PVE TBC Prot Paladin Tank Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Protection Paladin guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to Tank as a Prot Paladin in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

This is the standard Protection Paladin build for TBC.

Protection Paladin Build

There isn’t a lot that can be swapped around but one thing you could trade would be Improved Judgement and Blessing of Kings for Pursuit of Justice. Holy paladins usually have Blessing of Kings, so you won’t need it in a raid setting but it can be helpful in dungeons.

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Blue gems are only worth it to activate your meta gem. After your meta gem requirement has been met fill blue sockets with red gems.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Spellpower on both rings. Spell power is crucial for Prot Paladin threat generation.

Stat Priority

  • Defense (490 raid cap)
  • Stamina
  • Spell Damage
  • Block Value

Defense cap is 490 and can be increased through Block Rating, Dodge Rating and Parry Rating.

Hit and Spell hit are also useful stats that help your threat generation.

Rotation

First Keep Righteous Fury up and use the appropriate Auras.

You would use Retribution Aura against physical encounters and Resistance auras against magic damage encounters.

Your rotation is as follows:

Apply Seal of Vengeance or Seal of Righteousness based on your faction.

Keep Holy Shield and Consecration up at all times.

Follow every Judgement with a Seal due to this not triggering a global cool down.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Professions

  • Enchanting – Enchanting both of your rings with Spellpower will give you 24 extra spell power! You can also save money by enchanting your own gear.
  • Jewelcrafting – Great gold making choice and you can make your own gems early on. It can also provide starter trinkets, rings neck’s and epic gems.
  • Alchemy – Alchemy is great because you can create your own consumables. This can bring their cost down while giving you a boost over tanks that don’t use them.
  • Blacksmithing – While this sounds good on paper and will provide you with some starter gear.. It’s very expensive to level and your end game gear will mostly come from drops due to being a paladin instead of a warrior.

PVE TBC Frost Mage DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Frost Mage guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to DPS as a Frost Mage in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

Frost is not considered a top tier raid spec in TBC. It’s generally accepted as the PVP spec but it can bring a lot of utility to a raid group due to it’s ability to kite.

Frost Mage Build

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Blue gems are only worth it to activate your meta gem. After your meta gem requirement has been met fill blue sockets with red gems.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Spellpower on both rings.

Stat Priority

  • Hit cap 164
  • Spell Haste
  • Spell Damage
  • Spell Critical Strike
  • Intellect

Hit cap is 164 as long as you have Elemental Precision providing an extra 3% hit.

Rotation

Frostbolt is your main damaging ability and you pretty much just frostbolt spam the entire fight. Frostbolt also applies Winter’s Chill which you want to keep on the target for the entire fight.

When you have to move a lot you can use Ice Lance to keep Winter’s Chill on the target. Fire Blast is another good filler move when you are having to constantly move.

Summon Water Elemental is a huge DPS boost for you but he is hard to keep alive. Summon Water Elemental benefits from Bloodlust if he is summoned before it is cast so make sure to time that accordingly.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Professions

  • Tailoring – Tailoring is great for fresh level 70’s because you can make the Spellfire and Spellstrike sets which will only be replaced by T4 or T5.
  • Enchanting – Enchanting both of your rings with Spellpower will give you 24 extra spell power! You can also save money by enchanting your own gear.
  • Leatherworking – This gives your raid the best bonus by crafting Drums of Battle. This is mainly for late game and not t4 raids.
  • Alchemy – Alchemy allows you to make Sorcerer’s Alchemist Stone which is pretty strong. You can also create your own consumables.
  • Jewelcrafting – Great gold making choice and you can make your own gems early on. 

PVE TBC Fire Mage DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Fire Mage guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to DPS as a Fire Mage in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

Fire is generally accepted as the best raid spec in TBC. It has the most flexibility, variations and synergy. This spec can top meters and really shine.

This is the standard build until you get good gear. The general rule is to use this spec until you have enough gear to not run out of mana on boss fights with Icy Veins.

Fire Mage Build

This is the highest damage build but it burns through mana like crazy. Once you have the mana to use this spec, it’s definitely the way to go.

Fire Mage – Straight Damage

Below is the core talents for fire, if you want to tinker with a build this is the starting point you should work from.

Fire Mage – Core Talents

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Blue gems are only worth it to activate your meta gem. After your meta gem requirement has been met fill blue sockets with red gems.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Spellpower on both rings.

Stat Priority

  • Hit cap 164
  • Spell Haste
  • Spell Damage
  • Spell Critical Strike
  • Intellect

Hit cap is 164 as long as you have Elemental Precision providing an extra 3% hit.

