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    Default Pally vs. DK vs. Warrior or 5th Shaman?

    So, we all know that Blizzard is pushing to make all three of those classes suitable for AOE tanking. I would have included Druids, but I just hate leveling them.

    I moved my Shamans to Turalyon about a week ago, and I am just going to get them started again. So i am wondering what the best solution would be for a 5th character. Pre-WOTLK I cleared everthing Heroic and Normal with 4 shamans so the extra shaman would just be a bost in DPS. Making things die faster = win.

    On my warlock i have cleared everything Normal and Heroic in WOLTK and i can see some situations that 5 earth elementals would just not cut it or kiting mobs around.

    I have a DK @ level 60 after a few hours of play and there pretty interesting. I have played a warrior and a pally before. I still have about 15 days left on my RAF. Has anyone tried taking a Deathknight to 59 and using the grant levels on a lower character? Because you could ( if it works ) level two DK's to 59/60 and grant levels. If this would work, I could just RAF a druid / pally / warrior on
    Turalyon.

    So, what would be my best soultion?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Azerial',index.php?page=Thread&postID=152927#post 152927
    Has anyone tried taking a Deathknight to 59 and using the grant levels on a lower character? Because you could ( if it works ) level two DK's to 59/60 and grant levels. If this would work, I could just RAF a druid / pally / warrior on [/color][/color][color=#000066]Turalyon.
    This works, but only the levels the DK earns count for grant-a-level purpose. So, a DK leveled to 59 will have 2 levels to grant to the veteran linked account.

    With respect to the tanking question, i personally have a 5-box shaman team at level 72, and am bringing up another team which includes a pally, DK, and druid at 63 at the moment.

    I'm planning on running 3 shammies, 1 boomkin, and still undecided about the pally vs. DK for main tank. I'm inclined to the DK, which generate more DPS than a prot pally and are frankly a ton of fun to play. They also bring some good synergies of their own (esp. Ebon Plaugebringer; +12% magic damage). However, the pally is simpler from the perspective of using a mashable, AoE based tanking /castrandom macro. That's a pretty strong positive, since maxing out elemental shammy DPS in WoTLK looks like it's going to require a multi-button strategy to maximize effective use of LvB.
    Current team: Shnoght (DK) + 4 elemental shamans (Shalph, Sheta, Shamma, Shepsilon)
    Heroics cleared: Drak'Tharon, VH, CoS, UK, Gundrak, HoL, Nexus

    Waiting in the wings at 80: Shaladin (pally), Shmage (mage), Shruud/Shrued (boomkins), Shelta (leftover shaman)

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    However, the pally is simpler from the perspective of using a mashable, AoE based tanking /castrandom macro.
    Thats all you need to know. Pally is da choice fur da BoXoRs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Sam DeathWalker',index.php?page=Thread&postID=152992#p ost152992
    However, the pally is simpler from the perspective of using a mashable, AoE based tanking /castrandom macro.
    Thats all you need to know. Pally is da choice fur da BoXoRs.
    It is simpler but far from the only choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Azerial',index.php?page=Thread&postID=152927#post 152927
    Pre-WOTLK I cleared everthing Heroic and Normal with 4 shamans so the extra shaman would just be a bost in DPS. Making things die faster = win.
    I know this is off topic but are you saying you cleared everthing Heroic with only your 4 shaman, no 5th toon in the group period, either it be you or someone else?
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    You don't need the 5th one. You just kite alot more....


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    Default RE: RE: Pally vs. DK vs. Warrior or 5th Shaman?

    Quote Originally Posted by 'emesis',index.php?page=Thread&postID=152983#post1 52983
    Quote Originally Posted by 'Azerial',index.php?page=Thread&postID=152927#post 152927
    Has anyone tried taking a Deathknight to 59 and using the grant levels on a lower character? Because you could ( if it works ) level two DK's to 59/60 and grant levels. If this would work, I could just RAF a druid / pally / warrior on Turalyon.


    This works, but only the levels the DK earns count for grant-a-level purpose. So, a DK leveled to 59 will have 2 levels to grant to the veteran linked account.

    With respect to the tanking question, i personally have a 5-box shaman team at level 72, and am bringing up another team which includes a pally, DK, and druid at 63 at the moment.

    I'm planning on running 3 shammies, 1 boomkin, and still undecided about the pally vs. DK for main tank. I'm inclined to the DK, which generate more DPS than a prot pally and are frankly a ton of fun to play. They also bring some good synergies of their own (esp. Ebon Plaugebringer; +12% magic damage). However, the pally is simpler from the perspective of using a mashable, AoE based tanking /castrandom macro. That's a pretty strong positive, since maxing out elemental shammy DPS in WoTLK looks like it's going to require a multi-button strategy to maximize effective use of LvB.
    I'm EU server here.
    I levelled my DK so quickly I didn't want to leave Ebon Hold Area,so I tohught i'd lost my Gift Lvls turns out I can gift them even at 61,.It was epecially usefull for topping up characters around the 58-59 mark,you only get 2 levels tho,(sneekingly hoped I might get more but nup
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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Azerial',index.php?page=Thread&postID=153035#post 153035
    You don't need the 5th one. You just kite alot more....
    Wow, impressive. All arena gear I take it?
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    I am currently doing pretty well with a druid tank. They made druid tanks a bit more AOE friendly, and some glyphs can help too, to add more multi target attacks. Granted I am using Demo locks, so sometimes I have the felguards OT a mob or 3, but even if I just tankem all with the druid, everything works out fine. I do have to heal more on the druid that way, it sure is nice to spread the dmg out over 3 6000 hp tanks And considering I'm healing with a shadow priest... for most fights, I just rotate in and out of shadow spells, to apply dots, and heal, and it's working out fine.

    But my main is still a paladin tank.

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    You could 2-3 man level 70 heroics with patch 3.0, and there were a few you could 4 man no problem pre 3.0. I think however with current levels of gear doing level 80 heroics is a lot harder, would love to hear from people doing it without a tank and how.

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