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BM - Importance of Tiger Power buff?

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I've been monitoring buff uptime on WoL, to improve my tanking (I always work on improving myself), which made me get a very big increase on Shuffle uptime (still slapping myself for having a lower uptime before), with some fails still though wink.png . Now that I've mostly fixed that, which was my first priority, I'm looking at the other things. There were two things I noticed, first was the amount of stagger damage I'm taking. I think that could be less, so I will try to get more purifying in, which is about the only solution for that, I guess.

 

The second thing I noticed was the wildly fluctuating uptime on the Tiger Power buff, from 40%-80% on different bosses. I'm not quite sure if that is something I should fix to get an uptime like shuffle, if it's just something about the fights that makes that uptime fluctuate so much, I'm not even sure if it is something I should be worrying about, or if I should just ignore it as not important (the 'just get it whenever you don't have anything else to do, but ignore it otherwise' idea). Can anyone help me out on this? Is it something that I should work on, or can it be ignored?

 

If anyone wants to check: Logs on Highmaul Normal 6/7 and some wipes (posted by a guildy under the wrong guild name for some reason - probably because he forgot to change it after coming to our guild) can be found here: http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/lc3jashl4n7yw97t/details/15/, if there are other, more important things that I missed, I'd really like to know too. I most certainly know there's more work to be done for me to become a good tank, instead of maybe mediocre wink.png

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Average boss I keep TP up around 98%+ just because I can in my rotation very easy. 

 

Free damage is free damage. Every little bit counts. Although tanks are not the 90%-110% of a DPS that we used to be, we are still useful. There is no reason to ignore free damage when it is so easy to grasp.

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Most of the time it should be up close to 100%. There should be many times in your rotation that you're sitting there waiting for energy (or spamming keg smash /jab while waiting?) this is where you should use tiger palm instead.

I know for some people it's hard to figure out cause you're just sitting there spamming until you get 40 energy, but in reality you can spend all of those globals on free tiger palms. You don't HAVE to use your 40 energy as soon as you get it, you have time. The only time you would have to is if you need that guard RIGHT NOW.

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The only time you would have to is if you need that guard RIGHT NOW.

 

 

Chi Brew is your friend. Sit on one stack of that at all times like a boss.

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Tiger power uptime should come easily, since it's free damage try to weave it into your rotation anytime you have a free GCD. You should use it atleast once every 3-4 abilities at the least.

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I'm a notorious button spammer. Brewmaster is my relief. Observe:

 

#showtooltip Jab

/use Jab

/qcast Tiger Palm

 

#showtooltip Blackout Kick

/use Blackout Kick

/qcast Tiger Palm

 

#showtooltip Keg Smash

/use Keg Smash

/qcast Tiger Palm

 

See? It's just that simple.

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Never seen that command before and I cant get it to work.

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Yea, what exactly does 'qcast' do? I can't seem to find it in an API either.

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/qcast suppresses the error messages. Perhaps I need to do some tuning on that one.

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That might be an addon. There is no /qcast in the api as far as I know. 

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#showtooltip Keg Smash

/use 14

/castsequence reset=7 Keg Smash, Tiger Palm, Tiger Palm

 

^ the macro i use and I get 98%+ uptime on tiger power + I don't energy cap. The only problem with it is that you have to get those 2 tiger palms out before kegsmash comes off CD or you'll tigerpalm instead of kegsmash when kegsmash comes up. You can play with the "reset=7" and make it "reset=3" (or even 2) if you want to alleviate this problem.

 

The macro means i get to completely remove tigerpalm from my hotkeys (left-handed hotkeys being at a space premium). That (6.1) 66% buff to tigerpalm was aiming to be a 1.5-2k dps increase for me until they went and decided not to buff it after all.

 

(P.S. "/use 14" is to activate my bottom trinket slot, so feel free to remove it from your version).

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What is with all the macros? Just Tiger Palm when Keg Smash is not available and you have less than 70 energy.

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