The transfer between teams in the raiding guild has come through. So Unferth gets benched from raiding and Korenwolf steps up to the plate to start tanking ICC25 content. This isn’t because I don’t like healing. Trees rock, the ability to run while healing large numbers of players for daft amounts of damage makes them possibly the most flexible healing class out there at the moment.
I am fundamentally a control freak, and the place control freaks belong is going toe to toe with the boss. It’s what we do.
Korenwolf (tankadin) has been prot pretty much since he could start shoving talent points in the tree, he and his soulmate and permanent offsider (a certain Holyadin) levelled together through the latter part of classic and all the way through BC and Wrath. There is little which can stand in the way of the Paladin tag team, I round them up and keep their attention and she heals the hell out of me and whacks them to act as a mana pinata. Between them they’ve hit all the 5-man content in Wrath, though with the gearing level it’s no longer team tincan, more like a wreckingball and the wrath 10man content is gradually falling to Team AB (as covered elsewhere on the blog).
I’m expecting higher repair bills (front and center taking melee all the time, it comes with the job), a degree of higher stress / pulse rate during pulls and putting the situational awareness I’ve developed back into proper use. Not to say that tree healing with tank like awareness for “the bad” is not a good thing, completely the opposite.
So in short less healing news, more tanking news.