Anyways to start off Prot isnt my main spec. But I'm not exactly new to it either. Ive had Prot as a main spec for pve in Cata, and its become an off-off spec in MoP to get into Heroics and LFR quicker. Its really just a pve spec that I play because healing in LFR and Heroics bore me to death (( I stopped progression raiding at TBC due to time constraints )) but I do main Holy PVP and Ret PVP
I tried my first run at Scarlet Halls in challenge mode with my IRL friends yesterday. I spent a few weeks with them running heroics and LFR's to get them PVE geared ( we are mainly a PVP oriented group ) , got them close or at hit/exp cap and figured thats fine considering all our 490-500 ilvl PVE LFR gear gets dropped to 463 anyways. But my first run hurt. Alot.
Pass through the dogs with meat buckets, tanked the archers fine, then tanked the first boss fine. We didnt invis pot through the undeground basement section with the canons due to this run being a test run to see if we're ready but the mobs hurt! I get dropped faster than I can generate holy power to use SotR. The mobs do dis-arm which makes it impossible to block but im just wondering these challenge modes remind me how tough old Heroics were in TBC and back then we had to meet certain stats ( like 3000 healing or something like that ) to ensure a fine dungeon run. Is this kind of damage expected? Or am I gemmed/reforged wrong? Is there a better build for challenge mode specifically?
So basically TL;DR: Whats the best way to build a Prot paladin to be ready for challenge modes?
Our group comp is:
i'm expecting trolls to tell me to roll a DK but no.