Rotation

Molten Armor provides the best DPS boost but you will need to use Mage Armor if you find yourself running out of mana mid fight.

Every fire mage in the raid should be contributing to keep Improved Scorch on the target at all times. You should be able to cast 5-8 Fireball‘s and then 1 Scorch. The amount will depend on your haste rating and how often you have to move during the fight.

Make sure to combine your temporary buffs with Bloodlust / Heroism and Molten Fury. You should use CombustionIcy Veins and your trinkets at the same time.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Professions

  • Tailoring – Tailoring is great for fresh level 70’s because you can make the Spellfire and Spellstrike sets which will only be replaced by T4 or T5.
  • Enchanting – Enchanting both of your rings with Spellpower will give you 24 extra spell power! You can also save money by enchanting your own gear.
  • Leatherworking – This gives your raid the best bonus by crafting Drums of Battle. This is mainly for late game and not t4 raids.
  • Alchemy – Alchemy allows you to make Sorcerer’s Alchemist Stone which is pretty strong. You can also create your own consumables.
  • Jewelcrafting – Great gold making choice and you can make your own gems early on. 

PVE TBC Arcane Mage DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Arcane Mage guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to DPS as an Arcane Mage in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

Arcane requires you to min/max your gear. It requires a ton of mana management but you are left with crazy burst damage. Arcane has lower gear requirements than fire due to Arcane Focus providing 10% hit.

Arcane Mage Build

This build takes Cold Snap from the frost tree giving you two Ice Block‘s to stay alive as well as Icy Veins to increase your damage output.

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Blue gems are only worth it to activate your meta gem. After your meta gem requirement has been met fill blue sockets with red gems.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Spellpower on both rings.

Stat Priority

  • Hit (76)
  • Spell Damage
  • Intellect
  • Spell Critical Strike
  • Spell Haste

Hit cap is only 76 due to Arcane Focus providing 10% hit.

Rotation

Use Mage Armor to increase your mana regeneration.

Arcane Blast is your primary damage spell but it uses a lot of mana. As you cast Arcane Blast it leaves a mana consumption debuff which prevents you from just chain casting Arcane Blast. (You will run out of mana)

Frostbolt is your filler when the Arcane Blast debuff has maxed out and you need to let the debuff fall off. The balance of Arcane Blast to Frostbolt is something you will have to feel out due to it being based on your mana pool and the length of each boss encounter.

Fire Blast is a filler spell that can be used when you are moving around to get some extra damage in.

Don’t forget to activate Arcane Power and then chain cast Arcane Blast to perform insane burst damage.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Professions

  • Tailoring – Tailoring is great for fresh level 70’s because you can make the Spellfire and Spellstrike sets which will only be replaced by T4 or T5.
  • Enchanting – Enchanting both of your rings with Spellpower will give you 24 extra spell power! You can also save money by enchanting your own gear.
  • Leatherworking – This gives your raid the best bonus by crafting Drums of Battle. This is mainly for late game and not t4 raids.
  • Alchemy – Alchemy allows you to make Sorcerer’s Alchemist Stone which is pretty strong. You can also create your own consumables.
  • Jewelcrafting – Great gold making choice and you can make your own gems early on. 

PVE TBC Survival Hunter DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Survival Hunter guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to DPS as a Survival Hunter in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

One hunter in every raid should have Improved Hunter’s Mark, if you are that hunter you should replace Efficiency for it. This build revolves around Expose Weakness which benefits the entire raid. You should stack Agility and Critical Strike to make it more effective for your raid group.

Survival Hunter Build

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Stats on both rings.

Stat Priority

  • Hit (9%)
  • Agility
  • Critical Strike
  • Attack Power
  • Intellect & MP5

At first you can use Surefooted to gain an extra 3% hit and lower your gear requirements.

Rotation

First apply Hunter’s Mark and keep it on the target. After that your rotation is:

You should also use  Kill Command and Rapid Fire to increase your DPS.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Pet

For raiding your best bet will be either Cats, Scorpids or Ravengers. The following skills are required:

  • Active: Claw, Bite, Gore, Scorpid Poison [Depending on pet]
  • Passive: Great Stamina, Avoidance, Cobra Reflexes

This macro can call, revive or heal your pet:

/cast [target=pet, dead] Revive Pet;[nopet] Call Pet; Mend Pet 

Professions

  • Leatherworking – This is a great choice for Beast Mastery Hunters. It allows you to craft useful gear all the way through. You also benefit from Leg enchants. You can also increase your raid utility by crafting Drums of Battle.
  • Engineering – Engineering is a great choice because you can make Guns, Ammo, Scopes as well as Goggles. It’s almost like Engineering was built for Hunters.
  • Enchanting – Enchanting both of your rings will give you a boost plus you can save money enchanting your own gear.
  • Jewelcrafting – Great gold making choice and you can make your own gems early on. Jewelcrafting can also make Figurine – Shadowsong Panther as a starter trinket.

