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Status: ACCEPTED
Submitted on: Oct 12, 2018 at 03:45 PM
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Personal information

Name

Anthony

Sex

Male

Age

26

Nationality

English/British

Character information

Battletag [OPTIONAL]

Ant#22369

Race and Class
Blood Elf Death Knight
Main Spec

Blood

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

Unholy

WarcraftLogs Character Profile [REQUIRED]
Alts (comfortable playing for progression)

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

Pre-Pot
Taunt (If opening)
Blooddrinker (If talented)
Dancing Rune Weapon
Marrowrend
Blood Boil
Marrowrend
Blood Boil
Death Strike (If needed for survivability or RP being high)
Heart Strike

This rotation is all situational, as a tank, it may change depending on the encounter or the situation of being main tank or offtank.

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

Do not overcap Runic Power
Keep Bone Shield up at all times.
Try to Blood Boil before Death Strike to make it heal for more.

Make sure to always have a charge of Blood Boil.
Make sure to have AMS available for magic damage.
Make sure to have Rune Strike (If talented) rolling on a cooldown with a charge.

The priority for Blood DK tank, is all situational depending on the encounter. The main priority is to stay alive and tank the boss. :P

Here is a joke, if I was on Alliance. I would ask for Gift of the Naaru prepull, ready to give me some dank life yo.

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

The main stat priority for a blood DK tank is all situational.

If I was to go for survivability, it goes Strength > Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Crit

If I was to go for DPS as a tank, it goes Strength > Crit > Haste > Versatility > Mastery

Strength - Increases weapon damage and Armor.
Stamina - Gives more health.
Haste - It reduces the regeneration of runes, it reduces the cooldown of abilities, it makes me attack faster to proc Death and Decay procs.
Versatility - Increases the damage I do, reduces the damage I take by a flat amount and increases the healing I do with Death Strike and the absorb of Death Strike.
Mastery - Increases the absorption of my Death Strike absorb and gives me attack power.
Critical Strike - Increases the chance I can crit, it can also give me more threat and gives more chance to parry.

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

ST Talents

15 - Blooddrinker - (Pure DPS), Rune Strike - (Survivability)
30 - Hemostasis (Increases the dmg/healing of Death Strike per mob hit.)
45 - Ossuary (Allows Death Strike to be 5 rp lower above 5 Bone Shield.)
60 - Will of the Necropolis (Flat Damage reduction), Anti-Magic Barrier (Heavy magic damage boss)
75 - Situational - Grip of the Dead (Incase of slowing kite-able adds), Tightening Grasp (Needed for bosses with mass grip tactics.), Wraith Walk (Extra mobility on bosses.)
90 - Bloodworms (Extra damage overall and Healing on low % threshold.)
100 - Red Thirst (Allows more Vampiric Blood's during the fight.), Purgatory (Allows to survive one shot mechanics with aid of healers.), Bonestorm (Generally just a dps increase and overall healing on AOE.)

AOE Talents

15 - Heartbreaker (Gives insane RP on heavy AOE.), Blooddrinker (Pure DPS increase)
30 - Hemostasis (Increases the dmg/healing of Death Strike per mob hit.)
45 - Ossuary (Allows Death Strike to be 5 rp lower above 5 Bone Shield.)
60 - Will of the Necropolis (Flat Damage reduction), Anti-Magic Barrier (Heavy magic damage boss)
75 - Situational - Grip of the Dead (Incase of slowing kite-able adds), Tightening Grasp (Needed for bosses with mass grip tactics.), Wraith Walk (Extra mobility on bosses.)
90 - Bloodworms (Extra damage overall and Healing on low % threshold.)
100 - Red Thirst (Allows more Vampiric Blood's during the fight.), Purgatory (Allows to survive one shot mechanics with aid of healers.), Bonestorm (Generally just a dps increase and overall healing on AOE.)

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)?

I believe as a tank, most of the fights I am normally brought to. However, if another tank is better suited for the fight in question, I wouldn't mind being put on standby to allow the progression kill to take place.

What is your opinion on Private vs Public logging?

I believe, if you are serious about progression raiding, the logs and parses of the fight you have done are not as important as the kill itself.
If you are to improve as a player and you are looking at logs to improve, you don't need them to be public in order to advance yourself and make yourself better at a fight.

Background information

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

Eldritch (Silvermoon - Kazzak) (Current although Disbanded.) - The current guild I have been in, I have been in over a year and the raiding had simply closed because of the Leadership not being able to play and commit enough to continue mythic progression. There were some issues in the guild socially as well as in the raids, these problems were bubbling for a long time and eventually boiled over making a uncomfortable atmosphere. The leadership thought it would be best to continue being friends and stop raiding in order to maintain relations.

Sublime, Malorum/Genesis (Silvermoon) - I was in these guilds for a bit after my long-term guild had disbanded. The main reason I left these guilds was because of the instability of the raids with regards to signups, analysing performance and general toxicity which was never really dealt with.

