Here is another email question I received:
My character name is Akacia, she is on the Suramar realm. I am an avid reader of your blog and I have to say that your tips helped me go from a very incompetent tank to a competent tank that people enjoy having in groups.
My question is two part:
1.) I use Omen and am regularly around 400-500 TPS. What can I do to help generate more threat as some of the caster types and especially Shaman tend to generate 700-1200 TPS. Keep in mind I do mostly PuGs for exp and rep.
Shamans definitely generate so much threat, I play with one so I know how it feels. You will want to make sure you have a good threat generation cycle. Check my post of threat generation for more details. Also, you may want to adjust your talents around a bit. I see that you didn't take the following:
Reduces the rage cost of your offensive abilities by 3.
With focused rage, you will have more rage to work on. You will be able to use your abilities more often to generate more threat. Alot of times, pugs dont wait or give you time to gain threat, without this talent you will have a hard time keeping up with them. This talent is a must and should be taken over improved disarm or improved revenge.
Requires Melee Weapon
Increases your chance to get a critical strike with melee weapons by 5%.
More crits means more damage. More damage means for crit. Again I would take this over improved disarm and improved revenge.
2.) When can I start doing heroics? I have 11490ish ;P HP and 511 def. hoping you can help
At least 490 defense
If you are doing Kara, you should be ok tanking heroics. You might need to be CC heavy at first until you get better gear, coz you might only want to tank 1 mob at a time at this point. I say you are ready to tank heroics.
2 hours ago