PVE TBC Marksmanship Hunter DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Marksmanship Hunter guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to DPS as a Marksmanship Hunter in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

Even though Marksman is mostly a PVP spec it can be used in PVE. The biggest benefit to playing Marks in PVE is providing your raid with  Improved Hunter’s Mark and Trueshot Aura. This benefit is pretty much outweighed by the increased DPS of BM or Survival.

Marksman Hunter Build

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Stats on both rings.

Stat Priority

  • Hit (9%)
  • Agility
  • Attack Power
  • Critical Strike & Haste
  • Intellect & MP5

Rotation

Apply Hunter’s Mark and keep it on the target.

You should also use  Kill Command and Rapid Fire to increase your DPS.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Pet

For raiding your best bet will be either Cats, Scorpids or Ravengers. The following skills are required:

  • Active: Claw, Bite, Gore, Scorpid Poison [Depending on pet]
  • Passive: Great Stamina, Avoidance, Cobra Reflexes

This macro can call, revive or heal your pet:

/cast [target=pet, dead] Revive Pet;[nopet] Call Pet; Mend Pet 

Professions

  • Leatherworking – This is a great choice for Beast Mastery Hunters. It allows you to craft useful gear all the way through. You also benefit from Leg enchants. You can also increase your raid utility by crafting Drums of Battle.
  • Engineering – Engineering is a great choice because you can make Guns, Ammo, Scopes as well as Goggles. It’s almost like Engineering was built for Hunters.
  • Enchanting – Enchanting both of your rings will give you a boost plus you can save money enchanting your own gear.
  • Jewelcrafting – Great gold making choice and you can make your own gems early on. Jewelcrafting can also make Figurine – Shadowsong Panther as a starter trinket.

PVE TBC Beast Mastery Hunter DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Beast Master Hunter guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to DPS as a Beast Mastery Hunter in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

This is the standard Beast Mastery build. A few of the points could be changed based on your raid setup.

Beast Mastery Hunter Build

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Stats on both rings.

Stat Priority

  • Hit (9%)
  • Agility
  • Attack Power
  • Critical Strike
  • Intellect & MP5
  • Stamina

Rotation

Apply Hunter’s Mark and keep it on the target.

Apply Scorpid Sting and keep it on the target as well.

Your rotation is:

Use  Rapid Fire and Bestial Wrath to boost your DPS.

This Macro will perform your rotation:

#showtooltip Steady Shot 
/script UIErrorsFrame:Hide() 
/castsequence reset=3 Steady Shot, Auto Shot 
/castrandom [exists,target=pettarget] Kill Command 
/script UIErrorsFrame:Clear(); UIErrorsFrame:Show()  

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Pet

For raiding your best bet will be either Cats, Scorpids or Ravengers. The following skills are required:

  • Active: Claw, Bite, Gore, Scorpid Poison [Depending on pet]
  • Passive: Great Stamina, Avoidance, Cobra Reflexes

Professions

  • Leatherworking – This is a great choice for Beast Mastery Hunters. It allows you to craft useful gear all the way through. You also benefit from Leg enchants. You can also increase your raid utility by crafting Drums of Battle.
  • Engineering – Engineering is a great choice because you can make Guns, Ammo, Scopes as well as Goggles. It’s almost like Engineering was built for Hunters.
  • Enchanting – Enchanting both of your rings will give you a boost plus you can save money enchanting your own gear.
  • Jewelcrafting – Great gold making choice and you can make your own gems early on. 

PVE TBC Feral Druid Tank Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Feral Tank Druid guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to tank as a Feral Druid in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

This is the standard tanking spec for Feral. It has all required Survivability and rage generation talents.

Feral Tank Druid Build

You could optionally trade change Intensity to Savage Fury if you are an off-tank and would like higher DPS.

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Once your meta gem’s color requirements are met fill yellow sockets with blue or red gems.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Stats on both rings.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Professions

  • Leatherworking – This is a great choice for feral druids. It allows you to craft useful gear all the way through. You also benefit from Leg enchants. You can also increase your raid utility by crafting Drums of Battle.
  • Enchanting – Enchanting both of your rings will give you a boost plus you can save money enchanting your own gear.
  • Jewelcrafting – Great gold making choice and you can make your own gems early on. 
  • Alchemy – While an option, there are usually a lot of players selling potions. 