Revenant (Silvermoon) - This guild had disbanded after being there for 3 years. I joined as a trial and ended up being a Guild Master/Raid Leader. The guild was going very well until some drama happened at a Christmas Break which meant we lost a third of our roster and we were in a rut of recruiting people to replace. By the time we got to Mythic Elisande, we simply didn't have the people or the roster to complete Nighthold Mythic, so I decided to call it a day and allow people who deserved better to achieve what they wanted from the guild.

Why have you chosen to apply to Weeping Angels?

I heard about a tank spot from Koreliaz (I've known him from Eldritch.) after my guild Eldritch had stopped raiding. I have decided to apply because you guys share the same goals and standards as what I would expect in a mythic progression guild.

Your days and times seem fine to me, obviously it would mean I need to move realm. But I am fine with that as Mythic Raiding these days on a realm sometimes changes dramatically.

Thank you for reading my application. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me here or add me on Btag at Ant#22369 or PM me on Discord at Ant#5115.

Thanks :)

What do you call a dog with no legs?

Call it what you want, it aint coming.

Comments

3 Comments

Mistanke
Hey Ant,

Thanks for the application to our guild.

Just got a few questions for you:

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?

How important is Tank synergy and communication between co-tanks?

In terms of research, how do you prepare for a new boss? Do you cover as many of your bases as possible before the fight or just wait to be told how to play the fight?

How important is it to communicate as a Tank, vocally or otherwise? And is there such a thing as "too much communication"?

How important is it to remain fair-tempered during a fight or any discussion between pulls?

Looking forward to your replies,
Mistanke
Applicant
Hello there Mistanke ^^

I would be happy to answer your 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?

I believe that having multiple gear-sets is the best thing to do while mythic raiding. When you are on a progress boss, you will want to have more survivability to aid the progression of the boss, as well as learning how much survivability you need before you can cut some on reclears to make it faster.
It is all situational, there might be a boss which requires less survivability, but has a tight DPS check on the raid, so therefore you can aim to push as much damage as possible.
I believe as a tank, you should always be pushing for the maximum DPS possible, without putting the raid at risk from you dying or having the healers having issues keeping you up.

How important is Tank synergy and communication between co-tanks?

I think that it is crucial for both tanks to be able to communicate to each other. For a tanking role, it is normally down to the tanks to individually organise themselves to progress/kill a boss.
Communicating this between each other is a way to make sure all is understood before we pull a boss, rather than having debate during it, to keep the raid focused and controlled.
I believe having a healthy tank partnership is one of the most important aspects of a raid, having two players who understand each other and do mechanics in sync means a lot less stress for the RL, as well as the raid in general.

In terms of research, how do you prepare for a new boss? Do you cover as many of your bases as possible before the fight or just wait to be told how to play the fight?

Before every progression boss, I have pre-raid rituals of what I do, to make sure I cover as many things possible. Obviously the main thing is to look for videos of the kill/progress from other guilds. Another thing I would do is look on the class discord and see if there is any information to be given,
or ask the other players of my spec on what they did on that boss. If we are to be doing a boss in a specific way to the raid team, I would ask for information from my co-tank if needed, or ask the raid leader to give some information.
One of the worse things to do as a tank is to come to a boss without any knowledge and expect it to be given to you without question. It is every raiders responsibility to make sure they have researched a boss, ofcourse players can have queries on a boss. But I believe there is a difference between asking a question, and asking 10 questions about EVERY mechanic the boss does.

How important is it to communicate as a Tank, vocally or otherwise? And is there such a thing as "too much communication"?

I think talking outside of the raids as a tank is a good way to build a trustworthy partnership between the tanks. It helps make things comfortable in the raid, which means less pressure, which means less chance to make mistakes.
During the raid, I believe the tanks need to be able to communicate to each other and the raid leader. It is down to the tanks to organise themselves, and to the tanks to speak about how the boss is going to the raid leader.
I believe "too much communication" is a thing and should be avoided during a boss fight. There is a difference between the essentials you need to communicate about, and asking the raid on what they had for dinner and how wheelchair are elemental shamans on a scale of 1-10.

How important is it to remain fair-tempered during a fight or any discussion between pulls?

It is very important to remain calm during a fight. Panicking down the microphone and shouting will cause more frustration from the raid, making the players lose focus which creates more mistakes and more things to be picked at. Overall, nobody likes a uncomfortable atmosphere, to progress raid you need to be calm and focused to kill a boss.
Ofcourse I am not asking for people to be mindless zombies hitting a 1234 rotation, but it is everyone's task to make sure they are able to communicate in a calm manner.
With regards to temper during a discussion, that be feedback with the raid leader on your performance, or simply talking with the raid on a way to improve some progression. It is very important to keep calm and accept/give criticism in the most professional manner. People should not take things personally, things are said to improve the raid to get the guild the kill of the boss.


I hope this answers your questions :)

Ant




















Yarukaba
Hello there Anthony!

We've decided to offer you a trial based on your attitude & application.
Once you've transferred you can whisper any raider or officer for an invite to the guild.

Regards,
Yaru.
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