Hello all so as a tankadin one of the most funny parts is ofc aoe tanking
we love it because we can pull alot of mobs and kill em all, not to mention the lovely "dodge, dodge, parry, block, dodge, miss, parry" spam ^^
First some nice tips for aoe grindin:
-When you pull spam Consecration to keep having aggro so the mobs dont reset and use rank 1 so you dont use too much mana.
-STRAFE! When i see the aoe grinding movies on youtube alot of the palas use mount or go backwards when they pull. Yes the backwards method is the safest but its slow and maybe you will get more dmg so the fastest/safest method is in fact to strafe. you use the q and e (default keybindings) to do this and then you turn your side to the mob cause the while running same speed as if you were running by using w you can still dodge/parry/block! just practice it out on a mob before you try it cause you need to turn to the right angle.
Items used for aoe grinding:
-This trinket is just build for aoe grinding... its simply amazing.... some dont need it because of their gear is good enough but you will still save this trinket forever. its the amazing "Figurine of the Colossus" http://www.wowhead.com/?item=27529
it heals 120 when you block! and can crit for 180 when you use it, it will like instant heal you to 100% again
its a real life safer.
-Well there are in fact alot of shields that will do something when you are struck by a mob the most common shield used for aoe grinding is
Its a nice dot that will come on to the mobs and it stacks up fast so its an okay +dmg for the all the mobs
-Another shield is the http://www.wowhead.com/?item=1168
it is VERY neat because the dmg and healing proc from this shield stacks with your spell dmg for 200%! so if you got 300 spell dmg it will heal you for 635 and damage the mobs for 675-725.. thats alot of dmg tho its a lvl 54 shield
(on some servers it aint cheap tho)
(for shields you can put on a http://www.wowhead.com/?item=23530
to do even more dmg
Ive been trying to find some neat aoe grinding spots.. But the hard part finding these places are the following things:
-No mobs should do spells that hurt you cause you cannot dodge a spell!!
-You need a place where you can pull alot of mobs fast enough before you die or go out of mana.
-Its best to find melee mobs cause ranged mobs sux because you have to do the "go close so he goes melee thing"
Now ive find some places and this "guide" is only a "beta" but ill give you the spots i know of atm..
-Outside of Black Temple
The most known spot for aoe grinding. its simply nice! theres only 2 annoying things =
-Theres a elite walking around so you have to wait for him to go away
-When the mobs hit a low % hp they start to use evasion and then they get alot % dodge so you miss on your SOW
The mobs are:
They got quite small amount of hp (6,9K and 3,5K) so they die very fast..
They are located in Shadowmoon valley at the loc 69,52 (check the wowhead links if you havent got coords)
-Behind Manaforge B'Naar
This might be tricky one cause you have to pull by using your consecration(rank 1) and some of the mobs use a throw abillity and thats annoying cause then you have to wait for em but the most annoying part is the Sunfury Bloodwarder cause they use a abillity (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=35877
) that really kills if you dont spam dispel.. they cast it on you and when a mob hits you it will deal fire dmg and that will go through your block or parry!! then theres also 2 other mobs thats annoying and thats the Sunfury Warp-Engineer and the Sunfury Warp-Master cause they use a spell that deals abit dmg but sti
ll its a spell.. so thats dmg for your char.
-Gives ALOT of sunfury signets and arcane tomes compared to the black temple aoe grinding
-Is pretty dangerous with the casters but especially "mark of the sunfury"
-You have to run alot when pulling and therfor the mobs got a chance to reset.
-Black Morass (Thank you Robert.)
Black Morass is a instance. its located in tanaris down in Caverns of time, you have to complete the questline in durnholde (another instance in Caverns of time before you can enter it) before you can enter it.
Black morass is a instance therefor you dont have to "kite" the mobs you can in fact simply mount up and run through em all and get off your mount and pew pew.
-Its an instance = no reset
-Lots of spider web drop
-You cant do it forever if your fast enough because theres a limit for instances you can do in an hour i think it is
-You can start the event?
Might add more.