Stat Priority

Druids cannot parry or block, so if you have any items with Parry Rating or Block Rating on them, replace those ASAP.

There isn’t a tanking stat priority list, so I’m going to go over the important stats.

You will need a combination of Stamina, Defense Rating and Armor to survive.

  • Armor caps at 35,880 against bosses and 31,672 against level 70 mobs, this cap provides a 75% damage reduction.
  • Defense cap is 415

While Agility is a solid tanking stat it is even more important for the off-tank who can use it to increase their DPS.

These are the DPS stats and how they help you:

  • Critical Strike Rating – Increases your damage and threat
  • Strength – increases your damage and scales with buffs
  • Armor Penetration – increases your damage as well

Rotation

Demoralizing Roar and Faerie Fire (Feral) must be on the target at all times.

For threat use Mangle (Bear) and try to keep 5 stacks of Lacerate up.

Maul is your single target rage dump. You should use it when you have over 60 rage.

When pulling you can HoT yourself before the pull using Regrowth,  Rejuvenation and Lifebloom.

Once in bear form use Swipe to maintain threat.

Growl and Challenging Roar are used if someone pulls aggro off of you.

PVE TBC Feral Druid DPS Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Feral Druid DPS guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to play a Feral Druid in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

This is a solid Feral Druid build,  it takes Feral Swiftness to maximize time on target. Feral Aggression has also been taken to increase the damage of Ferocious Bite. This is usable when the target is about to die and Rip will be ineffective.

 

Feral Druid Build – TBC

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Stats oEnchant Ring – Striking on both rings.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Professions

  • Leatherworking – This is a great choice for feral druids. Allows you to craft useful gear all the way through. You also benefit from Leg enchants. You can also increase your raid utility by crafting Drums of Battle.
  • Enchanting – Enchanting both of your rings will give you a boost plus you can save money enchanting your own gear.
  • Jewelcrafting – Great gold making choice and you can make your own gems early on. 
  • Engineering – Not really worth it unless you are going to PVP.
  • Alchemy – While an option, there are usually a lot of players selling potions. 

Stat Priority

  1. Hit (9%)
  2. Agility
  3. Strength
  4. Critical Strike and Attack Power
  5. Haste and Armor Pen

Rotation

Feral actually uses a pretty simple rotation.

Power Shifting

To power shift, you shift out of your cat form and back in to gain energy. Furor gives 40 energy and is faster than waiting for it to recover naturally.

You should be able to shift four to five times in a two minute window. This will give you up to 125 energy which can translate to around 80 DPS.

This macro will help you shift back and forth:

/cast !Cat Form

PVE TBC Resto Druid Healing Guide (Short)

Welcome to our PVE Resto Druid healing guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to play a Resto Druid in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 

Talents

This is the core build for Restoration Druids, this build’s main focus is Healing over Time. This build has 19 talent points left over for you to assign.

Core – TBC Resto Druid Build

Below is a finished build which takes Empowered TouchTranquil Spirit and Naturalist. Starlight Wrath has been taken for certain boss mechanics.

Finished – TBC Resto Druid Build

Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Enchants

You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Healing Power on both rings.

Consumables

Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.

Professions

  • Tailoring – Good for players just starting out, the Whitemend and Primal Mooncloth sets are great until T5.
  • Leatherworking – Allows you to craft gear such as Leather Chestguard of the Sun. You can also further increase your raid utility by crafting Drums of Battle.
  • Alchemy – Very good option because of Redeemer’s Alchemist Stone. You can also craft your own consumables which is nice.
  • Enchanting – Enchanting both of your rings will give you an extra 40 bonus healing.

Stat Priority

  1. Bonus Healing
  2. Spell Haste
  3. Spirit
  4. Intellect
  5. MP5

Rotation

Like most healers, Resto Druids work off of a priority list instead of a rotation.

You will be in Tree of Life most of the time.

Your main abilities are

Tank Healing

If you are assigned to heal the main tank, you want to keep 3 stacks of Lifebloom on him as well as a Rejuvenation or Regrowth depending on the amount of damage he is taking.

When your tank takes a lot of damage you can use Swiftmend or Nature’s Swiftness + Healing Touch to get him back up.

Raid + Tank Healing

Keep Lifebloom stacks on the tank with using Regrowth or Rejuvenation on the raid. When a burst of damage comes in you should use Swiftmend or Nature’s Swiftness + Healing Touch to smooth it out.