SOTR(shield bash) or Inquisition for tanking?

85 Blood Elf Paladin
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In terms of threat and damage which is better to spend are holy power on? I have been using SOTR on bosses for the holy shield proc, then inquisition for trash and AOE. Is that how this was intended, or should we just be using inquisition all the time to build threat and for DPS?

Interested in your responses.

Edit - Looked at the Holy Shield talent and apparently it procs when we use inquisition too. So the holy shield proc isn't just for SOTR. So I am learning more towards Inquisition.
Edited by Laset on 12/10/2010 10:20 AM PST
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
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Yeah I love all the changes. We don't just pop consecration and go make a sandwich anymore. =)
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90 Human Paladin
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Inq. for AE pulls. SHoR for bosses.

WoG is solid AE threat...but only useful for when you need the extra healing.
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12/10/2010 10:23 AMPosted by Laset
Yeah I love all the changes. We don't just pop consecration and go make a sandwich anymore. =)

We never did this to begin with.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
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12/10/2010 10:25 AMPosted by Tauradin
12/10/2010 10:23 AMPosted by Laset
Yeah I love all the changes. We don't just pop consecration and go make a sandwich anymore. =)

We never did this to begin with.


Did you not play heroics in 3.3. It was the easiest classes to play in the game. We had no problems with threat then. We didn't even have to try. Well at least I didn't.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
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12/10/2010 10:23 AMPosted by Traejun
Inq. for AE pulls. SHoR for bosses.

WoG is solid AE threat...but only useful for when you need the extra healing.


Hmm, I have a question about that. How does Word of Glory help build AE threat? Heals pull that much threat? I know there is a talent that can make HS proc.
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90 Human Paladin
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Healing threat is pretty solid - that's why mobs can get pulled off by healers early in a fight, the heals [especially DoT's] themselves can generate quite a bit of front-loaded threat. Once you get Inquisition, that's far superior to WoG for AE threat - but early on [BRC, ToT, VP and even Stonecore] WoG is an excellent choice for AE tanking.
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85 Human Paladin
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12/10/2010 10:27 AMPosted by Laset
12/10/2010 10:25 AMPosted by Tauradin
[quote="14060465105"]Yeah I love all the changes. We don't just pop consecration and go make a sandwich anymore. =)

We never did this to begin with.


Did you not play heroics in 3.3. It was the easiest classes to play in the game. We had no problems with threat then. We didn't even have to try. Well at least I didn't.


Your friends must have been pulling 2k DPS then.
Edited by Rubi on 12/10/2010 11:44 AM PST
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90 Human Paladin
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12/10/2010 11:44 AMPosted by Rubi
12/10/2010 10:27 AMPosted by Laset
[quote="14063063733"][quote="14060465105"]Yeah I love all the changes. We don't just pop consecration and go make a sandwich anymore. =)

We never did this to begin with.


Did you not play heroics in 3.3. It was the easiest classes to play in the game. We had no problems with threat then. We didn't even have to try. Well at least I didn't.


Your friends must have been pulling 2k DPS then.[/quote]

This. When DPS was ICC geared, pushing 10k+ without much trouble...holding aggro on all mobs in a screen-lag pull was not a foregone conclusion.

Luckily, almost nothing in a heroic would actually kill a clothie fast enough to make me worry about it.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
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I'm not sure about anyone else, but w/ mana being a bigger issue for healers, I find myself using WoG:ShotR:Inq in a 12:4:1 ratio. The extra healing just seems way too helpful and threat is pretty much a 0 point issue.
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90 Human Paladin
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12/10/2010 12:32 PMPosted by Terreth
I'm not sure about anyone else, but w/ mana being a bigger issue for healers, I find myself using WoG:ShotR:Inq in a 12:4:1 ratio. The extra healing just seems way too helpful and threat is pretty much a 0 point issue.


No reason to do that TBH. Any given trash pull is not going to drain your healer's mana. In fact, I'm noticing that even using Inquisition about 75% of the time on trash, my healer really only needs to drink about every 3-4 pulls. More often only where there is AE damaging DPS.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
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12/10/2010 11:33 AMPosted by Farranor
12/10/2010 10:25 AMPosted by Tauradin
[quote="14060465105"]Yeah I love all the changes. We don't just pop consecration and go make a sandwich anymore. =)

We never did this to begin with.

This.

[quote="14063562866"]Did you not play heroics in 3.3. It was the easiest classes to play in the game. We had no problems with threat then. We didn't even have to try. Well at least I didn't.[/quote]
You're either lying through your teeth, or you went through heroics doing about 1/10th of the damage and threat that most tanks were doing, and that you could've been doing. Even using Cons on CD as a normal part of the 969, often on multiple targets, by the end of a heroic it would make up around 10% of my overall damage.[/quote]

Getting way off topic. But yes in heroics around 3.3 (ICC patch) tanking was the easiest thing in the world for prot. paladins. Sorry if you disagree.
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