Due to some roster shakeups in recent weeks, our shadow priest has opted to become co-tank on his paladin. He's a bit rusty on tanking, but a good player and catching up quite nicely. The one area we have issues with still is me over-threating him after taunts. Normally I don't mind backing off for a few til my vengeance drops off, but we've had some dps issues occasionally, and I'd like to wring out every bit possible.
We have two things working against us off the bat:
1. 9 ilevel difference, can only be fixed with time.
2. I'm a monk, with all that entails; not caring about non-dps boosting stats.
I also just realized he's not using Focused Shield glyph, so will suggest he works that in.
So primary question:
What is the optimal rotation after taunt assuming threat is the primary concern? I haven't kept up on paladins much of late, but I'm guessing something akin to:
Assure 5 hopo before taunt.
Grand Crusader procs used as they come
Proceed with standard priorities.
That sound close to correct?
Also, a question on Hand of Salvation. I know the threat drop is temporary, but what about threat from abilities used during the 10 seconds, does that come back along with the original value, or is it completely negated? Forgive my ignorance, haven't run with a paladin for ages.