Yeah, a well-played warden is an excellent addition to a group.
I'm very much in favor of learning to use masteries effectively, preferably by keybinding them (it's simply faster than click click clicking, though obviously clickers get their jobs done as well).
When you get to this point, learn and use masteries in a single target tanking rotation to maximize buff and HoT uptimes while mixing in threat. Learn a good DPS rotation using masteries if you roll that way. But, most importantly for tanks learn all the possible combinations of your big threat skills, 'cause you need to fall back on muscle memory and a quick glance at your mastery cooldowns in order to react to things like adds spawning/being pulled.
I used to use a mouse with a M4 and M5 button on the left side of the mouse, where my thumb rested. I assigned 3 masteries to each of those using those buttons and ctrl or alt to modify them. Had two more masteries as 5 & 6 and Alt+M3.
Now I have a mouse with a number-pad on the side, so I have my nine masteries as the combinations of blank/ctrl/alt + Numpad 1/2/3.
Mouse buttons are nifty. Would be a good gaming investment to get a mouse with those if you are able, not just a warden investment.
Last edited by Omen_Kaizer; Apr 16 2013 at 12:40 AM.
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