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9-28-2007 @ 12:53PM
A few random points from my perspective as a Warrior who is a guild MT and swaps between Prot and PvP spec 2-3 times a week.1. Prot is viable for solo'ing in TBC much more than it ever was. Stack Shield Block Value (SBV), crit and STR (for AP, Vitality makes STR > AP). This method works quite well, although slower than Arms/Fury specs it affords amazing survivability. The other viable option is DW Devastate spamming but the need for Sunder to increase damage make it a bit awkward you either waste GCDs on Sunder first or and get a few nice Devastates in before the mob dies or do crappy Devastates for a while and the mob dies. The Devastate change will boost the effectiveness of DW Devastate spam solo'ing considerably.2. Threat should not be an issue for Prot Warriors. If you are dealing with trash where DPS doesn't hold back as much you should be using gear that is more optimized for threat generation, not your best mitigation gear. Make sure you have at least 2-3% +hit and stack up on Shield Block Value with a little crit and str/ap mixed in. If you are using your full on tanking gear, especially if you have a lot of avoidance in your gear you're going to be rage starved and have a miserable time holding aggro. Save the all-out tank gear for bosses where it counts.I can't say what class/spec has it the worst for solo'ing but I don't think it is Protection Warriors. We aren't great but I have a 70 Druid too who I leveled Feral but am gearing up to be a Resto a Druid. I tried solo'ing as Resto Druid and it was unbelievable. Granted my Warrior's gear is far better and I know how to play the Warrior class more than a Druid, especially a Resto Druid since I leveled Feral but I'd rather gouge my eyes out than solo as Resto on my Druid. Prot Warriors solo capabilities are far better than that of a full (not Dreamstate spec) Resto Druid.
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