The Light and How to Swing It: 4 ways to improve your threat without sacrificing survivability


Every week, WoW Insider brings you [hide]The Light and How to Swing It[/hide] for [hide]holy[/hide], [hide]protection[/hide] and [hide]retribution[/hide] paladins. Protection specialist Matt Walsh spends most of his time receiving concussions for the benefit of 24 other people, obsessing over his hair (a blood elf racial!), and maintaining the tankadin-focused blog [hide]Righteous Defense[/hide].

Last week, we talked about to improve your combat table coverage through four easy tips. This week, I’m going to swing the pendulum to the other direction, away from survivability and toward the Candyland that is threat. Truthfully, in this age of Vengeance, there sometimes doesn’t seem to be a particular need to work on augmenting one’s threat, but corner cases exist where your personal damage output can be crucial to the success of an encounter.

When it comes to boosting threat, the usual advice is often to gem differently or wear some hit or expertise trinkets. The downside to that, of course, is that you’re trading survivability for an increase in damage output. While that might be kosher for heroics or farm content, when the bosses are still dangerous, you want to play it safe. As I’ll be detailing in today’s column, it’s very possible to bring the pain without shooting yourself in the foot.[hide]Continue reading The Light and How to Swing It: 4 ways to improve your threat without sacrificing survivability[/hide]Filed under: [hide]Paladin[/hide], [hide](Paladin) The Light and How to Swing It[/hide][hide]The Light and How to Swing It: 4 ways to improve your threat without sacrificing survivability[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Fri, 22 Jul 2011 14:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide]Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]
Every week, WoW Insider brings you [hide]The Light and How to Swing It[/hide] for [hide]holy[/hide], [hide]protection[/hide] and [hide]retribution[/hide] paladins. Protection specialist Matt Walsh spends most of his time receiving concussions for the benefit of 24 other people, obsessing over his hair (a blood elf racial!), and maintaining the tankadin-focused blog [hide]Righteous Defense[/hide].

Last week, we talked about to improve your combat table coverage through four easy tips. This week, I’m going to swing the pendulum to the other direction, away from survivability and toward the Candyland that is threat. Truthfully, in this age of Vengeance, there sometimes doesn’t seem to be a particular need to work on augmenting one’s threat, but corner cases exist where your personal damage output can be crucial to the success of an encounter.

When it comes to boosting threat, the usual advice is often to gem differently or wear some hit or expertise trinkets. The downside to that, of course, is that you’re trading survivability for an increase in damage output. While that might be kosher for heroics or farm content, when the bosses are still dangerous, you want to play it safe. As I’ll be detailing in today’s column, it’s very possible to bring the pain without shooting yourself in the foot.[hide]Continue reading The Light and How to Swing It: 4 ways to improve your threat without sacrificing survivability[/hide]Filed under: [hide]Paladin[/hide], [hide](Paladin) The Light and How to Swing It[/hide][hide]The Light and How to Swing It: 4 ways to improve your threat without sacrificing survivability[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Fri, 22 Jul 2011 14:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide]Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]

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