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    Default Not possible to level up as Cleric tank...or am I doing it wrong?

    I'm only about lvl 17 atm but I had to respec because my dps was so low that it took way too long to kill anything. To the point that I almost could not kill anything...so I respec to Shaman just so I would have something to lvl with.

    So is dps really this bad or am I doing something wrong?

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    Tanks hold aggro, they dont dps in this game. I actually did level my cleric originally doing every quest in every zone full justicar tank, something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy :P I got to 50 then rolled a rogue and never looked back really. So no your not doing anything wrong, shammy can be kinda nice or put just 11 point in justicar for the heal goodies and the rest in inq.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSC14 View Post
    I'm only about lvl 17 atm but I had to respec because my dps was so low that it took way too long to kill anything. To the point that I almost could not kill anything...so I respec to Shaman just so I would have something to lvl with.

    So is dps really this bad or am I doing something wrong?
    pull more.
    Seriously, if there are any mobs within leash range when you are fighting as a cleric tank you are doing it wrong. Pull loads, aoe, if you do it right your health will not drop much and you can heal with doctrines and whilst one mob dies slow, you take a bunch down at the same time.
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    Get a 2h and roll shammy or druid. Aside from the oh-poop moments, leveling as a tank is a real pita. Second role doesn't cost much.

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    Don't use quests to level, just run dungeons. As a tank you will have very few long waits. I leveled both a cleric and warrior to 50 purely running dungeons from level 16 onwards.

    You get better gear and it's less tedious.
    Last edited by Zazen; 06-22-2012 at 11:03 AM.

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    you know you can have up to 6 specs at once right? and change them at any time for very little cost?

    that way you can level in a leveling spec (not tank)

    then once you get to lvl 50 you can get rid of it and be a tank

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    http://dulfycleric.wordpress.com/201...eveling-guide/

    at op you might want to grab a second spec (doesn't cost much)

    loved the duracell build

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