Virgin Tanking BRD in a Bikini
I finally completed dual-speccing my paladin, Dedeamona (Lightninghoof-US hordeside), into her Protection spec. She’s been Holy since level 10, so this was a pretty big deal. I selected my talents, using a spec shamelessly pulled from Wowhead. I rebuilt her toolbars for her new identity. I bought my glyphs, supplemented my random tanking items I already had with pieces from the auction house, and queued up for a dungeon! She was level 58, and I had no desire to struggle with a DK for aggro on my first run, so I queued very specifically for BRD. I figured that I’d out-level it a bit, and that my gear was plenty sufficient for it, so hopefully it would be a good place to try out pally tanking for the first time and learn what the heck I was doing. I fully expected that the group would fall apart and not finish, because that’s what happened every other time I’ve run BRD in the past. That’s right, you heard me. I’ve never completed BRD before. No one in my pugs ever knew how their way through the damn thing. So I clicked in for my instant queue fully expecting that things would fall apart in about an hour.
Well, wasn’t I shocked when I had not one, but two people in my pug who knew what they were doing! So we kept going. And going. AND GOING! DAMN THAT IS A LONG DUNGEON!!!!!!!!
Ahem. Forgive me. Moving on.
Three hours later we finally took down Emperor Dagran Thaurissan. I was so tired, but I was thrilled. I finally beat that place. And now I don’t ever want to do it again, unless I’m going in with friends.
But I tanked it! That’s right, on her virgin tankadin run, Desdeamona tanked BRD all the way through. I didn’t do a half bad job, if I do say so myself! I did however make the #1 “Pally Tank Newb Mistake” of all time. That’s right, I forgot to turn on Righteous Fury for about the first 30 minutes. And I gotta tell you, that was a rough 30 minutes. I wasn’t holding aggro on anything for more than a few seconds. Once I realized my mistake and clicked the freakin’ button, suddenly things weren’t so difficult anymore.
I didn’t find a single upgrade from the whole run, so I guess her scabbed together gear wasn’t as bad as I thought. I have to say, I absolutely love her chest piece right now. And I was afraid when I equipped her first plate chest piece that it wasn’t going to be pretty. Check out this bad girl! Princess Leia, eat your heart out!
That’s right. That bikini top there is freakin’ PLATE MAIL!
I love blood Elves. Yep, I do.
And I love tanking.
That is all.