I’ve been (slowly) sifting through my various characters’ PowerAuras in preparation to converting them (as well as my NeedToKnow timers) to WeakAuras, figuring out which auras I still use and which are not worth bothering with. Looking through my paladin’s auras, I was reminded of something I’ve been meaning to post about for a while.
That’s my paladin’s PowerAuras setup. The RF, seal and Holy Power auras are self-explanatory – the training wheels I’ll have to explain.
I leveled my paladin as a tank during WotLK. I was, therefore, intimately familiar with the WotLK tankadin rotation – and when Cataclysm changed it around, I of course had to relearn it. So I put everything important on my bars, arranged my keybinds in the way that seemed to make the most sense, and started playing…
…which was all well and good, except I found myself staring at my bars rather than at the fight a fair amount. Which can sort of work as a DPS, but as a tank? It’s a recipe for disaster, plain and simple.
So I set up PowerAuras to display available abilities – the ones in my basic rotation, anyway – and their keybinds. That way, I never had to look away from the fight to learn what keys to press. I’ve since used the same system on other alts, to remind myself that I should use certain abilities, but my tankadin’s where it started.
(And yes, I know that there’s very little point to having a Shield of the Righteous icon and a 1-2-3 Holy Power counter, since ShotR is going to be always available as long as I have at least one Holy Power. I just wanted a neat little ShotR icon. Hush.)