness that frustrates their opponent while being a little squishy when taking an unmitigated blow, Brewmasters have been more focused around large absorption shields and clutch self-healing. Our new design approach is to get more gameplay depth out of their strong, thematic abilities. Instead of Chi as a resource, which had little depth for Brewmasters, we’re switching to charges on Brew abilities that other abilities still interact with.
Continue reading Legion Brewmaster Preview
Just a few things, since the real meat of tank changes will be revealed in the upcoming class blogs.
Continue reading Blizzcon Roundup for Brewmasters and Vengeance Demon Hunters
On episode 29 of TankCast, Arielle and I discussed our Blizzcon predictions. I’m always too conservative when it comes to predictions because Blizzard always surprises me, but I still try.
If you wish to hear our conversation on this topic, tune in to episode 29 of TankCast. This post includes what we talked about with a few more specifics added on my part.
Continue reading Blizzcon 2015 Predictions
Episode 28 of TankCast covered how to evaluate your own performance, starting at 27:15. Here is generally what we talked about:
Continue reading Evaluating Tank Performance
The only fight where you can carry your raid or take a nap, depending on your tanking role. If you are a true lazy tank, you know what to do.
For a verbal version of what one lazy tank and one very busy tank have to say about this boss fight, listen to Episode 28 of TankCast, starting at 08:45.
For a written version, keep reading.
Continue reading Lazy Tank’s Guide to Mythic Socrethar
Gorefiend? More like Borefiend.
For a verbal version of what one lazy tank and one very busy tank have to say about this boss fight, listen to Episode 28 of TankCast, starting at 01:45.
Continue reading Lazy Tank’s Guide to Mythic Gorefiend
I haven’t done a transmog post in a while, and boy do I have a backlog to show off.
Continue reading Transmog: Big Blue, Torch Dancer, Brewfest, Reaper