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Keléseth-Stormscale

Status: REJECTED
Submitted on: Oct 08, 2018 at 08:50 PM
I confirm that I have read the above guild rules and that failure to conform to these may result in loss of raid spot
Yes
If there are occasional issues with attendance, please let us know here

I will show up for every raid.

Personal information

Name

Kel

Sex

Male

Age

18

Nationality

American but live in Belgium

Character information

Battletag [OPTIONAL]

Keleseth#21310

Race and Class
Blood Elf Death Knight
Main Spec

Blood

Off Spec(s) (only include if viable for progression)

N/A

Alts (comfortable playing for progression)

None right now, working on a paladin and soon after that a monk.

Class Knowledge

Please tell us your opening rotation (bullet-point form or similar is fine). If you play multiple specialisations then please do this for each one

- Blooddrinker
- Dancing Rune Weapon
- Marrowrend x2
- Heart Strike a few times for Runic Power
- Blood Boil
- Death Strike unless I'm saving Runic Power for a certain ability (Terrible Thrash on Fetid Devourer)
- Death and Decay when it procs

Please tell us your general rotation or priority system (bullet-point form or similar is fine). If you play multiple specialisations then please do this for each one

Surviving is more important than doing damage as a tank, so if I have the choice between saving Runic Power so that I can live or doing damage, I'm going to save my Runic Power so I can live.

Please list your current stat priority (screenshots of your character profile on SimCraft/RaidBots will also suffice), and then explain the benefits of each stat for your specialisation, making sure to include any softcaps or breakpoints you are aiming for

- Haste
- Vers
- Crit
- Mastery

Sims don't work very well for tanks.

Please list your current talent setup, without abbreviations, detailing for each row whether the choice changes for Single Target, Cleave, and AoE

Blooddrinker in first row in all situations unless you need to save up Runic Power for Death Strike, in which case I take Rune Strike to be able to do that.

Hemostasis is the best talent and is never swapped out.

Ossuary is the go-to choice unless I need more survivability in which case I go Foul Bulwark.

Will of the Necropolis is the best in most scenarios, the only bosses in Uldir that I would use Rune Tap for would be Zek'voz for tank frontal and Mythrax for the same reason. Even though Terrible Thrash is similar to those abilities, it does less damage and comes in too frequent to make using Rune Tap worth it.

An important note: failure to play optimal specialisations may result in loss of raid spot/being sat. Please confirm you have acknowledged this
Yes

Raid Related Info

What is your opinion on sitting during progression (potentially for multiple bosses)?

Not very fun, but sometimes it's necessary.

What is your opinion on Private vs Public logging?

Private is for high-end guilds who are paranoid and public logs are for everyone else.

Background information

Please list your previous guilds and a brief reason for leaving each of them (current expansion)

Yazwa - Twisting Nether : Not enough progress quick enough.
Victus - Kazzak : Not enough progress quick enough.
Vex Thal - Stormscale : Guild kicked because the Raid Leader didn't like me (yes that's his actual reason.)

Why have you chosen to apply to Weeping Angels?

- I need a guild
- You're a guild looking for a tank
- I'm a tank
- You're a good guild
- I think I'm a good tank

I don't know anything about the guild besides from what your wowprogress page says.

Comments

3 Comments

Mistanke
Hi Keléseth,

Thanks for the app. I'll admit that as it was so short I didn't really read the actual content, so I apologise if the following questions are repetitions of what you've already said:

Regarding your previous guilds: when you say "not enough progress quick enough" what do you mean by this? What is your ideal speed; do you have a World Rank goal in mind or what?

Also, the Raid Leader not liking you? I'm sure there's more to it than that. Were you not getting on well with your fellow raiders?

As for more tank related questions:

What are your thoughts on building for DPS vs building for survivability? Do you think it's cut and dry one way or the other or situational or what?

Tank synergy. How important is it? And is regular communication between the two of you important?

How do you approach a new boss. I'll admit, we don't tend to prepare the tanks much because historically they've always been ready to go on the day. What about you? How much research do you do before the day?

And lastly, do you have a mic? Can you speak? How important is it to be able to speak as a tank, and to what extent?

Cheers,
Mistanke
Applicant
My ideal speed is is really based on a world rank, yeah. I try to stay above the 400 mark as much as possible, because that's where I feel that I belong. I really want to be able to clear the content (progress) fast enough that there's time for more than one week left until the next tier. Like I'm not trying to just join the guild that's the highest possible, I want to join a guild where I feel like "Yeah, this is a good speed and I'm enjoying myself while doing it." If that makes sense.

And no, I got along perfectly fine with all of the other raid members. I was cool with my cotank, I did m+ near constantly with the dps and healers from the guild, I was friends with almost all of them but the raid lead didn't like me so that was it.

As a tank in BfA, DPS vs Survivability is dependent on class and fight in my opinion. As an example, you could probably play full DPS Brewmaster monk for every single boss on progress and be fine because of the class and how broken it is, where as if you played Warrior you would probably need more survival focused trinkets. For me personally, I usually use DPS trinkets unless I really need a survival trinket, and in BFA there aren't many survival trinkets to begin with. What I'm really trying to say is that it's personal preference until personal preference doesn't cut it anymore, if that makes sense.

Tank synergy is important in my opinion. If I hate my cotank then it's not gonna be as easy to clear content because we'll be at each others throats but if we're buds then we can coordinate who takes what boss where when easily.

To prepare for a boss I look at warcraftlogs and look at the logs of other people of my class who have killed the boss before me. If, somehow, I'm the first person of my class to be going into progression on that boss then I look at logs of the kills regardless of their tanks and see how much damage I'll be taking at what time and how much survivability I need and then I look at what talents would best suit the fight and use the ones that I think would be the best. I always try to be as researched as i can on a fight because I don't want to be the reason that we wipe on a boss 50 times in one night.

As for a mic, I can speak, I am willing to speak, and it's very important to speak as a tank. Call taunt swaps, say when you're moving the boss, call externals etc etc. If a tank doesn't talk then he's not a very useful tank in my opinion.

Hope I answered your questions thoroughly.
Kel
Applicant
Sorry, I was already accepted to a guild last night and just wanted to let you know before you make a decision. Again, sorry and good luck in your progression in this tier and the next, as well as good luck to finding a tank you like.
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